Tropicana at the Roosevelt
Tropicana at the Hollywood Roosevelt is arguably the most iconic pool bar in LA and the closest you’ll get to a weekend in Palm Springs without passing city limits. The massive pool area is surrounded by lush palm trees and private mid century-modern bungalows, making the place look like somewhere Burt Reynolds would have hung out in the 1960s. For cocktails, especially during the sweltering summer months, our go-to is the Spicy G+T with habanero bitters and elderflower tonic, but the bartenders will also make a mean martini if you ask. Which you should—there are few things better than sipping a strong drink with some crispy calamari while your feet dangle in the water.
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