Complete guide

Rooftop Bars Bordeaux

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Country France
Currency Euro
Best time to visit April - October
Rooftop grade 6/10
Rooftop Bar Bordeaux
Courtesy of The Rooftop at Grand Hotel

Bordeaux Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Say Bordeaux, and most people will probably think: wine! Which is not wrong, since it is the most prominent wine region in France. But this port city in the southwestern part of the country has a lot more to offer, including some lovely Bordeaux rooftop bars.

When the warm summer temperature starts to get above the 30° mark, a rooftop Bordeaux can offer both some refreshing breeze and a new prespective on the city. This complete guide will lead you straight to the top venues, packed with all info you need about each Bordeaux rooftop: maps, opening hours, dress code, pictures and much more.

So, to make sure your next glass of wine also includes some fine views, scroll down and find the Bordeaux rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

8 best rooftop bars in Bordeaux

Rooftop bar Bordeaux The Rooftop at Grand Hotel in Bordeaux

The Rooftop at Grand Hotel

$$$$ | 7th floor | Centre-Ville
  • Highlights
  • 360° views
  • Seasonal experiences
  • Sunny lunch / Nightly cocktails

Perched on top of InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel, right in the heart of the city, you find a 100 sqm rooftop terrace, offering a seasonal and elevated experience. During the warmer months, the spacious 7th floor terrace and rooftop bar is called Night Beach, an open-air place surrounded with amazing 360-degree views over Bordeaux, Place de la Comédie and the Garonne River. Perfect for local flavours and sunny cocktails. During the colder months, the rooftop turns into In The Moon For Wine, with a glazed winter terrace keeping guests warm and comfy.

Rooftop bar Bordeaux GINA Bordeaux Rooftop in Bordeaux

GINA Bordeaux Rooftop

$$$ | 9th floor | Bacalan
  • Highlights
  • Italian rooftop
  • Magnificent views
  • Restaurant + bar

From the 9th floor of the Renaissance Bordeaux Hotel, just steps from the Garonne, GINA Bordeaux offers an elevated slice of la dolce vita. Both rooftop bar and rooftop restaurant, the elegant and sensual venue mixes a stylish and bright interior with an open-air terrace balcony, surrounded with magnificent views of the Garonne River, the port and the city of Bordeaux. Highly inspired by Italy, the rooftop menu comes filled with refined cuisine created by the Italian chef, complemented with an impressive selection of wines, refreshing Spritz and crafted cocktails.

Rooftop bar Bordeaux Mama Shelter in Bordeaux

Mama Shelter Bordeaux

$$$ | 6th floor | Centre-Ville
  • Highlights
  • Charming
  • Large and creative menu
  • Fantastic views

On top of the trendy and modern design hotel Mama Shelter Bordeaux Centre, you find a colorful and lush rooftop bar, open to all. Relaxed, fun and friendly in atmosphere, the terrace comes with a mix of dining tables and lounge sofas, along with some fantastic views over the Bordeaux rooftops. Here you can enjoy a playful and impressive rooftop menu, which includes both lunch and evening tapas, as well as a nice selection of wines and some creative and tasty Mama cocktails.


8 Spectacular Rooftop Bars in Bordeaux

Rooftop bar Bordeaux Rooftop Dock G6 in Bordeaux

Rooftop Dock G6

$$$ | 5th floor | Bacalan
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Mutli-space venue
  • Live music

Dock G6 is a mutli-space venue in the heart of Bassins à Flot, offering various services including brasserie restaurant, gym, spa and the Radisson Blu Hotel Bordeaux. But best of all, it also comes with a great Bordeaux rooftop bar. Known as Wallace Bar, the modern, spacious and charming rooftop terrace comes with comfy lounge furniture and lovely views over Bassins à Flot and the Cité du Vin, as well as panoramic vistas over the city. Enjoy live music sessions, rooftop brunch, or some golf putting at the terrace above the bar.

Rooftop bar Bordeaux Canopée Café in Bordeaux

Canopée Café

$$$ | 3rd floor | Merignac
  • Highlights
  • "Bistronomic" resaurant
  • Rooftop bodega
  • Pétanque courts

Set on top of the commercial area of Mérignac Soleil, Canopée Café offers both a "bistronomic" and modern restaurant, as well as a festive and vibrant rooftop bar & bodega. Covering 1500m2, the spacious, lush, colorful and panoramic terrace offers plenty of both dining tables and high-top bar spots, as well as pétanque courts and table football for some rooftop fun. The Canopée Café restaurant serves inventive dishes and trendy flavors for fine gourmets, while the rooftop bodega offers classic Spanish tapas and a wide range of drinks & cocktails.

Rooftop bar Bordeaux Siman Bordeaux

Siman Bordeaux

$$$ | 2nd floor | La Bastide
  • Highlights
  • River views
  • Sunday brunch
  • Good vibes

Found just a few steps from the Stone Bridge and right by the Garonne, Le Siman comes with both a first floor brasserie and a second floor panoramic restaurant. While both levels offer indoor and outdoor seating, the top floor is the place to go for panoramics over the river and the famous Place de la Bourse. Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday rooftop brunch, the restaurant is always worth a visit. But branded as 'much more than a restaurant', Siman rooftop is also a great spot to enjoy good vibes and drinks.

Rooftop bar Bordeaux Sun 7 by MCM in Bordeaux

Sun 7 by MCM

$$$ | 7th floor | Centre Ville
  • Highlights
  • Summer
  • Panoramic views
  • Lush

On the 7th floor of hotel Mercure Bordeaux Cité Mondiale Centre Ville you find Sun 7 by MCM, a lush and charming rooftop bar made for summer fun above Bordaux. The stylish terrace mixes dining tables, bar stools and comfy lounge cabanas, all surrounded with a breathtaking panoramic view of Bordeaux and the Garonne river. Here you can indulge in regional cusine and platters perfect to share, as well as a nice selection of wine and refreshing cocktails and mocktails.

Rooftop bar Bordeaux L’Estacade


$$$ | 2nd floor | La Bastide
  • Highlights
  • Riverside restaurant
  • +100 wines
  • Indoor / Outdoor

Set on the banks of River Garonne, L’Estacade restaurant and bar comes with both a beautiful location and a stylish setting. By no means sky-high, the indoor dining room with panoramic windows and the outdoor terrace still offers some fantastic views over the boats sailing up and down the river. Open for sunny lunches, romantic dinners or just some drinks in between, the L’Estacade menu mixes flavors of the Mediterranean with those of the Atlantic, as well as an impressive selection of more than 100 wines.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

Bordeaux Rooftop Map
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City info

Rooftop bar Bordeaux

Rooftop-grade: 6/10

Prime season: April-October

Residents: 250 000

Climate: temperate-oceanic

Filled with character and a rich heritage, Bordeaux is a city filled with mostly older buildings and not modern skyscrapers. This means that the rooftop bars in the city are not that high in altitude. But on the other hand they don't need to be, as they still offer panoramic views over the city and the river Garonne. Found in the different districts of the city center, the Bordeaux rooftop bars is a great spot for both sunny lunches, romantic dinners and (in many cases), fun nights out.

About Bordeaux

Located in the southwestern part of France, Bordeaux is a port city, best known for being the most prominent wine region in the country. Apart from the wine, the city is also filled with a rich heritage and culture. It is built around a bend in the river Garonne, and just 50km to the west is the Atlantic Ocean.