Summer is just around the corner and that calls for rooftop drinks! We know you want to find that perfect rooftop spot to meet up with your friends all summer long. Luckily, Los Angeles has some of the best rooftop restaurants and bars with the best views and lively music. Here is the ultimate guide to the best rooftops near Upper Ivy Luxury Apartments.
Best Rooftops Near Upper Ivy
From refreshing watermelon margaritas to lemon drop martinis, our favorite summer cocktails are served near you!
- Celestina Rooftop – Located in the Shay Hotel, this rooftop restaurant & bar has that perfect summer vibe! Celestina has the best views of Culver City and offers delicious shrimp tacos, refreshing cocktails, and fresh guacamole & chips. Enjoy sipping on your drinks day or night by the pool at this vibrant rooftop oasis!
- Calabra – Located at the Proper Hotel, Calabra offers a stunning view of Santa Monica. Their menu includes Lamb Chop entrees and key lime pie for dessert!
- Elephante – This restaurant is a chic destination for elevated Italian cuisine in a breezy, loungelike dining area with ocean views. Best of all, their buzzing rooftop bar offers a variety of delicious hand-crafted cocktails and an exquisite wine list inspired by Italian flavors. With dazzling views of the sunset by the ocean, this rooftop is the perfect spot to take pictures of you and your friends!
- Bar Bohemien – Located in Citizen Public Market in downtown Culver City, Bar Bohemien offers unparalleled rooftop bar experiences like no other! This spot is ideal for lively happy hours or a romantic date.
- Margot – Located at the Platform in Culver City, Margot has become our go-to rooftop spot! This restaurant offers Italian cuisine with a modern California twist. We love that they provide an array of plant-based dishes and pasta & protein entrees. Be sure to Spritz up your Saturday with the B&B spritz, featuring blueberry and basil this summer!
After a night out with your friends exploring the best rooftops near Upper Ivy, head back over to your apartments and unwind at the Cabana! Chit-chat by the fireplace and start making plans to explore more LA rooftops this summer!
Best Summer Cocktail Recipes
There’s nothing better than re-creating your favorite summer cocktails with your friends at Upper Ivy!
Frozen Watermelon Margaritas –
- Slices of watermelons
- 1 oz agave syrup
- 2 oz 818 Blanco Tequila
- 2 oz Cointreau
- Blend them together
- Salt the rim of your glass
- Add a slice of lime on the side!
Blueberry Lime Mocktails
- Blueberry syrup
- Sparkling water
- Lime juice
- Top it with blueberries, a slice of lime, and mint!
- 1 oz citrus vodka
- 2 oz white rum
- 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
- 1 – 3 Mint sprigs
- Crushed ice
Enjoy creating these summer drinks in your Upper Ivy modern Kitchens! Don’t forget to post these drinks on your Instagram! We’d love to see your creations, so be sure to tag us @upperivy
How to Create the Perfect Home Bar Cart
Let your apartments at Upper Ivy be your summer home oasis this year! Here’s what you’ll need.
- Bar Cart – Choosing the best bar cart can be tricky, you want to make sure the design fits your home interiors and that it’s sturdy & stable. Here is a list of top-rated bar carts online: Anthropology – Oscarine Lucite Bar Cart & CB2 – Peekaboo Acrylic rolling two shelf
- Cocktail Shaker – William Sonoma & West Elm
- Cocktail Recipe Book – William Sonoma & Amazon – Book of Cocktails
- Wine & Martini Glasses – Crate & Barrel: Martini glasses & West Elm: Wine Glasses
Have a blast creating your perfect bar cart this summer at Upper Ivy. Adding a bar cart to your spacious living area makes your space more exciting and adds a unique element of design! Style your bar cart with fresh flowers and other fun accessories.