Located on the corner of Colorado Street and West 4th Street in the trendy Warehouse District, the Hangar Lounge has a cosmopolitan aviation theme, just as its name would suggest. Clocks show the time in cities around the world, and the furniture and decor are likewise streamlined and retro chic. The second floor contains more lounging areas and a TV, but the gem of this venue would definitely be the rooftop, where patrons will find themselves lounging on deck chairs and gazing at a breathtaking view of the city.
Whether it's for an evening of drinks or a satisfying meal, Trace is a sophisticated eatery that is worth returning to time and again. Located at the W Hotel in downtown Austin, this restaurant is a great place to dine even if you're not staying at the W hotel. Trace's chefs provide guests with masterful cuisine concoctions that are sure to leave you wanting more. What's surprising is that all foods are seasonal and organic fare that originated from the farms around Austin. But these well-trained chefs aren't constricted by the lack of food options, instead, their creativity shines through.
This restaurant and bar is a great place for groups of friends who're looking for a good time while enjoying the view. It is conveniently located by Lake Austin, with a fabulous view of the lake and the gorgeous houses on the other side. Though be aware that its popularity might mean you have to wait to be seated, especially if you want to sit outside. Great drinks are served daily accompanied by snacks and appetizers. Their prices are affordable, and the happy hour is especially popular with the college crowd.
Nestled on the 4th floor of W Austin hotel, the venue features lounge chairs, private cabanas and showers. It is an ideal venue to enjoy a dip in the pool and spend time relaxing by the pool side all day. The venue is open to public from 4p onward to sunset and includes happy hour (5p to 7p), live music and more. On the menu one can enjoy a light fare and bar bites while sipping on their favorite crafted cocktail. On certain nights they also organize live music performances.
Summit is a hip and happening nightclub located in downtown Austin. This rooftop bar is a trendy spot that provides revelers with enviable views of the Austin skyline. Those who love to dance won't be disappointed, as the club is known to host a number of DJ nights from time to time and acts such as Konflict, Savi, Markus Schulz and Felix Cartal have graced this club. The drinks list consists of some fun cocktails that will have you grooving in no time. Check website for the latest list of performers.
The Blind Pig Pub is a dive bar located in one of Austin's main nightlife areas, 6th Street. The Blind Pig is your basic, straightforward no-frills bar, but with one characteristic that makes it a top choice-an outdoor rooftop area overlooking 6th Street. The dance floor, DJ, and occasional live music add even more appeal.
An iconic cocktail bar and rooftop lounge, located in the heart of the bustling metropolis of Austin, Texas, is a famous tourist attraction as well owing to its huge historical significance. Built in 1902 as a wholesale grocery store initially, the building was later on transformed into a major nightlife spot. This historical pub features the main floor restaurant and cocktail bar, a tap room and the roof top lounge. The exposed brick and wooden interiors of the tap room ensure the vintage appeal of this pub is retained. The cocktail bar on the first-level main hall serves a wide range of in-house handcrafted cocktails, such as Blackberry Collins, Market Whiskey Sour, Winter Cosmo and Butter Pecan Manhattan.
Imagine a posh, outdoor bar with swaying palm trees flanking an inviting swimming pool, strings of lights strewn all over the place and fashionable patrons mingling over the wood-decked flooring. One of the swankiest rooftop locations in the city, Rio is nestled in Downtown Austin. Armed with fabulous interiors, some of the best DJs in town and a bar that churns out stellar drinks, Rio offers a night of partying like no other. The ambiance is top-notch, the wait staff is helpful and attentive and the ebullient music is so fantastic that guests just cannot stop dancing. If you are looking for a happening evening under the fine Austin sky, then this is the place to go. If you choose, you can also beat the heat by jumping into the lovely pool.