Rooftop Remake

Downtown Austin's hottest rooftop pool and bar unveils makeover

Downtown Austin's hottest rooftop pool and bar unveils makeover

Westin Austin Downtown Hotel Pool Skyline
The Westin's rooftop pool and lounge has new offerings for spring/summer 2017. Photo courtesy of Westin Austin Downtown
Westin Austin Downtown pool lounge cocktails
Azul's new cocktail lineup.  Photo courtesy of Westin Austin Downtown
Poke Bowl Westin Austin Downtown
There's a poke bowl on the menu.  Photo courtesy of Westin Austin Downtown
Westin Austin Downtown poolside lounge
Azul is open to hotel guests and locals.  Photo courtesy of Westin Austin Downtown
Westin Austin Downtown Hotel Pool Skyline
Westin Austin Downtown pool lounge cocktails
Poke Bowl Westin Austin Downtown
Westin Austin Downtown poolside lounge

One of the city's hottest rooftop hangouts has something new in store. Westin Austin Downtown’s Azul Rooftop Bar & Lounge just received a facelift, and we have the first look.

A quarterfinalist in Travel Agent Central’s World’s Coolest Hotel Pool, Westin Austin Downtown has a new lounge set-up that highlights the amazing views, as well as an enhanced food and drink concept of "bites, bowls, and bentos." The popular hotel has been a crowd-pleaser from day one, but with the new plan in place, it's sure to become one of the hottest spots for summer. 

The new concept aims to provide a unique experience for Austinites and visitors that is young and sexy, while remaining accessible enough for a "school night." You can enjoy the view and the breeze from one of the upgraded cabanas, or grab some friends to try the edible cocktails.  

Morning and evening drink and food menus, made up of small snacks, fresh bowls, shareable platters, and expertly designed craft cocktails, cater to our changing Texas weather. The food menu includes pistachio gelato bites; an Austin açaí bowl with coconut shavings; and a unique twist in the Tex bento, perfect for hot summer days.

The "AM" drink menu offers draft cocktails and edible libations, such as the Berry Mantilow, consisting of mint, organic blackberries, and shaved ice. The "PM Sunset Sips" are elegant and geared toward the nightlife scene, offering technical cocktails like the Southbound and Down, made with mezcal and housemade grapefruit soda.

Azul is open to both hotel guests and the general public during the week and on weekends. The heated pool is open year-round, making for the perfect mini vacation right in the middle of your day. 

Azul will host a summer kick-off party on Friday, April 7, where you can enjoy the newly designed cabanas, fire pits, and try the new menu first-hand. You might find us under a cabana enjoying the compressed watermelon salad and a raspberry f’rosé. 

Public hours for the pool and bar are Sunday, 10 am to 10 pm, and Monday through Thursday, 2 pm to 9 pm. Azul is reserved for hotel guests on Friday and Saturday.

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