Top 9 Rooftop Bars In Downtown Los Angeles, California

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Rooftop bars are a hit in the food industry lately. If you’re looking to relish some unique food and drink in a place where you can spend time under the open sky, these rooftop bars in Downtown Los Angeles, California are a must-check-out for you! These rooftop bars are precisely located at the central juncture of the town and access to these happening places is pretty convenient. Rooftop bars mentioned in this list have very lively decor and fine dining facilities. All these places are ideal if you’re looking for a place to chill after work with your colleagues or chat with your friends and families. Check out these top rooftop bars in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

1. Upstairs at Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel
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Upstairs at Ace Hotel is a very contemporary rooftop bar with some amazing views overlooking the skyline of Los Angeles. If you happen to visit this place during the afternoon, sit down till the sunset and witness an incredible view as the sun goes down. What’s more? The lounge area is the perfect spot if you are in a big group. Also, there is a fireplace and in summer you can enjoy the in-house hot tub too! They organize some amazing and interactive events throughout the month and is a must-visit place if you love trying exotic cuisines.

Upstairs at Ace Hotel

Address: 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015, United States

Website: Upstairs at Ace Hotel

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 12pm - 2am; Sun: 12pm - 12am (closed on Mon & Tue)

2. Perch

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Perch is your answer if you’re looking for a rooftop bar with grand ambience. The place is very lively with amazing views of the downtown city. They have some really amazing servings of cocktails like the famous Grouse Scotch served with lemon juice, agave nectar, ginger elixir, or the Iwai Japanese whisky made with Nigori sake, lychee, and yuzu lemon. There are some really fancy dishes that will awa you and urge you to swipe your camera before you gorge on it! Planning an outing with your beloved? This place is surely a must-try.


Address: 448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, United States

Website: Perch

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5pm - 12:30am; Sat - Sun: 10am - 12:30am

3. The Rooftop

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Lauren Pierce

Posted by The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA on Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown Los Angeles is another stunning bar that offers an enthralling view of the city. This restaurant is youthful and always bustling with trending music. If you are looking for a cool place to hang out, this is your go-to joint. Many cool events take place during the evening so you should definitely consider visiting this place if you happen to stay nearby.

The Rooftop

Address: 550 Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States

Website: The Rooftop

4. Broken Shaker at Freehand LA

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

A renowned rooftop bar serving the best of handcrafted cocktails and American delicacies, Broken Shaker at Freehand LA is located in the heart of the city. Broken Shaker accepts orders if you’re looking to host any intimate gathering or are celebrating a special occasion. There are amenities such as a swimming pool and lounge where you can sit back and relax with a sip of their handmade cocktails made from natural ingredients.

Broken Shaker at Freehand LA

Address: 416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, United States

Website: Broken Shaker at Freehand LA

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 2pm - 10pm; Fri: 2pm - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm

5. Elevate Lounge

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

It’s mid-week and you’re feeling stressed? Well, drive to Elevate Lounge, a rooftop bar where you can indulge in the choicest food and the liveliest music and stargaze at the amazing skyline on Wilshire Boulevard. Be sure to arrive early as you know it will obviously be jam-packed! Here’s something that’s good to know: if you come before 7pm, you can avail appetizers at half price at the lounge. There are VIP booths and lounges and the built of this restaurant is very contemporary, keeping in mind their modern customer base.

Elevate Lounge

Address: 811 Wilshire Blvd 21st floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States

Website: Elevate Lounge

Opening hours: Sun, Tue - Thu: 6pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 6pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

6. Spire 73

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Spire 73 is a paradise built on a rooftop on the 73rd floor of InterContinental Hotel at Wilshire Blvd. It is also the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere. Apart from an aerial view of the city, literally from the sky, Spire 73 delights you with their beautifully constructed fire pits and their house-made cocktails which will surely leave you asking for more. Apart from drinks and a wide selection of whiskey, you must try out their speciality chocolate dome and house-made churros.

Spire 73

Address: 900 Wilshire Blvd fl 73, Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States

Website: Spire 73

Opening hours: 6pm - 12am (daily)

7. Social Lounge

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by 18 Social on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

At the 18th floor, even the view of traffic will seem beautiful from 18 Social Lounge, located at 899, Francisco Street. The theme of the hotel is based on and dedicated to commemorate the end of the prohibition. Tour the lounge with their signature cocktail drink or the FDR martini. A great place to socialize with your friends and colleagues, 18 Social Lounge, will offer you an experience of a lifetime!

18 Social Lounge

Address: 899 Francisco St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States

Website: 18 Social Lounge

Opening hours: Sun, Wed - Thu: 5pm - 12:30am; Fri - Sat: 5am - 2am (closed on Mon & Tue)

8. Treehouse Rooftop Lounge

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Treehouse Rooftop Lounge is one of the most happening places on Spring Street. The open-air structure, with a wooden interior set-up, offers a vibrant culture and social space. It is an ideal location if you are looking to organize any party, social gathering, or any occasion. The bartenders create some really cool and unique cocktails which will make you groove to the peppy music which their in-house DJ plays.

Treehouse Rooftop Lounge

Address: 686 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States

Website: Treehouse Rooftop Lounge

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 8pm - 3am; Sat: 10pm - 3am

9. Takami Sushi & Robata

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

This Japanese rooftop dining place, Takami Sushi & Robata, is located on Wilshire Boulevard. Their happy hours starts from 4:30pm to 7pm on weekdays and from 5pm to 7pm on weekends. The lunch is served from 11:45 pm till 2 pm and dinner starts from 5 pm. Take an elevator or climb up to their 21st floor and enjoy your choicest Japanese cuisines at the outdoor patio dining where you can also enjoy Los Angeles’ high-rise views.

Takami Sushi & Robata

Address: 811 Wilshire Blvd #2100, Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States

Website: Takami Sushi & Robata

Opening hours: Sun, Tue - Thu: 6pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 6pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

Enjoy Downtown LA under the open sky

Each of these rooftop bars has its own speciality - either the cocktails are a must-try or the interior is worth a visit. But one thing they all boost is an amazing view of the open sky! Visit these places and do let us know about your experience!

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