As winter comes to an end, and the warmer weather returns, most of us will be seizing every opportunity to get some fresh air. And in Los Angeles, even your bar time is a chance to enjoy the outdoors.
To give you a little taste of what LA’s bar scene has to offer, our team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos has put together this guide to our favorite rooftop hangouts.
Upstairs at the Ace Hotel
The Ace Hotel has earned recognition nationwide for its tremendously relaxed bohemian bars. And in LA, you can even enjoy that atmosphere outside—or Upstairs, to be exact.
This rooftop oasis was modeled after Hollywood’s famous Les Deux Café, and offers live events every night.
•Smooth sips: The Tom & Huck is an incredible cocktail blending bourbon, peanut orgeat, blackberry, lemon, and fleur de sel.
When you visit Elevate®, you’ll have access to an outdoor/indoor Ultra-Lounge built into a 21st floor penthouse. This secluded open-air lounge is slightly more low-key, backed by quiet ambient music and a secluded location.
•Smooth sips: In an establishment as elegant as this one, you’re going to have to relax with a classic martini.
One of the best things about Mixology 101® is that it’s not just a bar room, it’s also a classroom. Learn how to make all your favorite drinks from one of the best bartenders in LA. His style mixes classic and contemporary, and is sure to fit almost every taste.
Smooth sips: The Singapore Sling is made using the original recipe created at the Raffles Hotel in 1915.
Fifteen floors up in the air, you’ll find Perch. Modeled after a traditional French bistro, this rooftop hang includes two outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, and lounge seating.
With the antique furniture and architecture found here, you shouldn’t have any trouble settling in and getting cozy. And with that view, you’ll feel just like a bird on a wire!
•Smooth sips: The French Maid is made with Park VS Cognac, lemon juice, cucumber, and fresh mint.
The Roof on Wilshire
The Hotel Wilshire has long been renowned for its incredibly elegant styling and atmosphere. And when you visit its rooftop bar, these qualities will only be amplified.
The Roof on Wilshire is decked out with a sizeable pool, fire pits, and multiple cabanas perfect for you and your friends.
•Smooth sips: For those cooler nights, try a hot Preakness. This drink mixes bourbon, honey, orange bitters, and black tea.
Relax in Style
That time of the year has come again. You need to get yourself out of the house and enjoy the weather. On your next night out, try any one of these bars for some extra classy, delicious cocktails!