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High Rooftop Lounge

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Venice
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1697 Pacific Avenue, at the Hotel Erwin, Los Angeles, CA 90291 (Windward)
14242141062
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
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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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One great Spot to see and be seen

a hipster place. Lots of areas to chill and have drinks and some finger food. Very So Cal. The Sunsets when the weather is good makes the lack of a large variety of food choices more than worth it

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Sid M
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a hipster place. Lots of areas to chill and have drinks and some finger food. Very So Cal. The Sunsets when the weather is good makes the lack of a large variety of food choices more than worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plan ahead, check sunset time and make a reservation for about an hour before. We had a comfy couch facing the beach, a blanket, terrific drinks and food (the best veggie quesadilla ever.) the view is fantastic. The service was great, with staff showing up just as it started to get chilly to light a heater, bringing sunglasses... A definite... More 

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Thank Jennifer C
Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the spot for an amazing sunset view! Make reservations as it was busy! We had tasty appetizers and drinks, the service was good.

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Thank JoannKZ
Vancouver Island, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 3.30 pm in time to have a drink and enjoy the sunset. The roof was empty apart from two young guys but the staff insisted on us joining their table. The roof was less than half full when we were leaving at 5.30pm. Unnecessary seating policy delivered with bad attitude. A big let down and we won't... More 

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Thank Ciara M
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Think this is a fun place for younger couples to hang, drink, chill after a day on the boardwalk or beach. Fires are fun, views are good, and the vibe is so relaxing. Drinks up there made the evening.

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Thank Randomviolinist
Boulder Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Great food, amazing cocktails and a view that in just unsurpassed!!! I will be back for the crab dip for sure!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I wish the attitude of the staff was too. If you do not have a reservation, they make you feel second class. Still I would go again and make sure my friends would go.

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Thank GuidoKarp
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is a great date spot to watch the sunset of Venice Beach with a friend or loved one. If you end up going though make sure you MAKE A RESERVATION. I even brought my own flowers for a date and they had my table set ready for when we arrived. Food is good and drinks are awesome.

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Thank Edger E
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

The place is relaxed and with a great view. Variety of drinks and some appetizers, try the hamburgers. The service is friendly with the exception of the rude hostess.

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Thank MTorre
Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I enjoyed wine and snacks high over looking Venice beach. The classic apps were very good but the view was outstanding. The lounge seating was comfortable and gas lamps are available when the sun goes down. This was a perfect roof top experience. The talent here is mother nature. @chloebeden

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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: 14242141062

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

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
11:00 am - 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 - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:59 pm

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

Staying in Venice

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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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