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. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we make it easy to locate and rent hidden gem spaces in cities across the globe. But for now, let’s check out the best rooftops in Austin!
1. Enjoy a luxurious outdoor terrace with downtown views
Our very first option is a strong contender in the Austin rooftop patio game. Located in East Caesar Chavez, this terrace is on the roof of a four-story boutique hotel both in the middle of the action and with sweeping views of the skyline. This terrace is designed for great gatherings with modular furnishings to accommodate big conversations.
It comes in at a whopping 4,800 square feet and has the capacity for 300 guests. The size and capacity make it ideal for company cocktail hours or other relaxed office get-togethers. Let’s not forget the outdoor rooftop pool and open cocktail bar add-on. There’s also room to bust a move if your jam comes on.
2. Live it up at a modern downtown event hall with rooftop access
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?
in fact, check out this review from a Peerspace reviewer: “This space was perfect for my photoshoot! Lots of natural light on the second floor. We were able to use the covered roof area as well as the indoor area. Sammi was awesome and such a help to us as we loaded and unloaded our gear! I would highly recommend this space!”
3. Relax on a scenic patio overlooking Barton Springs Road
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 are 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 the sunsets at this country barndo
This country barndominium in Spicewood is home to one of the best rooftops in Austin for casual gatherings. The building itself and the surrounding grounds have space for 100 guests. On the ground floor, discover a large fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs. Inside the barndo, you can enjoy the game room with a foosball table. And finally, on the barndo’s covered rooftop, you can gather around a small fire pit below the string lights, and watch a movie using the projector and screen.
“Absolutely AMAZING experience here. Scarlett was phenomenal from the time I messaged about the venue, up until the day of the party,” shares a Peerspace reviewer, “We had our baby shower here and it was such a wonderful day. Will definitely be reaching out again for future events!”
5. A famous home overlooking Butler Park and downtown
Here is yet another amazing rooftop that deserves its title: the ultimate Austin experience. It’s a Bouldin Creek home that has played host to MTV and celebs and sits above Butler Park, offering sprawling views of downtown. You can enjoy the pool and Jacuzzi, the swim-up bar, fire pit, and outdoor kitchen. Of course, with legendary local eateries like El Alma’s and Terry Black’s just steps away, scoring world-class catering is a breeze.
And that’s only the outdoor experience! You’ll also find a whole world of fun and adventure inside the home, but you’ll have to check out the Peerspace listing and its photos for more on that.
6. Host a get-together at a lovely downtown roofdeck
This downtown roofdeck event space in East Caesar Chavez is similar to our first choice in that it is a lux hotel in ECC. Yet, it offers a whole different ambiance and perspective on the city. It is 2,400 square feet with room for 120 guests and offers neutral-colored and modern outdoor seating, including chairs, sofas, and cabanas.
While here, you and your guests can make use of the Bluetooth sound system, which can enhance the views and seating for a memorable personal or professional event.
7. Unwind at a penthouse with gorgeous views
Our final selection is a stunning proper rooftop patio with sweeping views of downtown Austin. It is a Dawson-area penthouse with a rooftop terrace with space for 75 people. The penthouse has an airy, all-white, open-floor plan that allows you to run wild creatively.
This is an incredibly stylish location for any get-together, especially a cocktail hour or engagement party. There is even an on-site coffee shop and bar on the ground floor. Because of the style and amazing views, we know this is one of the best rooftops in Austin you’ll find anywhere.
We also love this review from a Peerspace review who booked this penthouse for a very special occasion: “10/10 venue! I booked this rooftop for a proposal and it was absolutely perfect. The staff on-site was incredibly kind and helpful when I arrived, which made setting up a breeze. It was very easy to communicate with the host. I highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a unique event space with a beautiful backdrop. I will definitely be back!”
Best rooftops in Austin: conclusion
Austin is a city of great food, extraordinary athletics, and world-class art. From the bat caves for 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 oddballs and throw a unique party to keep Austin weird. We hope you enjoyed our list of the best rooftops in Austin available on Peerspace!