Hound from Washington DC here, about to travel to LA. Sunday night I will be going out with a friend, and we'd like recommendations for a place to go that has a roof deck, or something similar to that. We're looking for a place with an outdoor area that is scenic and where it's okay to *not* be having a sit-down dinner. Perhaps just drinks? Something overlooking the water would be nice (such places exist, right?), a patio is just fine. ...It would be most excellent if there were good music too. Dancing is cool, as long as the music isn't club-loud.
I am staying with a friend in Santa Monica, though not exactly sure where, so near there-ish is ideal. I will have a car, though, so traveling is an option.
No real restrictions on type of music, or food, or drink, just looking for suggestions with the outdoor area! Thanks in advance!