Below is a list of the top and leading Bars in Austin. To help you find the best Bars located near you in Austin, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Austin’s Best Bars:
The top-rated Bars in Austin are:
- The Roosevelt Room – an award-winning cocktail bar and event venue dedicated to serving a classy and refreshing cocktail experience
- Upstairs at Caroline – a premier urban backyard party packed with food, beverages and games
- Hole in the Wall – a popular music club for college students, rockstars and artists alike
- Zanzibar – a refreshing rooftop oasis surrounded by shady cabanas and a tropical setting
- Otopia Rooftop – features a luxury rooftop pool with signature hand-crafted cocktails and stellar views of downtown Austin
The Roosevelt Room
The Roosevelt Room is an award-winning cocktail bar and event venue dedicated to serving a classy and refreshing cocktail experience. They feature seated cocktails with table service provided by their warm and accommodating bar staff. Aside from cocktails, they also offer a curated selection of spirits, beers, and wine. Guests may also indulge in their menu consisting of eleven dishes, perfect for keeping stomachs satisfied. Additionally, the cocktail bar hosts a wide variety of events, including Happy Hours, corporate functions, birthday parties, wedding receptions, and more.
Drinks, coctails, beers, wines, spirits
Address: 307 W 5th St Unit B Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 494-4094
“I am in love! Some of the best cocktails I’ve had in a long long time! absolutely in awe of the bartender’s skills. The drinks don’t just look pretty, they’re delicious too! Worth every penny! Please visit!!! The only thing I found weird was that I called the restaurant and they weren’t willing to take reservations, but when I showed up there was no walk-in limit. Wondering if this is due to Covid restrictions but I’m not sure.” – Rabab. R.
Upstairs at Caroline
Upstairs at Caroline is a premier urban backyard party packed with food, beverages, and games. Located just above the Caroline dining room, it is a great place to hang out and play games with friends and strangers alike. They offer games including giant Jenga, shuffleboard, checkers, foosball, and billiards. In addition, happy hour specials are available every day serving a different mix of draft beers, wines, and cocktails. For pet-lovers, they can also purchase a bag full of healthy dog treats.
Drinks, games, food
Address: 621 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 982-6766
“We had a great time grabbing dinner and drinks at Upstairs at Caroline! We felt very safe being on an outdoor patio with distanced seating. The Thursday happy hour was awesome with $4 draft beers and $7 cocktails! The overall vibe of this restaurant was very attractive – nice ambiance, happy/friendly staff, good food & music. We will be back!” – Rupal P.
Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall is a popular music club for college students, rockstars and artists alike. With their passion and commitment to their community, they have managed to establish a music scene in Austin for generations of rock bands, established touring acts, and well-known rock stars. They boast in serving refreshing drinks while enjoying the mind-blowing music. As such, they have served revered artists such as Doug Sahm, Natali Portman, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Furthermore, they have food readily available for the hungry goers. Their happy hours are available all day every Sunday and 3PM to 8PM every Monday to Friday.
Drinks, live music
Address: 2538 Guadalupe St Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 477-4747
“So I ended up coming here on my 30th birthday in the hopes of meeting a tinder date for karaoke. Well, I got stood up, and still ended up having one of the best nights out solo I’ve ever had. Campbell, one of the bartenders, made my night. He served up drinks, cracked some jokes, showed some sympathy, sang some tunes, and just ended up making my night great. This is my new favorite karaoke spot, and I’m excited to start coming here on the regular.” – Michael C.
Zanzibar is a refreshing rooftop oasis surrounded by shady cabanas and a tropical setting. Seven stories up, guests may relax at their poolside while appreciating the scenic views of the cityscape. Modern tiki cocktails and island-inspired small plates are available at their resto-bar. Additionally, guests may join private soirees and special events in their open-air terrace and covered event deck. Guests of up to 20 people can conveniently reserve a table on their website. Moreover, they offer Happy hours every Monday to Wednesday from 4-6 PM.
Drinks, cocktails, special events, poolside
Address: 304 E Cesar Chavez St Ste 700 Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (737) 787-6969
“This is legit one of the best rooftop bars in Austin. I highly recommend coming here. They take social distancing seriously, and the staff is really friendly and helpful. It doesn’t really feel like you’re on the rooftop of a downtown Austin building because of how uniquely decorated the bar is and the vibe it gives off.” – Megan L.
Otopia Rooftop features a luxury rooftop pool with signature hand-crafted cocktails and stellar views of downtown Austin. In order to enter, guests must purchase their resort pass such as an all-day pass, morning pass, mid-day pass and an afternoon pass. Each of those passes has access to their stunning heated pool and downtown view as well as poolside light bites and drink service. Passes also include a complimentary self-parking service and WiFi. In addition. repeat customers may avail of their membership for a cost-effective price.
Drinks, pool, downtown views
Address: 1901 San Antonio St Unit 1100 Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (737) 243-9040
“Do you like Texas sunsets? How about exclusive access to a rooftop pool? You need to be a hotel guest or have a membership card to Otopia. They’ll check 😉 drinks are creative, views are amazing, music is relaxing. I love AC Hotels, they succeeded in making the Otis a personality of Austin. I’ll be here a lot this summer!” – Melinda N.
Carol has lived in Denver his whole life. He has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and True Dakotan. As a journalist for Kev’s Best, Carol covers national and local business reviews.