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. The views from its spot the 73rd story go all the way to the ocean and are simply breathtaking. 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 too and staff offer blankets for snuggling.

Expect a queue at peak times, especially weekend nights.