There’s no better feeling than seeing your city from a whole new perspective. Like, from hundreds of feet in the air with a drink in your hand.
That’s why we’ve got the inside scoop on the three hottest rooftop bars to cool down at this summer in L.A. No need to spend hours aimlessly scrolling through Google reviews, we’ve already found the three best rooftop bars in L.A. So grab a glass of wine and get ready to hit the rooftops!
E.P. & L.P.
Photo: E.P. & L.P
A WeHo staple, E.P. is well known for their delicious Asian Fusion from award-winning Chef Louis Tikaram. But, if you head upstairs to their rooftop deck you’ll find L.P.; where small-bite Asian Fusion is combined with fire pits, gorgeous views of the Hollywood Hills, the Sunset Strip, and cocktails, of course!
L.P.’s drink menu incorporates ancient Asian ingredients, spiced liqueurs, seasonal spritzes, spiked bubble tea into individual cocktails as well as large format cocktails.
We suggest trying their current frozen drink, Fresh Spritz of Bel-Air (Aperol, Rose, Watermelon, Grapefruit).
Located in Downtown L.A., the rooftop bar at Perch has city views you won’t find anywhere else, with drinks to match! They also have an epic late night menu, which includes skewers, sliders, and bacon mac ‘n cheese with truffle oil. Sign us up.
If you’re feeling bold, we suggest sampling the Spicy Concombre (Greenalls Gin, St. Germain, lime juice, cucumber, jalapeno). If you’re looking for a taste of something a little more tame, find inspiration in Perch’s Writer’s Block cocktail (Grey Goose La Poire Vodka, St. Germain, lemon, Sparkling Wine).
Photo: Mama Shelter
Located in the heart of Hollywood, Mama Shelter is a rooftop bar with a lot to offer. Drop by during the day and check out their rooftop yoga studio or grab a bite to eat from their Mediterranean menu. If you’re nearby at night, you’ll be greeted by the sounds of spinning DJs, live acoustic music, and people having good time. Day or night, Mama Shelter offers panoramic city views that’ll take your breath away.
With a drink menu full of Mama themed cocktails, we suggest the Mama Mia (Tito’s Vodka, lemon, almond syrup, cherry bitters, lifesaver).
Hit the Rooftop
Now that you know all the hottest rooftop bars in Los Angeles, you’re ready to hit the roof… soon. I mean, not tonight obviously. Tonight’s more of a sip wine on the couch and watch Netflix kind of night. You know how it is.