Best Rooftop Happy Hours in Austin, Texas

Let Austin’s vibrant rooftop happy hours take your spirits to new heights! Sip on handcrafted cocktails, savor detectable bites and bask skyline views. Discover the best lively rooftop happy hours that will allow you to elevate your Austin experience.

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Rules & Regs

Thursday – Sunday 6:00 – 8:00pm

Enjoy some of the best cityscape views alongside a top-tier happy hour menu from Fairmont Austin’s trendy rooftop terrace at Rules & Regs. Perched on the 7th floor, Rules & Regs is a go-to place in Austin for lively libations and fresh Latin flavors with a taste of the tropics.

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Easy Tiger - South Lamar Location

Monday All-Day Happy Hour | Tuesday – Friday: 3:00 – 6:00pm

Easy Tiger’s German-inspired upper deck creates a warm and relaxed ambiance, perfect for gathering, unwinding, and taking in the views of Austin’s Greenbelt. This killer happy hour features $5 sausages, pretzels, select beers, and more for the foodies seeking more than just cocktails.

Photo credit: @easytigeratx

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El Alma

Daily 3:00 – 6:00pm

Nestled on a hill overlooking downtown Austin, a stone staircase built into the rock formation at the center of El Alma leads to a rooftop patio featuring picture perfect views of the city skyline. This multi-tiered Mexican restaurant is renowned for its festive happy hour featuring $7 margarita clasica, $6 sangria, $1 off cerveza and $8 mangorita.

Photo credit: @elalma_atx

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Upstairs at Caroline

Monday – Thursday 4:00 – 7:00pm | Friday 12:00 – 2:00pm | Sunday Yappy Hour 11:00am – 5:00pm

Due to its trendy and high-spirited rooftop bar, Upstairs at Caroline is a hotspot when it comes to rooftop happy hour experiences in the heart of Downtown Austin. This fun-filled bar features $5 local taps, $10 crafts on draft, $3 tacos and various other cocktail specials. There’s more, expect $7 mimosas and receive 25% off your visit all day during yappy hour on Sunday if you bring your dog!

Photo credit: @upstairsatcaroline

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El Cockfight

Monday – Friday 3:00 – 6:00pm | Saturday & Sunday 2:00 – 6:00pm

Formerly known as Handlebar, this bar experience is a happy hour not to be missed! This new addition to rooftop bars in Austin, El Cockfight features notable service and blends urban energy with casual charm. Uncover $4 select-sized bottled beers, $6 house margaritas, $9 draft cocktails and a $15 Mexican Jacuzzi.

Photo credit: @elcockfight

Whether gazing at the twinkling city lights or sharing laughter with friends against the lively backdrop of the Austin skyline, these rooftop havens redefine the true Austin experience for visitors and locals alike.

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