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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)
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Killer View. Order two drinks at once.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Kipp7272
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Boston, Massachusetts
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371 reviews 371 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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Fresno, Ca
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Can't beat the view! Limited food menu, but what they have was good quality. Nice place for cocktails while watching sunset.

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buenos aires
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Saw the terrace from Venice beach and went up for a drink. The view is fabulous and we ended up having a light lunch: the guacamole, the young papaya salad and little lamb burguers were great. The place itself has a good vibe.

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

great! a great view, a great time! They gave us blankets for us not to be cold, we saw a beautiful sunset with a glass of wine, it was perfect.

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Lansing, MI
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I wish I could remember our server's name, but he was extremely polite, attentive and wonderful. He was young, thin, and possibly named Phillip. Appetizers were delicious and reasonably priced. Drinks were pricey, but you are paying for that view and convenience from your room, two floors down.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

LIKES: Best views in Venice, great drinks and nice seating areas. DISLIKES: It gets cold in Venice in the evenings

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

book for guaranteed access as very popular. Upmarket bar food and very friendly staff, a winner! I'm not sold on wine in USA (sorry!) so have one of their great cocktails.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

If you're at Venice beach, it's nice place to stop for a drink. Gets very busy, we had to stand but got a good spot and the views were amazing. Best to book if you plan staying a while. I wasn't keen on my drink, but the view made up for it!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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202 reviews 202 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The view is great. There seemed to be some construction going on while we were there, maybe they are expanding, it's long and skinny with seats on either side. It's very trendy. The drinks were just ok though. The cocktails need fresh ingredients rather than the syrups they used. I know you have an amazing spot that people want to... More 

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Santa Fe
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Crowded and tables/cushions go early. Great place to practice your hip French accent on Russian teen models! Crowded and pricey, but that's the price you pay for beauty, man!

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Venice
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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