New Orleans Rooftop Bars to Hit This Spring

Spring is in the air, babes! The weather is delightful (which is a rarity in this lovely city), and everyone’s ready to break out their short shorts and maxi dresses.

New Orleans has been having a rooftop revelation as of late – going from no rooftop bars to a healthy handful in the past year. We happen to think the absolute best way to spend a spring afternoon is on one of these rooftops sipping cocktails, chatting with our babes, and taking in the views of our beautiful city.

Here’s where you’ll find us this spring:

Monkey Board

The Troubadour, 1111 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Located on the 17th floor of the Troubadour Hotel, Monkey Board is the largest of the rooftop bars in the city. If you’re looking to party, Monkey Board is the place to be, and offers live music and DJs most nights of the week. They have also been known to host fun events like rooftop crawfish boils, and even a Valentine’s Day Tinder party so keep your eye out for more. Don’t forget to take an insta with their infamous light up “Living the Dream” sign – sure to make all of your followers wish they were you.


Ace Hotel New Orleans, 600 Carondelet, New Orleans, LA 70130

Alto was the first rooftop bar to grace NOLA with it’s presence, and the only with a pool to where anyone visiting can take a dip if you feel so inclined to do so. Sitting atop the Ace Hotel, Alto remains the hippest of rooftop bars in the city. Rumor has it that even Solange has been spotted sipping a cold beverage in a cabana with her posse. The lush garden like vibe surrounding the pool makes it arguably to most aesthetically pleasing of rooftops in the city. Our favorite thing to sip on a warm spring day is the frozen purple rain.

The Catahoula Hotel

914 Union St, New Orleans, LA 70112

The intimate rooftop terrace at boutique hotel, The Catahoula, makes you feel like your hidden away in a tropical paradise. Sip tiki-inspired cocktails while enjoying a cool spring breeze. The relaxed vibe is perfect for a date night.

Hot Tin

2031 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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The chicest of rooftops in the city, Hot Tin is the place to be for an after-work cocktail on a Friday evening. In the newly renovated Pontchartrain Hotel (circa-1927), this bar’s elegance will have you feeling like you’ve stepped back into a more sophisticated time. The rooftop is the only one not located downtown, but in the Garden District on St. Charles Avenue, attracting all of NOLA’s finest uptown babes.

Happy spring rooftop hopping babes! Hope to see you around 😉



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  1. Been to all these…We have another one for you! Frenchman hotel is redoing their rooftop. It’s going to be 🔥🔥🔥 and they might even get a rooftop yoga class going…just saying!

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