Jul 29, 2023

The Best Places to Grab a Drink Outside in LA County This Summer

Summertime in LA calls for after work happy hours, fun date spots, and patios paired with your favorite drink.We've searched high and low to find sweet outdoor rooftops, patios, and beachfront restaurants to unwind and enjoy the sunny SoCal weather.

Ka'Teen - Hollywood

If you're seeking an opportunity to dress up and enjoy a wild night out, this is the place to be. This venue is lively, packed, and exudes a club-like atmosphere. However, it's precisely these quality that attract those who seek such an experience. So, ensure that you're among those who embrace this vibe before heading there.

Perfect For: Birthdays and an excuse to dress up.

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All Season Brewing - Mid-Wilshire

Rooted in the historic mid-century modern Firestone tire shop in Miracle Mile, All Season Brewing Co. is a drinking place dedicated to good beer, good times, and good folks. The place gets crowded on weekend, but if you come during a weeknight you'll walk right in (plus Skeeball is free every Monday).

Perfect For: After work drinks and day drinking

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Margot - Culver City

This upscale rooftop restaurant in Culver City is great for many occasions, but particularly useful for grabbing a drink after work or for making a great impression on a first date.

Perfect For: First dates, dinner, birthdays

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Castaway - Burbank

Castaway has curated a whole new dining experience where everyone feels like a star, and every seat is magic. From the meat dry-aging room, floor-to-celiing wine cellar, charcuterie station, to breath-taking views of the valley and LA skyline, Castaway is ready to serve you.

Perfect For: Views, dinner, date night

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Ballast Point Brewing - Long Beach

With refreshing ocean breezes and incredible water views, our Long Beach location is a sprawling harbor side spot with two stories, outdoor patios with fire pits, and 60+ beers on tap to enjoy while watching passing boats and gorgeous sunsets. Get ready to stay all day.

Perfect For: Big groups, day drinking, birthdays

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Shutters On The Beach - Santa Monica

Shutters is the sceney hotel/post-beach drink spot right off the boardwalk where windswept hair and silk sarongs are the mandatory aesthetic. But as much of a production as this boutique hotel is, nothing beats sitting on that patio overlooking the ocean while sipping champagne.

Perfect For: Ocean Views and impressing out-of-towners

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High Rooftop - Venice

The rooftop bar at the Hotel Erwin in Venice can admittedly get a little bro-y at times, but for the most part, you're able to get right in, find a seat, and take in the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. That never gets old.

Perfect For: Day Drinking

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Cafe 27 - Malibu

The almost entirely outdoor space is built into the side of a hill with a multi-level patio that feels like you're eating inside the treehouse of your childhood dreams. But instead of M&Ms and juice boxes, you'll refuel on omelets, sandwiches, and a very respectable avocado toast.

Perfect For: Breakfast and impressing out-of-towners

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De La Nonna - Arts District

De La Nonna is a brand new market-driven pizza restaurant in the heart of Los Angeles' Art District. De La Nonna is full of big groups, laughter, good music, clinking glasses, and the smell of pizza.

Perfect For: Big groups, dancing, casual dinner

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