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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)
+1 424-214-1062
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you travel the coast of Europe you will find escapes, restaurants, hotels, hideaways almost anywhere and everywhere where there is a place to enjoy what nature has given us. If you travel the long coastline of the United States of America very few such places can be found. ERWIN and "HIGH Rooftop Lounge" is one of the few exceptions.... More 

Thank rhagglof
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

You can't beat the view in this place and it's a wonderful location to watch the sunset. The cocktails are pricey, but no more than other spots in Venice. Staff very nice and friendly and know their drinks well.

Thank Jenni C
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We knew the view of the ocean and the sunset would be amazing, but were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food/cocktails.

Thank thow
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

I stayed at this hotel many years ago before it beca,me Hotel Erwin. At that time, the rooms were mid-range but the location is so awesome. I stayed there and loved it. Now....my budget does not permit me to stay but if I could I think it would be awesome. So...in the late morning, before noon, I went up to... More 

Thank Dee R
Orlando, Florida
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48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to overlook Venice beach at night! It was pretty chilly and windy but they provide blankets if you just simply ask for one. The cocktails were well made and very tasteful! I do believe that there needs to be a little more lighting though!

Thank Kayla_Praskievicz
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1,455 reviews
815 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Hard to embrace the comfortable lounge atmosphere when the sun has already gone down.The music pumps, the waitress is nice, the temperature is around 50 F.Aviation, / Bombay Sapphire gin | crème de violet | fresh lemon juice looks like something I have turned up in a hurry on my own terrace.No, it's not enough to make a nice evening... More 

Thank Phayao13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This has been a long overdue review I have been waiting to make. My first visit it was for my friends day before wedding party which made me think why would they want to go to a hotel rooftop near Venice as it will be full of tourists and bad service??? well I was 100% wrong! This place has SUPER... More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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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.

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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, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
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: +1 424-214-1062
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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Staying in Venice

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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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