The 16 Best Rooftop Restaurants in Austin, Texas

One of the best perks of eating in Austin is finding the right rooftop restaurant that fits your mealtime needs.

Whether you want an urban experience, al fresco dining, or skyline views, Austin has plenty of different rooftop restaurant options.

From fancy to popular, top elevated dining spots, this list of Best Rooftop Restaurants in Austin is for your next casual lunch or night out. 

Exploring these rooftop dining experiences is just one of the many exciting things in Austin.

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Top 16 Rooftop Restaurants in Austin

1. Sway

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you are looking for modern Thai cuisine in Austin, then Sway is what you are looking for.

This rooftop restaurant has a communal vibe and serves traditional Thai food with a twist and specialty cocktails.

Experience Sway to be a part of its vibrant atmosphere and enjoy Thai dining with a view of Austin.

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Thai cuisine
Online Orders

2. Otopia

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Austin’s west campus district has a rooftop restaurant with a luxurious pool and lounge and a chic ambiance that overlooks the city and the University of Texas at Austin.

Otopia is a Pan-Asian fusion rooftop restaurant with craft cocktails that hosts events and weekly specials.

If you like Asian-inspired dining and want to relax afterward by taking a dip in the pool, indulge at Otopia.

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Lite bites and sun-themed cocktails
Online Orders

3. Upstairs at Caroline

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you’re looking for casual dining, fun bar games, and a backyard party vibe, Upstairs at Caroline is the place for you.

This Austin rooftop terrace has street tacos and cocktails, perfect for a hangout with friends.

Enjoy Upstairs at Caroline for a casual rooftop dining experience in the heart of downtown Austin. 

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Latin Cuisine
Online Orders

4. Paperboy

 

 
 
 
 
 
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There are assumptions that people only go to rooftop restaurants for lunch, dinner, or a fun night out on the town, but at Paperboy, regulars go for brunch.

This rooftop restaurant is known for its breakfast tacos and beautiful outdoor seating, making it one of the best breakfast places in Austin.

If you want brunch with a view of Austin, taste Paperboy on your next visit.

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Brunch cuisine
Online Orders

5. Group Therapy

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you want a cozy atmosphere for your next rooftop dining experience in Austin, try Group Therapy.

This rooftop restaurant at Hotel Zaza serves small plates perfectly paired with craft cocktails.

Relax at Group Therapy for lunch, dinner, or brunch special.

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Various types of food cuisine
Online Orders

6. Azul Rooftop Bar at the Westin

 

 
 
 
 
 
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In downtown Austin, a rooftop restaurant called Azul Rooftop Bar is perfect for evenings with sunset views.

Located at the Westin, this restaurant offers Latin-inspired cuisine and a tequila bar with a pool and lounge.

Visit Azul Rooftop Bar for a night out with Latin flavors and a view of Austin.

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Various types of food cuisine
Online Orders

7. Coconut Club

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Near Austin’s iconic LGBTQ+ 4th street is Coconut Club, a rooftop bar and nightclub.

If you are looking for a night full of dancing, tropical vibes, and tiki cocktails, then this outdoor lounge is just for you.

Experience Coconut Club for a tropical escape in Austin that will keep you moving till 2 AM. 

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Cocktails and beers
Online Orders

8. La Piscina Ceviches & Fajitas

 

 
 
 
 
 
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At the Austin Proper Hotel, you can find their 5th-floor rooftop restaurant, La Piscina, which serves family-style Mexican cuisine.

This poolside dining experience is great for craving fajitas, ceviche, or delicious frozen margaritas.

Dive into La Piscina when you want Mexican fare with a pool view in Austin. 

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Latin cuisine
Online Orders

9. Edge Rooftop

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Edge Rooftop is an upscale dining experience with panoramic views of Austin.

This rooftop restaurant at the JW Marriott serves craft cocktails with locally inspired bites.

If you are looking for elevated cuisine with panoramic views for the evening, then dine at Edge Rooftop. 

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Small bites
Online Orders

10. Nido

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you are looking for a rooftop patio restaurant in Austin that offers Coastal European and Modern American cuisine, Nido is the place for you.

This rooftop restaurant at the Loren Hotel is perfect for drinking while looking out at Lady Bird Lake.

Discover Nido for great dining with a view of Austin.

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Italian cuisine
Online Orders

11. IYKYK

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Another rooftop restaurant worth checking out in a hotel is IYKYK at Inn Cahoots.

Located on E 6th Street, this rooftop restaurant serves modern fusion cuisine and specialty cocktails in a lounge overlooking the Austin Garden & Studio.

With so many great options along this famous street, exploring 6th Street restaurants in Austin should be on your list.

Uncover IYKYK if you want fusion flavors with a rooftop vibe in Austin. 

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Modern fusion cuisine
Online Orders

12. Zanzibar

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you want a rooftop restaurant with tropical vibes, head to Zanzibar in downtown Austin.

Offering Japanese fusion cuisine, this rooftop restaurant and bar serves craft cocktails with a twist.

Visit Zanzibar if you want an experience full of delights and sunset views.

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Japanese fusion cuisine
Online Orders

13. P6

 

 
 
 
 
 
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With views of Lady Bird Lake and the South Austin skyline, P6 is a great rooftop restaurant for Mediterranean-inspired dining.

Enjoy their small plates and cocktails at the rooftop pool of the Line Hotel.

Dine at P6 for Mediterranean bites with a poolside view of Austin.

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Mediterranean cuisine
Online Orders

Timings/Days

Kitchen

  • Sun – Thurs: 4 PM – 10 PM
  • Fri & Sat: 4 PM – 11 PM

Bar

  • Sun – Thurs: 4 PM – 11 PM
  • Fri & Sat: 4 PM – 12 AM

Brunch

  • Sat & Sun: 10 AM –4 PM

Happy Hour

Mon – Fri: 4 PM – 6 PM

Sip Well Sundays

Wine by the bottle: $20 OFF

Sun: 4 PM– 11 PM

14. Rules & Regs

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Rules & Regs is a rooftop restaurant at the Fairmount in downtown Austin known for its craft cocktails.

Rules & Regs is perfect for an evening to unwind with its modern lounge and city views.

Relax at Rules & Regs, eating their tiki island bites and drinking craft cocktails with city views.

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Tropical cuisine
Online Orders

15. El Alma

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Over in the Barton Springs area is a rooftop restaurant called El Alma, which serves Mexican cuisine.

This rooftop terrace is perfect for lunch or dinner or for trying their margaritas and specialty cocktails.

Taste El Alma for its Mexican flavors with rooftop views of Austin.

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Latin cuisine
Online Orders

16. Easy Tiger 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Visit Easy Tiger the next time you want to go to their beer garden with friends.

This rooftop restaurant has a Bavarian flare with a nice rooftop patio full of string lights.

Try Easy Tiger the next time you want Bavarian bites with rooftop vibes.

Dining Information:

Outdoor Seating Delivery Takeout Menu
Type: Various food cuisine
Online Orders

Conclusion

It is too easy to forget how enjoyable your dining experience can be unless you remember what rooftop restaurants have to offer.

Whether you want cuisine or drinks that are Texas-inspired, fusion, elevated, or modern, these dining destinations are a perfect range to determine your day or night out.

This list of the best rooftop restaurants in Austin can help you find the perfect rooftop experience with skyline views that will make your time memorable.

Isabella McGovern

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Isabella McGovern is currently living in Austin to pursue her master's as a Journalism Professional Track student at the University of Texas at Austin. With an interest in lifestyle journalism, Isabella is ready to take on the lifestyle and appetite of Texas.