Food & Drink

Thrillist kicks it with the bikini babes of 6th St's first rooftop pool

Rio Rooftop babe and Dan Gentile
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When you open a rooftop bottle service lounge in Austin, there's bound to be some splash-back, especially when your rooftop bottle service lounge... has a pool. But unlike every other rooftop bottle service lounge with a pool you've ever been to (there are so many!), the newly opened Rio Rooftop is actually a chill place to grab a beer, sit by the water, and talk to the surprisingly friendly girls who work there. To prove it, we sent our editor into the depths of the shallow end (3ft, no diving!) to get extra friendly with their beautiful waitresses.

Rio pool view

The project's spearheaded by a group of Chi-town nightlife veterans...

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... who've transformed the former Momo's into a three-story, 15,000sqft entertainment complex.

Rio Rooftop interior
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They're planning to launch a high-end contemporary American restaurant down below...

Rio Rooftop pool waitress

... but right now, most of their attention is dedicated towards the pool.

Rio Rooftop pool waitress
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Which is open Saturdays...

Rio Rooftop pool waitress

... and Sundays...

Rio Rooftop pool waitress

... from 2-9p.

Rio Rooftop pool waitress
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At 9p, the swimming dies down, but the party rolls on.

Rio Rooftop pool waitress
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There's never a cover...

Rio Rooftop pool waitress and Dan Gentile
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... so be on your best behavior.

Rio Rooftop pool waitress
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Or else these lovely ladies...

Rio Rooftop pool dunk
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... will teach you some manners.

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Rio Rooftop pool waitress
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They sell Champagne by the glass.

Rio Rooftop pool waitress champagne
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And by the bottle.

Rio Rooftop pool waitress splash

If you get a little wet, they've got towels!

Rio Rooftop pool waitress

Should you want more privacy, you can rent a poolside cabana.

Rio Rooftop pool waitress

Or post up at the bar.

Look for draft beer, coming soon...

Rio Rooftop pool waitress sparklers

... and touring DJs who'll light the place on fire, ranging from locals like Toddy B to nationally known hip-shakers like DJ Serafin.

Rio Rooftop pool waitress
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Or just kick up your heels...

Rio Rooftop pool waitress
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... raise a glass...

Rio Rooftop pool waitress
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... and toast to what's sure to be the hottest Summer on record.