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Bars With A View

5 Bars In LA With Amazing Views

A toast, to the City of Angels! Los Angeles may not be the first city you think of when you think of amazing views but these 5 bars will give you a whole new understanding of LA’s offerings. We recommend viewing Los Angeles from up top, short of hoping on a helicopter these 5 restaurants boast some of the city’s most scenic areal views. Down Town, Hollywood, East or West of Fairfax there are city scapes too be oooh-ed and ahhh-ed over at their marvels by locals and tourists alike.  Here’s to you Los Angeles, Chin-Chin!

S Bar Asia de Cuba

Enjoy a cityscape of West Los Angeles while sipping The Triple Berry Mojito served in a mason jar containing blackberries, raspberries, an aged rum, and a fresh mint-infused simple syrup. Shaved ice is added to the drink, then soda, then fresh blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries are piled on top. Perfectly refreshing and delicious perfectly paired with the quintessential California ambiance of overflowing bogonvilla flowers from oversized terracotta pots.

8440 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
323-848-6000

The Penthouse At The Huntley Hotel

Refreshing and crisp, the all white interior is the perfect backdrop for the beachfront view of the Pacific.  Try the Thyme and Cucumber Amnesia, muddled cucumber and thyme, a splash of cranberry, fresh lemon juice, and Gin garnished with a floating cucumber with a sprig of thyme.

1111 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-393-8080

ABH (Above Beverly Hills) The Thompson Hotel

ABH is the roof top bar at The Thompson, 70’s inspired décor complete with show off boy toys and wannabe actresses this poolside bar is actually worth the hype for the view overlooking Beverly Hills. Try the Spicy Thyme Lemonade: Lemon vodka, agave syrup, fresh lime, cucumber and basil for a refreshing cocktail.

9360 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
310-273-1400

The London Rooftop By Gordon Ramsey

Who says you cannot be sophisticated poolside? Gordon Ramsey has curated a perfectly refreshing menu to accompany the natural surrounding of this West Hollywood boutique hotel complete with astro turf and white cabanas. The Cucumber Viper 16 is my personal favorite made up of Partida tequila, orange liqueur, cucumber, lime juice, agave nectar & dust of chili. This classic yet unique margarita is made to sipping perfection.

1020 N. San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
866-282-4560

Barneys Greengrass

Barneys Greengrass really should be a landmark in LA. Located on the 5th floor of Barneys New York in Beverly Hills this popular spot known for its  “Power Lunch” booking is a view not to be overlooked. On a sunny beautiful California Day seating is available on the balcony and the breeze and atmosphere make for a perfectly relaxed afternoon. The weekly cocktail specials like the White peach basil julep are prepared fresh daily and are quite delicious but I find enjoying a glass of brute champagne really fits the occasion best.

9570 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
310-777-5877

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First and Hope Los Angeles

First and Hope Los Angeles is a hidden gem located adjacent to the Los Angeles Music Center.  The vibe along with vibrant selection of handcrafted cocktails makes for a fine late night weeknight experience (at least in our opinion).  The menu is chock-full of American classics but if there’s one thing we’ll try at any restaurant its gourmet Mac N’ Cheese!  Served on a black slate, the trio of gourmet mac includes Bacon Beer, Popcorn, and even Ritz Crackers.  Pair these up with the Pork Belly Sliders and you can call it a night.  Or if you’re really in a IDGAF kind of mood you can order the “Praise the Lard” dish featuring crispy pig’s ears, bourbon-braised pork cheeks and a crisp soft egg, served with Kurobuta pork belly over creamy grits.

Let’s not forget about the cocktails either.  The Manhattan made with Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters is top notch.  But along with our go-tos we ordered the Eyes Wide Shut made with Southern Comfort, Crown Royal, Amaretto, Orange and Cranberry Juice and must say it will be on our tab again the next time we’re back here.