L.A. is just teeming with outdoor dining options. No matter how much the temp spikes during the day, we can count on perfect summer evenings. Throughout town, new spots are popping up. Grab a few friends or that cute Tinder right-swipe and head for some cocktails and eats at one of these new hangs.
Filifera at the Hollywood Proper Residences: Famed designer Kelly Wearstler designed this rooftop bar and lounge on the 22d floor of the Hollywood Proper Residences. The tallest rooftop in Hollywood ‘hood serves sweeping views of L.A. with craft cocktails and bar bites.
Cocktails include Lavender Collins with Absolut Elyx, lemon, and lavender, shaken and served long over ice and Hibiscus Gin & Tonic with Beefeater, tonic, and hibiscus flowers served Spanish-style, over ice.
Hot Hot Food is a fast-casual neighborhood joint specializing in LA Fried Rice. The funky seventies decor is inspired by co-owners Coly Den Haan and Dean Harada’s own funky style.
The menu is filled with tongue-in-cheek names like Ice Ice Babies — ginger turmeric lemonade, watermelon chili salt lime, honeydew mint, and Laura Palmer, perfect to cool off, and Netflix & Chili. The signature LA Fried Rice is available with crispy braised pork, slow cooked Jidori chicken, tempura-battered shrimp, chili, with a grass-fed burger patty — or a vegan version with purple kale.
Tintorera, opening in August, is a produce-driven, seafood-centric destination from international rising chef Maycoll Calderon (Huset in Mexico City) and partner Walter Meyenberg. Tintorera channels the lush, open ambiance of Huset, with exclusively patio seating. We’ll keep you posted!
Prank features a Ricki Kline- designed stunning indoor/outdoor bar. Walk up to the counter to order drinks and eats. Chef Ricardo Sanchez has designed a playful menu. Stop by for a quick nosh at the bar before heading to Staples or indulge in a Pranky Meal, paired with a cocktail, wine or beer, or a “augmented ambrosia.” Sunday brunch is served on the patio.
Thursday through Saturday, there’s live music, from DJ sets on Friday and Saturday nights to laid-back reggae bands on Sundays afternoon.
Salazar is nestled along the LA River, home to one of the most expansive patio spaces in Los Angeles. Don’t miss mod Mexican bbq fare from Chef Jonathan Aviles and specialty craft cocktails. Housed in a former Mazda garage, the name is a tribute to the Salazar family who owned the garage for fifty years. Owner Billy Silverman worked closely with The Yard to create the lush outdoor space.