When it comes to things to do outside with the best views of Los Angeles, West Hollywood or Beverly Hills, rooftops are where it’s at. Whether you’re looking to run into a few celebrities, grab after work drinks with coworkers, meet with potential real estate clients or simply relax and enjoy the summer breeze… Rooftop views, food and drinks are second best to a balcony and the beach. Below is a list of my Top 5 Rooftops in Los Angeles; so grab some friends and raise a glass to the beauty our City of Angels has to offer.
Mama’s rooftop allows you to take in the sights of all of Los Angeles with a near 360 degrees view from the Hollywood sign to Downtown to South Bay to the Westside. She’s located blocks away from the peaked roof and cement celeb hand-prints at the Chinese Theatre along the Walk of Fame.
Revelry with a remarkable view, Harriet’s Rooftop, is an elevated cocktail lounge boasting unparalleled panoramic views of Los Angeles. The indoor/outdoor rooftop space features deep burgundy awnings, tasseled umbrellas, dark green and white striped furniture, string lights, and greenery framing sweeping views.
Atop the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown‘s 73rd floor is Spire 73 – the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere. Offering stunning views of the entire city, chic fire pits, hand-crafted signature cocktails and a wide selection of whiskey, as well as culinary expressions to rival the view.
The Standard, Downtown LA
The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA offers stunning, panoramic views of Downtown Los Angeles and the mountains beyond, a heated swimming pool, red AstroTurf deck, bar, outdoor fireplace, waterbed pods, and sculptured topiary.
Broken Shaker at Freehand LA
Sipping a drink poolside is so L.A., and despite crowds that can mean an unbearable wait up the elevator to the rooftop bar, Broken Shaker’s breezy pinks and strung lights, surrounded by downtown L.A. high-rises, make it feel like vacation year round.