Rooftop bars Austin

Complete guide to the 5 best rooftop bars in Austin in 2020

Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

Enjoy views of the Colorado river and the skyline from some of the best Austin rooftop bars. Keep up to date with the latest in this fast growing city with this ultimate guide to the best roof terraces in this lovely city. For starters: Which are the best rooftops in Austin? That's what we're here to give you. Here you’ll find all the info you need about each rooftop. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. So, which is the best rooftop bar in Austin, you might ask? Just scroll down and find the Austin rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Last updated: September 30, 2019
Area:Austin Convention Center
Rooftop Rules & Regs Rooftop bar in Austin
Rules & Regs
$$$ 101 Red River St
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Skyline views
  • Delicious cocktails
On the 7th floor of the Fairmont Austin you do not only find a great rooftop pool, but also a lovely cocktail rooftop bar, called Rules & Regs. Up here, fabolous views are mixed with unique cocktails made to perfection and tasty American / Mexican bites. Relax in lounge chairs on the terrace during afternoon, come for vibes and live DJs at night, or make a full rooftop-day out of it by renting cabanas and swim with views over Austin.
Rooftop The Westin Austin Downtown Rooftop bar in Austin
Azul at The Westin Austin Downtown
$$$$ 310 E 5th St
  • Highlights
  • 20th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Skyline views
  • Handcrafted cocktails
Azul Rooftop Pool Bar and Lounge is located on top of the luxurious and superb The Westin Austin Downtown. Perched 20th floor up, it is the highest rooftop bar in the city and the roof terrace boasts spectacular views over the city skyline with transparent panels surrounding the deck. Here you can relax by the heated rooftop pool with a drink in hand, lounge in a private cabana or just sit down in some of the lounge furniture by the cosy fire pits, while watching the beautiful sunset.
Rooftop HandleBar Rooftop bar in Austin
$$$ 121 E 5th St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Neighborhood bar
  • Adult playground
  • Crafted cocktails
A fun, funky and very popular place among the Austin rooftop bars, located on 5th Street in the downton area. Describing themselves as an adult wonderland and neighborhood bar with an old school vibe, HandleBar comes with an indoor ground floor and a wooden decked, open-air rooftop terrace, with cool views over downtown Austin. Vibrant and friendly in atmosphere, this rooftop is the place where fun meets crafted cocktails and beers.

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Area:Rainey Street
Rooftop Hotel Van Zandt Rooftop bar in Austin
Hotel Van Zandt
$$$ 605 Davis St
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Rent cabanas
  • Lake view
The pool deck and rooftop bar at the modern Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is closely connected with the live music-focused restaurant Geraldine’s on the same floor. Luxurious in decor, serving a wide variety of craft brews, cocktails and local spirits, the rooftop pool and sun loungers are mainly for guests at the hotel, but as an outsider you can rent pool side cabanas for up to 6 persons, or visit during summer events held up here, including live DJs and pool-party vibes. Or visit the all day Geraldine's, which opens up to the rooftop deck.
Rooftop Hangar Lounge Rooftop bar in Austin
Hangar Lounge
$$$ 318 Colorado St
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • 1950s airport-feel
  • Low but mighty views
The multiple level Hangar Lounge is modeled after a 1950's airport lounge, and comes with an Austin rooftop bar that offers dazzling views of the downtown area. Located in the Warehouse District in downtown Austin, the large and open-air roof terrace is a great spot for sunny and retro drinks. Serving everything from spirits, beers, wine and smaller bar bites, the rooftop bar comes with a causal and fun vibe, with live DJs during the weekends.

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This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 600 rooftops visited over the last two years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.

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Rooftop-grade: 5/10
Prime season: Mars-Oct
Residents: 2 million
Climate: Humid subtropical

The climate here is humid subtropical which means long hot summers and short mild winters. And that is good news for all rooftop bars in Austin. The climate contributes so that the rooftops can stay open almost all year around.

There are many great terraces located in this city. Some of the with magical skyline views, some with luxurious rooftop pools and others with great food and nice party atmosphere.

In other words, there’s something for everybody when it comes to places to drink with a view from here. You can find out more about Austin here.

About Austin

Austin is the state capital of Texas. In the metropolitan area, there is a population of around 2 million, which makes it the 11th most populous city in United States and 4th in Texas. Austin is also the fastest growing large city in the whole country. The skyline in Austin is very famous. Specially for the buildings Texas State Capitol and the University of Texas. The city is undergoing a skyscraper boom, which means that the skyline will be even more impressive over the next years.