Celebrating Memorial Day in Los Angeles usually means some combination of water, sand, and sun… and probably also a lot of alcohol. If that sounds like the holiday you’re looking for, you’re in the right place. There are bars and restaurants all around the city ready to serve up a good time throughout the busy weekend. Take a look at our picks for party-worthy destinations to hit up for Memorial Day 2023.
You’ll see panoramic views of Los Angeles from Skybar’s chic poolside terrace at the Mondrian in West Hollywood. The weekend will start with Just Ditch Fridays, kicking things off with a lively pool party. There’s a Deep House Brunch Pool Party on Saturday, and their Summer Lodge Pool Party on Sunday will also feature brunch and live DJs. The Made In Tulum Pool Party closes out the weekend with a Tulum-inspired event you won’t want to miss.
Tropicana Pool & Café
The historic Hollywood Roosevelt hotel is known for its unparalleled LA vibes. Visit the Tropicana Pool & Café on Friday, Saturday or Sunday during Memorial Day weekend to find a live DJ spinning poolside along with an alluring menu of drinks served up at the bar.
The Highlight Room
Rooftop lounge The Highlight Room in Hollywood is a solid solution for a place to party during the holiday. On Saturday, you can reserve a cabana to sip drinks poolside while a DJ plays a quintessential summer soundtrack. On Sunday, stop by for Heatwave Sundays–a lively vibe where you can expect dancing, bottle service tables, and a dance floor to go along with sounds from top DJs.
Take advantage of LA’s beautiful weather on this bustling rooftop. MAMA Shelter is known for its inviting space full of vibrant furnishings, especially the lounge-worthy sofas. Their ‘70s disco party will be a great way to make the most of your weekend of revelry.
Downtown LA’s Hotel Figueroa is home to poolside lounge and bar La Casita. For Memorial Day 2023, they’re launching an all new food and beverage menu of coastal-inspired bites and signature cocktails. Come by to get a taste while enjoying the water at this eye-catching hotel property.
This beachfront hangout will be a solid stop on your Memorial Day Los Angeles bar crawl. You can find The Waterfront right along the Venice Beach boardwalk, delivering mouth-watering bites and quality cocktails. On Sundays you can make a reservation for their bottomless brunch buffet to grub and drink to your heart’s content.
This Downtown LA hot spot is a hub for a great time thanks to their alluring swimming pool. Spend the weekend at Broken Shaker sipping signature cocktails, dishing on their delectable food menu, and lounging near the water with a view of the surrounding cityscape. Visit on Sunday of the big weekend for a day party complete with a DJ, cocktails, and an LA skyline sunset.
If you haven’t been to this fresh and airy rooftop yet, now’s the time! Grandmaster Recorders boasts a sleek downstairs lounge, delicious restaurant, and gorgeous rooftop bar. It’s the perfect spot to retreat for a round of drinks (or two) with friends. Stop by during the holiday weekend to enjoy Hollywood with an open-air view.
Venice Ale House
Locals know that Venice Ale House is one of the best places to grab a beer in Venice. It may be located on the busiest part of the Venice Beach boardwalk, but the unmatched neighborhood vibe will have you feeling like a regular. You’ll be in the center of the action at this classic Los Angeles watering hole.
E.P. & L.P.
You can always count on a great time at E.P. & L.P. thanks to their rooftop bar with an expansive view of West Hollywood. The menu of creative (and strong) drinks never disappoints, along with the trendy crowd ready to mix and mingle. Whether you’re day drinking or looking for a nightcap, it’s a great choice to take in some sun during your holiday.