When you’re looking for a good place in Orange County to meet up with friends for food and drinks, you also want one with a breathtaking view to add to your experience. There’s something about having a beautiful backdrop that adds to the ambiance. Here are six rooftop hideaways for food and drink in the OC that you must try!
Skyloft Laguna Beach
Located along the South Coast Highway, Skyloft Laguna Beach is known for its breathtaking view of Laguna Beach’s main beach area.
Check out those ocean views and beautiful landscape! The menu features steaks, seafood, and specialty smokehouse BBQ items. There are also two full bars where you can order from a menu of specialty crafted California cocktails and coastal wines. Enjoy live entertainment from Tuesday through Sunday. There are no reservations accepted for the rooftop deck, so it’s first come, first serve!
Tanner’s at the Pasea Hotel in Huntington Beach
Tanner’s at the Pasea Hotel in Huntington Beach can be found along the Pacific Coast Highway.
If you want to try great Southern Californian food cooked over a live hot fire, then this is the place. Take advantage of the patio or rooftop bar, also known to many as the Treehouse Lounge, which is located right on top of the hotel. Many people look up from the beach and see the well-known treehouse. There’s a tiki-vibe with cocktails to match, but this is a truly unmatched atmosphere. The panoramic views and creative cocktails and food are a must when you’re in the Huntington Beach area.
Hive and Honey Rooftop Bar
Located on the 16th floor of the Marriott Irvine Spectrum Hotel in Irvine, the Hive and Honey Rooftop Bar on Irvine Center Drive overlooks the area, giving visitors quite a panoramic view.
Gaze out over Orange County as you sit and relax; the recommended time to go is at dusk to get the most out of your visit with a sunset view. When you’re there you’ll want to try one of several crafted cocktails that all include some form of honey. Hive and Honey has a great vibe combined with light fare, making this a fun place to stop.
180blu in Dana Point
180 blu in Dana Point is luxury at its finest. Located atop the Ritz Carlton, enjoy fine dining as you take in the scenery up the coastline.
Sit 150 feet above the Salt Creek Beach as you sip hand-crafted beverages and enjoy small plates cooked by top-notch chefs. Seating ranges from comfy sofas to high-top tables and traditional dining tables, and there’s usually live music on Friday and Saturdays from 4-7p.m. This upscale dining experience is one you won’t soon forget.
Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge Huntington Beach
Boasting the highest coastal rooftop lounge in Orange County, you can find Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge Huntington Beach on the 9th floor of The Twin Dolphin Tower at The Waterfront Beach Resort.
Expect panoramic views of Orange County and Huntington Beach as you enjoy hand-crafted beverages and small plates. Seating is limited and hours depend on the season so it’s probably best to call ahead. Enjoy fire pits, lounge seating, high-end California champagne, and wines, as well as coastal-inspired farm to table dishes. With its front row ocean view and an exquisite menu of food and drinks, Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge is a must visit in Huntington Beach!
Topside Newport Beach
Topside has the distinction of being the only rooftop bar in Newport Beach.
Located atop the Lido House Hotel on Newport Boulevard, you can sip on various champagne pairings and creative cocktails as you enjoy gorgeous views of Newport Beach. But, if you plan on visiting, leave the beach gear and flip-flops at home; there is a dress code — that means collared shirts and no tank tops. Also, hours vary with the season, so it’s always best to check before you go.
These rooftop hideaways make for a memorable day or night out with fantastic views and food and drink to match.