Los Angeles Hotel Bars

Library Bar at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
This tiny, legendary, Hollywood bar is a great spot to get creations from leading mixologists. Located off the historic lobby, expect drinks that are “chefs choice” with ever-changing farmer’s market ingredients, as well as homemade foams and garnishes. Weekends can be a party, but during the week, you can relax and take in the art deco architecture and stunning foyer. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

The London
The hotel’s rooftop bar is bright white with flowering topiaries, fire pits, box hedges and umbrella-shaded café tables. Take in views of Beverly Hills, the Getty Center and more (depending how clear it is). Cuisine is from Gordon Ramsay, under the direction of Chef Anthony Keene, with seasonal menus for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Favorites include Roasted Corn Tortilla Soup, Chilled Shrimp Wrap, and Steak Tacos with Pico de Gallo, along with a sushi bar and full range of classic grilled entrees such as burgers, sausages and skewers. 1020 N San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; 310.358.7788

Chateau Marmont
Grab a drink at the hotel’s patio. This historical place oozes Old Hollywood charm and pristine, natural SoCal beauty. If you are looking for more of a party, head a few steps out of the Chateau and to the left and you’ll find just that at the Bar Marmont. 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 323.656.1010

Viceroy
Located just off the Viceroy Lobby and extending poolside, Cameo Bar is a mid-twentieth-century take on a classic lounge. Candlelight illuminates Kelly Wearstler’s retro-glam design, creating the perfect, chic spot to sip signature cocktails. On Fridays and Saturdays, enjoy local DJs. Locals Night At Cameo Bar is every Friday 6 pm-1 am, through January 31. That means 10% off your entire bill. 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 90401; 310.260.7500

The Roof on Hotel Wilshire
 The Roof On Wilshire is a quiet, sophisticated spot with a menu helmed by Eric Greenspan. As you sip on delicious cocktails and incredible food, take in the spectacular views of the city skyline and Beverly Hills. Favorites include coconut crusted shrimp with a green papaya salad, mango and tamarind sauce and the Bourbon Smash with bourbon, fresh lemon juice, honey and raspberries. They also have a special Sunset Menu where cocktails and various dishes are served at a discount. The al fresco ambiance is the perfect and includes poolside dining, cabanas and a cozy firepit. 6317 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048; 323.852.6000

Hotel Erwin
High, the rooftop bar on Hotel Erwin has you right on the beach. With separate, cozy sections, you feel like you have your own private party. It can get a little windy up there, but the heat lamps and DJ’s tunes will keep your blood pumping. Otherwise, they are happy to provide blankets. 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice; 310.452.1111

Figueroa Hotel
This hotel has a unique Moroccan interior and a secluded pool in the back. You would have no idea that you are in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. It is never super crowded,which means it’s perfect for a group. Make sure to Uber it, because drinks were very reasonably priced and very strong! 939 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 90015; 213.627.8971

Hotel Shangri-La
Suite 700, the rooftop at the Shangri-LA Hotel in Santa Monica hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean Palisades Park. Watch the sunset over the Santa Monica ferris wheel at the Pier while sipping Champagne (and people watching). This art deco, sexy spot is definitely a great summer spot to check out. 1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; 310.394.2791

SLS
This hotel boasts two pretty amazing bars. Bar Centro, located inside The Bazaar by José Andrés and The Altitude rooftop bar. Bar Centro has adventurous cocktails by Chef Andrés (and great people watching). Expect fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables, as well as modern tools like liquid nitrogen and organic emulsifiers. Think Manhattans with liquid cherries and margaritas with salt air. The menu has tapas that are traditional and modern, along with pastries. The Altitude rooftop bar is the spot to get a great G & T. Choose from Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, Hendrick’s, or Oxley gin. As for tonics, choose between Fever Tree or Stirrings, and garnish it with lemon and lime wheels, a couple juniper berries and lemon verbena. Served with a sphere of clarified ice in a stemless wine glass, it’s a work of art, and smells amazing. It’s a splurge at $18, but take in the ambience and drink it slowly. 465 S La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048; 310.247.0400

The Redbury
In the center of Hollywood, The Redbury Hotel, a boutique hotel, houses The Library, an indoor-outdoor lounge has a red roof with strings of Edison light bulbs and plush couches with fire pits. Inside, you can play pool where the walls are filled with books and there are tufted leather armchairs sitting on hard wood floors. Either way, grab hand-crafted specialty cocktails and a select menu from Cleo. 1717 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.962.1717

The Standard Downtown
Are views of downtown more your thing? Look past the less than desirable crowd that’s sometimes here and Spin (the ping pong bar) will offer up incredible views. Partially owned by Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, Spin, is a one of-a-kind night out. Get dressed up in  your best tennis outfit, grab a cocktail, and go wild for the gold. 550 S Flower St., Downtown; 213.892.8080

Mr. C
The “C” in Mr. C stands for Cipriani, which means it’s one of the top luxury hotels in the world. This hotel group defines lounge. When you enter the hotel at the reception area, you immediately find yourself in the bar. Yep, the reception counter doubles as a bar. Welcome. 1224 S Beverwil Dr., Los Angeles; 90035; 310.277.2800

Sunset Tower
This 1929 Sunset Strip landmark has classic style. Grab some drinks outside by the pool or take in the deco chic inside at the brown-hued Tower Bar. 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 90069; 323.654.7100

Beverly Hills Hotel
This is a Hollywood classic. Beverly Hills Hotel is an icon, having made its way into films like The Way We Were and album covers for The Eagles (Hotel California). John F. Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor and Charlie Chaplin have all stayed here. Enjoy drinks at the Polo Lounge or at Bar Nineteen 12. Bar Nineteen 12 features both indoor and outdoor settings (with pool, terrace and garden views). 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90210; 310.276.2251 

Sunset Marquis
Bar 1200 is the hot after-party spot for cool book launches and features an impressive display of rock n’ roll photography. The hotel lounge has also seen its share of rock stars, like regular Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. So grab a spot on this indoor/outdoor patio. 1200 Alta Loma Rd., West Hollywood, 90069; 310.657.1333

Andaz West Hollywood
For years the Andaz locale was known for attracting wasted rockers. It’s now on the up-and-up and one of the spots to hit. They still get rowdy at this lounge but they are also keepin’ it classy. Head over to the RH Bar for cocktails and DJ sets. 8401 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; 323.656.1234

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