Mix & Mingle at Ritzy Lounges
If the walls of West Hollywood’s hotel bars could talk, they’d confess NSFW stories, laid-back catching-ups and, like any good bar boasts, naughty matchmakings and hookups (many of those thanks to innovative mixologists who know how to sling creative and unique libations).
From historic hideaways to lively hotspots, WeHo hotel lounges are quirky and cushy. There’s a perch with your name on it. Strut over and show off your fresh look.
Riot House at Andaz West Hollywood
Relax at the Andaz West Hollywood, a contemporary Sunset Strip hotel with a lovely mellow vibe. Its signature Riot House bar is a stomping ground for rockers. Try the cocktail Mr. Plant dreamed up from No 209 Gin, cucumber, tangerine, agave syrup and soda (yum). There’s plenty of action around sweet sangria happy hour deals and at all hours around the highest rooftop pool in Los Angeles.
The Bistro Bar at the Chamberlain
Chamberlain Hotel, an urban oasis tucked away on a quiet, residential street, is the perfect mix of chill and bleeding-edge smart. The rooftop Bistro bar transports you to a private Eden, a magnet for night revelers. Order an arousing drink like The Naked Margarita (cazadores silver tequila, fresh lime juice and organic agave nectar) or the Mojito Parisien (St. Germain, bacardi light rum, freshly squeezed lime juice with lightly muddled mint). Due to the intimacy of the space, Bistro bar is only open to hotel guests–so book a room now because you won’t want to miss this.
Bar 20 at the Grafton
This millennial hangout is perfectly located on the Sunset Strip, making it the ideal watering hole for pre-gaming before a naughty WeHo night out (or a nightcap before passing out in your hotel bed). The guitar-inspired cocktail lounge is a rock-n-roll jewel box with backlit bar and tons of vinyl, plus free live music any given night. Turn up with Oliver’s Spicy Twist, a crowd-pleaser full of heat and made with silver tequila, muddled cucumber, fresh jalapeño and lime juice.
The London Bar at The London West Hollywood
This lounge is so popular that even locals shack up here for its distinct bar scene. The glitzed-up, glammed-out London Bar serves up top-shelf spirits and fine wines to bougie (in the best way) hotel guests. For a more al fresco experience, Rooftop West (open seasonally) on the 10th floor rooftop offers plush seating, fire pits and, of course, the million-dollar view of WeHo.
Skybar at Mondrian
Skybar is velvet-rope glamorous, so dress to impress (no, seriously, dress up if you want to get in– the bouncers ain’t playin around). Perched high above the hotel’s outdoor pool, the open-air Skybar is chic and breezy, thriving day and night, and packed with stylish guests who knock back refreshing, original cocktails.
Lobby Lounge & Bar at Palihouse West Hollywood
You’ll find the bohemian-chic lobby lounge packed with night owls, before heading to the glittering al fresco courtyard for late-night libations. If drinking under the stars sounds like your perfect night out, Palihouse offers an intimate rooftop bar with 360-degree views of WeHo and the famous Hollywood Hills.
The Rooftop at Petit Ermitage
The fairytale fantasy land of Petit Ermitage’s rooftop whispers whimsy with native gardens, sunken fireplaces and glowing lanterns. This rooftop sanctuary is the perfect place to pop champs or indulge in fine vintage wines while wrapped in luxurious fur blankets (seriously, you’ll feel fancy). There’s even a tucked-away poolside cabana flanked by Kumquat trees (the fruit is muddled in freshly made signature cocktails), and an indoor Master’s Lounge practically made for cozying up with a book and a glass of scotch.
Bar at The Standard, Hollywood
One of the raddest spots on the Sunset Strip, this is your spot for happy boozing and schmoozing. Eccentric millennials may wipe out mini-bars with their entourage, catch a nightcap in the Cactus Lounge or have a clubby Saturday in Mmhmm, the hotel’s nightlife venue. But the essential drinking spot is at the sunny, feel-good pool scene, completely decked out with ping pong table, blue Astroturf and plenty of chill zones.
Bar 1200 at the Sunset Marquis
If rock n’ roll is in your blood, you’ll love to get down at Sunset Marquis, the decades old home-away-from-home for rock stars and groupies. Tucked away in the front of the hotel is Bar 1200, a tiny, dark and sexy bar that still serves rock stars like John Mayer and Steven Tyler. With capacity for only 45 people, the bar is intimate yet pulses with so much soul it could reincarnate James Brown. Whiskey takes center stage here, whether concocted in a perfect cocktail or poured neat.
The Sunset Tower Hotel
Step aside Kardashians, the Sunset Tower Hotel should be a reality show–hell, we’d watch! For almost a century, this landmark served as home to celebrities like John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor. Even gangster Bugsy Siegel once upon a time enjoyed a libation or two in the cushy Tower Bar. Jazz pianists set the ambience for guests who order from a selection of signature cocktails like Tower Smash (tequila, fresh basil, hand squeezed lemon and fresh ginger) or opt for rare varietals from the refined wine list. Cheers!