When exploring the downtown area, the newest must is a visit to Spire 73, the new open air bar and lounge on the 73rd floor of the InterContinental Downtown Los Angeles Hotel. You will not find views like this anywhere else, and if you're lucky, you may even catch a helicopter landing on the rooftop of a nearby skyscraper.
The menu offers a nice selection of craft cocktails, but they are a bit pricey. However, the amazing views you will catch make it all worth it. Spire 73 is open from 4pm - 12:30am. Happy viewing!