Rooftop bars Nice

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10 best rooftop bars in Nice [2022 update]


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Last updated: October 22, 2022


A nice day in Nice should start and finish at a Nice rooftop bar. Bad jokes aside, this is actually true. This gem of a city on the Côte d’Azur looks even better from above, overlooking the glittering Mediterranean and the surrounding hills. But which is the best rooftop Nice?

To hlep you find your favourite among the many great terraces around, we have gathered this complete guide to the top Nice rooftops. Packed with all info you need about each venue: Opening hours, dress code, pics, locations and much more. From stylish rooftop lounges to relaxing rooftop pools, for relaxing sunset cocktails to romantic dinners, there is a Nice rooftop for everyone and every occasion. Just scroll down and find the Nice rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Calade Rooftop Restaurant at Radisson Blu in Nice

Calade Rooftop Restaurant at Radisson Blu

$$$ | 8th floor | Prom. des Anglais
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Panoramic views
  • Restaurant & Pool Lounge

Calade Rooftop Restaurant is quite a new edition to the roof of the more classic Radisson Blu Hotel Nice. With location oceanside on Promenade des Anglais, the views over the Mediterranean Sea and the bay are truly panoramic. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers authentic Mediterranean cuisine, with an extra focus on seafood. During the summer season you can also visit the Pool Bar & Lounge for cocktails, wine and fresh drinks and for hotel guest there is a lovely rooftop pool.

Rooftop bar Nice Skylounge Nice Bar & Rooftop in Nice

Skylounge Nice Bar & Rooftop

$$$ | 8th floor | Notre Dame Basilica
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Well-made cocktails
  • Live DJs

Perched on top of the Mercure Nice Centre Notre Dame, the Skylounge Nice Bar & Rooftop offers modern and trendy lounge vibes, right in the heart of Nice. Both a stylish indoor lounge and a beautiful outdoor terrace, where you can indulge in breathtaking views over the city rooftops and the magnificent Notre Dame Basilica. Equipped with lots of comfy lounge and bar furniture, as well as an upper level rooftop pool, this rooftop Nice is a great spot for some well-made signature cocktails, bar bites and nightly DJ vibes.

Rooftop bar Nice Moon Bar at Aston La Scala in Nice

Moon Bar at Aston La Scala

$$$$ | 7th & 8th floor | Place Masséna
  • Highlights
  • Signature cocktails
  • Live music
  • Year round

The roof terrace at the Hotel Aston La Scala offers a rooftop swimming pool, amazing 360-degree views over Nice and the Mediterranean and a rooftop bar called Moon Bar. Open for lunch, but the bar and restaurant really lives up towards the night. Enjoy tasty Mediterranean food, a wide selection of fine wines, original cocktails from the bar and live music every Thursday to Saturday. And above all, one of the most beautiful views of the city of Nice.

Rooftop bar Nice Rooftop Monsigny in Nice

Rooftop Monsigny

$$$ | 7th floor | Malaussena
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop jacuzzi
  • 360-views
  • Trendy & relaxing

From May to September, the Rooftop Monsigny (or Rooftop 17 Nice) opens its alfresco doors for intimate yet vibrant vibes, and some amazing 360-views over Nice, the surrounding hills and the Mediterranean. Equipped with deckchairs, comfy lounge sofas and a rooftop jacuzzi, here you can relax with creative signature cocktails, as well as more healthy and fruity and a nice selection of fresh bowls and tapas. During summer evenings, the trendy musical atmosphere at this rooftop Nice is perfect to enjoy with a group of friends.

Rooftop bar Farago on the Roof in Nice

Farago on the Roof

$$$$ | 7th floor | Prom. des Anglais
  • Highlights
  • New & modern
  • 360-view
  • Rooftop pool

The rooftop terrace at AC Hotel Nice got a makeover and a brand new set up during 2018, when Farago on the Roof opened its al-fresco doors. While the setting is new, the magical 360° views on the terrace are still the same. Modern, natural and trendy in decor, the rooftop bar comes with both comfy lounge seating and dining tables. Focusing on Social Food, most of the dishes served are tapas-style and ther is also a dedicated "Gin Bar". A real hip and vibrant summer hot-spot.

Rooftop bar Nice La Terrasse at Hôtel le Versailles in Nice

La Terrasse at Hôtel le Versailles

$$$$ | 5th floor | Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Highlights
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Panoramic ocean views
  • Rooftop restaurant

La Terrasse du Versaillles is found in Villefranche-sur-Mer, a small village just outside of Nice. And it is well worth an extra drive, given that this charming rooftop restaurant comes with a breathtaking view over the bay, as well as a unique and enchanting environment where you can indulge in tasty Mediterranean cuisine, a nice selection of wines and both signature & classic cocktails. Open daily for dinner, and from Thursday to Sunday you can also enjoy a sunny rooftop lunch.

Rooftop bar Nice L’EssenCiel at Splendid Hotel & Spa in Nice

L’EssenCiel at Splendid Hotel & Spa

$$$ | 8-10th floor | Thiers
  • Highlights
  • Bar & restaurant
  • Panoramic 360-view
  • Rooftop pool

A panoramic restaurant and rooftop bar, set on the top floors of the Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice, right in the heart of Nice. Located over three levels, where the 8th floor terrace comes with rooftop swimming pool and a heated whirlpool, exclusive to hotel guests. But the upper floors of L'EssenCiel is open to all, mixing comfy and bright lounge sofas with regular dining tables and some truly amazing 360-views over the Nice rooftops and all its surroundings. Open daily from noon to midnight, you can visit for a sunny rooftop lunch, a chic and cozy sunset afterwork or a romantic dinner.

Rooftop bar Nice La Terrasse at Le Méridien in Nice

La Terrasse at Le Méridien Nice

$$$$ | 10th floor | Prom. des Anglais
  • Highlights
  • Sparkling cocktails
  • Panoramic views
  • Restaurant & lounge

Situated on the 10th floor of Le Méridien Nice you find this amazing rooftop bar and restaurant called La Terrasse, one of the highest roof terraces on the Promenade des Anglais. Here you get a magical panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea and the city's rooftops. Cosy, calm and relaxed in ambience, the terrace is set up as part stylish dining area and part more open-air and comfy lounge area. Enjoy French dishes along with some Asian bowls and Italian tastes or sparkling cocktails from the rooftop bar.

Rooftop bar Nice Rooftop Bclub in Nice

Rooftop Bclub

$$$$ | 7th floor | City Center
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool(s)
  • Modern & luxurious
  • Rooftop oasis

On top of the Boscolo Exedra Nice & Spa, right in the heart of Nice, you find Rooftop Bclub (or Bclub La Terrace), a modern, lush, bright and luxurious rooftop oasis. Equipped with comfy lounge sofas, dining tables and both an outdoor and indoor rooftop swimming pool, the terace also comes with fantastic views over the city rooftops. While theswimming pool is exclusive to hotel guests, anyone can visit the rooftop restaurant and bar for a sunny lunch, a comfy dinner or apertifs anywhere in between. The menu includes top class cocktails, as well as fish specialties.

Rooftop bar Nice Mayssa Beach in Nice

Mayssa Beach

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Highlights
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Amazing ocean views
  • Great atmosphere

A fantastic rooftop restaurant, found right by the water in Villefranche-sur-Mer, about 20 minutes outside central Nice. Beautiful in setting, and while the terrace is only two floors up, you still get some amazing views over the crystal clear Mediterranean water and all the boats in the bay. Open daily for both lunch and dinner, Mayssa Restaurant offers a Mediterranean style menu with a large range of fresh options, where the speciality is a whole fish prepared at your table. With smashing views, friendly service and lovely atmosphere, is is no surprise that this is a popular venue.

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Rooftop bar Nice

Rooftop-grade: 8/10
Prime season: April-Nov
Residents: 400 000
Climate: humid temperate

Which are the best rooftops in Nice? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Nice. The climate in Nice is classic Mediterranean climate with hot summers and slightly cooler winters. But given the high number of sunshine hours the rooftop bars in Nice can stay open virtually all year round.

And the Nice rooftop bars are amazing. Most of them with magical views of the sea and the old town.

Expect luxurious roof terraces with good food and drinks. Nothing for the stingy ones, since the price tags can be quite high in some places. All in all, Nice offers some really nice rooftop bars. Here you can find the best Nice bars to drink with a view at here.

About Nice

Nice is located on the French Riviera with connectivity to the Mediterranean. The city counts as the Rivieras center given population and location. The population of the metropolitan area reaches about 1 million. Nice receives lots of tourists every year. Most of theme come here to enjoy the sea and the French food and drinks.