W Austin’s WET Deck
Summer’s hot in Austin––and it gets even steamier on the W Austin’s WET Deck perched above the dining, drinking and shopping mecca of downtown's stylish 2nd Street District. Wet and wild pool parties unfold on the WET Deck during SoundWave, the rock-n-roll hotel's popular downtown pool party series which takes place from noon until sundown Sundays and holiday Mondays throughout the summer––just $20 gives sun- and fun-seekers poolside access where they can sip quenching cocktails and dance to DJ-spun beats. During the weekdays, Austin’s hottest happy hour happens here too and it’s free to the public. Head up to the WET Deck to sip a cool cocktail (or two) while nibbling $5-$7 bites poolside Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Having a rough day? Stop off at the adjacent AWAY Spa to melt away stress with an array of rejuvenating treatments (or request a poolside service) before lounging in a posh cabana or taking a chilling plunge––Texas residents get lucky with 30 percent off any treatment Monday through Thursday. Not ready to leave when the sun goes down? W Austin has you covered with 251 chic-meets-cozy guest rooms, dinner downstairs at TRACE which serves crave-worthy, locally-inspired cuisine and the Living Room Bar where you can top off your day with a nightcap while spinning your favorite record selected from 8,000 vinyls lining the Records Room.
By Mauri Elbel
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200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701, USA