Where the Night is Young
You shouldn’t have to wait until the South by Southwest Festival rolls around to enjoy the nightlife of Austin. Frankly, many locals cringe when you mention the festival, and insist on the awesomeness of their city’s non-tourist nighttime activities. So, follow the lead of the true Austinites and find your way to the city’s most lively neighborhoods. The area is home to loads of live music, country bars, locally made drinks, and plenty of spots that welcome celebrations. We rounded up Austin’s best party-friendly hotels so all you have to do is book the room and enjoy.
W Downtown Austin
W Hotels aren’t strangers to entertainment. Every location is unique, but they all share a common goal: to inspire play and let loose. The W Austin WET pool deck is a great place for impromptu daytime or evening hangs–with private cabanas, outdoor showers, and even a fireplace. For a heavy dose of nightlife, their Living Room bar brings state-of-the-art acoustics to four different rooms, each with its own personality and vibe. The DJs will do the rest.
South Congress Hotel
A handful of Austin boutique hotels are becoming the talk of the town, and South Congress Hotel is one of them. We highly recommend setting time aside to peruse the hotel’s dining and drinking options. The Lobby Bar hosts a slew of DJs from Wednesday to Saturday, so the tunes will accompany you all the way.
Kimpton Van Zandt
With a rooftop bar, pool, and restaurant, Kimpton’s Austin location is an esteemed party spot in the busy Rainey and 6th Street areas. Geraldine’s is where you should start your evening, with locally inspired food and craft cocktails that will fuel your crew as you venture into the night. Expect nightly live music, and don’t miss out on the stunning rooftop pool.
Hotel Saint Cecilia
Hotel Saint Cecilia is one of the chicest stops in town. As a member of Bunkhouse Hotels, a rising hotel group with design-driven, fun guests in mind, this location delivers. Expect surprise shows, fantastic pool vibes, and even a space to host your own gathering. Saint Cecilia might not be for the Rainey Street barhopping revelers–but if you’re looking for a more mature party, this is the place.