This sprawling Echo Park terrace is where it's at for fresh air and ingredients. If it's still a little chilly, MB has you covered with a warm fireplace to snuggle up to, too!
Mohawk Bend, 2141 West Sunset Boulevard, 213-483-2337.
A favorite for birthdays and special occasions, the Palihouse courtyard restaurant has nailed the perfect formula for a memorable evening. Try the Writer's Block cocktail for a refreshing splash of cucumber, and take in a big sip with a deep breath of WeHo air.
Palihouse Courtyard Brasserie, 8465 Holloway Drive (Near North La Cienega Boulevard); 323-656-4500.
Nestled in the Laurel Canyon hillside, Pace's outdoor space is both bohemian and glamorous. It's the kind of place where you can guzzle Italian wine for hours (trust us, we have!).
Pace, 2100 Laurel Canyon Boulevard (near Kirkwood Drive), 323-654-8583.
Venice Beach Wines
The front deck of this local watering hole is small, but if you get there early enough, you can call dibs on prime people-watching real estate. For a casual catch-up with some pals, we highly recommend their tasty tapas, the best plates in town for sharing.
Venice Beach Wines, 529 Rose Avenue (near 5th Street), 310-606-2529.
Photo: Via Mohawk Bend