Ocean views from the rooftop at Élephante. Photo by Connie and Steward Uy, courtesy of Élephante

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Where to Find Great Food and Drinks on L.A.’s Rooftops? We’ve Got Ideas.


With sunsets, mountains, and ocean views from just about any angle, it’s hard to believe rooftop restaurants and bars weren’t always a thing in Los Angeles. Fortunately, the city is now rich with options for sipping and snacking under the sun and stars, making it easy to to pinball from perches in Downtown and Hollywood all the way to the gorgeous coastline. Here’s where to find some of the best.