5 Most Tropical Tiki Bars for Exotic Cocktails in Austin

Get ready to kick back, because you’re on island time now! If you want that tropical experience, without paying to actually get there, then you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list to help you find the best tiki bar in Austin to be your own mini-vacation away from work!


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304 E Cesar Chavez St Unit 700, Austin, TX 78701

Seven stories up is a high-end rooftop tiki bar in Austin decked out with tropical foliage and a rooftop pool with cabanas. Not only does it offer modern tiki cocktails but also island-inspired fares such as sushi burritos, duck egg rolls, and spicy tuna poke. Plus, they do Tiki Tuesdays where you can cocktail every month! Come enjoy this private paradise in the middle of the concrete jungle of downtown Austin, Texas.


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Tiki Tatsu-Ya

1300 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Tiki Tatsu-Ya serves tropical-themed dishes such as poke and stuffed squid as well as cocktails like the classic Mai Tai and even specialty drinks like the Jungle Crane. They also offer shareable drink options such as the Rum Barrel or the Skeleton Cruise, which is served on a miniature ship.

Hula Hut

3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Hula Hut focuses primarily on Tex-Mex cuisine, but its vibe is definitely one of the best tropical tiki bars in Austin. The interior is filled with grass huts that line the water, along with bamboo walls and tiki torches. The menu boasts shrimp quesadillas, Hawaiian fajitas, and fresh fish tacos (plus full-on luau dinners and pu pu platters). The bar is a tiki drink wonderland where you’ll find a Blue Hawaiian, Rip Tide, Mai Tai, Grass Skirt, and more.


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The Cat’s Pajamas

610 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

This boat-themed rooftop bar is the perfect place to have some drinks with your friends if you’re wanting a night out on the town. You can sip on their piña coladas while you sit at the bar swings or take a photo in front of the posed jet skis. They also offer some specialty drinks including their Galveston Is The New Miami, which features Western Son Peach Vodka.


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2000 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Located at the corner of Driskill and Rainey St., Placeholder offers a menu that includes cocktails like the Painkiller (Pusser’s Rum, pineapple, orange, coconut, and nutmeg), Road to Hana (Coruba Rum, Smith & Cross Rum, Giffard Banana, cinnamon, lemon, and angostura bitters) and Late Nights in Lahaina (coconut rum, sherry, lime, passionfruit, and angostura bitters). And of course, the ever-popular, Phish Bowl (vodka, lemon, sugar, passionfruit LaCroix, and blue curaçao), along with timeless classics like a pineapple rum old-fashioned and coconut mojito.


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