Best 20 Rooftop Bars in Los Angeles

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In a city with as much sunshine and as many tall buildings as Los Angeles, you’d assume it would be easy to find great bars, patios, and dance parties on rooftops. It’s not! If you want to feel powerful and a little evil, drink an expensive, complicated cocktail overlooking the city.  Rooftop Bars in Los Angeles features scenic views, moderately priced & delicious cocktails, delicious food, nice relaxed & hip atmosphere, comfy seatings, great tasty & strong drinks, awesome vibes, great & friendly crowd, plentiful of bites, cozy outdoor fire pits, awesome DJs, state-of-art lighting and sound system, and professional, attentive and friendly bartenders. The rooftop bars in Los Angeles are great for after-work schmooze or a reunion with old friends. There is plenty of space to sit around, drink good cocktails, then choose from a solid menu of small plates.

20. Broken Shaker at Freehand Los Angeles

Are you looking for a nice laid-back rooftop spot in Los Angeles? Then you’re in the right place. This bar is at the rooftop of a hotel/hostel and is quite nice and has a great view of the city. Bringing you a bar concept that is authentic, innovative, and mind-blowingly good. An Oasis in the heart of Downtown LA, Broken Shaker located on our rooftop pool deck offers an electric menu of handcrafted cocktails and fresh bites. A James Beard Award finalist and winner of Tales of Cocktail’s Best American Hotel Bar award, Broken Shaker serves up delicious cocktails, infused with homemade elixirs and exotic ingredients, bringing the flavors of the beach to the center of the city.

19. LA Cha Cha Chá

LA Cha Cha Chá is a trendy restaurant in the Arts District with roots from Mexico city. Stylish restaurant with a terrace serving modern Mexican, tacos, & cocktails. This rooftop restaurant has a beautiful environment and ambiance as the decor is classy and tropical. Summer is the perfect time to sit at the bar to enjoy yummy bites, gorgeous drinks, and a lively ambiance. Cha Cha Cha is a rooftop garden utopia with a thoughtful cocktail program, an adventurous wine list that augments the brilliant cuisine. While the menu is small, it is exquisitely executed.

18. The Moment Hotel

The Moment Hotel is a boutique hotel located along the world-famous sunset Sunset believed, the moment Hotel features the chic flair of Hollywood, the modern style of Los Angeles, and the laid-back vibe of Southern California in one cutting-edge and minimalist package.

17. Atrium

Atrium is a U-Shaped bar at the heart of the restaurant, but the plush booths are where you’ll want to cozy up to your date. Atrium is a brick, indoor-outdoor eatery for California-inspired dishes plus a curved bar with cocktails. Atrium rooftop bar features super nice interior, friendly & nice people, service is great, delicious food, great happy hour, amazing natural light, charming outdoor seating, stunning indoor arrangement, nice drinks with cool spirits like mezcal and aperitivo, beautiful interior design, great service, great decor, delicious cocktails, and friendly bartenders – helpful and knowledgeable servers. The former theatre rehearsal studio space has been transformed into a sprawling, elegantly casual 3,200 square-foot eatery with a contemporary aesthetic. A high, arched ceiling cradles a warm wood interior with original brick and beam accents.

16. Apt 503

Are you looking for an amazing rooftop bar in Los Angeles? Apt 503 is the place to be! It’s an instagrammable lounge, has a cool outdoor rooftop area, various indoor living room type areas, and bars outside and in. Hidden in a low-key modest office building in Koreatown lies one of the best kept secrets in Los Angeles. It’s a playful nightspot with cartoony decor, featuring signature cocktails, DJs, dancing and an outdoor area. Apartment 503 is an invite house party like no other.

15. Shoo Shoo Baby

Really great bar for hanging out. Shoo Shoo Baby was created with a very specific thing in mind. Shoo Shoo Baby Rooftop Bar are proud to serve Los Angeles, bars can be intimate, loud, mysterious, fun, sexy, alive, and the place to come together. Location is right downtown Los Angeles.

14. Fountain LA

The Fountain Los Angeles is a new building that recently opened in Koreatown, Los Angeles. The bar opened on January 27, 2022 as it’s a new restaurant bar lounge with fun activities like darts and shuffleboard. The Fountain Bar is a relaxing yet refined Eden amid the hustle and bustle of the Grove. It’s open-air featuring patio seating, signature cocktails, and Californian plates amid fountain views. The Fountain Bar provides a relaxing yet refined gateway.

13. Redbird

Located in downtown Los Angeles, Redbird is carved into one of the city’s most historic architectural gems, inside the former rectory building of Vibiana – a premier wedding, events, and performing arts venue. Redbird is a hidden gem in Los Angeles Downtown. Innovative New American dishes are paired with creative cocktails & a snaggy, historic setting. Redbird is set in an absolutely stunning location downtown which boasts amazing indoor and outdoor dining spaces. The setting is beautiful but still classy in a historic building. The award winning wine list from Wine Director Matt Fosket is well rounded with great finds from both established and emerging wine regions throughout the world.

12. Toca Madera – Los Angeles

Toca Madera is a modern Mexican steakhouse, pairing the highest quality with bold flavors. Upscale, organic Mexican fare (Including vegan options) and cocktails, served amid and posh decor. Toca Madera re-imagines traditional Mexican cuisine by taking a modern approach pairing locally-sourced ingredients with bold flavors. Their menu is designed to offer an array of options for every eater. At Toca Madera, all elements of the restaurant have been thoughtfully curated to elicit an unmatched sensory experience. From their visually stunning design and seductive music to their award-winning menu, let Toca Madera transport you to a world that’s both modern and timeless.

11. Alibi Room

Alibi Room is a casual, modern bar with a patio serving micro beers and cocktails plus eats from kogi Korean BBQ. Alibi Room features amazing craft beer – they’ve got 30+ handpicked beers by the bottle, can, or on rotating draught and they feature a selection of local craft beers from California and West Coast. Alibi Room has Hogi BBQ’s brick-and-mortar hide-away taco stand in a bar on Westside, serving up its beloved tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and much more for takeout from the bar and dine-in outside on the picnic tables. Great delicious cocktails – they keep ’em classic with a seasonal bent, and a bit of industry cheek, from the negroni (gin, carpano antica sweet vermouth, campari) to the Manhattan (Rittenhouse rye, carpano antica, angostura bitters).

10. Juniper

Great little lounge/bar area that’s hidden from street view. A refuge beneath the action of the Sunset Strip, Juniper is a lounge that’s rooted in a sense of place. Here handcrafted cocktails take many of their ingredients from an on-site, 100% organic garden, with cold-pressed juices, house-made syrups, and fresh garnishes. In addition to cocktails, Juniper bar offers premium and approachable spirits (with an affinity for gin, naturally), California and Mediterranean wines – many biodynamic and organic – and local craft beers.

9. La Descarga

Pretty good place to hang out! If you are looking for a place on a rooftop where you can enjoy good music and drinks, La Descarga will not disappoint you. La Descarga is a Cuban-themed nightspot with a dress code offering a cigar lounge & burlesque-style salsa acts.

8. Mojo Hookah Lounge

Mojo Hookah Lounge is the premier lounge in Hollywood where you can chill in a relaxed atmosphere. Mojo only uses the highest quality hookah on the market. From the time you walk into MOJO, you’ll experience the emphasis on high quality. From the moment you walk into MOJO, you’ll experience the emphasis on high quality. If you’re in Los Angeles and want to smoke, this is where you have to travel just for the service.

7. Bar Bohemien

Are you looking for an awesome Rooftop Bar in Los Angeles? You’re definitely at the right place! Take a walk upstairs at Citizen Public Market to be transported to another place and time. Created by the team behind Cafe Birdie and good housekeeping in Highland park, you can always have a great time with thoughtful cocktails in a beautiful space. The crown jewel of Culver City’s long-awaited food hall, Bar Bohemien is probably the most low-key rooftop bar in the city. This can partially be attributed to its small size, but for those who find their way up the small food hall’s winding stairs, this intimate, mostly outdoor watering hole provides everyday good vibes and better cocktails – plus, with unique distillers like locally made Amass Botanicals and non-alcoholic Seedlip, Bar Bohemien’s cocktail menu is full of pleasant surprises.

6. DAMA

Lively and Vibrant dinner spot. DAMA is a Latin-inspired restaurant and bar with a deco-tropical designed by partners Antonio Lofaso, Pablo Moix, Mario Guddemi and Salvatore Aurora (Scopa Italian Roots, The Chestnut Club, Black Market Liquor Bar, Old Lighting) located in the Fashion District, Downtown Los Angeles at City Market South. The former Pacific Banana Co. building has been transformed into a lush indoor and outdoor cocktail bar and outdoor patio with exceptional food and beverage offering. The expansive 5,000 sq. ft. venue features a plush indoor lounge, three private terraces, a large outdoor patio and can seat up to 190 guests. The location is really nice, especially the interior decor of the surrounding bar area.

5. Cara Cara

Are you looking for a great rooftop bar in Los Angeles? Cara Cara rooftop bar is the place to be! Elevated in Every Way. From the golden daylight to the twinkling evening, all are welcome to experience the fresh bounty of Cara Cara.  Chef Suzanne Goin’s seasonal menu showcases California’s best produce with her festive and irresistible rooftop fare. The spot is located Downtown Los Angeles Proper Hotel Rooftop 1100 S. Broadway Los Angeles, United States. Cara Cara is a poolside restaurant and lounge with market-driven cocktails and globally inspired dishes like local seafood aquachile, seasonal focaccias from the wood-fired oven, and tacos.

4. Mama Shelter Rooftop Bar

Mama Shelter Rooftop Bar is one of the Sol Angeles go-to places for a great rooftop and drinks. Mama Shelter Rooftop Bar is an award winning rooftop bar that has a near 360° view of the city. Sip a Cocktail and spot everything there is to see between the Hollywood sign and Downtown without missing out on South Bay and Westside. And when you’ve worked up an appetite, there are options for canvirous and vegans alike. Amazing rooftop house music party on Sunday with great music, views, drinks, food and a diverse crowd. Mama Shelter Rooftop Bar is located at 6500 Selma Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028, United States.

3. Resident

Located in Downtown LA’s Arts District, Resident is an authentic neighborhood bar boasting an intimate entertainment and live music space along with a lush green, outdoor beer garden. Owners Tim Krehbiel, Paul Oberman, Jacek Ostoya and Bridget Vagedes have created a vision and design that has an immediate impact; it’s become what many are calling an “Oasis in the heart of Arts District” where you can enjoy local draft favorites and specialty cocktails, served from a 1954 Spartan trailer. Open for lunch, happy hour, and dinner; patrons can also enjoy a curated menu by gourmet food truck KTCHN DTLA.

2. Seven Grand

Seven Grand is one of the best rooftop bars in downtown Los Angeles. In early 2014, tucked behind Seven Grand DTLA, Bar Jackalope, an eighteen-seat Japanese whiskey bar, opened to immediate acclaim; the intimate bar boasts over 120 varieties of whiskeys, including rare international and domestic varieties. Seven Grand Bar is home to the ever-popular Whiskey Society; a unique membership program providing guests the opportunity to further explore the spirit via education and experimentation with comprehensive tastings featuring master Distillers, International Brand Ambassadors, and notable members of the liquor industry. It’s located 515 W 7th Street 2nd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014, United states.

1. Lost Property Bar

Lost Property Bar is a great speakeasy rooftop bar in the heart of Hollywood at Hollywood & Vine. Lost Property Bar is a rooftop bar located in Vine Street Hollywood, CA, Los Angeles. It’s a great place to grab a drink and the bar operates Thursday through Sunday from 8pm to 2am. The place is also very spacious so it’s a good place to go with friends. “Hidden in plain sight” comes to mind here. This place is on Hollywood and Vine, the most famous intersection in America, but it’s hidden around the corner from 33 Taps. Located on the 5,000 square-foot rooftop,

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In Conclusion

The next time you want to be outside with a great view of the Hollywood sign while wearing that outfit you’d put on to win back your ex, head to one of the rooftop bars in Los Angeles. In these rooftop bars in Los Angeles they are packed to the fullest but this makes them fun filled.

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