Life in Hollywood is a fantastic ride, especially during Oscar Week. For all the glorious fun, though, there can be moments of stress. Stuck in traffic and starving are certainly not the best way to show up to the red carpet. But, there is one place in town that will have you flying high in a soft bed of fluffy clouds that will change your whole day.
Located in the beautiful Mondrian Hotel (8440 Sunset Blvd.) is a fantastic establishment that has soaring views of the city, friendly staff and delicious menu items. Skybar is an open-air, ivy-covered pavilion perched above the pool at the hotel. But, this is more than a bar. It is a stylish escape into a world of sophistication and relaxation.
Known for years as a hot nightlife scene, it is not to be overlooked for being a sanctuary from the Hollywood madness as well. It is the perfect spot to stop for a happy hour or a meeting before getting ready for appearances at night. Quiet, private corners give you a sense of exclusivity. And, fresh air breezes in from the hilltop to form an oasis of tranquility. It is not to be beat in terms of vibe.
And, to match the beautiful restaurant is a staff that makes you feel at home in your own private slice of heaven. From start to finish they welcome with smiles and are full of helpful recommendations. The Skybar is there to shine and that it does with perfection.
To top it off the menu selections are just as stellar. Cocktails are divine and food is scrumptious.
Enjoy the music as you sip such drinks as the Red Fire Margarita with El Silenco Mezcal, Lejay Cassis, Liquid Alchemist Ginger, Organic Agave, Fresh Lime Juice, and Jalapeno. The Skybar Lemonade with Bombay Saphhire Gin, Muddled Cucumbers, and Fresh Lemonade is a breath of fresh air. Also, the Bulles Rouges with Moet & Chandon Imperial Champagne, Raspberry Puree, Fresh Lemon Juice and Organic Vodka will make you feel like a queen or king on any given day.
You can nosh on Flatbread selections with choices of Mozarella with Basil and Tomato; Calabrese with Prosciutto, Kale, Mozzarella, and Roasted Garlic; or Quattro Formaggi with Mozarella, Fontina, Parmesan, and Gorgonzola.
For healthier options there are Fields Plates that include selections of Farmers Market Baby Greens, Kale or a Little Gem Ceasar with Parmesan Cheese, Brioche Croutons and Cherry Tomatoes.
For shared bites the Truffle Fries are a superb selection with crisp, warm texture. Or munch on such popular items as Shrimp & Fish Cerviche, Hummus or Avocado Toast.
If you desire a full meal with portions big enough to be split between two the Social Burger with Fried Onions, 1000 Island, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cheddar Cheese all on warm Brioche Bun is a house favorite. Vegetarians will also love the Veggie Wrap with Hummus, Pepperoncini, Cucumber, Tomato, Feta Cheese and Red Onion.
No matter what your heart desires you will be pleased. You will be in Oscar Week heaven at Skybar.