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“Incredible views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Rooftop Lounge

The Rooftop Lounge
1289 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-497-2446
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Ranked #26 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Leave your worries at the door of La Casa del Camino hotel and head up to the roof! A local favorite and a must-see for visitors, The Rooftop Lounge offers a front row seat for a spectacular sunset. Indulge in one of the best happy hours in town, with signature fresh fruit Mojitos and one truly amazing panoramic ocean view while sampling small bites and California casual cuisine.
Menlo Park, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Incredible views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

If you are in Laguna Beach around sunset, make sure you check this place out. Of course you will not be the only one with the same idea and it is a well know place to locals, so it could get crowded, but the views are well worth it. Try one of their mojitos, the mango is their most popular, although a bit too sweet. Their appetizers are very generous in size: we tried the hawaiian ahi poke and their shrimp baja cocktail and both were super fresh and very nicely done, plenty of chips. even if you get no food, try to get there for the sunset, you won't be disappointed and if you are lucky and it is clear you will the sun setting behind Catalina Island. My onoe complain is the height of their railing: if you are sitting at the table, the wooden railing is smack right at eye level. then again, if you are sitting at a table, you are luckier than most.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Stopped in one weekday afternoon for a drink. The drinks we're okay but the view is very impressive! It was pretty easy to get a table (@ 3PM) but over the next hour it really started to fill up. I was only visiting Laguna Beach for a few days but I'm glad I made the stop at the Rooftop Lounge.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“What a view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Went here for drinks. The place was packed on a weekday! Amazing view. Ordered a margarita, which wasn't made so well, but who cares! Just getting to stare at the ocean from up high made up for it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Channel Islands National Park, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good Food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

The shrimp club is awesome. The flatbread awesome, too. The view here is amazing and the drinks just as much. Only negatives are that it can get a bit crowded due to lack or space and finding parking can be a bit tough. Other than that, though, this a great place that isn't to be missed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Early happy hour makes me happy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I can only echo what others have said about The Rooftop Bar. The view is awesome and we got there at 4pm to take advantage of Happy Hour. We had lovely wine for $5 a glass and a great seat. Unfortunately the appetisers are not on Happy Hour, but definitely worth getting some warm brie whilst you watch the sun go down. A good place to start if you are doing the monthly art walk around Laguna Beach.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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