Located on the rooftop of Downtown L.A.'s Pershing Square Building, Perch is an idyllic, French-bistro-inspired bi-level bar and lounge with stunning views of the L.A. skyline. Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits by terrace tables combat chilly nights, and live jazz and DJs keep the ambience just right. Many of the dishes on the menu—such as the baked brie—are meant to be shared, though the restaurant does offer traditional single-person entrées. The bar selection also trends French, with Parisian cocktails, more than a dozen wines by the glass, and a selection of Armagnac and French cordials. The space is family-friendly until 9 p.m., when the restaurant becomes a strictly 21-and-over affair.
Evening Cocktails with a View of Downtown L.A. at Perch
For a 360-degree view of the city’s revitalized downtown, start at the rooftop patio of Perch. Everything, the cocktail list included, has a French vibe. Try the cognac-based Midnight in Paris and find a cozy spot near one of the fire pits. —Lora Shinn.