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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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11:00 am - 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: Late Night, Drinks, 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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  • 45
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Sunset and Snacks

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Chloe B
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Delray Beach, Florida
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Came here for drinks at sunset. Good, down to earth crowd and great view of Venice Beach. Door staff have attitude and you get ordered about. Barman super friendly and served good drinks (and so they should be given the price). It is only okay. May return.

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Grizfans95
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We timed it just right to see the sunset while enjoying great cocktails. The drinks are spendy but totally worth experiencing the vibe! Wait staff were very friendly!

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Helotes, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Nice hangout to watch the ocean, beach crowd and sunset. It was a nice bar to visit with your friends and make new acquaintances.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Since we finalised our trip, this was somewhere I was looking forward too and it certainly did not disappoint. From the start to the end everything was really good. The night we booked for was a bit chilly, so was a bit worried that the cold would spoil our evening but no need to worry as there are heaters and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I had dinner and drinks here during my stay at Hotel Erwin and everything was great! I had the Mahi tacos and they were absolutely amazing! Loved watching the sunset and the music they played made it fun and relaxing.

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

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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, International

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
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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  • 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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