The 7 Best Rooftops and Outdoor Venues in Austin

In a city growing as fast as Austin, it’s no surprise outdoor space is at a premium and highly valued. You may think the best rooftop patios are reserved for East Coast cities like NYC, but there are quite a few gems throughout this Southern hippie haven. Check out the best rooftops in Austin available to rent today!

What’s even better is that because Austin is a mixed-density big city, and there are still plenty of delightful courtyards on the ground floor that’ll give you that rooftop feel without all the stairs. Peerspace has every style of interior needed for any occasion and many great outdoor spaces as well.

1. Enjoy a luxurious outdoor terrace with downtown views

Massive, luxurious outdoor terrace with views of Downtown Austin rental
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Our very first option is a strong contender in the Austin rooftop patio game. Located in the heart of downtown, this terrace is both in the middle of the action and has sweeping views of the skyline. This terrace is designed for great gatherings with its comfy couches and picnic tables to accommodate big conversations.

It comes in at a whopping 3,500 square feet and has the capacity for 150 guests. The size and capacity make it ideal for company cocktail hours or other relaxed office get-togethers. There are oversized wooden games for everyone to enjoy, like Jenga, Yahtzee, and cornhole. There’s also room to bust a move if your jam comes on.

You can find luxury hotels, fine dining, and even the uniquely Austin Museum of the Weird in the surrounding neighborhood. If you want a spacious patio in a great location in the air with fantastic city views, this is it.

2. Live it up at a modern downtown event hall with rooftop access

Contemporary Downtown Event Hall with Rooftop Skyline View austin rental
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The host describes this fabulous space as the “perfect blank-canvas venue for your wedding, social, or corporate event,” and we couldn’t agree more. It has everything you need without being overbearing on style, letting you make your mark. In terms of area, it comes in at just under 7,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 300 guests. For that reason, we think it’s especially well-suited for wedding receptions.

Plus, the host offers two possible add-ons for an additional fee. You could book your location, photographer, and DJ all in one place! Keeping with the reception idea, imagine this: stunning 360-degree views of the Austin skyline, fun music bumping from the complimentary high-quality speakers, and a professional photographer there to capture every moment. Is it any surprise we think this is one of the best rooftops in Austin?

3. Relax on a scenic patio overlooking Barton Springs Road

The ONLY patio overlooking Barton Springs Road austin rental
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Our next pick is the first selection that delivers all the benefits of a rooftop patio without any fear of heights getting in the way. They have outdoor games included like giant beer pong and ladder golf, and they invite you to bring your own games too.

The space accommodates up to 100 guests, so it would be perfect for a spring or summer birthday bash. There are color-changing Bluetooth speakers, ample power outlets, and great ambient lighting at night. This patio is available to rent until 11 pm, so there’s no worries about having to cut the party short.

One guest even described it as an “incredible space, extremely accommodating hosts, couldn’t have asked for a better venue.” As a very cool bit of trivia, this was a filming location on an episode of the cult following tv show Broad City! You can even see a picture of the stars at the location in the slideshow for this listing.

4. Be inspired by a trendy startup office on 6th Street

Trendy Startup Office with Green Patio on 6th Street austin rental
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Located two stories directly above Austin’s branch of Voodoo Donuts is an amazing rooftop patio with games, hanging chairs, and AstroTurf for a cozier feel. The space is part of a trendy startup and accommodates 50-120 people depending on seating arrangement. This patio is described as “perfect for hosting panels, social hours, and business events.”

Located on bustling 6th street there’s no shortage of things to do in the area. However, if you’re worried about the noise, the hosts reassure you that being three stories off the ground you’ll still be able to hear and music and speakers. Plus, Voodoo Donuts is an iconic pastry shop in every city you can find it, and Austin is no exception. So grab a maple-bacon bar and head upstairs to this rooftop getaway in the city.

5. Take in the Hill Country views from spacious Gingerland Ranch

Gingerland Ranch Picturesque Hill Country Event Venue austin venue
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Here we have our next pick of a sprawling outdoor venue. It checks all the boxes of what makes for a unique event space: situated on 59 acres of tranquil land, a picture-perfect fishing pond, and friendly resident farm animals. Though the charming atmosphere makes this ranch feel a world away from the heart of the city, it’s actually conveniently located only 16 miles from downtown Austin. What’s even better is that parking here is a breeze. There’s the private driveway with on-site parking.

6. Host a get-together at a lovely courtyard in downtown

Courtyard in Downtown Austin rental
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Here is the last of our picks that blurs the rooftop line. It’s an incredible gathering space in downtown Austin ideal for company holiday parties, open mics, or product launches. The patio is a fluid indoor-outdoor space complete with fans and heaters to accommodate any temperature. The downtown Austin courtyard is conveniently located on the ever-happening sixth street, right next to karaoke bars, live music venues, and incredible BBQ restaurants.

7. Unwind at an indoor & outdoor lounge with gorgeous views

Indoor & Outdoor lounge within SXSW Center with gorgeous views of Downtown Austin rental
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Our final selection is a stunning proper rooftop patio with sweeping views of downtown Austin. Sleek modern furniture sits atop the warm tones of the outdoor deck flooring, complemented by the planted grasses at the edges. This is an incredibly stylish location for any get-together, especially a cocktail hour or engagement party. Because of the style and amazing views, we know this is one of the best rooftops in Austin you’ll find anywhere.

Light up the night in Austin!

Austin is a city of great food, extraordinary athletics, and world-class art. From the bat caves for the nature enthusiasts to the constant concerts for the music-lovers, no matter your interests, there’s something for you in this one-of-a-kind city. That goes for gathering places too.

With Peerspace locations, you can find an outdoor meeting space perfect for any occasion or no occasion at all. So gather together all your best odd-balls and throw a unique party to keep Austin weird. We hope you enjoyed our list of the best rooftops in Austin available on Peerspace!

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