Rooftop bars Los Angeles

Complete guide to the 22 best rooftop bars in LA [2020 update]

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Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

Last updated: March 17th, 2020

Sunny cocktails, elevated vibes, tasty bites and a new perspective on the City of Angles: everything is possible at a rooftop bar Los Angeles. We have gathered the very best ones in one ultimate guide, from sky-high downton LA rooftop lounges to charming oceanside terraces. Packed with all you need to know about the top rooftop bars LA: opening hours, dress code, photos, maps and much more. With a fantastic vibe and climate, this is a great rooftop city, offering a wide range of outdoor bars and LA rooftop pools. So, which is the best rooftop bar Los Angeles? Just scroll down and find the LA rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Area:downtown LA
Rooftop bar LA Perch in Los Angeles
1

Perch

$$$ 448 S Hill St
  • Highlights
  • 15 & 16th floor
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Fantastic 360-views
  • Downtown

Popular Los Angeles rooftop bar and bistro, located in downtown LA with a magical view of the skyscrapers and skyline. The interior has a French bistro-feel and outside seating comes with alot of cozy fireplaces. Two levels, one floor restaurant / bar with inside and outside seating and one floor rooftop terrace, where only drinks are served. Mixed crowd and great atmosphere.

Area:Venice Beach
Rooftop bar LA High At Hotel Erwin in Los Angeles
2

High Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Erwin

$$$$ 1697 Pacific Ave
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Venice beach
  • Amazing 360-view
  • Great ambience

The only rooftop bar in Venice, and from this LA roof terrace you get a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and Venice Beach. Try to time a visit at sunset, which is almost out of this world. Lovely beach / lounge vibe on the terrace with a menu consisting of signature cocktails, Californian beers and tasty bar bites. And sunscreen.

Area:downtown LA
Rooftop bar LA The Rooftop at The Standard in Los Angeles
3

The Rooftop at The Standard

$$$$ 550 South Flower St
  • Highlights
  • 13th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360-view
  • Nightly DJs

On this rooftop bar in Los Angeles you get stunning views over downtown LA and a large and lovely swimming pool. And, come night, one of LA's most hip and popular rooftop parties, with live acts and DJs several nights a week. The rooftop bar serves classic cocktails and bar bites and (if there is space) you can chose to sit in lounge sofas, waterbed pods or more regular tables.

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Area:Hollywood
Rooftop bar LA Mama Shelter's Rooftop in Los Angeles
4

Mama Shelter's Rooftop

$$$$ 6500 Selma Ave
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Bar & restaurant
  • Great views
  • Colorful

A roof terrace in LA that market itself as "So much more than just a simple rooftop". And with the stunning views at display they might just be right. Rooftop bar with good selection of drinks all days, rooftop restaurant on weekends. Colorful decor with large lounge sofas, hip and casual vibe, perfect for view-gazing cocktails with friends.

Area:Downtown
Rooftop bar LA Spire 73 at InterContinental in Los Angeles
5

Spire 73

$$$$ 900 Wilshire Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 73rd floor
  • Highest in the Western Hemisphere
  • Spectacular views
  • Luxurious

Perched on the 73rd floor of the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, Spire 73 is actually the highest rooftop bar in the Western Hemisphere, and also one of the highest in the world. The roof terrace offers spectacular views over the entire Los Angeles along with cosy fire pits and an array of different and stylish seating options. Plus delicious signature cocktails.

Area:Downtown
Rooftop bar LA Broken Shaker in Los Angeles
6

Broken Shaker

$$$ 416 W 8th St
  • Highlights
  • 14th floor
  • Awarded cocktail bar
  • Downtown beach-vibes
  • Rooftop pool

Set 14 stories above the bustling streets of Downtown LA, Broken Shaker is a colorful and vibrant rooftop oasis, offering some amazing views over the Los Angeles skyline. As an awarded cocktail bar, the rooftop serves some delicious and handcrafted creations, from signature and seasonal cocktails to punch bowl's made to share. Guests staying at the Freehand Hotel can also enjoy the refreshing rooftop pool from sunsrise to sunset.

Area:West Hollywood
Rooftop bar LA L.P Rooftop Bar in Los Angeles
7

L.P. Rooftop Bar

$$$ 603 N La Cienega Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • Great vibe
  • Rooftop cinema

One of the largest roof terraces across Los Angeles. From the L.P. rooftop bar you get a lovely view of the Hollywood Hills, along with creative hand-crafted cocktails and Asian inspired street food. This is all served in a vibrant and lovely atmosphere, perfect for mingling with friends. In the same building you also find the E.P. Asian Eating House and Melrose Rooftop Theatre.

Area:west Hollywood
Rooftop bar LA Skybar At The Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles
8

Skybar At The Mondrian Hotel

$$$$ 8440 Sunset Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 14th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360-view
  • Very popular

Sky Bar is really the rooftop bar in Los Angeles to visit if you want feel the pulse and Hollywood glamour. Newly re-imagined design to the terrace, but the same old fantastic view of the LA skyline. And the same amazing rooftop pool. Poolside lounge by day and one of the hottest party spots by night. Dress for succes and enjoy a wide range of drinks and bar bites, along with a real Hollywood vibe.

Area:Beverly Hills
Rooftop bar LA The Rooftop by JG in Los Angeles
9

The Rooftop by JG

$$$$ 9850 Wilshire Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 13th floor
  • Amazing views
  • Luxurious
  • Spacious rooftop garden

Perched on top of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, this spacious rooftop does not only offer amazing views over Beverly Hills and Hollywood, but also a beautiful, garden-like setting and top-class food and drinks. Open daily for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, The Rooftop by JG serves contemporary American and Asian dishes from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, fine and crafted signature cocktails, all in a luxurious atmosphere.

Area:Carthay circle
Rooftop bar LA The Roof on Wilshire in Los Angeles
10

The Roof on Wilshire

$$$$ 6317 Wilshire Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360-view
  • Relaxed atmosphere

Located between downtown Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, The Roof on Wilshire is a lovely rooftop bar with amazing 360-views over the city, Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills. The terrace is equipped with a great swimming pool, large and comfortable lounge chairs and cabanas. Throoftop bar is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, perfect for both a long day in the sun and a more cosy evening setting with dinner under the LA stars.

Area:Sunset Strip
Rooftop bar LA Harriet's Rooftop in Los Angeles
11

Harriet's Rooftop

$$$ 8490 Sunset Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 11th floor
  • Charming & trendy
  • Panoramic views
  • 'Old-fashioned cocktail lounge'

Harriet's Rooftop opened in fall of 2018, and with a great location on Sunset Boulevard, this is a prime spot for fantastic views over Hollywood and the Los Angeles skyline. Aiming to preserve the values of an old-fashioned cocktail lounge, here you can enjoy crafted signature cocktails made with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Charming and trendy in decoration, Harriet’s come with both an indoor lounge and a semi-open rooftop terrace, so it is a rooftop for all weather.

Area:downtown LA
Rooftop bar LA Upstairs Bar at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles
12

Upstairs Bar at the Ace Hotel

$$$ 929 S Broadway
  • Highlights
  • 13th floor
  • Two terraces
  • Nice atmosphere
  • Rooftop pool

A trendy and vibrant rooftop bar with a magnificent view of downtown Los Angeles and the surroundings. Really an urban oasis right in the city center. Two terraces, one 'bar-part' with seating areas and tables and one 'pool-part', bathing in sun equipped with a lovely rooftop pool and some comfy sun loungers. Poolside lounge during day, come night an eventfilled rooftop bar with the hip crowd of LA mingling into the late hours.

Area:west Hollywood
Rooftop bar LA Petit Ermitage in Los Angeles
13

The Private Rooftop at Petit Ermitage

$$$$ 8822 Cynthia St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Bohemian oasis
  • 360-view
  • Hotel guests only

The name kind of gives it away, this is really a private rooftop bar in LA, only open for guests at the hotel. But it's also

a rooftop experience unlike many others

. 360 views of the Hollywood Hills and a range of different rooftop spaces, like a fantastic saltwater rooftop pool, a firedeck and a hummingbird & butterfly garden. Just to name a few. The perfect LA rooftop for a romantic getaway.

Area:Century City
Rooftop bar Terra by Eataly LA in Los Angeles
14

Terra by Eataly LA

$$$ 10250 Santa Monica Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Italian
  • Lush & bright
  • Restaurant, garden & bar

Terra is a rooftop bar, restaurant and lounge, bringing a large slice of the Italian countryside to Los Angeles, and to the top of the Century City Westfield Mall. Lush, charming and bright, the rooftop terrace offers open-air vibes and panoramic views over the Hollywood Hills. Centered around the wood burning grill, Terra serves Italian flavours as both lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, along with refreshing botanical cocktails and premium Italian wines.

Area:Santa Monica
Rooftop bar LA ONYX Rooftop Bar at the Shangri-La Hotel in Los Angeles
15

ONYX Rooftop Bar

$$$$ 1301 Ocean Ave
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Ocean sunset views
  • Weekend DJs

ONYX Rooftop Bar is Santa Monicas only indoor-outdoor rooftop bar, with amazing views over the Pacific, the beach and the pier. The bar offers a long and carefully curated drink menu and a wide selection of bar bites. The atmosphere is casual beachside bar in the afternoon and after 8pm the mood changes a bit to more lounge/nightclub. Prime time to visit is for amazing sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

Area:Downtown LA
Rooftop bar LA The Rooftop at The NoMad in Los Angeles
16

The Rooftop at The NoMad

$$$ 649 S Olive St
  • Highlights
  • 12th floor
  • Bar & Café
  • Downtown views
  • Rooftop pool

The NoMad Los Angeles comes with a fantastic rooftop terrace, equipped with both rooftop pool, cocktail bar and outdoor café. The rooftop bar and café is open and available daily to all, as are the panoramic views over the Los Angeles skyline. The rooftop pool is however exclusive to hotel guests. Lush and stylish in decoration, The NoMad rooftop bar and café serves a full menu of cocktails, beers, wines and frozen drinks, as well as an all-day selection of seasonal snacks, shareable plates and elevated bar fare.

Area:Beverly hills
Rooftop bar LA SIXTY Beverly Hills Rooftop in Los Angeles
17

Above SIXTY Beverly Hills Rooftop

$$$$ 9360 Wilshire Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Cocktail lounge
  • 360-view
  • Rooftop pool

A short walk from Rodeo Drive you find this gem. A fantastic cocktail lounge, offering one of the best 360-views of Beverly Hills available along with both food and drinks from the rooftop bar. All from small bites and full meals to sunkissed coktails. Great vibe and one of the best rooftop pools LA has to offer, open to hotel guest or at one of the pool parties arranged.

Area:Beverly grove
Rooftop bar LA Altitude Pool Deck in Los Angeles
18

Altitude Pool Deck

$$$$ 465 S. La Cienega Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Rent cabana
  • Amazing views
  • Rooftop pool

A very luxurious, but still price wise reasonable, rooftop bar in Los Angeles. The view from the 6th floor is fantastic over Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, with a sunset that is absolutely amazing. Only open for hotel guests and those opting to book a cabana. Here you find one of the best rooftop pools Los Angeles has to offer and a wonderful, realxing atmosphere.

Area:Beverly Hills
Rooftop bar LA The Roof Garden at the Peninsula Beverly Hills in Los Anhgeles
19

The Roof Garden at the Peninsula Beverly Hills

$$$$ 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • Summer weekend BBQs
  • Beverly Hills

A Beverly Hills oasis, luxurious but relaxed rooftop bar with great service and a great view of Beverly Hills and the LA skyline. Open from early morning to late dinner, offering a large menu with a wide variaty of drinks and nutritious Californian cuisine. Plus summer weekend BBQs. Popular rooftop bar among both locals and visitors, with a fantastic rooftop pool for the hotel guests.

Area:West Hollywood
Rooftop bar LA Andaz West Hollywood in Los Angeles
20

Andaz West Hollywood

$$$$ 8401 West Sunset Blvd
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Magical views
  • Mainly for hotel guests
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Here you find the highest rooftop swimming pool in all of LA. From this Los Angeles sundeck you get a magical view of the Sunset Strip and Hollywood Hills. Mainly available to guests staying at the hotel, to enjoy refreshing drinks, dips and poolside bar bites all day long. However, during summer the rooftop also holds weekly sunset sessions with live music, available to all.

Area:downtown la
Rooftop bar LA The Ritz-Carlton in Los Angeles
21

The Ritz-Carlton

$$$$ 900 W Olympic Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 26th floor
  • Heated rooftop pool
  • 360-view
  • Hotel guests only

Perched on top of the 5-star hotel you find this very luxurious and modern rooftop bar. Location right in the Los Angeles city center, neighbour with Microsoft Theater and Staples Center. The terrace is equipped with both heated rooftop pool and jacuzzi, and the 360-views of downtown LA are amazing. Only open to guests at the hotel, but non-residents can check out the WP24 indoor restaurants on 24th floor.

Area:Hollywood
Rooftop bar LA WET Deck at W Hotel in Los Angeles
22

WET Deck at W Hotel

$$$$ 6250 Hollywood Blvd
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Luxorious
  • 360-view
  • Hotel guests / Cabana rentals

Located at W Hollywood, this rooftop bar in Los Angeles offers a stylish rooftop pool and stunning views over LA and Hollywood in a luxurious setting. Only available to hotel guests or by reservation of a sunbed or one of the private luxury cabanas. This is the rooftop to visit if you want that true poolside Hollywood-feel, surrounded by luxury, good atmosphere and and a great view.

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Rooftop bar Los Angeles

Rooftop-grade: 9/10
Prime season: all year
Residents: 13 millions
Climate: subtropic mediterranean

The climate in LA is pleasant all year round, which makes the city an ultimate city for rooftop bars. Which are the best rooftops in LA? There are lots of good, luxurious and cozy rooftop bars here in LA.

The roof terraces often have magical views and also good service food and beverage. Regarding Los Angeles rooftop bars, they are very scattered geographically. Some are located downtown in the center, some perched in the Hollywood Hills, and a portion from the coast at Santa Monica or Venice Beach.

There are lots of roof terraces in LA and it keeps popping up new ones every year. Keep an eye on our website to find the most accessible and best rooftop bars Los Angeles has to offer.

On the map you'll easily find your way among the best sky lounges available here. Los Angeles rooftop bars has never been easier to find.

About Los Angeles

Los Angeles is America's second largest city and capital of the State of California. The city was founded by the Spaniards, as the name suggests, Los Angeles which means "the angels" in Spanish. A common nickname for the city is otherwise LA and the inhabitants are called "Angelenos". LA has a lot of famous universities and is also a world leader in television, film and music industry. The city is teeming with famous neighborhoods like Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Bel Air, Venice, Long Beach and many more.

Food, drink and party on rooftop bars in Los Angeles

LA is the perfect city when it comes to party on rooftop bars. Here there are a numerous of roof terraces that hosts cool parties. Most of the rooftop bars in LA who organizes parties also have access to luxurious swimming pools, as well as large and comfortable lounge areas. Many celebrities comes to party at rooftop bars in Los Angeles. Most common in the glasses on the roof terraces in LA is cocktails, bubbles or beer. For those who like dining, there isn’t a huge range of roof terraces with restaurants. Most often they serve classic bar-bites or snacks here. More focus on the atmosphere, the lounge feeling and the party feeling among the rooftop bars in LA.

Alltitude and views from the rooftop bars in LA

There are both rooftop bars at low heigt and at very high altitude in Los Angeles. Everything from the top of the skyscrapers to the second floor in some smaller hotels. The best views you get from the roof terraces up in the Hollywood Hills. Here, a roof terrace on the second floor provide a fantastic view of the entire Los Angeles skyline and its surroundings. Some of the rooftop bars in LA can also boast with fine sea views and beautiful views of the beaches along the coast. That said - there are several different kinds of prospects. All charming in its own way.

Other attractions in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has the luxury of having all the ingredients needed to be the perfect big city. Here there are beautiful beaches, great surfing, awesome shopping, one of the world's best nightlife, fantastic restaurants, great bars, some of the world's best rooftop swimming pools, shows, Disneyland, amusement parks and much, much more. For those who are interested in sports, there are the of course something for everyone here, too. Basketball, hockey, football, soccer, baseball and so on. Los Angeles can also boast the world's most famous film industry - Hollywood. The place is swarming with celebrities and wealthy people.

Rooftop pools in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a true mecca when it comes to rooftop swimming pools. The city absolutely teeming with rooftop swimming pools - both at hotels or private belonging restaurant or rooftop bars. It is also common to have a pool party at the rooftop pools in LA. The warm year-round climate makes the city's rooftop swimming pools to stay open almost the entire season. Unfortunately, there are no infinity rooftop pool available, but more of the common rectangular swimming pools with magnificent views of LA and its environs. Do you want to get the maximum out of your visit among rooftop bars in Los Angeles then you should book your hotel with a rooftop pool directly from us. Then you are guaranteed a place at one of LA's luxurious and stylish rooftop swimming pools.

Flights and hotels in Los Angeles

LAX is one of the world's most famous and largest airports. LAX has air service to almost all parts of the world. And the fact that the airport is located near Los Angeles city center doesn’t make it worse either. With both taxi and bus you can easily get to and from LAX. And for those who really appreciate a good hotel, there are plenty of truly amazing hotels in LA. Many of them have some of the best roof terraces in all of Los Angeles. On the more luxurious hotels, there is often a rooftop pool that can be utilized pretty much throughout the year. If you like party and rooftop swimming pools, Los Angeles is the city you should visit.