Nightlife

West Hollywood has the Best Rooftop Bars in Los Angeles

Raise a glass at these scenic hot spots


Fancy a delicious craft cocktail while taking in the Hollywood Hills? Maybe a quiet, romantic corner where you can people-watch until the sun drops? From the quiet and cozy, to the raucous and weird, West Hollywood has been nursing and developing its (responsible) drinking habit for over a century; welcoming both the well-to-do and the hope-to-be with amazing culinary experiences.

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 and an honorable mention includes Skybar at The Mondrian—although it’s technically not a rooftop, it has the same ambiance and is perfect for anyone who is afraid of heights!

Chill Out

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. Learn more about E.P. L.P. here.

Photo courtesy E.P. L.P.

603 NORTH LA CIENEGA BOULEVARD
310-855-9955, EPLOSANGELES.COM

While you’re nearby: If you crave the relaxing, calming, and cool, you’re certain to like the rooftop at Le Parc Suite Hotel. This property, just off world-famous Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood’s Design District, is sure to please. You have to be a hotel guest to get in, so go ahead and check out Le Parc’s hotel room rates.

733 NORTH WEST KNOLL DRIVE
310-855-8888, LEPARCSUITES.COM

See and Be Seen

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. Learn more about Catch L.A.

Photo courtesy Catch.

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

Artistic & Funky

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. Learn more about their rooftop here. 

Photo courtesy Petit Ermitage

8822 CYNTHIA STREET
310-854-1114, PETITERMITAGE.COM

London Meets West Hollywood

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.

Photo courtesy The London

1020 N SAN VICENTE BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
310-854-1111, THELONDONWESTHOLLYWOOD.COM

Work Your Network

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.

Photo courtesy SoHo House

9200 SUNSET BOULEVARD
310-432-9200, SOHOHOUSEWH.COM

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