Umbrellas are open on a sunny day at Mama Shelter Rooftop in Los Angeles

MAMA Shelter

MAMA Shelter is a necessary respite among the growing collection of Hollywood rooftop bars. Since 2015, it has offered a vibrant, colorful escape for locals and visitors alike. This hotel, restaurant, and rooftop bar delivers dazzling interior design inspired by its Parisian sister properties. Lounge on the patterned day beds or make a reservation for brunch under the sun. Enjoy dinner in the downstairs restaurant and top it off with games and a cozy cocktail. The drinks are delicious, the staff is friendly, and the vibes are immaculate. See the expansive Los Angeles skyline from a bird’s eye view at this rooftop hot spot in the heart of Tinsel Town.

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MAMA Shelter Details:

🍔 Food:
The downstairs restaurant is sure to impress with a delicious Pork Belly Fried Rice being the star of the menu. Their best Rooftop dish is Mama’s Famous Le Royale Burger, which is surprisingly bomb whether you get meat or Impossible meat. Upgrade to the Truffle Fries and you won’t be disappointed. And the kitchen closes at 10:30pm, FYI.

🍸 Drinks:
Drinks are beautiful on the inside and out. The Junglebird is an awesome choice for rum lovers and the “Mama Got Fired” is made with lychee for a refreshing twist. Cocktails are strong but beware of your check–Gratuity is auto-added along with a CA health insurance charge. Make sure you get an itemized receipt so you don’t over-tip.

🎶 Music:
They’ve got a great playlist of hip hop, top 40, throwbacks, and good background jams for your conversation.

Ambiance:
It’s impossible not to have a good time on the MAMA Shelter Rooftop. Patterned daybeds and colorful umbrellas create the ultimate summertime aesthetic. The space is great for catching up with old friends or making some new ones. Arrive before 3pm on weekends to beat the crowd. The downstairs restaurant is quiet but inviting. The décor is beautiful and the quirky gumball machines and ceiling art are an added touch of pizazz.

📸 Photo Ops:
Definitely get a daybed shot on the rooftop and make sure to get the tropical palms and umbrellas in the background. Also, the screenplay-themed elevator is a notable backdrop.

😃 Happy Hour:
They’ve got discounted drinks and food seven days a week! Stop by Mon-Sun: 4pm-6pm. (Also $3 oysters on Wednesdays.)

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MAMA Shelter Info:

📍 Address:
6500 Selma Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Rooftop Hours:
Mon-Sun: 12pm-12am

📱 Contact:
(323)785-6600
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Pros:

  • Unique rooftop lounge seating with colorful design
  • Friendly staff
  • Beautiful views of Hollywood
  • Delicious dining menu

Cons:

  • Sketchy auto-gratuity
  • Building next door blocks out the sunset
  • Hits capacity quickly and wait can be long
  • No table service in the rooftop bar lounge
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