Party Earth Review Perched atop one of LA’s trendiest hotels is ABH at the Thompson (Above Beverly Hills), a sleek two-level rooftop lounge whose sophisticated atmosphere attracts the rich, the beautiful, and those looking for breathtaking... ... read full review
9360 Wilshire Boulevard, Top Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
M–Th 5–11pm, F 5pm–1am, Sa 11am–1am, Su 11am–11pm
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles –
Perched atop one of LA’s trendiest hotels is ABH at the Thompson (Above Beverly Hills), a sleek two-level rooftop lounge whose sophisticated atmosphere attracts the rich, the beautiful, and those looking for breathtaking views of the city.
On weeknights, entertainment industry professionals and finance types stop in after work to unwind under the towering palm tree at the polished dark wood bar, as couples out for pre-dinner drinks nestle under heat lamps on cushioned benches to nibble on sushi and admire the LA skyline.
The weekday mellow gives way to a livelier scene on the weekends, when a chic crowd of aspiring models, actors, and agents fills the terrace and the semi-private rooms to indulge in pricey cocktails by the blazing fireplaces.
Perhaps most popular for its pool parties, the venue sees its most vibrant action on summer Sundays when sun-kissed hotties take over the Swarovski crystal-encrusted pool or lounge on white chaises to listen to DJ-spun hip-hop and retro pop.
Six luxurious cabanas along the glass barrier offer not only a view, but flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, and privacy curtains for those who want to keep their activities under wraps.
Although the in-crowd may have moved on since ABH opened, it’s still exclusive and pricey enough to provide a swanky escape for the young and tanned.
An affluent and stylish blend of finance types, aspiring actors, young professionals, junior agents, Beverly Hills locals, and the occasional celeb, late 20s to 40s.
Ambient upbeat hip-hop and retro pop. Pool. Flat-screen TVs in the poolside cabanas. Pool parties dependent on weather. Call for information.
American and Japanese menu provided by BondSt, the hotel restaurant, includes small plates, sushi, rolls, and seafood.
Sushi and small plates $9–$18. Beer $7, wine $12–$16, cocktails $12–$15, bottle service $250–$400. Valet $7/hour or $30/overnight.
Upscale casual: girls in dresses or jeans with fashionable tops, guys in jeans and button-downs or business attire. Swimwear for weekend pool parties.
Weeknights for low-key after-work drinks or weekend afternoons for poolside lounging. Busier at night during warmer months.
Mastro’s (246 North Canon Drive) is a posh steakhouse perfect for dinner before or after heading to ABH.