Meet Broken Shaker, DTLA's Newest Rooftop Bar

Rooftop bars continue to be the rage across Los Angeles, and the Central City’s newest offering is a hip, beautiful space that’s serving an excellent fleet of cocktails.

Broken Shaker at the Freehand Hotel (416 W. Eighth St.) is the second iteration of a critically lauded Miami bar. Sitting on the 14th floor, Broken Shaker flaunts a breezy vibe with pink-hued chairs arranged around the pool, matching pink umbrellas, a mural from local artist Luke Pelletier, and plenty of potted greenery.

Meet Broken Shaker, DTLA's Newest Rooftop Bar
Meet Broken Shaker, DTLA's Newest Rooftop Bar

The drinks come in three categories: “Inspired by DTLA,” “Chicago,” and “Miami.” One standout in the DTLA section is the elaborate O-Fish-Ally Open, with gin, blanc vermouth, a California citrus cordial, organic miso, absinthe and a “glitter nori nest.”

There’s also wine and beer offerings, a $200 punch bowl to share with a crowd, and a short food menu with tacos.

Broken Shaker is open noon-1:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and noon-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday.

At 416 W. Eighth St., (213) 612-0021 or freehandhotels.com/los-angeles.

Meet Broken Shaker, DTLA's Newest Rooftop Bar