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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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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: 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
The View

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Felipe B
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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388 reviews 388 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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16 reviews 16 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 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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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
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

Neighborhood Profile
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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