Nightlife

West Hollywood has the Best Rooftop Bars in Los Angeles

Raise a glass at these scenic hot spots

Sunset at E.P. & L.P. rooftop dining and bar.

Looking for a great outdoor spot to have dinner or drinks with a couple of friends while practicing social distancing? West Hollywood is known for its beautiful rooftop locations with views of the Hollywood Hills or downtown Los Angeles.

Our fantastic weather and abundance of unique rooftop dining (and drinking) experiences are sure to please even the most difficult tastes, so don’t be shy. We’ve compiled a few of our favorites below.

Photo courtesy E.P. L.P.

E.P. & L.P.

If you like the idea of unwinding by a fire pit or lounging on a posh daybed sipping artisan cocktails, then famed fusion restaurant and bar-cum-nightspot E.P. & L.P. is totally your vibe. We can’t get enough of their Where Love Lives cocktail, made with mezcal, damiana, passion fruit, guava, Thai chili, and lime. You’ll enjoy scintillating 360-degree views at this multilevel dining house serving up delectable Southeast Asian cuisine.

Don’t miss their new Tulum-inspired dining pop-up, Las Palmas, at the Melrose Rooftop Theatre space adjoining the L.P. rooftop. Now open daily from 6pm-midnight. 

E.P. & L.P. and their new outdoor dining pop-up Las Palmas
603 North La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood
310-855-9955, EPLOSANGELES.COM

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Catch LA

Famed New York transplant Catch has made a splash in West Hollywood. On any given night expect paparazzi to haunt the front door, waiting for some star or starlet to try to sneak away into the night. Reserve a table to imbibe and feast under the stars—indoors or out. (No reservation? You might be able to convince the door guy to let you up for a drink at the bar.) Cleverly designed cocktails compliment amazing seafood delights. A retractable roof opens the main dining room and bar to indigo skies. Or enjoy the cityscape from the surrounding outdoor patio, complete with mini succulent gardens.

Catch LA
8715 MELROSE AVENUE
323-347-6060, CATCHRESTAURANTS.COM/CATCHLA

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Rooftop Bar at Petit Ermitage

Unleash your artistic hippy-meets-French-provocateur side on Petit Ermitage’s amazing rooftop. This is a guests-only spot, but when staying, you’ll find that the rooftop restaurant is a regular gathering point for a larger community of locals and visitors alike who share a common appreciation for the artistic, the weird, the unique, and the beautiful. Crave a dreamy West Hollywood evening? Impress your date with champagne or a vintage wine from their Rooftop Club’s extensive wine cellar. Indulge your senses in the rooftop garden, a hummingbird and butterfly sanctuary with kumquat trees and glowing lanterns. Choose a cabana, sunken fireplace, or the cozy Butterfly Bar next to a saltwater pool.

Petit Ermitage Hotel
8822 Cynthia Street, West Hollywood
310-854-1114

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Pool and Bar at the London Hotel

Experience the Boxwood on the Roof at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills. It’s referred to as playfully sophisticated, and we think that’s just perfect. Enjoy dreamy views of the city and tasty libations such as the Brit with a Twist (Kikori Japanese whiskey, orgeat, and fresh lemon juice.) You might as well stay for a few days, so check out their hotel room rates.

The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills
1020 N San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood
310-854-1111

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Bar Sopra LA

Touting itself as the newest gin joint in LA, Bar Sopra sits on the rooftop patio above Blackship LA. Hang out and enjoy your favorite martini with your selection of over 30 types of gin.

Bar Sopra LA
8512 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood
310-734-7564

Photo Courtesy Formosa Cafe Instagram

Formosa Cafe

Chic and historic, the famous Formosa Cafe has recently undergone an extensive renovation, complete with their rooftop patio. Please call to confirm availability.

Formosa Cafe
7156 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood
323-850-1009

Photo Courtesy Harriet’s Rooftop

Harriet’s Rooftop at 1 Hotel West Hollywood

Described as “revelry with a remarkable view”, h.wood Group’s Harriet’s Rooftop provides an intimate open-air rooftop setting with some of the best views of Los Angeles.

Harriet’s Rooftop at 1 Hotel West Hollywood
Temporarily Closed
8490 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood
424-281-1860

Photo courtesy West Hollywood EDITION

The Roof at the West Hollywood EDITION

The Roof at West Hollywood EDITION here resembles a sunken living room, overlooking Los Angeles. Clean white chairs and sofas and raw-wood tables are rimmed in tropical foliage at waist level. The stark, angular lines give the view the featuring it deserves. The menu showcases the tropics as well, with a heavy mezcal list, fresh juices, and even Kombucha cocktails. Even on rare, chillier days, you can sit inside for the view, via enormous glass windows.

West Hollywood EDITION Hotel
Temporarily Closed
9040 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood
310-953-9899

Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles

Check out Skybar for beautiful panoramic Los Angeles views at the pool deck of Mondrian Los Angeles – day or night. Known for its world-class DJ sets and the quintessential Sunset Strip experience, Skybar is sure to please. Call for hours and availability.

Skybar at The Mondrian
Temporarily Closed
8440 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood
323-848-6025

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Soho House West Hollywood

While most of West Hollywood’s best rooftops are open to the public, we couldn’t miss out on telling you about SoHo House. You can’t just walk in to this exclusive celebrity hangout—you must be a member (or the guest of a member) to get in, so start schmoozing now. There’s a reason A-listers love the top floor of the Luckman Building on Sunset Blvd. Sensual and swank, you’ll be enchanted by the fairy-tale rooftop garden with lanterns hanging from olive trees and an outdoor balcony built for gazing upon the glittering West Hollywood night lights.

Soho House West Hollywood (Access to Members Only)
9200 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood
310-432-9200

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