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Top 7 Best Pool Parties in Los Angeles in 2020

Nothing quite captures the summer season more than swimsuits, get togethers , rooftop bars and pool parties in Los Angeles (though outdoor adventures and ice cream take a close second). When it comes to Vegas-style pool parties and laid-back, rooftop gatherings, L.A.’s buzzy hotspots have enough lively events to keep you entertained all summer long. 

The season events kick off with a splash of pool parties thrown at shindig-friendly hotels around town, from the heart of Hollywood to the rooftops of Downtown Los Angeles. If you’re looking to lounge (or dance) by the pool, enjoy great must and a cocktail in hand, be prepared to arrive early or grab a hotel room the night before, as most parties cap out at 500 people. 

Of course, the fastest way to a coveted cabana or table space is via bottle service packages, which can run hundreds of dollars, but you’ll buy the best seat in the house. Book bottle service, buy tickets, and sign up for guest-list directly on Discotech’s free mobile app. Here are some of the best summer pool party options in LA:

W Hollywood

Overview of the pool party at W Hollywood hotel

A Free Entry Rooftop Bar

Guests at the W head to the Wet Deck at 10am for a pool party where the boozy bashes collide with beautiful people, great tunes and an incredible view of the city. The best part? It’s completely free. Enjoy a cocktail by the bar or hang by the pool for a well-deserved post-workout treat. As for the rest of the weekend, top LA DJs will be spinning from 1pm to 5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Though the Wet deck is primarily reserved for hotel guests, daybeds and cabanas can be reserved for non-guests with food and beverage spending minimums.

Skybar at Mondrian

People lounging at the Mondrian West Hollywood pool party

A West Hollywood Pool Party / Lounge That Overlooks Downtown LA

The Mondrian hotel, West Hollywood’s luxury boutique getaway, is home to the ever-popular Skybar, a pool and bar that offers one of the best views in L.A. Let loose and lounge poolside at one of the top hotel pools in LA while DJs spin as you celebrate the weekend. Plus, be on the lookout for upcoming pool parties and celebs, as both elevate the pool side party experience to a new tier of fun and enjoyment.

The Standard, Downtown Los Angeles

Large pool at The Standard Download Los Angeles

A Pool Party in the Middle of Downtown LA Complete with Stunning Views

When looking to party or lounge poolside, very few LA pools compare to The Standard, Downtown Los Angeles. The pool comes complete with DJs, vibrating waterbeds and views on par with the best bars in LA. The rooftop pool bar can be a tough ticket on weekends for non-guests (must meet a $35 food and beverage minimum), but it’s totally worth it for a weekend day rager. 

Tropicana Pool at the Roosevelt

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A Historic Venue Home to Wild Pool Parties and the Celebs Who Frequent Them

If you’re looking to party poolside in the heart of Hollywood, the long standing Roosevelt hotel is your perfect go-to. After a 2003 restoration by designer Dodd Mitchell, this 1927 landmark once more welcomes the A-listers who frequented Tropicana during Hollywood’s heyday. Although a famous landmark, there is nothing outdated about a Tropicana pool party, as the crowds are young, the music is trendy and the party’s more alive than ever.

The Highlight Room

People partying at the Highlight Room pool party

Luxury and wild times collide together giving guests the ultimate pool party experience

The Highlight Room is found atop ten stories high with unobstructed, 360 degree views of Los Angeles, ranging from the famed Hollywood Sign and surrounding Hollywood Hills to the skyline of Downtown. By day, the modern sundeck offers hotel guests the perfect getaway to relax by the pool on a plush lounger or in a luxurious, private cabana. At sundown Thursday through Saturday, Highlight Room’s pool deck transforms into the best place to party under the stars in Los Angeles.

During the day through the summer, Highlight Room is just as fun. The Highlight Room is definitely one of the top pool parties in LA, as the vibe is luxurious but focuses on what’s really important, and that’s providing guests with an epic pool party.

Marina del Rey Hotel Pool

Overview look of the Marina Del Rey Hotel Pool

Pool parties, boats, booze, and bikinis. Fun times await.

Sitting in a gorgeous scenic waterfront location on the world’s largest man-made small-craft harbor, the Marina del Rey Hotel encourages guests to unwind and indulge in equal balance. Whether you are here for business or leisure, our Los Angeles waterfront hotel features and award-winning dining at SALT Restaurant & Bar and a year-round heated infinity pool & spa complete with unrivaled views of Marina del Rey. The pool parties at Marina del Rey Hotel offer something very unique, as partying near boats in the heart of Marine del Rey offer many opportunities. Boats, booze, and bikinis? I’m sure you can do the math.

Liquid Frequencies Pool

Crowd partying at Liquid Frequencies pool

A small Deep House pool party guaranteed to have you grooving all day and night long

For those looking for a more smaller pool party, this the spot for you. With a very limited capacity, it becomes hard to avoid being engulfed by crowds partying to the music. The music has historically been deep house, so it’s safe to assume groovy tunes await you at this pool party. If looking for a great time to party under the sun, this pool party surely won’t disappoint!

Bonus: Ace Hotel & Swim Club Palm Springs

Spacious view of Palm Springs Ace Hotel

Pool Parties and Super Warm Weather ALL THE TIME!? Ace Hotel in Palm Springs Gives You Both

While it’s a bit of a trek from L.A. to Palm Springs, the Ace Hotel’s buzzy pool parties make a weekend getaway well worth your while. The desert locale is home to the Swim Club, which hosts a variety of pool parties throughout summer. It’d be hard to find a better venue to kick off pool party season. 

Prepare for a mix of DJs, live music, stand-up comedians, pool parties, R-rated bingo, arts & crafts and more. Be on the lookout for more daytime pool parties on the Ace Hotel’s event calendar, which are sure to roll out during the summer.

The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Los Angeles

So what’s the perfect venue to enjoy Los Angeles weather, take in chill vibes and imbibe potent potables all in one locale?

A rooftop bar, of course!

To that end we made it my mission to scout 10 of the coolest rooftop bars in Los Angeles just for you and yes they all come with incredible views, lush scenery, and delicious cocktails.

But whether or not you choose to enjoy them? Well, that’s totally optional.

List starts after the jump (in no particular order).

1. The Andaz Sundeck

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Having the highest rooftop swimming pool in Los Angeles is a nice title to have in this town. The Andaz in West Hollywood offers panoramic views of Hollywood and the Sunset Strip on the Sun deck year round. Lay out on a day bed or cozy up and watch the sunset across Los Angeles while enjoying hand crafted cocktails and snacks from the pool menu.

2. High Rooftop Lounge

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In Venice beach the Hotel Erwin’s rooftop bar appropriately named High is the prime spot to catch a beach sunset. This place has a laid back atmosphere, awesome munchies and nightly drink specials year round. On chilly nights they even pass out blankets and turn on the heat lamps, how thoughtful right?

3. Perch Los Angeles

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Unobstructed views of downtown and very clear view of the neighboring Central Library Perch has been claimed one of the most beautiful rooftop bars in Los Angeles. A talented team of mixologists, tasty food and a beautiful french inspired ambiance has caused this place to form lines every weekend. The vibe is upscale which also means it can get pricey. To avoid the line make a reservation. Looking to try Perch on a budget? They have a happy hour!

4. Upstairs At The Ace Hotel

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Upstairs at the Ace is a buzzing hot spot perfect for kicking back and watching all the cool kids socialize. The moroccan themed roof deck host events nightly with special DJ guests paired with a nicely curated drink menu and YES there is a pool. Do yourself a favor and check out their events calendar it’s filled with fun and free events seven days a week.

5. The Fonda

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Catching a show at the Fonda is fun but the added bonus is pretty cool as well… walk up to the second floor and take the mini stairs up into the rooftop. Astroturf, delicate strung up lights, tables, couches and even a open air hall sits right above the building. Guest take their smoke breaks, order drinks and take in the views. Don’t worry about missing the show, they have it projected on a screen with the sound on. Nice touch Fonda I approve!

6. The Standard Rooftop Bar

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A view like none other The Standard offers a 360 degree view right in the heart of DTLA. Engulfed by surrounding skyscrapers the hotel opens its rooftop to the public with free admission during the week and a nominal entrance fee (usually $20) during the weekends. Owned by the same hotelier as the Chateau Marmont this mod themed bar has water bed pods, a pool and a projector screening classic flicks. The addition of the Biergarten on the west end of the open air deck is a nice touch for those who want to kick back away from the crowd and dance floor.

7. The Redbury

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The SBE group is synonymous with Hollywoods most popular hotspots so it is no surprise when The Redbury opened it became a favorite for people looking for low key nights. The bar is set like a private library with two awesome and free pool tables! Sit outside and lounge on the comfy sofas, the streams of lights and candles create an intimate vibe tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood Boulevard.

8. Suite 700

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Perched atop the iconic Hotel Shangri-La is Santa Monica’s famous indoor/outdoor rooftop bar & lounge Suite 700. Once a penthouse suite in the landmark hotel, Suite 700 and it’s deco inspired digs captures an elusive sense of Hollywood glamour at the ocean. The rooftop bar provides beautiful views of the ocean and the Santa Monica Promenade making it a perfect place to catch the sunset.

9. The London Rooftop

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Perched on the 10th floor of the hotel, the rooftop offers guests a beautiful panoramic view of West Hollywood. Inspired by a traditional English garden this place has an intimate feel to it but things can get crazy over the summer here. Just an FYI the roof top is open to guests for those who want to visit a reservation must be made.

10. SkyBar At The Mondrian

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A Hollywood favorite from the time it opened, Sky Bar is situated in the heart of Sunset Boulevard. Pretty young things like to lounge by the pool with a drink and listen to guest DJs spin the latest top tunes. A bit pricey but like any prime hot spot they tend to factor the view in with the bill. Remember to get on the guest list for the weekends for no hassle entry.

Originally reported on We Like LA.