Thursday, June 08, 2023

DTLA’s Glamorous Rooftop Restaurant & Bar Scene

Summer weather beckons with sunny days and starry nights, and DTLA’s rooftop restaurants and bars are heeding the call. We can’t think of a more glamorous way to spend a leisurely afternoon or balmy evening than enjoying craft cocktails and chef-driven menus, served high in the sky. Along with your favorite downtown spots, there are also some exciting new venues to explore, not far from Circa. From elegant hotel dining, to poolside bistros and charming urban oases, there’s an elevated table waiting for you. Check websites for hours and reservations.

Twilight Market at Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Twilight Market at Circa 1200 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Our favorite rooftop is right here at Circa! Situated 100 feet above the LA skyline, Circa’s 2-acre Rooftop Park offers panoramic views and an exceptional Amenity Collection. Join us on Saturday, June 17 from 4-8PM for a Twilight Market curated by The Dream Mixer. Shop 20 + local boutique business vendors and enjoy craft cocktails, spirit tastings, gourmet food bites, live music, and much more. Please RSVP to Twilight Market at Circa HERE. Use any public or street parking and check in at the Circa lobbies for access to the Rooftop Park & Amenity Deck. 

La Lo La Rooftop dining near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

La Lo La Rooftop AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, 1260 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

La Lo La Rooftop is an ethereal, sophisticated oasis high above the heart of DTLA, located on the 34th floor of the recently debuted AC Hotel Downtown LA. The expansive wraparound rooftop, which spans almost 4,000 square feet, is designed by the award-winning design studio Yabu Pushelberg, providing an intimate setting for visitors and locals alike. Guests are invited to enjoy specialty cocktails, Spanish-style tapas, and a rotating program of live music and DJs, all with commanding 270 degree views of the city.

Cabra at The Hoxton rooftop dining near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Cabra The Hoxton 1060 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Welcome to Cabra LA, a spirited rooftop restaurant atop The Hoxton, showcasing scenic views of Downtown LA. Inspired by the vibrant flavors of Peruvian cuisine from Chef Stephanie Izard, the menu features shareable plates, a knockout cocktail list, and weekend brunch. Cabra always saves a few seats for walk-ins, but advance booking is encouraged.

The Rooftop at The Wayfarer rooftop dining near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

The Rooftop at The Wayfarer 813 Flower St. Los Angeles, CA 90017

Revel on the outdoor rooftop veranda at The Wayfarer Hotel. The Rooftop is your hidden oasis in the heart of Los Angeles, serving lunch, brunch and dinner, with a full bar and delicious cocktails. Sip, eat and chill on the 12th floor with friends, family or solo. Hang  every Saturday and Sunday for their all new 10-Course Brunch from 10AM – 3PM, which will take you on a wild ride fusing together creative culture, local fare, and a touch of nostalgia.

LA Cha Cha Chá rooftop dining near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

LA Cha Cha Chá 812 E 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

The sister location of Terraza Cha Cha Chá in Mexico City, LA Cha Cha Chá is located in a chic outdoor rooftop space in the Arts District. The restaurant offers gorgeous views of DTLA and a notable menu. Begin with traditional starters like guacamole, frijoles refritos, and empanada de calabasa, and move on to expertly prepared mains such as grilled fish and other seafood dishes, charcoal roasted chicken, and pork shoulder confit carnitas. Be sure to check out the margarita and mezcal offerings from the bar.

Perch restaurant rooftop dining near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Perch 448 S Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Perch Los Angeles is a French-inspired rooftop bistro offering unobstructed views of Downtown Los Angeles that will make you feel as if you’re floating over the skyline. The elevated spaces offer outdoor fireplaces, fir pits, and lounge and table seating. Enjoy classic French dishes with a twist from the menu for dinner, or sip beer, wine and Parisian-inspired cocktails at any one of the bars. Perch also offers a unique and an elegant list of rare Cognacs, Armagnacs, Calvados and French Cordials.

Upstairs at Ace Hotel rooftop dining near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Upstairs at Ace Hotel 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Head up to the top of the Ace Hotel and be greeted by an eclectic and vibrant atmosphere with city views in all directions. Upstairs’ creative all-day menu is cultivated to complement the ambiance of your open-air home away from home. Enjoy frozen drink specials and small plates, and do try their artichoke spinach dip and grilled shrimp tacos.

Broken Shaker at Freehand rooftop dining near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Broken Shaker at Freehand Hotel 416 W 8th St. Los Angeles, CA 90014

An oasis in the heart of Downtown LA, Broken Shaker, located on the rooftop pool deck of the Freehand Hotel, offers an eclectic menu of handcrafted cocktails and small bites. A James Beard Award finalist and winner of Tales of the Cocktail’s Best American Hotel Bar award, Broken Shaker serves up delicious cocktails, infused with homemade elixirs and exotic ingredients, bringing the flavors of the beach to the center of the city.

Spire 73 Intercontinental rooftop dining near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Spire 73 InterContinental 900 Wilshire Blvd. Floor 73 Los Angeles, CA 90017

Just in time for rooftop season, take in unrivaled views of the city at Spire 73, the tallest open-air bar in the Western hemisphere, while indulging in a creative menu of culinary expressions. Located atop the 73rd floor of InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, this reservation-only dining experience under the stars is bookable through OpenTable for guests and locals.

La Casita at Hotel Figueroa rooftop dining near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

La Casita Hotel Figueroa 939 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

An intimate retreat from the bustle of Downtown Los Angeles, La Casita at Hotel Figueroa lends homage to the Mediterranean coastal lifestyle where art meets fashion amidst a serene backdrop. A Spanish & Mediterranean-inspired two-story villa and cocktail lounge, La Casita is a quintessential haven featuring a world-class hand-crafted beverage program replete with an expansive agave list, accompanied by coastal Mediterranean fare and shareable small plates. The menu offerings will be enhanced by ongoing programming including eclectic poolside vibes with live DJs, musicians and performance art, as well as a series of daytime and nighttime events.

Photo Credits:

Photo #1: Perch

Photo #2: Circa LA

Photo #3: La Lo La Rooftop

Photo #4: Cabra

Photo #5: The Rooftop at The Wayfarer

Photo #6: LA Cha Cha Chá

Photo #7: Perch

Photo #8: Upstairs at Ace Hotel

Photo #9: Broken Shaker at Freehand

Photo #10: Spire 73 InterContinental 

Photo #11: La Casita at Hotel Figueroa

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