Spire 73

Top choice rooftop bar

in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

On the roof of the Intercontinental Hotel, Spire 73 proclaims to be the tallest rooftop bar in the western hemisphere. From its spot on the 73rd story, the breathtaking views extend all the way to the ocean. Cozy up on futuristic furniture, or sit around a fire pit, quaff whiskies, wines and cocktails, and toast your own s'mores.

Signature cocktails include a kumquat old fashioned, green thumb (vodka and lime with agave, cucumber and mint) and Korean paloma (tequila with the Korean spirit makgeolli).

It can get windy, so bring a jacket or wrap; there are heat lamps and staff offer blankets for snuggling.

Expect a queue at peak times, especially weekend nights.