9 Best Rooftop Bars In New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans is a city known for its sunny weather with stunning views of its magnificent architecture and its top-class entertainment and restaurants. Explore the wining and dining options on the top of the roofs of tall and commercial buildings alike. The city is home to a myriad of rooftop restaurants that feature their very own mixes of specialty cocktails. Additionally, they allow you to take in the picturesque views of the city while you savor a sip of your drink and enjoy the presence of your company or chill all by yourself. Get ready to be amazed by the gorgeous views of the city. The atmosphere and ambiance presented by these rooftop bars that are perfect for social gatherings and celebrations. Whatever your agenda might be, here are the best rooftop bars in New Orleans, Louisiana, for perfect socializing.

1. Alto

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Situated above the Ace Hotel lies Alto, a poolside lounge that offers an Italian-inspired salad menu, small bites that is inclusive of vegan choices and skewered meats. All of which are paired with your choice of seasonal cocktail, craft beer, and wine. Alto offers an amazing view of the New Orleans skyline that overlooks the Lafayette Square and the Mississippi River bridge, and the bar is also open for non-visitors of the hotel who also wants to take a dip in the elegant swimming pool.

Alto

Address: 600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States

Website: Alto

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

2. Catahoula Hotel


Catahoula Hotel is a 19th-century-old townhouse that is situated in the Central Business District of New Orleans. On its top floor lies a rooftop bar that features a menu of gulf coast inspired craft beers, a list of South American and Spanish wines, and a selection of curated mezcal and tequila. All of which amounts to why the Catahoula Hotel Rooftop Bar is known as an “agave-centric oasis”.

Catahoula Hotel

Address: 914 Union St, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States

Website: Catahoula Hotel

Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 12am (closed from Sun - Tue)

3. Monkey Board


Go bananas when you visit the Monkey Board, located atop the boutique hotel The Troubadour. It overlooks the Central Business District. They offer a great assortment of unique, creative, and original cocktails along with wine and beer. All of the unparalleled drinks can be accompanied by dishes that are designed with food truck favorites as its inspiration. They also have a menu for their Southern-inspired bar bites that are perfect compliments to your drinks.

Monkey Board

Address: 1111 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States

Website: Monkey Board

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 3pm - 2am; Mon - Thu: 4pm - 12am; Sun: 3pm - 12am

4. Hot Tin


A premier rooftop bar located at Pontchartrain Hotel, the iconic hotel located in the Garden District of New Orleans, Hot Tin exudes the 1940’s flair and boasts of an approximate of a 270-degree view of the New Orleans skyline which is perfect for watching the sun go down. Hot Tin offers comfortable seating and an array of exquisite, signature cocktails that truly leaves you wanting for more. This is the perfect spot to walk in with your besties or offer a treat to your team mates.

Hot Tin

Address: 2031 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States

Website: Hot Tin

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 2pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 2pm - 2am

5. Roosevelt Hotel Bar


An alternative to the former listing, Roosevelt Hotel Bar is just a few steps away from Roosevelt Hotel and Waldorf Astoria. Roosevelt Hotel Bar overlooks the French Quarter and Canal Street, which makes it a perfect place to dine if you are into the habit of people-watching in order to pass time. They also offer live music performances on Fridays and Saturdays. Similar to Sazerac Bar, their best selling drink is their own take on Ramos Gin Fizz; creative isn’t it?

Roosevelt Hotel Bar

Address: 116 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States

Website: Roosevelt Hotel Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 2pm - 2am; Sun: 4pm - 2am

6. Piscobar


Perched inside the Catahoula Hotel in downtown New Orleans, the Piscobar specializes in a number of cocktail mixes keeping pisco at its forefront. Pisco is a brandy that is manufactured in the wine-making regions of Peru and Chile and is the national spirit of Peru. Piscobar’s kitchen brings forth a southeast Asian menu with vegan alternatives. They make use of mock meat in their dishes to ensure that their menu is entirely plant-based. They are open to private accommodations as well; a total package we would say!

Piscobar

Address: 914 Union St, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States

Website: Piscobar

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 12am

7. Nopsi Hotel

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


As you ascend to the top-most level of the Nopsi Hotel, you will be able to witness its astonishing rooftop bar and rooftop pool named “Above the Grid”. It is open year-round and it caters to both hotel guests and outside visitors alike. By day, the rooftop is a relaxing pool-lounge that is exclusive for the hotel guests’ enjoyment. However, 4pm onwards the rooftop morphs into an electrifying bar that accommodates any visitor. Their cocktail menu is blended with an exotic touch, with their banana daiquiri as the principal drink. They also serve ice-cold beer and some bar bites as well.

Nopsi Hotel

Address: 317 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States

Website: Nopsi Hotel

Opening hours: Wed - Thu, Sat - Sun: 11am - 11pm; Fri: 11am - 2am (closed on Mon & Tue)

8. Capulet


To cap off our list, we feature Capulet which resides in a restored 1800’s warehouse that is now revamped with a wooden ceiling, exposed brick walls, and a fully customized mezzanine. All of which come with a magnificent view that overlooks the French Quarter. Their menu comprises fresh and locally acquired sandwiches, salads, and a slew of rotating specials along with ice-cold beers, wines, and their unique cocktail mixes. By night and on weekends, Capulet turns into an exclusive gathering for private banquets which has earned their reputation as one of the best places to conduct matrimonial ceremonies. And on Thursday nights from 6pm to 9pm, Capulet hosts a jazz congress wherein a rotating group of musicians come in and perform.

Capulet

Address: 3014 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States

Website: Capulet

Opening hours: Mon - Wed, Fri: 9am - 3pm; Thu: 9am - 9pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

9. Vue


Vue is located on the 14th floor of the former ODECO office building. They offer an impressively unique take on seasonal cocktails and they also offer a very good selection of local and imported beers. Vue also provides comfortable seating areas that is fitted with trendy furnishings. The place also renders a mesmerizing view of Canal Street, which makes it the perfect go-to place if you are planning to impress a date or if you want to have a great time with friends.

Vue

Address: 1600 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States

Website: Vue

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 11pm; Fri: 5pm - 12am; Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun: 11am - 11pm

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Your vacation in New Orleans will not be complete without visiting the best rooftop bars. You can always go with your friends and family to enjoy your night. Make sure to use this guide to choose from the best rooftop bars in the city.

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