Take an elevator ride up to the seventh floor of the Fairmont Austin and you'll find yourself at Rules & Regs, a sleek cocktail bar that spills out onto a patio offering stunning views of the Austin skyline. Well-balanced cocktails from the beverage team populate the menu (similarly in the Fairmont's lobby bar as well), which you can sip on while lounging in groups on the deck or at the sultry indoor bar. The adjacent pool will have you longing for a dip—and good news: day passes are available Monday-Thursday.
Who doesn’t love a day at Austin’s best hotels? There are social-media-perfect pools, lush spas for pampering, acclaimed fine dining and best of all, sultry hotel bars. You see, in Austin, things are a little on the casual side when it comes to watering holes, and sometimes we just want to get dressed up like it isn’t a hundred degrees out. For that, we have the best Austin hotel bars in Austin—think places to glam up and feel like you’re on vacation without actually leaving the city. Best of all, most of these are downtown hotels, so you need not wait long for a rideshare to get home. Take our advice: skip the overnight stay and the flight out of town and spend the weekend raising a glass at one of Austin’s most sophisticated hotel bars.
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