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High Rooftop Lounge

1697 Pacific Avenue, at the Hotel Erwin, Los Angeles, CA 90291 (Venice / Beach Areas)
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Ranked #431 of 8,646 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Cuisines: Eclectic, International, Californian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Windward
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.
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San Francisco, 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

The 360 degree view is amazing and gives you a great view of venice beach and the rest of LA. You can book tablesso if you plan to go with a group for sunset I suggest you book. My boyfriend and I went on a monday at 6pm and were able to get a seat through to sunset luckily but... More 

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Westwood, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I brought a business client here to celebrate a new endeavor, and it was a great choice. The view at sunset was absolutley amazing, really something to see. The only let down was the wait staff. At one point we waited for easily 20 minutes to get a refill on our drinks. The manager was very nice when we made... More 

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255 reviews 255 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Open aired viewing of the Venice beach area including Venice beach pier and all other beach activities--360 degree panoramic views---fabulous food and beverages--very accommodating staff. This is a must-do!

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Moorpark, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

IF you are a guest of Hotel Erwin, you get priority seating. Excellent service but a little loud (we went on a Saturday afternoon).

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere, delish views, great music, love the energy, truly cozy BUT....the menu is too light. Cocktails & sun are a great combo, but I shouldn't have to go down to the boardwalk for a heartier, greaser meal. Add some garlic or sweet potatoes fries, some turkey or chicken sliders, Mac & cheese. The 2 skewers per order is not... More 

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Additional Information about High Rooftop Lounge

Address: 1697 Pacific Avenue, at the Hotel Erwin, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice / Beach Areas
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: Eclectic, International, Californian

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