Sip Some of LA’s Best Summer Cocktails

By Rana Good

If the abundant sunshine has you feeling parched, a cocktail can easily solve that problem for you. Check out some of LA’s best summer drinks to be imbibed at swanky hotel lounges, bourbon bars in Silverlake to trendy Tiki lounges on Sunset.

The Santa Monica Pier, like many landmarks, is best admired from a distance. Sure, it seems like a cool place to take visitors for an afternoon, but what are you really going to do once you get there? Ride the Ferris Wheel with some kid who just pooped his pants? Eat at Bubba Gump’s? No, the way to enjoy the Pier is to watch it from a half-mile away, on a swanky rooftop bar, with an excellent cocktail.

LuckilySuite 700, in the newly renovated Shangri-La Hotel, is such a place, an actual former penthouse suite that’s now a private-feeling, extremely comfortable lounge with suit-fabric-upholstered chairs, mini firepits, and the Upper East Side, a Manhattan spinoff made with Basil Hayden bourbon and Carpano Antica, often considered to be the best vermouth in the world.

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