Rooftop – The Standard
Having matured beyond the B.S. of its trendoid ‘In Crowd’ origins, the Rooftop at the Standard Downtown is now for the in-the-know crowd. A cool, attractive collection of locals, students, tourists, and scenesters chill in a classy outdoor lounge (think Art Deco meets Austin Powers) with the most breathtaking view of LA’s sky-high cityscape – and a glam poolside scene (not just for gazing at – take a dip if you’re feeling frisky) with vibrating space age waterbeds. There is red astro turf, a German themed beer garden (sorry, Biergarten), regular DJs and some wacky topiary. Bypass the crowded, cover-charged weekends for a fresher weeknight vibe and feel like you’re literally on top of the world on the Rooftop at the Standard Downtown.