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Rooftop Bars Nice

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Nice Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

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.

The list

16 best rooftop bars in Nice

Rooftop Nice Farago on the Roof in Nice

Farago on the Roof

$$$$ | 7th floor | Prom. des Anglais
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop oasis
  • 360° view
  • Rooftop pool

Perched on top of the AC Hotel Nice by Marriott, Farago on the Roof opened its al fresco doors back in 2018, presenting a true rooftop oasis overlooking the city. Lush and naturally elegant, the rooftop terrace comes with both comfy lounge seating and dining tables, all surrounded with magical 360° views. The rooftop menu features mouth-watering Mediterranean delights, served as both lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The food is complemented with plenty of well-made and refreshing drinks.

Rooftop Nice 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 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 Bella Ciela Nice Bar & Rooftop in Nice

Bella Ciela Nice Bar & Rooftop

$$$ | 8th floor | Notre Dame Basilica
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Latin food
  • Morning to night

Perched on top of the Mercure Nice Centre Notre Dame you used to find Skylounge Nice Bar & Rooftop, but during early 2023 the terrace was transformed into Bella Ciela Nice Bar & Rooftop. Located on the 8th floor, right in the heart of the city, the rooftop comes with a colorful, chic and beautiful new look, where you can indulge in breathtaking views over the Nice rooftops. The views are complemented with a great selection of refreshing and well-made signature cocktails, as well as gourmet Mercure wine and Latin-inspired cuisine and tapas.


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Rooftop bar Nice SEEN by Olivier Nice in Nice

SEEN by Olivier Nice

$$$$$ | 6th floor | Jean-Médecin
  • Highlights
  • Luxurious
  • 360° views
  • Bar & restaurant

After conquering São Paulo, Lisbon and Bangkok, SEEN by Olivier has now found its way to the French Riviera and Nice, holding a prime spot at the Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel. Perched on the 6th floor, this elegant and maritime inspired rooftop Nice offers both interior and outside seating, surrounded with panoramic 360° views over the city & Mediterranean. At the rooftop restaurant you can savor a global menu created by Olivier da Costa, while the rooftop bar offers crafted cocktails overflowing with imagination, complemented with wines, champagne and premium spirits.

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° views over Nice and the Mediterranean, and a stylish rooftop bar called Moon Bar. Open for lunch, but the bar and restaurant really lives up towards the night. Enjoy a vibrant atmosphere, 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 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 and bright 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 the swimming 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 and other transalpine flavors.

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 Nice La Terrasse at Le Méridien in Nice

La Terrasse at Le Méridien Nice

$$$$ | 10th floor | Prom. des Anglais
  • Highlights
  • Sea-focused menu
  • Panoramic views
  • Restaurant & lounge

Situated on the 10th floor of Le Méridien you find this amazing Nice 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 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. Starting 2023, the rooftop has a bit of a new focus, and is called Peska by La Terrasse, offering a sea-focused menu filled with flavours from local producers.

Rooftop bar Nice Ancora in Nice


$$$$ | 2nd floor | Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Highlights
  • Mediterranean
  • Port views
  • Warm & festive

With a secluded position right by the charming Port de la Darse in Villefranche-sur-Mer, Ancora invites to a warm, vibrant and Mediterranean-inspired setting. Designed as a meeting place by the sea, the venue features a charming and lush garden downstairs, and a modern second floor rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace. Overlooking the port and Villefranche-sur-Mer's bay, here you can indulge in a Mediterranean menu that highlights simple but quality products, as well as delicious cocktails, wine and beers.

Rooftop bar Nice Le Rooftop at Hotel Amour Nice in Nice

Le Rooftop at Hotel Amour Nice

$$$ | 8th floor | Gambetta
  • Highlights
  • Retro charming
  • 360° views
  • Rooftop pool

Found a couple of streets from the beach, Hotel Amour Nice is a bohemian and cool boutique hotel, equipped with an equally cool Nice rooftop. Surrounded with smashing 360° views over Nice, the colorful and retro-charming rooftop comes with a refreshing swimming pool, and during daytime it is an exclusive oasis for in-house guests. When the sun starts to sets, the rooftop turns into a restaurant and bar open to all. Here you can enjoy a Mediterranean menu with plenty of Greek influences, as well as a nice selection of drinks.

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 Rooftop 360° at NH Hotel Nice in Nice

Rooftop 360° at NH Hotel Nice

$$$ | 8th floor | Acropolis
  • Highlights
  • Summer terrace
  • 360° views
  • Rooftop pool

Situated a 10-minute walk from Nice's Old Town, NH Hotel Nice offers a rooftop made for elevated summer sessions. Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy the glittering rooftop pool, while outside visitors can take aim for the Rooftop 360°, a lounge bar and restaurant open for both lunch and dinner. As the name hints, the modern terrace comes surrounded with panoramic 360° views over Nice. Enjoy refined Mediterranean cuisine and refreshing cocktails, during high season often complemented with BBQs and live music.

Rooftop bar Nice Le Restaurant & Le Bar at Hôtel le Versailles in Nice

Le Restaurant & Le Bar at Hôtel le Versailles

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

Le Restaurant & Le Bar is found elevated 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 sometimes also enjoy a sunny rooftop lunch.

Rooftop bar Nice L’Octave in Nice


$$$ | 3rd floor | Place Garibaldi
  • Highlights
  • Multi-level
  • Bohemian
  • Musical atmosphere

Located just steps from Place Garibaldi, L’Octave is an original and multi-level venue, filled with an atmosphere that is both urban and chic. The ground floor is home to an open stage, while the second floor is an interior lounge and restaurant. The true gem is however found up on the third floor, with the vibrant L’Octave rooftop. Surrounded by graffiti on both sides and overlooking some of the most famous buildings in Nice, the bohemian-chic terrace mixes dining tables and bar stools, and also comes with a retractable roof.

Rooftop bar Nice Le Plongeoir in Nice

Le Plongeoir

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Mont Boron
  • Highlights
  • Iconic
  • Ocean views
  • Mediterranean

Le Plongeoir is an iconic venue filled with history, located a few minutes south of the city center. Definitely not your typical Nice rooftop, and maybe not a clear-cut rooftop at all, but still one of the top spots in the city to enjoy drinks and dining with a view. Hovering above the sea on pillars of rock, the venue is naturally beautiful, and here you can enjoy sun-soaked Mediterranean cuisine, as well as refreshing cocktails at the relaxing lounge bar called Le Vivier.

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.

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.

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City info

Rooftop bar Nice

Rooftop-grade: 8/10

Prime season: April-October

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.