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Downtown Austin continues to grow and expand, and there is no better way to enjoy scenic views than to do so while enjoying a well-made cocktail or craft beer at some of the best rooftop bars in Downtown Austin. While there are dozens of patios and sidewalk spots to choose from, you can take your fun up a notch by checking out our guide with these top tier rooftop bars in Downtown Austin!

Azul Rooftop Lounge

With panoramic views of the city skyline or the luxurious, handcrafted drinks, you are going to love this rooftop lounge. From fun cocktails, to poolside snack to good vibes, Azul Rooftop is located on the top of the Westin hotel, open to both hotel guests and the general public. You simply won’t find these views anywhere else. We recommend coming during sunset time when it is peak golden hour.

πŸ—“ MON-THUR | 1PM-10PM
πŸ—“ FRI-SAT | 11AM-11PM
πŸ—“ SUN | 11AM-10PM

Rooftop Bars In Downtown Austin

Upstairs at Caroline

Upstairs at Caroline is Austin’s premier urban backyard party. It is the perfect after work place to come with friends to relax and destress. The menu features daily happy hour specials for both drink and food items. In addition to the endless flow of cocktails, they have an arrangement of fun outdoor games such as giant Jenga, Foosball, Shuffleboard, and of course Cornhole. Whether you want to simply socialize with friends or have a game night competition, nothing goes together better than friends, boards, and a beer.

πŸ—“Β  MON-THUR | 4PM-12AM
πŸ—“Β  FRI | 12PM-12AM
πŸ—“Β  SAT | 11AM-2AM
πŸ—“Β  SUN | 11AM-12AM

Edge Rooftop + Bar

Edge Rooftop is an elevated lounge experience overlooking Congress Ave and Lady Bird Lake featuring locally inspired bar bites, craft cocktails and a full bar. This rooftop bar in Downtown Austin is open to hotel guests for day-use and then to the public for evening hours starting 6pm on the weekdays and weekends. They have relaxed cozy seating which is perfect for a date night partnering with the breathtaking view and modern decor.

πŸ—“ SUN-WED | 6PM-11PM
πŸ—“ THUR-SAT | 6PM-12AM

P6

P6 is another one of the most popular rooftop bars in downtown Austin. What makes P6 so special is the history that comes with it. This place used to be a rooftop parking garage that was transformed and reinvented into an open space for open-air dining. Aside from delicious cocktails, the menu also features Mediterranean small plates. Some light food pairings to go with your cocktail are the roasted tomato hummus as well as rosemary scones that come with sherry tomato jam and parsley. Other great drink options are the Freetail which is tequila, citrus, and golden cordial.

πŸ—“ MON-THUR | 4PM-10PM
πŸ—“ FRI | 4PM-11PM
πŸ—“ SAT | 10AM-11PM
πŸ—“ SUN | 10AM-10PM

Devil May Care

The underground lounge awaits your presence and we guarantee you that nothing is better than this rooftop bar in Downtown Austin.Β  Enjoy the Mediterranean-inspired menu with fine wines and fun cocktails either in the lounge or outside on the famous terrace. Rain or shine both options are available for guests to enjoy! Prepare for your senses to be heightened as you stop by.Β Β 

πŸ—“Β SUN & WED | 5:30PM-10PM
πŸ—“Β THUR | 5:30PM-12AM
πŸ—“Β FRI-SAT | 5:30PM-2AM

Rooftop Bars In Downtown Austin

Wax Myrtle

This upscale rooftop bar in Downtown Austin where guests are welcome to chill out and feel free after a long day. Wax Myrtle is a Chicago-based restaurant brought here to Austin and is located in The Thompson Hotel. The beverages menu features well-rounded cocktails with savory ingredients while the dishes highlight seasonal produce and high-quality meats. Make your reservation today and sit back and enjoy the beautiful view!

πŸ—“ SUN & THUR | 11AM-11PM
πŸ—“ FRI-SAT | 11AM-12AM

El Alma

Get all the vibes from rooftop bar El Alma, a restaurante bar and homespun take on the authentic flavors of Mexico. If you enjoy eating with a view, this is the perfect spot to do so. From queso fundido to mangoritas, the menu offers a variety of delicious Mexican dishes to satisfy every taste bud.Β 

πŸ—“ MON-THUR | 11AM-10PM
πŸ—“ FRI | 11AM-11PM
πŸ—“ SAT | 10AM-11PM
πŸ—“ SUN | 10AM-10PM

Rooftop Bars In Downtown Austin

Otopia Rooftop

Enjoy views of the Austin skyline at the rooftop bar Otopia Rooftop Lounge. Indulge in the full menu with your favorite cocktail and bites while catching up with a friend or two. This lounge considers golden hour their version of happy hour and it cannot get any better than that. Be ready to have some Austin fun get sunkissed eleven stories up!

πŸ—“ SUN-THUR | 11AM-10PM
πŸ—“ FRI-SAT | 11AM-12AM

Rooftop Bars In Downtown Austin

Zanzibar

Escape the everyday at the tropical rooftop bar, Zanzibar. Seven stories up, guest can sip on modern tiki cocktails and indulge in island-inspired small plates all while enjoying the most stunning view of downtown Austin. This spot is the perfect way to get as away as possible from your busy lifestyle and the closests way to what it feels like to be on vacation!

πŸ—“ MON-THUR | 4PM-12AM
πŸ—“ FRI-SAT | 12PM-12AM
πŸ—“ SUN | 12PM-10PM

Rooftop Bars in Downtown Austin

After a heavy week at work and in need of a pick me up, you deserve one of the above rooftop bars. Each of these will direct you to the best city views and some of the Austin’s yummiest food and drink options. These spots are sure to make you leave with a smile on your face.

Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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