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High Rooftop Lounge

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1697 Pacific Ave, at the Hotel Erwin, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3613 (Windward)
14242141062
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Today
3:00 pm - 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
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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank acdhuber
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank Aiste M
Derby, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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Cerritos, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 

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

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

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Thank SharkInAFishTank
Darmstadt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Silvia E
College Station, Texas
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3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Helmut K
Manhattan Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Ace90266
North Andover, Massachusetts, United States
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61 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We stopped for cocktails as we were riding bikes on Venice Beach. What a fun place to sit and enjoy the music, drinks and view.

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Thank TheDream20
London, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Been here in the past months a few times, the lounge itself is nothing to talk about, as poorly designed compared to many rooftops seen elsewhere. But living nearby we went here again a couple of days ago, just to find out at the door that they started charging $10 to access the rooftop. Mind you: no mention of it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, International, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1697 Pacific Ave, at the Hotel Erwin, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3613
    (Windward)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 14242141062
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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Venice
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