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Best Poolside Happy Hours In Los Angeles

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There comes a time during the week to take a break from the work schedule and plan a time to go out on the town for recreation and fun. Tourists and residents alike frequent some of L.A.'s popular bar destinations. Los Angeles is home to a variety of unique getaway locations that offer a lovely view with a pool, along with custom designed menus that help set the tone for an enjoyable happy hour experience. Here are several of L.A.'s best poolside happy hours.

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Hotel Shangri-la
1301 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-2791

The Hotel Shangri-la is a beach hotel located in the heart of Santa Monica, one of L.A.'s top picks when it comes to beach cities. The rooftop bar of this hotel offers an amazing visual, both in the morning and evening, when it comes to taking in a magnificent view of the ocean while overlooking the city. The Hotel Shangri-la's pool is a nurturing setting to take in while enjoying happy hour festivities. Happy hour takes place on the weekends from 4pm to 6pm.

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The Backyard
W Hotel / Westwood
930 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-8765

The W Los Angeles Westwood is a contemporary getaway that offers a majestic view of the city and an engaging experience during an evening out on the town. Happy hour takes place from 4pm to 7pm Monday through Friday at The Backyard Restaurant, the hotel's outside restaurant and poolside lounge. The Backyard's happy hour menu includes a variety of drinks, as well as nibbles and bites of dishes like edamame, truffled popcorn, lil burgers and short rib grilled cheese.

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24/7 Restaurant
The Standard Hotel- Downtown L.A.
550 S. Flower
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 439-3030

Home to their famed 24/7 Restaurant that houses a full bar for patrons to enjoy and to hang out, The Standard Hotel offers a terrific setting along with mixture of unique beverages range from wines to mixed beverages. Happy hour kicks off at 4pm through 7pm, Monday through Friday.

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The Public Kitchen And Bar
The Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 856-1970

As one of Hollywood's most elegant destinations, The Roosevelt Hotel is a modern hotel with special guest features and amenities. The Public Kitchen and Bar is nestled inside the fancy hotel and offers a cozy setting to enjoy beverages of choice right in the zone of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The bar and kitchen hosts specialty drink menus and custom food menus to indulge in and enjoy. Happy hour takes place from 5pm to 8pm.

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

The Viceroy is a treat when it comes to happy hour. As a specialty boutique hotel, it is one of L.A.'s trendy hotels with many modern features, including a picturesque pool setting with happy hour. Food and drinks are served to patrons as they enjoy sunny skies, southern California sun and the ocean breeze, that are all part of the package at this lovely destination of choice. Happy hour begins at 2:30 pm and continues through 6:30 pm.

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Belinda Ware is a Hollywood Insider news journalist who finds herself in the right place at the right time covering celebrity news, pop culture, opinion pieces and general breaking news stories on the latest trends in popular news. Her hobbies include golf, chess and world travel. Read more on
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