The Standard (Downtown)

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The Standard (Downtown)

Los Angeles-City-Center

4.2 / 5 2 / 5

May 11, 2018

You've seen the one on Sunset and sipped in its views over signature cocktails; now head downtown for a more urban version of same. Located on Flower ...

One of the hands-down hottest poolside party places in all of Los Angeles, Rooftop Bar at The Standard Downtown has quickly set the standard for sun-soaked soirees in the city. Providing the perfect contrast to the sea of skyscrapers surrounding the hotel, the rooftop pool may not be large enough to swim laps, but it is ideal for splashing and frollicking with a cocktail in your hand, and let’s be honest, that’s what everyone has come to do. The shimmering water is surrounded by cool maroon astroturf and red poolside waterbed pods (cabanas are so yesterday, don’t you know), the latter being the perfect place to retreat from the sun and reduce the ice melt happening in your cocktail. Speaking of the tipples on offer, they are certainly terrific, with a couple of our favorites being the ‘cool yet hot’ Watermelon Margarita (blanco tequila, watermelon juice, vanilla, and cayenne pepper) and the effervescent El Premio (thyme-infused reposado tequila, peach, mezcal, lime, and sparkling wine). When the sun goes down, the party keeps rolling, as some of the finest DJs in the city take to the decks. And even if you aren’t into that scene, you can chill on the other side of the rooftop, which is home to an authentic German beer garden.   

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