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High Rooftop Lounge

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Venice
Californian, International, Eclectic
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1697 Pacific Avenue, at the Hotel Erwin, Los Angeles, CA 90291 (Windward)
424-214-1062
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Perched atop the Hotel Erwin overlooking the Pacific Ocean, High is the...
Perched atop the Hotel Erwin overlooking the Pacific Ocean, High is the premiere Venice Beach open-air lounge, where the nightly sunset is the main event.High takes full advantage of its outdoor rooftop location and delivers breathtaking, nearly 360 degree views of the city, from famed Muscle Beach and the Boardwalk below to the Hollywood Sign and Downtown L.A. With an inviting, "no velvet ropes" attitude and a comfortable, contemporary design, tourists and locals alike mingle and enjoy a drink menu of premium handcrafted cocktails, artisan beers, interesting wines and light snacks.Whether you're here to try out a new cocktail, relax with some friends or simply to check out the view, there's no better lounge in Venice Beach than High.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This rooftop lounge is OUTSTANDING!

This rooftop lounge is OUTSTANDING! Although it is almost right on the beach, when you are on this roof deck you definitely feel like you are right on the sand. The views and the vibe at this place are so awesome! We had drinks and appetizers and stayed there for several hours, it was an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This rooftop lounge is OUTSTANDING! Although it is almost right on the beach, when you are on this roof deck you definitely feel like you are right on the sand. The views and the vibe at this place are so awesome! We had drinks and appetizers and stayed there for several hours, it was an absolute blast and that staff... More 

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Waterford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place only cares about large groups that rent out this space. A tech group was coming in at 5:00 so at 3:00 when they open they put "reserved" on all tables. Next night, we made reservation for three...they argued with us that it had been made for only two...and tried to put three on a bench that would fit... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The view is absolutely fabulous! Most people come to see the sunset but the view over the city is also very nice. There was a line downstairs for 15-30 minutes but it was worth the wait! (You can skip the line by making a reservation). We only had drinks here so I can't say anything about the food.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The view is amazing. Very friendly staff. The cocktails bar is average. Expensive though. Would recommend for a couple of drinks and to see the view, otherwise it will became too expensive.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nice place to have cocktails and even dinner, watching sunset. They will give you blankets if it's cold and windy. They are expanding the place to accommodate more people. Very nice place sit, relax, talk, eat or drink.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

PBR in a can! Great vintage looking bar serving proper cocktails. Go downstairs - usually a DJ or a burlesque show. Always a good time!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Sunday I came here the tone was pretty mellow, the allow you to stand around if you do not have a reservation. I enjoyed that this was free and the view was amazing. I recommend putting your name on the list for a table because it gets crowded. It's a little bummer that there's a time limit on the... More 

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My girlfriends and I often stop by High for sunset drinks. It has a great view and delivers a mean cocktail. Weekend day vibes also make this a wonderful spot in Venice. Make a reservation for prime tables.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I went there with two girlfriends for drinks and appetizers to see the sunset on a Sunday (in March). As previously stated, the view is amazing and I recommend catching a great sunset there if you can! The deck is nice (rooftop of the Hotel Erwin, hence the name) and we found the seating to be quite comfortable. Since we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The High Roof Deck is an awesome, awesome space. We grabbed drinks around sunset and had panoramic views of the coast and watched the sun set over the Malibu hills. There’s only one bar however. It gets very crowded quickly. I’d recommend ordering two drinks at a time.

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Additional Information about High Rooftop Lounge

Address: 1697 Pacific Avenue, at the Hotel Erwin, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Phone Number: 424-214-1062
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Californian, International, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1697 Pacific Avenue, at the Hotel Erwin, Los Angeles, CA 90291
    (Windward)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 424-214-1062

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Californian, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Perched atop the Hotel Erwin overlooking the Pacific Ocean, High is the premiere Venice Beach open-air lounge, where the nightly sunset is the main event.High takes full advantage of its outdoor rooftop location and delivers breathtaking, nearly 360 degree views of the city, from famed Muscle Beach and the Boardwalk below to the Hollywood Sign and Downtown L.A. With an inviting, "no velvet ropes" attitude and a comfortable, contemporary design, tourists and locals alike mingle and enjoy a drink menu of premium handcrafted cocktails, artisan beers, interesting wines and light snacks.Whether you're here to try out a new cocktail, relax with some friends or simply to check out the view, there's no better lounge in Venice Beach than High.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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