Discover DTLA’s Coolest Hotel Bars

Hotels are more than just a place to hit the pillow! Some of the best bars are located in downtown’s top hotels, where you’ll find great entertainment, VIP parties & events, chef-driven menus, and creative craft cocktails. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, want to enjoy an incredible view, or check out a trendy new hotspot, DTLA’s hotel bars are some of the coolest in town!


Hotel Figueroa

939 S Figueroa St #500

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Chef Adrian Garcia is serving an authentic Mexican popup menu, befitting the tropical vibe at Veranda, DTLA’s urban oasis at Hotel Figueroa. Cocktelier Dushan Zaric has created an agave program that spotlights some of Mexico’s finest tequila and mezcal distillers and their unique takes on the craft. Mixed with house-made ingredients, such as grapefruit and hibiscus cordials, and mango sangrita, the cocktails complement Chef Garcia’s cuisine. Kick back poolside and toast this season with a fresh fruit margarita or snifter of Tequila. Salud y buen provecho!

Broken Shaker

Freehand Hotel

416 W. 8th St

Los Angeles, CA 90014

An oasis in the heart of Downtown LA, Broken Shaker, located on the Freehand Hotel rooftop pool deck, offers an eclectic menu of handcrafted cocktails and small bites. A James Beard Award finalist and winner of Tales of the Cocktail’s Best American Hotel Bar award, Broken Shaker serves up delicious cocktails, infused with homemade elixirs and exotic ingredients, bringing the flavors of the beach to the center of the city.

Giannini Bar

NoMad Hotel LA

649 S Olive St

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Located on the corner of 7th and Olive Street, The NoMad Hotel resides in the historic building, Giannini Place. Originally built in the 1920s as the headquarters for The Bank of Italy, the building’s gold and blue Italianate lobby ceiling has been fully restored and serves as inspiration throughout. Situated just off the main lobby, The Giannini Bar is named for Amadeo Giannini, founder of The Bank of Italy, who originally commissioned the building for his corporate headquarters. Handsome and well-appointed, the bar features a wide selection of classic and proprietary cocktails crafted by the NoMad’s award-winning Bar Director, Leo Robitschek, who along with his team, won “America’s Best Bar Team” at the 2017 Spirited Awards.

Arts District Firehouse Hotel

710 S. Santa Fe Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90021

One of DTLA’s newest additions, Arts District Firehouse Hotel is an independent boutique hotel, restaurant, event space, and coffee bar housed in a historic 1927 firehouse. An extensive covered patio running the length of the building contains the bulk of the bar and restaurant seating. A destination to drink, dine and dwell, The Firehouse Hotel promises a fresh take on the urban adventure.

Rudolph’s Bar & Tea

The Freehand

416 W. 8th St

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Try a new take on tea!  Located in the Freehand Hotel lobby, Rudolph’s Bar & Tea offers an intriguing bar menu built around tea-infused cocktails, alongside full tea service and light bites. The bar is a nod to Rudolph Rosenberg, once the owner and operator of the Commercial Exchange Building that now houses Freehand LA. Stop by for Happy Hour every day from 4-6pm, offering tasty tidbits such as hummus & tahini, marinated olives, crab croquettes, and their signature Exchange Burger.

Upstairs at Ace Hotel

929 S Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Upstairs is perfect for reclining by the rooftop pool, or perching on a stool after sunset, with the city’s bright lights stretched out in all directions. The eclectic drink menu is carefully cultivated to complement the vibrant atmosphere, including frozen drink specials and small plates served poolside. Open to the public every day from 11am–2am. If you can’t bear to detach from your device, there’s free WiFi.

The Rooftop at The Standard

550 S Flower St

Los Angeles, CA 90071

The Rooftop at The Standard DTLA offers stunning, panoramic views of downtown and the mountains beyond, a heated swimming pool, red AstroTurf deck, bar, outdoor fireplace, waterbed pods, and sculptured topiary. Celebrate summer with a rooftop series! Join Ramona and The Standard for a pool party at the new rooftop Garden Bar, featuring Ramona drink specials and games. Saturdays 12PM – 5PM. No RSVP required.

BonaVista Lounge

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

404 S Figueroa St

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Treat yourself to a dazzling new perspective in the “City of Angels.” Located on the 34th floor, BonaVista Lounge boasts soaring views of downtown Los Angeles. Indulge in classic cocktails made with an innovative twist and nibble on light restaurant entrees and small plates. It’s the perfect location for a romantic date or high-powered business meeting.

Spire 73

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

900 Wilshire Blvd Fl 73

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Elevate your evening high atop the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown‘s 73rd floor!  Spire 73 is the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy creative craft cocktails accompanied by an interesting array of bar bites and sweets. Reservations are recommended.

Glance Lobby Bar

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

900 West Olympic Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Located on the lobby level of JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Glance Lobby Bar offers an international selection of wine, innovative cocktails and domestic and international beers, among other refreshments. Seasonal small plates meant for sharing makes Glance and ideal place to meet friends or colleagues or relax before a show or game.

Gallery Bar and Cognac Room

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

506 S Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Take a trip back in time and discover Gallery Bar and Cognac Room, one of DTLA’s favorite historic watering holes, where carved angels elegantly grace the granite bar. Enjoy wine, beer and unforgettable specialty mixes, such as French Kiss and Cucumber Mango Cosmopolitan. Sample light fare, like the classic prawn cocktail in the nostalgic Gallery Bar, or retire to the Cognac Room, with its comfortable couches and memorabilia-filled cabinets, where you can enjoy tapas, fresh and baked oysters, salads, or appetizers.