by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 14, 2017

Sarah J.F. Braley, senior editor, Meetings & Conventions magazineWith reasonable evening temperatures throughout the year, the elevated outdoor bars of Austin, Texas, are a good choice for the relaxation hour.

Geraldine's at the Hotel Van Zandt in AustinGuests don't need to sport any facial hair to enjoy the mustache-themed HandleBar. Specialty drinks pay homage to great 'staches, like the Charlie Chaplin or the Salvador Dali.

The lofty Summit Rooftop Lounge looks out over the city's skyline and holds up to 500 guests.

The bar at Geraldine's Austin, at the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, is up on the fourth-floor pool deck (pictured above). Up to 300 can gather there in style.

Speakeasy's rooftop lounge, Terrace59, is one of four fun areas at the venue (e.g., the second floor is the Bowling Mezzanine). The covered outdoor area, welcoming up to 250 people, has a full bar.