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Best Rooftop Pools in LA – Summer 2018

It’s no secret that LA has some of the best summer hotspots. From beautiful beaches to splashy pools, there are ample Instagraming opportunities. Here, we’re rounding up five of the hottest rooftop pools in the city all boasting luxe amenities and dreamy views.

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The London just unveiled its summer rooftop programming, Boxwood on the Roof, and it’s a good one. The series includes Ice Cream Sundays serving up exotic flavors (think popcorn and cookie monster oreo cookies), Tuesday Crystal Cocktails featuring drinks inspired by different stones, and live music Wednesdays. Executive chef Anthony Keene has also crafted a fun summer menu that includes oysters, hand rolled sushi, miso brass crostini, ginger chicken meatballs, grilled salmon fillet, and avocado toast.

SLS Beverly Hills

The SLS Beverly Hills’ Altitude Pool is a gorgeous oasis that will quickly become a go-to favorite spot during the summer. The plush vibe is so LA and the elevated fare by chef José Andrés such as Pacific ahi tuna ceviche and crab cake sliders is the icing on the cake. Weekends are especially lively on the rooftop pool with a DJ spinning beats on the deck. For the ultimate pool lounging experience, we suggest opting for a cabana.

W Hollywood

If you’re in the mood to get your party on, the W Hollywood’s rooftop pool and bar is definitely the spot for you. You and your squad can book a cabana or a daybed and enjoy the sunshine, views, and upbeat vibe for the day. Friday through Sunday from 1pm-5pm is when the DJ starts spinning and the party gets started. Book tables for Wet Hollywood on the Discotech app!

Montage Beverly Hills

Private poolside cabanas, lush landscaping, and awe-inspiring views of the city are just some of the reasons the Montage Beverly Hills’ rooftop pool stands out. Cabanas feature flat screen TVs, magazines, complimentary wifi, a fresh fruit bowl, drinks, and appetizers from The Rooftop Grill, which is perfect if you’re celebrating a birthday or a bachelor/bachelorette party. If you’re looking for a more relaxed rooftop pool experience, go for the Tranquility package, which includes a discount for a spa treatment, a crudite starter, and a cold-pressed juice sampler.

Peninsula Beverly Hills

Have your phone ready because the Peninsula Beverly Hills’ rooftop pool is definitely a scene you’re going to want to Instagram. The Century City skyline serves as the backdrop and the sparkling pool beckons on a hot LA day. Meet your friends here and together you can sit back in plush lounge chairs, sip cocktails or a smoothie, and enjoy a light bite.

Skybar at the Mondrian

Boasting some of the finest views of Los Angeles, Skybar is an open air, ivy covered pavilion perched above the pool at Mondrian LA.

Having been the spot for the hottest nightlife and bar scenes from the day it opened, Skybar’s newly re-imagined design brings a fresh approach to this iconic space. A chic poolside lounge by day, Skybar provides an idyllic oasis to take in the sun and enjoy impeccably fresh cocktails. When the sun sets, the pulse of Skybar beats even louder, stirring a seductive energy, aroused by world-class DJ’s and Hollywood glamour. Book tables and see upcoming DJs at Skybar!

Skybar is private to hotel guests everyday until 1PM.

Avalon Hollywood NYE 2017/2018 Markus Schulz Promo Code

The legendary Markus Schulz is back at Avalon Hollywood for another New Years Eve open to close show on Sunday 12/31/17! Tickets available here (starting at $70).

You can book bottle service / tables for this event directly on our free mobile app.

Unfortunately there will not be any guestlist or discount codes for this event. Get your tickets here before prices go up!

The DJs for Friday and Saturday have yet to be announced. You can use promo code DISCO to get 10% off tickets for those shows.

You can book bottle service for Markus Schulz New Years Eve at Avalon on our website or free mobile app.

Markus Schulz is a German-American DJ and music producer based in Miami, Florida. Best known for his weekly radio show titled Global DJ Broadcast that airs on Digitally Imported radio, After Hours FM and other online stations, Schulz is also the founder of the label Coldharbour Recordings and Schulz Music Group (SMG), an artist management company that manages rising stars in the industry including Nifra, Fisherman & Hawkins, Mr. Pit, Grube & Hovsepian and Adina Butar. In September 2012, Schulz was crowned America’s Number 1 DJ by DJ Times.

In early 2013, after several spontaneous back-to-back performances, Schulz and Ferry Corsten announced they would be producing and touring together as the new EDM group New World Punx. Their debut arena show was held at Madison Square Garden, with global tour dates ongoing and in the future.

Asian Night Returns to Los Angeles (Whisper LA)

We’re happy to announce that Whisper LA is bringing Asian clubbing back to Downtown LA with the Grand Opening of Asian Night at Treehouse Lounge – a brand new rooftop lounge located in the heart of Downtown LA. For fans of past Whisper Asian nights at Colony, My House, Project, and Metropolitan – the wait is over. Asian clubbing is back starting Saturday April 1. Mark your calendars!

We have a free girl’s guestlist / discounted guy’s guestlist – free for ladies and $15 for guys before 10:30. Sign up for the guestlist on our mobile app or book tables directly on our web app.

We also have some bottle specials:

  • Girl promo table – 5 girls – $50 tip – 1 bottle of champagne
  • 2 bottle special – 10 guests – $550 min – 2 bottles (Goose, Henny, Johnny Black, Jameson) –

Standard tables:

  • Outdoor patio table – 5 guests  – $350 min (1 bottle)
  • Main room table – 10 guests – $700 min (2 bottles)
  • Dance floor table – 15 guests – $1050 min (3 bottles)

 

Tao and Beauty & Essex To Open In LA

Tao has been a nightlife destination in Las Vegas for years, drawing Angelenos with its surprisingly good pan-Asian fare and sceney ambiance. The New York City concept is now apparently slated for the Dream Hotel in Hollywood, no surprise really since sister concept Beauty & Essex was already confirmed back in August 2015.

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What Tao’s entrance into the City of Angels means is that Hollywood’s nightlife scene is about to take a turn toward the Empire state of mind. The “vibe dining” restaurant boasts everything from sushi rolls and dim sum to more composed plates. No word on whether Tao will bring its entire nightclub to Hollywood, but with the limited space, it seems unlikely.

At the moment, there’s no projected opening date for Tao, though Beauty & Essex was originally slated to open this year. According to hotel developers Hollywood IRC, the project is currently under construction.

In the meantime, you can satisfy all your nightlife needs with Discotech.

Avalon Hollywood NYE 2016/2017 Markus Schulz Promo Code

Update for 2017 – there will be no discount code for Markus Schulz 2017 event. You can buy tickets for that show here.

Come see the legendary Markus Schulz spin an open to close set on New Years Eve at Avalon Hollywood!

You can book bottle service / tables for this event directly on our free mobile app.

Or, use promo code DISCO to get 10% off your ticket purchase here. There will not be any guest list for this event!

You can also use discount code DISCO on most nights to get 10% off your tickets.

Avalon’s Friday DJ has yet to be announced. But there will be a special pre NYE event by Mayhem on 12/28 – you can sign up for free guestlist to this event using our app.

Markus Schulz is a German-American DJ and music producer based in Miami, Florida. Best known for his weekly radio show titled Global DJ Broadcast that airs on Digitally Imported radio, After Hours FM and other online stations, Schulz is also the founder of the label Coldharbour Recordings and Schulz Music Group (SMG), an artist management company that manages rising stars in the industry including Nifra, Fisherman & Hawkins, Mr. Pit, Grube & Hovsepian and Adina Butar. In September 2012, Schulz was crowned America’s Number 1 DJ by DJ Times.

In early 2013, after several spontaneous back-to-back performances, Schulz and Ferry Corsten announced they would be producing and touring together as the new EDM group New World Punx. Their debut arena show was held at Madison Square Garden, with global tour dates ongoing and in the future.

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.

Monday Social Moves to Project LA

If you haven’t already, get yourself down to Monday Social at least once in your Los Angeles life.

If ever there was a weekday time machine back to Saturday at midnight, its name is Monday Social. The loss of reality’s road markers — it’s a school night, and you’re surrounded by full-on party monsters — is disconcerting.

I’ve seen bottles of champagne palmed and guzzled like beer on the packed-like-a-festival-main-stage dance floor. I forgot it was a Monday until being deposited on the street after 3 a.m: What just happened? Do I still have my wallet? Why is there lipstick on my shoe?

Monday Social, celebrating its 20th year and by far the longest-running electronic dance music party in Los Angeles, is a point of pride for any Angeleno with out-of-town friends to show around. Yeah, this is how we do any old night in L.A.

The event’s popularity was hard-earned and much deserved. I’ve known the founders, Freddie Be and Mick Cole, since they started Monday Social as a laid-back soiree on the second floor of defunct French eatery Louis XIV 20 years ago.

Back then it really was a social, a gathering place for dance music industry insiders who could gossip, smoke on the patio, and listen to Scott Hardkiss drop Schooly D’s “P.S.K., What Does It Mean?” in the middle of a house set. That vibe has long since given way to sheer bacchanalia, a product of EDM’s explosion in the music festival world.

The duo is moving next week from Sound Nightclub to Project LA in part as an effort to try to tap into its original vibe. If plans pan out, there will be more depth (of the kind displayed by DJs like Danny Howells and Hernan Cattaneo) and fewer hand-raising drops.

Cole says he wants to bring the industry crowd back while making the night more laid-back, less “spring break with an expense account.”

“We’re definitely not about the VIP bottle-service crowd,” he says. “We got tired of that. The club [Sound] wanted these people because they drive money through the venue. We’re more about a beer and maybe a lil’ toke on the patio.”

Let’s stop the conversation here: All props must go to Sound for being the right size club at the right time. With 500 capacity and a Funktion-One sound system, it was the little venue that could. Monday Social’s move from the 800-plus Playhouse down the street also decreased marketing stress for the promoters and allowed the floor to be packed more of the time.

That’s a good thing.

But it presented a few issues for Monday Social. Sound replaced the Funktion-One rig (EDM people just fawn over these things) with a Pioneer system, which Cole says did not sound as good. It emphasized bottle service which, frankly, attracts douchebags who often could care less about good music. And it started booking the same DJs on weekends, which likely made it more difficult for Monday Social to stand out and get customers, even at a much-lower Monday cover price ($10 to $20).

The latest move will help Monday Social distinguish itself from a sameness that has pervaded Los Angeles nightlife. The formula of bottle service and familiar tunes is clearly wearing on the market.

At the same time, the EDM explosion has already forced Monday Social’s organizers to dig deeper for DJs they can afford. The days when the promoters could nab a superstar in town for a bigger Saturday night gig are mostly long gone. The result is that Monday Social will be more relaxed, more underground, and more real.

“We had to stretch out and get more A-list talent” at Sound, Cole said.  “But we specialize in more in up-and-coming and underground talent. That’s what we’ll try to do at Project LA.”

Chris Kasteler, director of operations at Boulevard Nightlife Group, which owns Project LA and other clubs, says bring it on. The club has a Funktion-One system as well as the ability to rock until 4 a.m.

“We’re excited to have some truly amazing and talented artists come through Project LA,” Kasteler says. “We haven’t had that yet.”

He says the club is willing to let Monday Social experiment with a deeper roster of house DJs, even if they won’t always pack the place.

“It’s a longstanding and very successful brand with great people behind it,” he said. “They have our full support. We’re in it for the long haul.”

Monday Social launches at Project LA Monday, Jan. 18 with &ME and Anton Tumas at 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 21+. Sign up for guestlist (free before 10:30, $5 off after), buy tickets, or book tables (starting at $500) on the Discotech App.

Craze at Sunbar Brings Dayclubbing to LA

Los Angeles has the right weather for it, but proper day clubs here are few and far between.

Sure, the rooftop of the Standard Hotel downtown is a mainstay, the Roosevelt Hotel’s pool gets its share of parties, and SBE’s XIV Yacht Club just set sail with it’s maiden voyage last Sunday.

Stephan Seguin, the former top honcho at SBE’s Create superclub in Hollywood, has teamed up with Peter Famulari of Skybar fame and events guru Michael Utsinger to bring proper daytime clubbing to L.A.

They’re calling the venue Sunbar, and it debuts this Saturday (yes, on the Fourth of July) with a weekly day party called Craze. The venue is the reimagined courtyard garden of the historic Hollywood Athletic Club on Sunset Boulevard.

“It’s beautiful garden, and we redid all the cabanas and added some elevated seating,” Seguin said. “We made it a lot more pleasing to the eye.”

For now, the daytime festivities are limited to Craze Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will run until winter really starts to bite, whenever that might be, Seguin said.

The day club will include an indoor game room, a pool table, beer pong, Xbox games, checkers, popcorn machines, carts with frozen fruit, a cotton-candy machine and a 30-foot “stripper pole” used by aerialist performers.

“Most important,” says Seguin, “the bar will be all mixology —  high-end craft cocktails.”

He also promises “many pretty faces.”

But what about the most important part, the music? It seems that, for now, Sunbar will eschew the growing cheese of day club EDM in favor of “deep, sexy house” and “vocal, sing-along hip-hop,” Seguin says.

The day will open with a proper, two-and-a-half hour house set before the hip-hop reaches for the night.

Admission for ladies will be at the door’s discretion. For gentlemen, cabana reservations with bottle service is the only way to go.