L.A.’s 5 Most Stunning Rooftop Bars – Forbes Travel Guide Stories

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The roof in Wilshire
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To find some of the best places to drink The angels, All you have to do is look up. These five sacred places in the sky combine spectacular views of the city lights and sunsets on the beach with great cuisine and cocktails.


The Parisian-style restaurant and lounge crowns the historic Pershing Square building in downtown Los Angeles with uninterrupted views of the skyline. Take the Art Deco elevator to the 15th floor where you will reach a bohemian living room with hand-painted tile floors and antique-inspired furniture. The sophisticated space is surrounded by an enveloping terrace – you will want to book a table there – offering unparalleled backdrops for your dinner, lunch or brunch. If you really want to soak up, go up to the patio on the 16th floor and indulge around the fireplace where you can catch a midnight in Paris (cognac, vodka Pierre Quinoa, crème de pâté, lemon, orange) and watch the sunset fade with the twinkling city lights.

The penthouse

The food on the roof has never been as elegant as it is in this toned dining room designed by Thomas Schwass inside Huntley hotel. The silver-covered bar, which sits about 18 stories above the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, is the focal point of the interior-exterior space that boasts 360-degree views from the Manhattan coast to Malibu. Choose a more private pastime in one of the restaurant’s luxurious table houses. Your insulated part comes with a chandelier and upholstered in covered curtains. While admiring the sights, enjoy a spread of fennel sausages, lavender honey duck breast and another modern American selection a tribute to the table with ingredients straight from the farmers markets in the area.

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The roof garden of the Beverly Hills Peninsula, Photo courtesy of The Peninsula Hotels

Beverly Hills Peninsula

The prestigious, five-star Forbes Travel Guide offers five-story poolside dining upstairs on the roof garden. Soak up the sun, or indulge in an outdoor fireplace in a trendy outdoor setting while sampling eclectic California cuisine. The menu abounds with seafood items like marinated prawns in citrus, halibut in coriander dough and fish tacos. This fall, you will also enjoy a staff of smoothies upgraded with exotic flavors (wildflower honey), seasonal fruits (strawberries) and herbs like ginger and basil harvested straight from the roof garden.

The roof in Wilshire

All-year-round sunshine and comfortable weather make The Roof on the Wilshire Pool Excavations at the Wilshire Hotel perfect for any time of year. A six-story scale to soak up panoramic glimpses of Hollywood Hills in and out of it while sipping from God Diablo (tequila, lime juice, homemade ginger beer and cassis nectar) or other unique mules. Grab a padded cabana table to dine at a price from celebrity chef Eric Greenspan. Greenspan’s contemporary menus, known primarily for its fine burgers and grilled sticky cheese sandwiches, combine its unique convenience food with fresh options such as mole-glazed lamb shank with legacy summer pumpkin, and glazed hibiscus duck with plantains. , Cabbage, corn and black rice.

Bar Brit

Encouraged by the Union Jack waving at a restaurant and lounge on the roof of London West Hollywood in London that opened last May. Spend the last weeks of summer sipping a refreshing and laden The Leaper with gin and lemonade and relax in an upscale setting designed by Room & Board Jaguar. Feel like grabbing a bite between your Instagram posts? From 10 floors above the Sunset Strip you can watch the action below while enjoying UK-style dishes – a British banger wrapped in rashes, brain toast – from Gordon Ramsey’s senior chef, Anthony Keane.


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