broken-shaker

Broken Shaker

We’ve cracked the secret to creating a successful rooftop bar – just paint it pink. Offering a sunnier alternative to Frank’s in Peckham, Broken Shaker is decked out with pink sun loungers and a stellar mural by Luke Pelletier. Mismatched vintage chairs, potted plants and inflatable pineapples for their seasonal pool parties add to the South Beach vibe.

The Edison

The basement of a downtown nuclear power plant gives you absinthe, burlesque and magicians. LA’s first private power plant retains its industrial interior with exposed piping and brick walls throughout. Edison light bulbs flicker as you transcend between rooms clutching a lavender bourbon (it’s the house special) and rub shoulders with a very well-heeled crowd. The strict dress code is almost as notorious as the liquor.

Resident

It’s a bit like your friend’s back yard but instead of charred barbecue items, this Ktchn LA food truck servers up crispy chile verde potatoes and falafel wraps, both of which are ideal for drunken munchies. Plentiful picnic benches and fire pits for when the LA temperature drops below 24C make this is a solid option to have up your sleeve.

Perch

The most beautiful Los Angeles rooftop in our opinion, with blue mosaic floors, creeping vines and rattan furniture making us reminisce about summers spent knocking back sangria in the Mediterranean. Even better, 360 days of rays gives you ample time to kick back and toast to the good life with a moscow mule in hand – the Angelenos drink of choice.

The Varnish

Hidden behind Cole’s, this moody speakeasy is in a league of its own thanks to a merry band of mixologists. Nearing its 10-year anniversary, The Varnish is practically a veteran in Downtown’s growing bar portfolio; this one’s an oldie but a goodie. Place your tipple in the hands of the experts who will create you a bespoke concoction – just specify your poison.

Perch

Broken Shaker

The Edison

Varnish

Resident

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