We've always struggled to find a bar on the Westside of LA to gather a group of our friends.
The rooftop bar at the recently redesigned Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica has indoor and outdoor areas, views of the ocean, a cozy art deco fireplace, and a rockin DJ that spins favorites at just the right volume. While this is the ideal spot to gather 30 or so friends, we also look forward to returning for an intimate nightcap or a sunset cocktail. The best part about this bar is that it is a lively and posh atmosphere without the hassle and cheesy club vibe.
1301 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401