In a city known for its sunny weather, stunning views, and specialty and craft cocktails, it only makes sense that New Orleans would be home to a handful of rooftop bars and restaurants to enjoy all three at once. Whether you’re hoping to grab a drink and relax, enjoy a meal atop the city, take a dip in the pool, or dance the night away, these rooftop hangouts have what you need in the atmosphere you crave.
New Orleans’ Central Business District is filled with hip rooftop hangouts perfect for group gatherings or romantic date nights. The Troubadour Hotel’s Ingénue is a favorite. Graffiti-style artwork, charming city views, and local DJs create the overall trendy and modern ambiance. Or overlook the historic St. Charles Avenue at the Hot Tin Rooftop Bar. The bar’s rustic feel pairs perfectly with some of New Orleans’ classic cocktails.
What’s better than rooftop drinks? POOLSIDE rooftop drinks. The ACE Hotel’s Alto and Above the Grid at the NOPSI Hotel offer both. A dip in the pool with a refreshing cocktail is the perfect way to cool off during a warm summer day in NOLA. Or check out The Pool Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans, which features chic indoor and outdoor seating areas and a very Instagram-worthy pool.
Soak in New Orleans’ most beloved neighborhoods and avenues with the best seat in the house. While you’re more likely to find balconies over rooftops here in NOLA, While not technically rooftop, the terrace seating at the Four Season's Chemin à la Mer offers sweeping views of the Mississippi River. Mambo’s is shaking things up with their addition as the first French Quarter rooftop restaurant and bar. For a rooftop bar with some character, check out Rosie’s on the Roof on the campus of the National WWII Museum in downtown New Orleans. Inspired by Rosie the Riveter, the expansive rooftop features sweeping views and lounge seating for small plates and cocktails.
There’s no better place for a cocktail, sunset, and photo op during your trip. Try one or try them all. Explore more of New Orleans’ rooftops below.