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Best Rooftop Bars of Austin
March 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
This quaint, simple, and country atmosphere Mexican eatery is also home to some of the best authentic Mexican food and drinks. El Alma, which translates to “The Soul”, is an inventive bar and restaurant with a rooftop deck worth a visit. This simple but delicious must-see rooftop bar-deck is the happy hour place to be at between 3:00 and 7:00 pm. With a view of Downtown Austin, you can enjoy the beautiful Austin weather while sipping on your favorite margarita. As your Rooftop Bar Crawl experts – this place is must certainly worth a visit.
The rooftop deck is centered around square glass tables with white plastic chairs under a canopy of trees. The primary focus of course is the downtown view of Austin, making it a worthwhile trip.
The Must Have Drinks: You can never go wrong with a glass of red or white wine. This is though, a Mexican restaurant. Therefore, there is a primary focus on margaritas and the Classic Margarita does not disappoint.
605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701
This rooftop bar and pool deck is feathered among a southern-inspired vibe through rustic modern lenses. Occupying the fourth floor of the Hotel Van Zandt, there is nothing like enjoying an Austin sunset while in the sky. With earth-tones filling the space, comfortable old-world lounge sitting, and a view that is sure to take your breath away, you can spend time by the outside fireplace or by the bar.
The 180-degree views will impress you from the moment you get on the 4th floor. However, it is the live music that will entertain you and the delicious meals and drinks that are sure to fulfill you. With modern charm seeping from the wood floor beams and velvet-like seating, this Austin, Texas rooftop bar is worth your visit.
The Must Have Drinks: If you are visiting with friends, why not share a pitcher of cocktails? If you are on a date, then go all out for bottle service. You will not be disappointed!
Boiler Nine Bar & Grill
800 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
This four-level serving wood-fire and grilled salmon bar and grill joint is nothing less than posh and airy feeling. At the top floor, only an elevator ride away is some of the best views of Austin. With a rustic-industrial feel, exposed-metal beams, over-sized windows, and concrete flooring, nothing beats a sunset with a cocktail in hand.
For a beautiful scene and relaxing rooftop bar, Boiler Nine Bar & Grill offers plenty of rooftop dining space, seating space, and a 180-degree deck to enjoy an Austin sunset. Whether you are a local looking for a rustic dinner night out with a view, or an out-of-towner looking for over indulgent drinks with a view, Boiler Nine Bar & Grill is the place to visit.
The Must Have Drinks: Why not accompany a beautiful view with the Deck Old Fashioned, a blend of raw sugar, citrus oils, and triple bitters with rye, rum or tequila?
1300 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
For a romantic and relaxing night out, Backbeat offers an array of cocktail choices with a view. This two-story bar includes a cocktail lounge and a rooftop bar to enjoy a beautiful Austin sunset. Located in the bustling area of South Lamar, Backbeat is known as the restaurant with the best beat. Take it from your NYC Rooftop Bar Crawl experts, this place is a hot-spot!
At this rooftop bar, ordering a drink is made easy with table service and the dimmed exposed bulbs style lighting makes the mood a festive, yet relaxed environment to be in. For added flair, this rooftop bar is also surrounded in native plants and cacti, bringing a nature element that is somewhat unseen in the rooftop bar scene Austin. The true magic, of course, are the views of the city. Whether you want to sit West or East, this rooftop bar accommodates even the pickiest of sunset-gazers.
The Must Have Drinks: As with many rooftop bars, there is a specialty drink named after the establishment, and Backbeat does not disappoint with their Backbeat cocktail. With a choice of gin, vodka, or tequila, the Backbeat is a musical blend of matcha tea, Liber & Co Orgeat, Lime, and celery bitters. However, if you are feeling the beat a bit more than others, why not follow it some Night Moves; a blend of rum, Jagermeister, Crème De Mure, Aged Cachaca, and acid Phosphate.
Bob's Steak & Chop House
301 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
For those living in Austin that are desiring a taste of Dallas without leaving their backwoods, this Dallas-born steakhouse offers the best specialized prime cuts of beef and a rooftop bar to surely impress. Located in the heart of Austin, the downtown, you can enjoy a luxurious sunset like never before. Peak onto the Texas Capitol a-top one of the most refined and beautifully appointed rooftop bars in Austin.
Bob’s Steak & Chop House brings comfort, luxury, and a rustic feel to the city of Austin. With plenty of seating space, bar tables with central ice and beer filled coolers, and comfy couches, it's highly recommended to call ahead of time if you plan to enjoy many of these features and amenities.
The Must Have Drinks: With a luxury-appointed steak house such as this one, there is no-lack in the wine department. Whether you are in the mood for a sweet sparkling wine, or a Merlot, the views are better enjoyed with a glass in hand.
The Austin Rooftop Bar For You
Texas never disappoints when it comes to luxury eatery’s, unique establishments, and of course, rooftop bars. Whether you are wanting Mexican food and a margarita below a canopy of trees or are seeking a business-casual environment to better enjoy a fine wine overlooking the city skyline, Austin has the rooftop bar for you.
As a local, there is a lot to enjoy, a lot to do, and many rooftop bars to see. As a traveler visiting Austin, well, the true delight of these rooftop bars is the view. With plenty of rooftop bars that deserve a mention, we would like to share with you other rooftop bars to consider when visiting Austin, Texas.
Knotty Deck & Bar – If you want to escape the busy streets of downtown and desire more Hill Country views, a suspended fire pit, and a relaxing vibe, this rooftop bar and deck offers a large variety of drinks and a view to match.
9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
Red’s Porch – Enjoy expansive Greenbelt views over a raised patio seating at Red’s Porch. More of a burger and beer style joint, this raise porch rooftop bar offers a variety of house cocktails.
3508 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Terrace 59 - At the very top of a Speakeasy, only a steep stair climb away sits one of the most beautiful Austin lounge and rooftop bars to date. This lounge-like rooftop bar offers luxurious and relaxing seating, DJ-spun soundtracks, cocktails and bottle service, and indulgent views of the city below.
Kreisle Building, 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701