Get Your Camera Ready, These Rooftops are Definitely Insta-Worthy
Written By: Autumn Simon
Los Angeles is known for its aesthetically appealing decor, immaculate views and cultural dining experiences. Why not have all those great things in one place? It may be winter in SoCal, but any local knows that means a low of 68 degrees and sunny skies. So break out your shades, maybe bring a sweater and clink your glasses with friends as you take in your surroundings in the sky.
This Parisian wonder is a must for every visitor and resident of Los Angeles. A place of charm and uniqueness, romance is surely in the air on top of this 16-storied building. Perch is where LA meets both New York and Paris. The rooftop bistro offers a panoramic view of DTLA, a French-inspired menu and great music.
Native Knowledge: Not only a perfect nightlife destination, Perch has a daytime option including a fabulous brunch menu with mimosas and various wines.
448 S Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
One of LA’s trendiest hotels, the Ace Hotel is known for their exotic architecture and hip atmosphere. To up the ante, the hotel boasts one stylish rooftop pool and bar. Aptly titled Upstairs, the spot offers a concrete pool, various lounging options and nightly events, making it the perfect location for a getaway from the hustle and bustle.
929 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Get colorful and Caribbean at the Broken Shaker, which brings Miami Beach vibes to DTLA. Founders Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi decided to expand to the gorgeous rooftop of the Freehand Hotel, making the towering Downtown views just an added bonus to this festive gem. Decorative and delicious, all Instagrammers will enjoy the ambiance and snap opportunities. Blends of coconut-based beverages and retro furniture make this bar a tropical treasure.
Native Knowledge: Plan your next b-day dinner at Broken Shaker! They offer intimate dinner or event reservations for parties of 15 or more.
416 W 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Welcoming locals and tourists with open arms, Mama Shelter is inviting and bright, adding a touch of paradise to the already amazing views like that of the Hollywood Sign. This colorful bar brings guests in with it’s comforting and vibrant decor. Tropical drinks and a Mediterranean menu make this bar perfect for your night on the town.
Native Knowledge: They are also known for their eclectic bar and rooftop events, including yoga classes, dancing and game nights.
6500 Selma Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028
Located steps away from the iconic Venice Beach Boardwalk is the Hotel Erwin. Now, Venice Beach is certainly no stranger to rooftops along the coast of one of the most popular beaches in the world. However, the High Rooftop Lounge on top of the Hotel Erwin is in a league of its own. Sparkling views of the ocean, the rooftop offers a chilled-out version of LA.
Native Knowledge: For night owls, this bar also offers blankets, hot cocoa and, of course, cocktails! Read our exclusive preview of all that Hotel Erwin has to offer!
1697 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291
Flashy, fabulous and flat out LA. L.P. is the West Hollywood rooftop bar that will make you want to call your squad and gather ASAP. Grab a bite below at E.P. eating house, then head upstairs to L.P for a night cap or more bites. This bar is a great place to spot a celeb while you enjoy the Asian-inspired food and cocktails that bring visitors coming back for more.
Native Knowledge: It’s first come first served, so come in a bit earlier than you planned to ensure you get to watch the sunset. There’s also a secret food menu item for those looking to add some spice to their night!
603 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
Get your phone ready, because this lounge has views from the DTLA skyline to the Hollywood sign. Its blend of chic and modern decor brings the luxe of Old Hollywood to all guests. The lounge is both a day and nightclub, and has soared to the top of the ranks as one of LA’s top nightlife destinations. Its combination of glam and fun vibes live up to the uber-cool attitude that is oh-so LA.
Native Knowledge: Check out their events page to stay on top of some awesome DJ performances and can’t-miss parties!
6417 Selma Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028
Named the highest open-air bar in the entire western hemisphere, Spire 73 takes LA rooftops to new heights. A bar-raiser indeed! Spire 73 is located atop the Intercontinental Hotel, and the sleek space is breathtaking. The bar’s menu includes signature cocktails and Asian-inspired culinary masterpieces. On top of the 73rd floor, the bar’s decor includes stone fire pits and cabanas, adding a touch of privacy to your night.
900 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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