One perk of Austin’s recent vertical growth? Rooftop bars.
From Zanzibar to P6, ATX is home to several rooftop bars offering a wide range of experiences — several stories in the air.
Want dinner with a gorgeous lake view? We have that. Want a place to drink by the pool? We have that. Want to play lawn games with your dog? We have that, too.
So let’s get to it: Here are nine rooftop spots in Austin where you can sit back, sip a cocktail, and take in the view.
Zanzibar | 304. E. Cesar Chavez St., Unit 700
Experience a tropical “staycation” seven stories up at this downtown rooftop bar inspired by island living. Make a reservation here.
Try this: “The Devil & the Deep Blue Sea” featuring bourbon, pineapple, orgeat, orange, and lemon
El Alma | 1025 Barton Springs Rd.
This contemporary Mexican restaurant has been a staple on Barton Springs Road for more than a decade. Take in the skyline from the relaxed rooftop — we recommend ordering some queso, too.
Try this: “La Llorona” margarita featuring ghost pepper tequila, prickly pear purée, lime juice, agave, and a chile rim
Wax Myrtle’s | 506 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. WM
On the fourth floor of the boutique Thompson Austin hotel, Wax Myrtle’s features rentable cabanas, a pool, and an outdoor fireplace.
Try this: “Moon-tower” featuring gin, vermouth, herbed honey oxymel, and lemon oil
P6 at the LINE Austin | 111 E. Cesar Chavez St.
If you haven’t already been, you’ve likely seen this spot on your Instagram feed — the famously aesthetic rooftop bar offers excellent views of Lady Bird Lake.
Try this: “Ladybird Spritz” featuring a rhubarb infusion, Cap Corse, Aperol, and Cava.
Techo Mezcaleria & Agave Bar | 2201 Manor Rd.
Perched above Mi Madre’s, this East Austin mezcaleria offers a wide variety of Mexican spirits.
Try this: “Guava Margarita,” a frozen mezcal margarita
Upstairs at Caroline | 621 Congress Ave., Ste. 201
Tap into your competitive spirit at this backyard-inspired rooftop bar with giant Jenga, Foosball, and corn hole. Bonus: your pups are invited, too.
Try this: “Thai Me Up” on-draft cocktail featuring Dos Hombres, 512 Tequila, mango, tamarind, and roasted Thai chili
Group Therapy | 400 Lavaca St.
Spend a Saturday lingering at the pool bar or dine at the restaurant in this space hosted in Hotel Zaza.
Try this: “Dark Chocolate Espresso Martini” featuring Grey Goose, Godiva Dark Chocolate, Bailey’s, Espresso, and Licor 43
La Piscina Ceviches & Fajitas | 600 W. 2nd. St., 5th floor
Ogle at chefs griddling up tortillas + fresh seafood at this poolside Mexican restaurant from the team behind Elizabeth Street Cafe and Jeffrey’s, located in the Austin Proper Hotel.
Try this: “Watermelon Burro” featuring 1876 vodka, watermelon agua fresca, lime, and Fever Tree ginger beer
77º Rooftop Patio Bar | 11500 E. Rock Rose Ave.
Located in the heart of The Domain, this three-story rooftop patio bar offers finger foods, cocktails, and hookah.
Try this: “Chingon!” featuring Illegal Joven mezcal tequila, Cazadores Reposado tequila, lime, agave, jalapeño, and ginger
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