Because the rickets industry NEEDS TO BE STOPPED, it is your personal duty to spend as much time drinking outside as humanly possible. And in order to do so, here are our picks for the top seven outdoor bars in LA:
Thrillist's Patio Power Rank: The 7 best outdoor bars in LA
1. High Rooftop Lounge1697 Pacific Ave, Venice Beach
2. Villains Tavern1356 Palmetto St, Los Angeles
3. Tropicana Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel7000 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood
4. Cliff's Edge3626 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
5. The Cat and Fiddle6530 West Sunset Blvd, Hollywood
6. The Standard LA8300 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
7. Ray's & Stark Bar5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Get high... above Venice at this serene beachside lounge, where you can sip on drinks like the Sonoran Sun (tequila/chilis/citrus), or enjoy a High Dog (sausage/cream cheese/jalapeno) from the section of the menu labeled "Munchies".
VT''s a downtown bar that's straight up Daniel Plainview-esque: two monster, church-pew abetted patios, an antique bar sourced from an 1880s-era NYC tavern, and a gothic church window repurposed as a mirror behind the bar, all from a woman who started out as an interior designer before getting deeper into the action as the owner of spots like 4100 and The Bordello Bar, which is set higher here than in Tijuana.
If you can get in, you'll find yourself in a pretty sick poolside hang, complete with tasty (and pricey) drinks and gorgeous scenery. And we don't mean the fireplaces.
Get your fill of local ingredients and seasonal craft cocktails at this somewhat-swanky hipster hang, which features a sick patio.
In Hollywood, the intersection of affordability and location takes place at the massive garden patio of The Cat & Fiddle, an institution for over 30 years.
The Standard turned the old Superior Oil building into a downtown hotspot, with a rooftop pool bar, a biergarten, and a billiards/ping pong lounge where you can always have next... because everyone else is hanging out at the pool bar.