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Fruity cocktails in martini glasses


> Sit outside at the bar on 114 E. 2nd -- or chill in the lounge where they serve grilled octopus and awesome chicken pot pies. DTLA's Redbird is the perfect place to spend a summer evening sipping cocktails.

Las Perlas

> Recreating the charm of old Mexico with colorful décor -- and a ton of mescal -- Las Perlas has dozens of tequilas to choose from and many unique house recipes to go with them. If you’re a fan of the margarita, this is the place to be. We recommend the Poblano Escobar. 107 E. 6th

Burger Rooftop Soiree

> The third Monday of every month this summer, Burger Records -- those philanthropic purveyors of rock and roll since 2007 -- are hosting a high culture DJ/video art party high atop the Ace Hotel. Jesus Saves!

Bona Vista lounge

> Talk about a good view! Take the red elevators up to the 35th floor (then walk down one floor) and check out the revolving bar atop the Bonaventure Hotel at 404 S. Figueroa. We recently mentioned their new in-house brewery, but they also have great cocktails to go with dishes like banana crème brulee. But to be honest, it’s all about the great 360 views of DTLA. Stay for a full rotation!