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5 Best Rooftop Bars in Austin

July 30, 2016

A Taste of Koko

With the temperature heating up in Austin and summer right around the corner, it’s time to hit the town and check out the hottest new openings. I shared my favorite rooftop bars in Austin in Austin Woman Magazine’s June Issue!

Austin Woman Magazine

SEE ALSO: Boozy Ice Cream At Austin’s First Alcoholic Ice Cream Shop

Here are the best rooftop bars in Austin with the best skyline views and craft cocktails. Cheers to raising the bar — on the roof.



Azul Pool Bar


Perched on the top of Westin Hotel, Azul Pool Bar is the tallest hotel rooftop pool bar in Austin with the best views of downtown Austin. Take a dip in the pool and then relax on the lounge chairs while you sip on a blood orange and anchiote margarita and nosh on appetizers. Try the fresh catch ceviche tostadas and jalapeno cheddar nueske’s brat hot dogs with crispy onions. The pool is open to the public Sunday through Thursday.

310 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701,


77 Degrees


For those who live in North Austin will no longer to have to drive to downtown. 77 Degrees on Rock Rose Ave at The Domain is a new rooftop cocktail bar focused on rum drinks and shareable bites. Favorites include the Passion Fruit Swizzle and Singapore Sling with fresh ceviche, pinchos a la parilla, and spicy soy-marinated flank steak.

11500 E Rock Rose Ave, Austin, TX 78758,



Take the day off at W Austin’s WET deck day passes – offered Monday through Thursday for $30 per day, including complimentary valet parking. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm craft cocktails, wines and Texas spirits as well as nibbles ranging from $5 to $7 at W’s WET Deck, Living Room Bars, TRACE and the restaurant’s beautiful outdoor lounge.You can even get a 30% discount on all spa services at AWAY Spa, Monday-Thursday and a 10% on services Friday-Sunday with your Texas drivers license!

200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701,


Green Light Social


Green Light Social is bringing a new flavor to Austin’s West 6th Street. Enjoy an infused libation on GLS’s beautiful rooftop patio or a classic cocktail in their exclusive hidden bar.

720 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701,


Hotel Van Zandt


Head to Hotel Van Zandt’s fourth floor pool deck for their new monthly event On Deck, the ultimate Sunday night hang for a DJ set, festive cocktails, and killer views of the city. While soaking up the sunset and breathtaking views of Austin and Ladybird Lake, you’ll drift off to tiki paradise.

Be sure to order the Bang! Bang! Cocktail served in a squirt gun, ceviche with fried chicken skin, and the ice cream treat of the day.

605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701,


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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