Here are 6 jaw-dropping rooftop bars in downtown Austin that you should probably make a reservation for right now!
If you’re new to Austin, checking out one of our many rooftop bars and restaurants has to be at the top of your list of things to do. And if you happen to have always lived in Austin and never done this, immediately add it to your bucket list! These rooftop bars in downtown Austin have some of the city’s best views! They will all give you some fire Instagram shots!
Escape to a tropical paradise as a private elevator takes you all the way up to Zanzibar. Located in Austin Marriot, this lush terrace is an out of Austin experience, surrounded by our ever-growing skyline. At seven stories up you’ll not only get some crafted cocktails (served in funky cups), but also some delicious bites. They also have a pool!
This indoor/outdoor rooftop is more than just the views. They have some killer music sets happening every week, and it’s just the setting you need for a fun, date night out. Located inside the Hotel Van Zandt, Geraldine’s also has a rooftop pool and amazing Lady Bird views. It’s a great spot to post up at for July 4th and NYE fireworks shows, or pop into hopping around on Rainey St.
P6 at the LINE Austin
Have guests in town? You have to take them to P6, if you can get a reservation in. This rooftop bar and patio, located inside the LINE hotel, has the best sunset view in Austin. Well, so does Mount Bonnell. But at P6 you can leisurely take an elevator up, get some shade over you, and sometimes catch the bats take flight!
No reservations? No problem! Maggie Mae’s takes walk-ins! Located in the heart of 6th street, this lower (compared to the rest of this list) rooftop bar is the perfect, casual hangout spot. Even at their height, the views are amazing as the skyline towers over. Be sure to swing by this rooftop deck on one of their live music nights.
Rooftops in Austin don’t have to be too loud and all about the party scene. Actually, the quieter of the bunch, Hotel Zaza’s Group Therapy restaurant has gorgeous views from its rooftop deck, and even more pretty decor inside. They have poolside seating all day, serving food, snacks, and drinks. You can also catch live music here a couple of days of the week.
Marriot in Austin is cranking out some of the best rooftops because here’s another one of their hotels with a rooftop that shouldn’t be missed! The pool here is always poppin’ on a sunny day, and the cocktails are always flowing. From here you get a very Austin view, overlooking Congress and Lady Bird Lake. They’re also very famous for their outdoor snow experience in the winter time!