Set atop a 1920s artdeco hotel in the heart of downtown Los Angeles., Perch remains the golden bird of rooftop bars among the city skyline. This elevated resting stop for L.A. bar-goers was once home to silver screen, cinematic legend– Charley Chaplin. With its rich Golden Age architecture still very present in its decor, Perch transcends visitors back to a time when classic glamour reigned throughout the streets of Los Angeles.
French inspired, expect to find yourself ordering from a very classic but innovative French menu and cocktail list. Be sure to peck at their hors-d’ oeuvrs, which feature fine cuisine items, including Roasted Bone Marrow ($16) served with melba toast, braised plums, elephant garlic, fluer de sel and wild rocket; and their Shake and Bake Drumsticks ($10) which are buttermil marinated frog legs with lily root and garlic chips served with a Calvados honey glaze.
Wash their formage plater down with a classic Perch cocktail– on the list are Le Libertine ($11), their version of a French Manhattan made with Markers Mark and blackberry creme de mure; the Marie Antoinette ($12), a combination of Cognac, Luzardo cherry liqueur with muddled black cherries and jalapenos; and a personal Squirrel favorite…the French Maid ($10), featuring Cognac, lemon juice, simple syrup with muddled cucumber and mint.
With its 360 degree view of the city and a bird’s eye view of Pershing Square, you will be sure to catch a beautiful sunset with your adored company. Aperitif Hour is 4 p.m.-6 p.m. daily and features wines ($6), cocktails ($7), beers ($5) and a limited hor’d oeuvres list with prices ranging between four to nine dollars.
Venture out to Perch at its Hill Street location or at www.perchla.com