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Thompson Beverly Hills, 9360 Wilshire Blvd. (Beverly Hills)
Beverly Hills, CA
(1) 310-273-1400 | www.thompsonbeverlyhills.com
RESERVATIONSOnly permitted for hotel guests and members
DOOR POLICYHotel guests and members only
PRICE (COCKTAIL)USD 16
BARYes - poolside
FOOD SERVED?Yes - appetizers and meals from downstairs BondSt. sushi restaurant
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No
ABH stands for Above Beverly Hills: that’s not just a geographic prod for ditzy kids who don’t know how to get here, but a wildly self-confident declaration of this poolside lounge’s proclaimed place on the Beverly Hills social scene. The bold name gamble seems to have paid off, judging by all the pretty (and pretty famous) young things luxuriating in private cabanas while sipping lavish cocktails beside the Swarovski-encrusted pool. It can be nigh impossible to tear your eyes away from the sizzling see-and-be-seening, but if you manage it, the 360º views of Beverly Hills are stunning.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
We’d go trendy upscale casual with a flirty little designer dress or a sexy pair of hip-label jeans, heels, and a daring top.
GO HERE WITH
A date; the girls
Beautiful people. The members-only policy makes this a favorite hangout for a celeb-packed Young Hollywood crowd.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Smoking-hot scene, potent drinks, and gorgeous views.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The membership requirements are annoying (while being a huge plus).
GOOD TO KNOW
If you’re not staying at the Thompson and you’re not a member, you may be able to get in by going up to the pool deck in the afternoon and staying until after the guest list kicks in. If you’re interested in membership, email infoTBH@thompsonhotels.com.
Read more about ABH in The Diary
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