Three must-see rooftop bars in Austin


Did someone say on the roof? Grab a drink with a view at these spots as the weather warms up.

Why is this important: Noble bars and restaurants are on the rise as new developments spring up across the city.

1. P6

Details: This al fresco space for cocktails and light snacks offers the perfect view of the lake.

  • You’ve probably seen it on Instagram.

Go when: You want to dress up or show Austin to a stranger. We recommend a reservation time just before sunset.

Address: 111 E. Cesar Chávez St.

Golden hour. Photo: Sami Sparber/Axios
2. Zanzibar

Details: Bring a group to this tropical getaway that features a pool and downtown views.

Advantages: From the elevated decor to the signature drinks, Zanzibar knows how to stay on theme. We offer you the “Feels Like Summer” cocktail based on tequila, pineapple, guava and chilli.

Yes and: He was featured extensively on Netflix’s reality dating series, “The Ultimatum.”

Address: 304 E Cesar Chavez St.

Scenery in Zanzibar
Rooftop oasis. Photo: Sami Sparber/Axios
3. wax myrtle

Details: Lose yourself in the lush greenery of the indoor and outdoor spaces of this bar, swimming pool and restaurant.

Food and drink: The vibe is West Texas meets the Mediterranean. We suggest the Spicy Pecan Red Pepper Spread for the table and a “Riff-Ranch” to wash it down.

Go when: You want to feel like you’re on a plant-filled vacation.

Address: 506 San Jacinto Blvd.

Photo: Jackie Lee Young, courtesy of Wax Myrtle’s

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