The Crescent City provides endless entertainment year-round. In fact, according to Visit New Orleans, there is approximately 130 festivals in New Orleans each year which equates to roughly one festival every three days! This provides ample opportunity for you and your loved one to create lasting memories basking in all the sights and sounds. But sometimes it can be nice to enjoy the merriment from a distance, say above. The following rooftop locales are a perfect chance for a romantic date either during the day or night — and whether there’s a festival or not. Each of these rooftop bars offers a unique ambiance that can be the backdrop of an unforgettable moment shared with your sweetheart.
Located in the charming Garden District neighborhood, Hot Tin sits above the Pontchartrain Hotel and offers a fine cocktail, beer and wine menu set in a 1940s vibe. It has some of the best views in New Orleans including the full city skyline and downtown. And for days when the weather is not ideal, there is plenty of cozy seating inside closer to the bar.
2031 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130 | www.hottinbar.com
This trendy rooftop bar sits atop the Catahoula Hotel, a restored 1800s townhouse turned boutique hotel. Piscobar serves up incredible craft cocktails in a quirky, trendy space. This rooftop bar is open seasonally and they bring in an interesting array of pop-up food vendors with exciting dishes like rainbow dumplings.
914 Union Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 | www.catahoulahotel.com/pisco-bar
FRENCHMEN HOTEL BAR
This second story rooftop bar with a relaxed vibe is seemingly hidden tucked away in the heart of Frenchmen street. The Frenchmen Hotel Bar is open to locals. And it’s just steps away from favorites such as Snug Harbor, Three Muses among others along the famous jazz-filled street. In addition, there is daily drink specials and occasionally food served via pop-up restaurants.
417 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 | www.royalfrenchmenhotel.com
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