2017's 9 Most Loved Austin Rooftop Bars On NativX


2017 is a thing of the past and we bring in 2018 with open arms. That means it's time for reflection. And by reflection, we mean a look back at the awesome places that the NativX family couldn't get enough of! We dug through our data and used a little bit of black magic to throw together a list of 9 of the most hyped Austin rooftop bars on NativX. There were some that surprised us and some that made a late run to the top.

There is one thing we know for sure though. We've already chalked these down to visit next year!

The NativX 2017 Austin Rooftop List

1) Backbeat

1300 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704


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Pro Tip: 

Backbeat's a great rooftop bar if you are looking for a views of South Lamar and really solid cocktails. They have pretty futuristic cocktails so head here if you want to try something new.


2) The Market

319 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701


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Pro Tip: 

If you are looking for a break from Dirty 6th, The Market is a hot place to be. It has great views and a solid setup. If you need a break from the roof, head down to the game room to dive into some old school games. 


3) Handlebar

121 E 5th St (Brazos), Austin, TX 78701

Pro Tip 

If you admire (or tolerate) lip sweaters, flavor savers, or crumb catchers, this is the place to be. If you aren’t familiar with the terms, HandleBar is famous for their servers rocking some of the most epic mustaches. Outside of giving you a great laugh, HandleBar steps up with some awesome drinks and a great rooftop view.

4) Mohawk

912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701


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Pro Tip

Mohawk is famous for their live shows, so the outside roof deck doesn't get the credit it deserves. Grab a drink, chill out on the roof, and wait for the show to begin!


5) Speakeasy

412 Congress Ave D, Austin, TX 78701


Pro Tip: 

Speakeasy is what you think of when you think of rooftop clubs. They know how to throw a party (especially on new years) and they run some awesome happy hour deals. It's kind of ironic though; the last thing you'll be doing here is speaking easy.


6) Boiler Nine

800 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701


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Pro Tip: 

The rooftop is located on the third floor and is named "Deck Nine Observatory Bar". If you fancy a nice sunset on the river, this is the place for you. Kick back, grab a glass or wine, and enjoy the ride.


7) Hangar Lounge

318 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701


Pro Tip: 

We love the old 1950s airport theme at the Hangar Lounge! It's like waiting for your flight at the terminal, except you have awesome views, a relaxed environment, and are actually having fun... ok so nothing like a real terminal...


8) East Side Tavern

1510 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Pro Tip:

This is a personal favorite of ours because it has 3 things we love: a rooftop, BBQ, and TVs to watch the games! Just a heads up, they are a huge Houston Astros bar so plan accordingly.


9) Azul Rooftop Pool & Bar

310 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

Pro Tip:

This is the Westin's baby so you know you are going to get some luxury views. The pool is great, but Austin Natives have told us they go there to hang around the fireplaces. 


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