The rooftop bar at the Freehand Hotel took all of about five seconds to attract that aggressively predictable models and bottles crowd on the weekends, but on weekdays, the place remains fairly low-key. Drinks aren’t cheap, but you’re paying for great views and a pool area you could hang out all night in. If you’re looking to impress an out-of-town client, Broken Shaker is where you need to be.
Where we've featured it
When you absolutely have to be on a rooftop in LA, make it one of these 16 spots.
Search by Perfect For
More spots in Downtown LASee more
Sibling Rival is a solid all-day restaurant (get the pancakes!) in DTLA’s Hoxton hotel.
Bacari West Adams
Bacari West Adams is every USC student’s favorite spot thanks to a bottomless brunch and pretty good small plates.
Wolf & Crane Bar
Wolf & Crane is a big, casual bar in Little Tokyo that’s full of locals and Japanese whiskey.
Suggested by our writers
One of the original rooftop bars in DTLA, Perch has a French-leaning menu and views for days. Put it on your list for your next downtown date.
Upstairs Rooftop Lounge at Ace Hotel
Upstairs Rooftop lounge at the Ace Hotel is of the best rooftop bars in Downtown LA.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more