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Best Poolside Happy Hours In Los Angeles

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Looking to take a dip by the pool while grabbing a refreshing drink? These thirst-quenching poolside happy hours from Downtown LA to the beach have you covered.

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The Roof on Wilshire
6317 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 852-6002

Situated in a contemporary, hip setting with comfortable booths and a great 360-degree mid-city view, the pool atop The Roof on Wilshire is a great venue to enjoy poolside drinks. Weekdays, the Sunset Menu here offers happy hour drink specials from 3pm to 7pm including options like a Wilshire Margarita, a Bourbon Smash, or our favorite, the Cue Southside. With Gin, cucumber, mint and lime juice, the Cue is a must have. Pair your drink with food options from chef Eric Greenspan's tasty menu and you have the recipe for one terrific happy hour.

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The Avalon Hotel
9400 West Olympic Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 277-5221

Set on a quiet side street in Beverly Hills, this lush and shady pool sits within the retro-boutique Avalon Hotel and comes with its very own throw-back vibe making it the perfect spot to relax. Surrounded by a 60's inspired decor and a pool that resembles the bygone era, enjoy a weekday 3-5pm happy hour of wine, beer, cocktails, and tasty bites to eat too. What's good? Try the rock shrimp and enjoy a solid selection of fine wines.

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The Standard, DTLA
550 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(213) 892-8080

DTLA's Standard Hotel has been a favorite among locals for years for many reasons. With sweeping views of the LA skyline, along with a seductive rooftop and pool, locals flock here at all times of the day. But, come here during happy hour from 4-7pm on weekdays and you'll enjoy not only astonishing views of the downtown skyline, and an astroturf deck, but also pineapple mojitos and other well-crafted cocktails to sip on. Spend a little time here, and the swagger and shine of this iconic spot will keep you happy even after the drink specials end.

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Viceroy Santa Monica
1819 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica , CA 90401
(310) 260-7500

Although the Pacific Ocean and it's world renowned beaches are just a stone's throw away, the pool scene at Santa Monica's Viceroy Hotel is enough to keep visitors from stepping foot outside the hotel. Featuring a few small pools to lounge in or by, this fun and hip environment cooks up a happy hour on drinks and food on weekdays from 4-6pm making this a go to spot to visit for westsiders. A classy, hip scene, cool ocean breezes, and cabana rentals make this classic hotel pool scene one not to miss. What to order? Don't leave without trying the spiced strawberry Sangria.

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Hotel Figueroa
Hotel Figueroa
939 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 627-8971

Downtown LA's Moroccan Hotel Figueroa offers up a hip setting to take in not just one, but two daily happy hours by their relaxed pool bar. Offering inexpensive drinks and food, the happy hour here also features a wide selection of draft beers, well-cocktails and more to choose from. Running from 4-7pm and 10-11pm, it's one happy hour you shouldn't miss. Add in Thursday thru Friday tacos and you've got one of the best happy hours around.

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The Backyard
W Los Angeles Westwood
930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-8765

Basking under the palms, The Backyard is W Hotel Westwood's version of the perfect poolside oasis. Set in a trendy, yet comfortable and relaxing environment, customers here enjoy happy hour perks from 4-7pm M-F. From truffled popcorn, hand cut fries and fresh oysters to your option of cocktails, wine and beer, relaxing by the pool has never been this great.

Article by Genie Davis.
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