Perched on a rooftop, overlooking the beautiful Pershing Square, is one of the best outdoor lounge/bars Downtown LA has to offer. Perch, is a lovely and breathtaking spot to get together with friends or coworkers and enjoy the surrounding views of Downtown at night. It is one my favorite lounge/bar to visit because of its French-flare. The liveliness of the crowd is just right–you can carry conversations without yelling and even walk around freely without pushing or shoving to get a drink at the bar. The music is a mix of French-folk and jazz, both melodic and relaxing to listen to and never too loud. Some nights you may even catch a live jazz or folk band playing.
At night, the atmosphere is unarguably intimate. There is an energy and vibe that convey a modern elegance, which might intimidate some, but Perch has the right balance with its infusion of great drinks and food, and a taste for creating that French-sensual experience through its music and views. Although Perch is open during the day time, the evening is by far the best. You can have dinner at the restaurant just a floor below or head straight to the rooftop for drinks and appetizers.
Getting to the rooftop lounge at Perch is an experience itself. The first elevator you take leads you to the restaurant. Once you’ve reached the restaurant level, you take another elevator which leads you to the rooftop bar. Throughout your journey to reach the rooftop bar, you are surrounded by beautiful art-deco style interiors and antique furnishings.
The French-flare, jazz and folk music, and the Downtown skyline view with good company and tasty food and drinks, make Perch one of the best Downtown rooftop bars to go visit in LA.
By Public Transportation: Take the Metro Red Line towards Downtown LA and get off at Pershing Square metro station.
By Car: Take the 101 South freeway to the 110 South freeway towards Downtown LA. Exit 4th Street and make a Right at Hill Street.
Parking: There is a parking lot right across the building Perch is located in where you can park at ($5-$10).