Rooftop bars New Orleans

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9 best rooftop bars in New Orleans [2022 update]

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Last updated: March 26th, 2020


Here you'll find the best NOLA rooftop bars, with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

A city known for top class entertainment and restaurants, Mardi Gras festival and exciting architecture. With an atmosphere set for a great time, you can elevate the experience by heading up to one New Orleans rooftop bars, and enjoy both the breeze and the views off the Mississippi.

So which is the best rooftop bar New Orleans? Just scroll down and find the New Orleans rooftop best suited for you.

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Rooftop Alto at Ace Hotel Rooftop bar in New Orleans

Alto at Ace Hotel

$$$ | 9th floor | CBD/Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Great views
  • Roof garden

A roof garden and rooftop bar perched on top of the luxurious and modern Ace Hotel. Located just off Lafayette Square in the heart of New Orleans, Alto is an urban chic venue, open for all everyday to enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks. The rooftop bar serves a mix of seasonal cocktails, craft beers, wines and frozen drinks along with Italian inspired small plates. Grab a seat at the tiki-style bar, or even better, lounge away in one of the sun beds right by the lovely rooftop pool.

Rooftop Hot Tin Rooftop bar in New Orleans

Hot Tin

$$$ | 11th floor | Garden District
  • Highlights
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Panoramic views
  • Stylish

A classy rooftop and cocktail bar, perched on the 11th floor of the fantastic Pontchartrain Hotel, located in the Garden District of Central City New Orleans. Up here, champagne and bright cocktails are complemented with fantastic 270-degree views of the city skyline and Mississippi River. Taking inspiration from a 1940s artist’s loft, the stylish indoor lounge leads out to the rooftop balcony-terrace with front-row seating to one of the best views in town. Enjoy delicious, creative and well-crafted cocktails along at very reasonable prices.

Rooftop Monkey Board Rooftop bar in New Orleans

Monkey Board

$$$$ | 17th floor | CBD/Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Urban & trendy
  • 360-view
  • Live DJs

One of the newest rooftop bars in New Orleans, perched on top of the modern Troubadour Hotel New Orleans. Located in the heart of CBD, the 17th floor terrace offers fantastic 360-degree views of the downtown skyline. Very modern and urban chic in decoration, Monkey Board looks and feels like a smaller rooftop park. Not a huge menu, but there is a nice selection of crafted speacialty cocktails, beers and bar bites served in a vibrant atmosphere, often highlighted by local bands and live DJs.

Rooftop Vue Rooftop Bar in New Orleans

Vue Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 14th floor | French Quarter
  • Highlights
  • Swanky lounge
  • Panoramic views
  • VIP events

Vue NOLA is one of the most swanky rooftop bars in New Orleans, perched on top of the SpringHill Suites on Canal Street. Up here you find an indoor lounge and bar, leading out to the sleek and modern rooftop terrace, with panoramic views over the skyline, the French Quarter and the Mississippi River. Usually filled with relaxing lounge-vibes, weekends at Vue means live DJs and a more vibrant atmosphere.

Rooftop Piscobar & Rooftop at Catahoula Hotel Rooftop bar in New Orleans
  • Highlights
  • Charming
  • Vegan Southeast Asian dishes
  • Peruvian cocktails

The lovely boutique hotel Catahoula comes with an equally lovely rooftop bar. Located right in the middle of the CBD, this third-floor rooftop terrace is a green and tiki-bar inspired oasis amid all the office building sky scrapers. Cuasual and charming in vibes, the wooden-decked terrace is open to all, and part of the inside Piscobar. Here you can enjoy well-crafted Pisco-cocktails, crafted beers and modern vegan Southeast Asian dishes.

Rooftop Above the Grid at NOPSI Hotel Rooftop bar in New Orleans

Above the Grid at NOPSI Hotel

$$$ | 9th floor | CBD/Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Great atmosphere
  • Skyline views

NOPSI Hotel have one of the coolest rooftop bars in New Orleans. Called 'Above the Grid', the terrace offers a stunning rooftop pool, a rooftop bar and stellar skyline views over the city. Open for all, however at a bit different timings. During daytime it's a relaxing pool-lounge for hotel guests only, but after 4pm the terrace transforms into a more vibrant bar where all are welcome. Upscale an sophisticated in vibe, it is a perfect spot for an after-work with a view.

Rooftop Mambo's Rooftop bar in New Orleans


$$$ | 3rd floor | French Quarter
  • Highlights
  • Cajun + Creole
  • Only rooftop on Bourbon Street
  • Great vibes

Mambo's NOLA is a festive oasis in the heart of the French Quarter, and home to the first and only rooftop restaurant and bar on Bourbon Street. Set over three floors, the inside comes with lots of rustic Louisiana-vibes, while the open-air terrace and rooftop bar serves great views over the city skyline and the bustling street below. Enjoy tasty and traditional Cajun and Creole food, crafted cocktails and a great atmosphere.

Rooftop La Riviera at Omni Royal Orleans Rooftop bar in New Orleans

La Riviera at Omni Royal Orleans

$$$ | 7th floor | French Quarter
  • Highlights
  • Calm oasis
  • Mississippi views
  • Frozen daiquiris

On top of the charming Omni Royal Orleans Hotel you find La Rivera Poolside Bar, one of few New Orleans rooftop bars with a clear view over the Mississippi River and the historic French Quarter. Open during daytime / early night in the warmer months, this is a true summer oasis. As the name suggests, the terrace is equipped with a fantastic rooftop pool. While the pool is only for guests staying at the hotel, outside visitors can come up and enjoy the view and refreshments from the bar.

Rooftop The Roosevelt New Orleans Rooftop bar in New Orleans

The Roosevelt New Orleans

$$$$ | 4th floor | CBD/Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Rooftop pool
  • Exclusive

The luxurious and classic Roosevelt Hotel comes with an equally fancy 4th floor rooftop terrace. Spacious and equipped with a lovely rooftop pool, sun beds, lounge sofas and fine views over the city, this is about as swanky as you get among the New Orleans rooftop bars. Open seasonally, the terrace is a daytime destination, perfect for relaxing hours under the Louisiana sun. An exclusive venue, mainly open for guest staying at the hotel, But also with the option of renting one of the private rooftop cabanas.

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Rooftop bar New Orleans

Rooftop-grade: 5/10
Prime season: Mars-Oct
Residents: 1,2 million
Climate: Humid subtropical

Which are the best rooftops in New orleans? The climate is very rooftop friendly. Long warm summers and shorter and mild winters. Perfect for all rooftop bar sin New Orleans.

Here, you can find both luxurious rooftop pools and smaller terraces located at restaurants. The rooftop pools in New Orleans is located at luxurious hotels and only available for the guests at the hotels. A perfect mix is to hang out at a rooftop pool during the day, and then round of with some rooftop dinner in the city.

About New Orleans

New Orleans has a population of approximately 1,2 million, in the metropolitan area, which makes it the 46th largest in United States. The city is well known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture. New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, festival and music. Jazz was for example born here. The city is often refered to as “most unique” in United States. Unfortunately, New Orleans has been victim for several large hurricanes through out the years. Katrina and Rita are only a few of them. So, it’s not recommended to come here during the stormier season.