For a perfect night out in the city while still enjoying the Austin air, visit these awesome rooftop bars in Austin, and feel on top of the world!

Azul Rooftop Pool Bar + Lounge

If you live in Austin or visit frequently, you might be looking for an escape to a far-off place. As if plucked off of the streets of Old Havana, Azul was voted the best number-one outdoor bar in Austin, and it's also the highest rooftop bar in the city! 

Their modern deck is a sleek place to relax with a drink in hand by the pool. At night, their fire pits turn on, and the pool and bar become a chic lounge. Azul is open everyday until 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

The Handlebar

Hold on because you're in for a wild ride at The Handlebar in Austin! More of an "adult wonderland," The Handlebar is fun-filled and the perfect place for a night out with your friends. Get ready to get weird here! Their signature cocktails play well with their adult playground, which includes a see-saw and adult-sized Jenga!

Hangar Lounge

Come fly away at the Hangar Lounge in Downtown Austin. Modeled after a 1950's airport lounge, the Hangar Lounge is three stories tall, so depending on whether you're there for an intimate date night or a pregame for a night out, they have the ambiance for you on one of the stories.


In addition to being a rooftop lounge, Terrace59 happens to be Austin's original speakeasy. With a prohibition-style vibe throughout the bar, they celebrate the roaring 20s with every cocktail they serve up and every piece of art they have on the walls. Why is it called Terrace59, you might ask? Take a walk up 59 steps to the rooftop to find out!

El Alma Cafe

Although you may come to El Alma Cafe for the signature drinks and the rooftop views of Downtown Austin, you'll definitely stay for the outstanding authentic Mexican food! Happy Hour is everyday from 3-6 p.m. and includes specials on various dishes such as Queso Blanco y Rojo and Callejera to drinks such as Chilanga and Jacked Sangria. El Alma is open until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, so stop in for a tasty bite and a view before your night out.

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If the weather isn't quite right for a rooftop hangout, not to worry! All of these bars and lounges in Austin have great indoor seating, too.

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