Given the relentless Texas sun, it’s no wonder that Austinites prefer to spend a hot day emerged in water. Lucky for us, there are plenty of places downtown to cool off. Here are our picks of the best pool passes in Austin’s downtown area. Make sure to register in advance, and keep in mind that prices and availability are subject to change.
Austin Proper offers a welcome retreat from high temps with their sundown swims at its 5th-floor pool, La Piscina. Pool passes start at $50 and are valid between 7-10pm Saturday nights. As a bonus, pool passes come with a complimentary drink made from Ranch Rider Spirits. Food is available for purchase on-site as well.
You’ll feel right at home at the JW Marriott Austin’s pool, Edge Rooftop, which has an image of the state of Texas etched into the pool bottom. Unwind as you enjoy poolside food and beverage services. The 5th-floor rooftop pool is heated when it’s cooler out and four different luxury cabanas are available for an additional rental charge. Pool passes start at $40 a day.
The Westin’s Azul Rooftop Lounge
You’ll view downtown from a new perspective from 20 stories above Austin at the Azul Rooftop Lounge. Better still, the Westin was voted the world’s coolest hotel pool in 2017. This stunning pool deck offers lounge chairs, day beds, and cabana rentals. Poolside food and drink services are available with a day pass which starts at $60 for two.
Line Hotel‘s saltwater infinity pool is reserved for guests on the weekends. If you can sneak away on a weekday, you can enjoy the walk-up pool bar, cocktails, and tacos! Monday through Thursday, get $5 margs or $3 beers anytime with the purchase of a taco from Veracruz All-Natural.
RIO is a nightclub on 6th and Rio Grande with a pool open Thursday through Sunday during the day! Enjoy drinks, a dance floor, and a hookah lounge at this rooftop bar. If you want the place all to yourself, you can rent out RIO for private events any night of the week.
W Austin WET
The W Austin’s WET is a steal with pool passes for just $10 a day on weekdays. Wet is a 4th-floor rooftop pool deck with great views, a fireplace, nice chaises, and cabanas available to rent.
Enjoy your time relaxing in a pool downtown for the day! Don’t forget to register in advance and see our getting around page for information on parking, transit options, and more.