They closed the restaurant and didn't find out until I got there. Said it was based on rain but it was 70 degrees and sunny. I the confirmation text I got at 3:30 saying see you soon was just pretend.
I absolutely adore this spot! Great view, especially during sunset. And they've really done an awesome job revamping it over the past few years!
Had to close early due to wind but totally understandable and Overall great experience.
The best location in Santa Monica, Venice Beach area to watch the sunset.
Reserve early as the sunset times fill up quickly.
This place is a must if you're visiting Venice. Incredible rooftop sunset views. Great spot to meet friends or a date. Friendly service, extensive drink menu & decent snacks with good portions for sharing. It can get quite chilly up there if you're visiting winter (yes, California does have winter!) but luckily blankets and heat lamps are provided. If you want a seat, you'll need a reservation but if you decide to pop in, there is some standing room.
Amazing location. Great service. Cool music and tasty cocktails!
Beautiful View when it is a clear day, both great for a date or a group get together.
Brought my bf here for the first time. We loved it.
Great establishment. The people down at the lobby were helpful and directed us towards the elevator. Upon check-in, we were given some contradictory information regarding the time we would need to leave due to the fact that we had a minor. It was a "minor" issue. Overall, it was a very pleasant and great evening. Our host was very nice and the service was great. For some odd reason though, perhaps another minor issue, the following day I received an email from Open Table with the following,
"When you miss a reservation, it can adversely affect the restaurant. So we kindly ask that the next time you need a rain check, please do what you can to cancel the reservation. By canceling, you can help out the restaurant and also open up the table for another diner to have an amazing dining experience. You can easily cancel a reservation online, with our apps, or by calling the restaurant directly. "
As far as I could tell we were able to get a table with no issues.
I brought my mom here for her birthday after going to Venice Beach Boardwalk. My mom loved it! She loved the view, the drinks had good prices and we are Vegan so the chips and Guacamole option was a plus. She even got her Sunset and ocean pictures for her friends and followers that couldn’t come and wanted to see. The service would’ve been excellent if our server would’ve checked on us at least once and brought water & straws like we asked...Thank you guys for the blankets as well because it got chilly later that evening. We will most definitely be back soon.
Great place to spend my birthday ! Perfect 80 degrees and perfect scenic veiw
Love this place! For happy hour and sunset. The small bites are okay -- not a wide menu-- but it's really more about having a drink with friends and the view above the beaches of Venice. It's gorgeous at sunset. You have to make a reservation to get in at sunset / and it's worth it. Sometimes it gets a little cold. They have heaters and blankets --but make sure to bring a jacket. Really fun place to go with a date or for a quick meeting or pre-cocktails...
Gorgeous view on top of Hotel Erwin near Muscle Beach. Age group 26-34. Went mid afternoon on Saturday January 20. Make a reservation as it gets crowded! Appetizer menu very small, good food but everything is pricey. Party of 4 with 2 drinks each and only 2 appetizer plates was close to $180 with tip!! No lie.
We visited on a Saturday afternoon and had an Awesome experience
Hosted my 30th birthday and it was perfect! Amazing views, great drinks and food!
Had a great time, our server was fantasic. Had a great time, our server was fantasic. Had a great time, our server was fantasic.
Meet friends here for drinks and to watch the sunset. Drinks were ok, but the sunset was glorious. Enjoyed the setting very much. Great place to meet and greet people.
Had a delightful time here as usual. Everything was just perfect.
Went to High Rooftop Lounge for a girls night and we had a blast. The ambiance is perfect and the service was spectacular. Will definitely be back again
Service was excellent. Server Barbara (and support staff) provided very attentive and friendly service.
Great location Great drinks Service was great - will definitely be back whether with friends or just on our own - great place to watch the sunset and everything going on in Venice
Beautiful place to watch the sunset, have some great drinks, and good appetizers
Let’s start with the good. The High Rooftop Lounge offers incredible 360 views of the ocean and city. It was well layed our. The lounge furniture is comfortable. The bathrooms are clean, modern and also offer views. They offer blankets to help keep you warm against the ocean breezes. The drinks are also good, though overpriced.
Now the bad. We went to enjoy the sunset and have some celebratory drinks for my husband’s birthday. I requested the best available seating. I understand requests cannot always be met. I worked for many years in service. We arrived and there were maybe since other people there. The host, Jacob, started out nice enough. He seated us and I asked if we could be moved to the are against the railing facing the ocean. I was told no, because it was reserved for a group off 8. I must point out the area we were seated in would easily fit 8 as well, but I digress. We were there for two hours and the seats we requested remained empty the entire time. Additionally we noticed on the way out that on the other side there was a romantic seating area just for two facing the ocean. The couple there arrived after us, we know because we saw them arrive.
Additionally my first drink was served to me in a dirty glass with lipstick all over the rim and none of the garnishes the drink includes. The waitress didn’t even notice. I had to take my drink to the bar to be remade. Neither the waitress, bartender or manager apologized for it or offered to comp the drink.
In short, if you want great views, you’ll get them here. Don’t expect great service or common courtesy.
Other than the company and the views, this was a pretty disappointing visit.
Always great vibes here
Good place to sit down and have a drink with a view. Drinks were pretty strong which I suppose is good. Warmers and blankets available. Nicely divided.
Best to watch Sunset or day drink. Very limited menu. Wine served in normal glasses. Cocktails are a better bet than wine.
Love This Place! Best hidden gem in town !!!
Love coming here for sunset drinks with a group
Best views of Venice beach and Santa Monica! Great cocktails. Vibrant bar scene. Must be 21.
My Wife and I just finished having an Amazing lunch and everything was Groovy! The crab dip with chips is a must as well as the Sex on the Beach drinks. A++
Best place for sunset happy hour on the Westside! Great energy and vibe, awesome DJ and tunes.
Hanging with friends.
Eat before you get there. Limited food on menu. However, drinks are great.
Made a reservation and then was only given two options of seating that were either not be a warmer or only acrossed from each other (it was our honeymoon!) waitress did not come by often enough that we had to leave our check with someone else just so we could head home. This was only a Tuesday night.
Had a really nice time at the High Rooftop at the Erwin Hotel. Got there early and enjoyed the ocean views with our daughter visiting from Indiana! Kayla our server was so friendly and did a fantastic job, we'll be back!
Great view, friendly servers and good cocktails! This is a great choice to start a night out. Make sure to go in time for sunset!
Amazing ambience. Everything else was fairly good
We were never given instructions on how to order drinks, so after waiting 15 minutes without being noticed by our server, we went to the bar to order. After we ordered, and paid, our server came over and said that we would have to leave our table if we ordered from the bar. Luckily we were able to convince her, since the hostess didn't disclose the rules, to let us keep our drinks and table and we would tip her.
The ambiance and service was great. The Rose wine was watered down. The white Wine was fair quality only. Beer was good.
Made reservations for 5:45pm. We arrived at 5:47. The elevator line takes forever, unless you walk 9 flights of stairs. The couple in front of us had reservations at 6:30 but asked to be seated early. When we checked in they said they were waiting for tables to be cleaned. As we both waited, they seated them 1st in a prime spot with a view of the ocean and mountains even though our reservation was 45mins before theirs. More people showed up and were seated before us as well. Finally they showed us to our spot, which was in the corner next to the busy bar, no view facing opposite the ocean. Very disappointed! Limited options on food and drinks. Nice views, but the spot they gave us ruined it for us. Will not be coming back