In a city like LA where it's 80 degrees year round, rooftops are what's up (pun intended - see what we did there?!) What's better than drinking and eating with a perfect view and on occasion, getting a tan too? Let us tell you folks, not too much! Here we'll let you in on our favorite LA sky high destinations - both old and new:
MAMA SHELTER | Hollywood | 5PM-12AM - While the downstairs restaurant and bar at this hip Hollywood hotel is fun, the rooftop is where it's at. With an entirely separate menu, make sure to make a rezzie if you're trying to enjoy a sit down meal (it's the perfect spot for a group dinner). If you're just trying to take the edge off or get your night started, grab a pin-up girl menu, a fiesta themed blanket, and find yourself a daybed to lounge on under the twinkle lights while you catch the sunset. They've got games, movies playing and a perfect shot of the Hollywood sign, making this an excellent date night choice as well (take note boys).
71 ABOVE | Dtla | 5PM-12AM - Whether you're in the mood for a prix fixe dinner or not, do yourself a favor and make the trek downtown to check out 71 Above at least once. With floor to ceiling glass windows and a beautiful decor, this is definitely a spot where you'll be wanting to enjoy some of the delicious cocktails they have to offer. And if after a few drinks above LA's city lights you get a little hungry, skip the sit down and opt for something light in the Skylounge from their bites menu. Because it's quite fancy-schmancy, we think it's ideal for a romantic celebration meal. While this spot is indoors only, if you want to feel a little breeze 70 + floors up, you can head up a level to the OUE Skyspace observation deck and take a ride down the skyslide.
HIGH ROOFTOP LOUNGE @ HOTEL ERWIN | Venice | 12PM-12AM) - Basically a beachside club on a roof, you can expect a packed space with a bomb DJ blasting beats. If you're looking for a more relaxing area, this might not be your spot. If you're ready to mix and mingle and down those vodka sodas while bopping along to music all the while being in a Instagram worthy backdrop, you've met your match. To secure yourself a table with service and to cut the line (it's always long), call ahead and make a rez. And we mean wayyy ahead.
THE PRIVATE ROOFTOP @ PETIT ERMITAGE | Weho | 11AM-12AM - If you're lucky enough to be a member or have stayed at this exclusive hotel, then you know what we're talking about. This rooftop situation is as good as it gets. Pool: check. Drinks: check. Bomb food: check. Perfect view of the city all the while surrounded by beautiful people: double check. Now book a staycay or befriend a member but whatever you do, get yourself invited to this hotspot, so you can live like the A-list for a little bit (come on- you deserve it).
UPSTAIRS BAR @ THE ACE HOTEL | Dtla | 11AM-2AM - If you're downtown and looking for a more laid back vibe this is the spot to hang. The Ace brand has that simple yet cool factor all figured out. The crowd is pretty hipster, so throw on your thrift store swag and look at pics ahead of time to plan out those insta-worthy shots. It's a great starting spot or ending spot or stay all-day or night kinda spot.
THE PENTHOUSE @ THE HUNTLEY HOTEL | Santa Monica | 7AM-11PM - This sit down restaurant atop the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica gives you clear views of the ocean. If you're trying to class it up, come brunch, lunch or dinner here and try the delicious food and cocktails for yourself. If you're just trying to enjoy the weekend and do you - skip the sit down meal and come for the DJ, cocktails, and mingling - after all, a romantic view could be the start of something great.
From the Beachside to the Eastside, Mid-City to Downtown, we've got chu covered. Whether you're planning a group outing, celebration din or some one-on-one time with someone special, these options are all top notch. Now make some plans and get yourself outside, high above this beautiful City of Angels.
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Alie and Alex
Eat Drink Dish Repeat is the go-to site for the “real dish” on the ever-changing Los Angeles food & drink scene. Alex and Alie understand that a lot more goes into a good dining experience than just food so their “always honest” approach offers you everything you need to know before you embark on a foodie adventure; who to bring, who you’ll see, what to wear, where to park, what to order & more importantly, what NOT to order, etc... Follow along to ensure that every outing will be an amazing one. You’re welcome.