8 Los Angeles Cocktail Destinations with Unbeatable Ocean Views

Seaside Sips

With a cocktail in hand, take in 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean at Hotel Casa Del Mar’s Terrazza Lounge.

From exquisite Malibu establishments to relaxing Santa Monica hangouts, these 8 beachside bars and restaurants offer refreshing cocktails and unbeatable ocean views.

1. Geoffrey’s Malibu

The Mediterranean meets Malibu at this iconic West Coast dining destination. Every table in the house offers a panoramic view of the ocean, making this the perfect place for early evening drinks, weekend brunch or a romantic candlelit dinner. 27400 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310.457.1519. geoffreysmalibu.com

 

2. The Lobster

Serving up locally caught fish and seasonal, locally grown produce, this Santa Monica landmark sits adjacent to the Pier. During the fall and winter months, watch the sunset over the ocean as you snag a deal during Happy Hour (4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday). 1602 Ocean., Santa Monica, 310.458.9294. thelobster.com

 

3. Malibu Farm Restaurant

This well-known eatery, helmed by Helene Henderson, offers farm-to-table fare complemented by some of the best Malibu views. Expect a full bar and speciality cocktails at this full-service restaurant situated at the start of the Malibu Pier. 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310.456.8850. malibu-farm.com

 

Mastro's Ocean Club Malibu

Sit back, relax and enjoy over 30 cocktail selections at Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu.

4. Mastro’s Ocean Club

Nestled along Malibu’s 21-mile coastal stretch, celebs and locals alike flock to this high-end establishment specializing in sophisticated steaks and sumptuous fish. With an extensive cocktail menu boasting over 30 handcrafted concoctions, you simply can’t go wrong. 18412 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310.454.4357. mastrosrestaurants.com

 

5. Moonshadows

Take in dazzling Pacific views as the salty ocean air swirls around your shoulders at this casual Malibu restaurant. Indulge on a mix of seafood and signature dishes or stop by the Blue Lounge Bar on the patio—named in Travel Channel’s top 10 beach bars in the world—for a pre-dinner drink or nightcap. 20356 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310.456.3010. moonshadowsmalibu.com

 

6. Nobu Malibu

Coastline views from every seat? Check. Outdoor patio seating? Check. Floor to ceiling windows bordering a 14-seat bar? Check. Enjoy a sake selection exclusive to Nobu, signature cocktails and an extensive wine menu at this hip and quintessential Malibu establishment. Reservations encouraged; bar seating first come, first served basis. 22706 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310.317.9140. noburestaurants.com

 

7. On the Waterfront Cafe

Located steps away from the sandy beach, this Venice destination lives by the motto “where the view is as good as the brew.” Duck in for a breakfast bite after hitting the waves or swing by from 6-8 p.m. every weekday for wine and beer specials. 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, 310.392.0322. waterfrontcafe.com

 

8. Terrazza Lounge

Offering a lavish and relaxing atmosphere, take in 180 degree views of the Pacific at this Lounge nestled inside Hotel Casa Del Mar. Upgrade your happy hour game with newly introduced indoor cabanas. Hotel Casa Del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, 310.581.5533. hotelcasadelmar.com

 

 

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