Roial bar austin

In 12 years, I’ve run into my share of accessibility issues. It’s usually because a where I was going was in a historical old house or hadn’t been remodeled in over 25 years. I get it, a ramp could destroy the beauty. If it’s somewhere we MUST be, we can work around it, no biggie. I married a strong, willing man, so he helps me out.

Last night I went to a fairly new bar on 5th street. It was beautiful. They consider theirselves “green”. They have an amazing rooftop deck where all the real action takes place. They have a live band and more than half the space is up there.

I didn’t get to see the rooftop deck. I just heard about it.

Why did I not see it? There was NO elevator.

Yes, my husband could have carried me up, but I was wearing a skirt. I didn’t want to be a Britney and flash all my husbands co-workers.

They forgot that teeny tiny detail when they designed this elaborate club.

I’m pretty sure that’s illegal.

I guess there is a chance it’s not illegal because the first floor was very accessible with a lovely ramp to the bathroom.

The reviews on this place were poor to begin with. It seems they pick and choose who can and can’t come in.

They could had a good thing going, but they failed in so many ways.

I think our local news station even covered how they were cheating their employees out of money.

I don’t see myself ever going back. I don’t see this club sticking around. I agree with other reviewers.

Roial bar is a major fail.

I rarely write accessibility reviews because it’s rarely an issue. The majority of bars and places don’t forget that detail.


  1. says

    I’m so sorry to hear that Priscilla…you looked so beautiful and should have been able to enjoy the entire evening! If it’s not illegal, it should be, that’s a major fail :( I hoped you had a good time with your hubby nonetheless.
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  2. Texbetsy says

    I’ve had that issue at every single bar event I’ve attended in Austin. One flour is accessible but the real party is on the roof.

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