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12 best rooftop bars in Austin

Updated:October 22, 2022

Enjoy tasty brews and amazing views over 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 Bat City.

From sky-high rooftop pool venues to charming decks with fire-pits, we will give you all the info you need about each Austin rooftop: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. So, which is the best rooftop bar Austin? Just scroll down and find the Austin rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list
Azul Rooftop The Westin Austin Downtown Rooftop bar in Austin
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Azul Rooftop at The Westin Austin Downtown

$$$$ | 20th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Skyline views
  • Handcrafted cocktails

Azul Rooftop Bar and Lounge is located on top of the luxurious The Westin Austin Downtown. Perched 20 floors up, it is the highest rooftop bar in Austin, and the roof terrace boasts spectacular views over the city skyline with transparent panels surrounding the deck. At the Westin rooftop bar you can relax by the heated rooftop pool with a drink in hand, lounge in a private cabana or just settle down in some of the lounge furniture by the cosy fire pits, while watching the beautiful sunset.

Rooftop Bar Zanzibar in Austin
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Zanzibar

$$$ | 7th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Tropical oasis
  • Skyline views
  • Rooftop pool

Found seven stories up at the Austin Marriott Downtown, Zanzibar takes you on a rooftop escape above and far from the inner-city buzz. This tropical and lush rooftop bar Austin offers stunning views of the downtown skyline, as well as crafted cocktails made with a tropical twist, and island-inspired small plates. The rooftop bar is open to all, while guests staying at the hotel can also enjoy rooftop swimming at The Pool at Zanzibar next door.

Rooftop Bar Otopia Rooftop in Austin
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Otopia Rooftop

$$$$ | 11th floor | Campus District
  • Highlights
  • Luxurious
  • Amazing views
  • Rooftop pool

Perched on top of The Otis Hotel, Otopia Rooftop is the only luxury rooftop pool bar and lounge in Austin's Campus District. Lush, bright and stylish, the 11th floor terrace holds both a beautiful rooftop pool, as well as a spacious and comfy lounge area, all surrounded with amazing views over the Austin skyline. An exclusive poolside oasis for hotel guests and anyone with a Day Pass/Cabana Reservation during the day, from 5pm all are welcome to enjoy sun-inspired signature cocktails, lite bites and the great atmosphere.

P6 at The LINE Austin Rooftop bar in Austin
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P6 at The LINE Austin

$$$$ | 6th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Amazing lake views
  • Charming & stylish
  • Specialty cocktails

What used to be a rooftop parking garage is since spring 2019 instead home to a beautiful Austin rooftop bar and restaurant. Set on the 6th floor of The LINE Austin, P6 is a charming and stylish rooftop with amazing and panoramic views over Town Lake, the Austin skyline, and down Congress Avenue. Up here you can indulge in both tasty Mediterranean small plates, as well as fine specialty cocktails. Popular spot, so make reservations or try to be in good time.

La Piscina at Austin Proper Hotel Rooftop bar in Austin
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La Piscina at Austin Proper Hotel

$$$$ | 5th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Lush & stylish
  • Mexican cuisine
  • Rooftop pool

Set on the 5th floor of the hot and trendy Austin Proper Hotel, La Piscina Ceviches & Fajitas is a convivial poolside restaurant and bar. Mixing indoor seating with a lush, open-air terrace that is connected to the hotel's rooftop pool, here you are surrounded with fine views over downtown Austin. Indulge in a menu filled with Texas-inspired Mexican cuisine, complemented with a nice selection of frozen margaritas, signature cocktails and native Mexican spirits..

Rooftop Rules & Regs Rooftop bar in Austin
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Rules & Regs

$$$ | 7th floor | Austin Convention Center
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Skyline views
  • Latin flavours

On the 7th floor of the Fairmont Austin you do not only find a great rooftop pool, but also a lovely, Latin inspired rooftop bar and restaurant called Rules & Regs. Up here, fabolous views are mixed with unique cocktails made to perfection and tasty Latin 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.

Upstairs at Caroline Rooftop bar in Austin
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Upstairs at Caroline

$$$ | 2nd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Urban backyard
  • Chic
  • Lawn games

Set on top of the all-day drinks and dining Caroline Restaurant in downtown Austin, the chic and colorful Upstairs at Caroline is the city's premier urban backyard party. Overlooking Congress Avenue and the downtown skyscrapers, the astroturf rooftop is quite covered, but still feels open and airy. Catch a game on the TV or play everything from giant Jenga to Foosball, all while enjoying a wide selection of creative and refreshing cocktails, local cans and tasty tacos.

Edge Rooftop Rooftop bar in Austin
8

Edge Rooftop

$$$ | 4th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Chic lounge
  • Panoramic views

Located in the heart of downtown, JW Marriott Austin comes with a stunning 4th floor rooftop terrace. During daytime, this is a rooftop oasis above the lively Congress Avenue, with a heated rooftop pool, comfy loungers and craft cocktails available to hotel guests and those making cabana reservations. After 5pm, the Edge Rooftop opens to the public, transforming the rooftop to a chic evening lounge. Modern and intimate in atmosphere, the rooftop Edge is a great venue for both a stylish after work and more vibrant weekend nights with live music and DJ sets.

Rooftop Geraldine's at Hotel Van Zandt Rooftop bar in Austin
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Geraldine's at Hotel Van Zandt

$$$ | 4th floor | Rainey Street
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Live music
  • 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 Austin inspired American cuisine, the rooftop pool and sun loungers are mainly for guests at the hotel, but as an outsider you can rent pool side cabanas. Or visit the stylish Geraldine's, open most nights for dinner, and on weekends also for rooftop brunch.

Rooftop 77 Degrees Rooftop bar in Austin
10

77 Degrees Rooftop

$$$ | 3rd floor | North Austin
  • Highlights
  • 3 levels
  • Live DJs
  • Hookah lounge

Found at the Rock Rose entertainment district at the Domain NORTHSIDE shopping center, 77 Degrees Rooftop is a 3-story rooftop patio bar, offering a nice mix of drinks, vibes and views. Resembling a Vegas-style lounge, the impressive rooftop comes with swing seats and modern lounge chairs, as well as an outside dance floor. Open daily for lounge vibes, the rooftop bar serves a nice set of crafted signature cocktails, along with unique tapas dishes. You can also go for VIP bottle service.

Rooftop Maggie Mae's Rooftop bar in Austin
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Maggie Mae's

$$ | 2nd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Live music
  • Vibrant
  • Since 1978

Set on the historic and entertainment-filled 6th Street, Maggie Mae's Austin is the oldest bar of them all, serving patrons since 1978. The large vunue covers two levels, with downstairs indoor bar and courtyard, and an upper floor rooftop, overlooking donwtown Austin. Mostly known for hosting legendary live music performances, Maggie Mae's rooftop is also a great and vibrant place sunny happy hour deals or fun-filled nights under the twinkling rooftop lights.

Rooftop El Alma Rooftop bar in Austin
12

El Alma

$$$ | 2nd floor | Bouldin
  • Highlights
  • Mexican vibes
  • Daily happy hour
  • Skyline views

El Alma Austin is a vibrant and local-feel restaurant, offering flavors of Mexico and a lovely rooftop terrace. Only floors up, the Alma rooftop still offers fantastic views over the Austin skyline. Here you can enjoy fun, casual and authentic Mexican food, an equally fun and creative selection of different Margaritas, as well as other latin-isnpired cocktails. Come for daily 3-6pm happy hour, weekend rooftop brunch, or a vibrant and friendly atmosphere anywhere in between.

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City info

Rooftop bar Austin

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: March-Oct

Residents: 2 million

Climate: Humid subtropical

The climate in Austin 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 pretty much all year around.

There are many great terraces located in this city. Some of them 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 in Austin. 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.