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High Rooftop Lounge

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$$ - $$$
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1697 Pacific Ave, at the Hotel Erwin, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3613 (Windward)
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really cool spot on the roof with 360 degree views. We only popped in for a break from the heat and walking but the Staff were friendly and polite, prices were reasonable, mid-range. A nice spot to have a couple of minutes away from the madness of the Venice Beach promenade. If you can get one of the end... More 

Thank LWLW29
Los Angeles, California, United States
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This was my best experience at the bar and I have been quite a few times in the past few years, but it was probably more than a year since I've been there. It's great that the elevator goes to the roof now and there are bathrooms on the roof level. We were given a cozy table at the end,... More 

Thank Julie W
Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Sure, it's a regular bar with a typical menu and good drinks. But, being ON the beach in Venice to watch the sun set over Malibu is an absolutely amazing experience.

Thank acdhuber
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Plastic cups for Champagne ?!?!? really!? quite dissapointed with that . apart from this- nice service, cozy seats ,even blankets to hide from evening ocean chills.

Thank Aiste M
Derby, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Amazing views but sadly nothing else that amazing, staff pleasant without being over friendly, food and drink expensive and bang average. I am glad i chose this place for the experience but wouldn't rush back.

Thank ChazRam
Cerritos, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Beautiful day in So Cal in July to visit the High Rooftop Lounge at Venice Beach, CA. The road traveled there is a little tricky, but we were able to find the Hotel Irwin easily. Be patient with parking!!! You will find parking, I know this sounds weird when you get there and see all of the cars and people... More 

Thank Kristine G
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Great spot for picturesque views during the day, friendly staff, but the food is bland & the drinks are watery.

Thank SharkInAFishTank
Darmstadt, Germany
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255 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The view of Venice beach from the top is really extraordinary. The setting is beautiful. But: the cocktails have very very little taste and the crowd is the "hip wannabe" crowd I usually do not like too much. Service is very attentive and friendly - from the security guy checking the IDs to the servers.

Thank Silvia E
College Station, Texas
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469 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Indeed, the view is superb – so are the tunes. But the drinks are watered down glasses of yuck. If you want to get a decent experience, go for a good bottled beer (then you know what you are getting), albeit for a steep price. If I would not be staying in the hotel, I do not think I would... More 

Thank Helmut K
Manhattan Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

We went with another couple yesterday afternoon, and they charging a $5 to just get in the door to the hotel. We had friends staying there, and we could not get up to see them! (they had to come down with a room key) Once in the lobby, there is ONE elevator and a lot of people trying to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Bar, American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1697 Pacific Ave, at the Hotel Erwin, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 14242141062
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

Neighborhood Profile
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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