Although swamped with tourists, 6th Street is the mecca that makes Austin the "Live Music Capital of the World." With tons of bands playing on any given night, this is a definite must if you want to catch some local talent. Spend some time weeding out the local establishments from the corporate (there is a BW3, Hard Rock Cafe, etc) and see some raw, live music. Just don't scare the frat brats.
Dress Code: Any way you want it.
I was deceived by the 6th street. We foresaw to diner in a club listening live music.
We did not find a large choice and the music we heard did not attract us.
The music was mainly present in the dancing club. Few restaurants had an orchestra.
So I disagree with the title. I found more live music in the 4e district of Paris, near les Halles.
The picture was taken at the daylight because the night photographes are too dark.
What fun this is, parading around the street with your craziest costume and watching others with even crazier ones. Tons of people turned out for Halloween '04, even though the night ended with a downpour. There were so many people, if you love people-watching this is the place to be. The street is closed off to accomodate the people, who circle in a counter-clockwise motion in the middle. The bars and little restaurants are open, because of course you'll be hungry after all that craziness!
Also! If someone tries to give you a rose, don't take it! It's a rip off, and you (if you are a man with a woman) might end up getting charged $9 for it.
Dress Code: The most creative thing you can think of - ALMOST no holds barred ;)
If you are looking for a fairly relaxed time, but may not be interested in talking or carrying a conversation, I would highly recommend heading to Logan's. It has a pub type layout, although the music is normally cranked up, so the noise level is not your normal pub.
The best part about this bar however is every 15 minutes or so, all the TVs will turn to a movie clip from a random 80's movie and everyone in the place likes to quote the line from the movie that they play. Its uncanny how many people know the lines word for word, which makes Logan's really fun.
Dress Code: Dress to impress, lots of singles here.
Originally opened by the Ziller family and named the Missouri house in 1861, this property was rumored to be a brothel, and really was quite popular with the Wild West crowd.
Nowadays, you can still end up with a woman, but it will probably only cost you a couple drinks, not anything like a brothel :)
There is some bar food available, plenty of pool tables and lots of alcohol.
Dress Code: Dress like it is a pool hall.
6th street in Austin Texas is great
Long street pretty much Pedestrianised with lots of great bars
Have no idea of the names of then as you just stumble out of one and into the other
Place is usally packed with people due to The university of Austin nearby
Dress Code: casual
If you are looking for a unique way to spend the night in Austin's famed 6th St., I would highly recommend Esther's Follies.... part Vaudeville, magic-show, and improv.. this show has been running for years, and just keeps getting better!
Shows are at 8 and 10 on weekends, and 8 on Thursdays... but you will have to get your tickets early, as sell outs are very frequent!
Dress Code: Make sure you bring $20 or $23 dollars each... with that money, you can wear whatever you want!
It is almost impossible to interview a 18-30 yr old person who has visited Austin, TX and not have 6th St. mentioned at least one time in their recollection of their time here.
That is a true testament to everything that is available to a tourist here on 6th.
From Jazz Bars, to pubs, to dance and night clubs... you can get what you want at a great price! Daily drink specials, free entrance, and lots of street vendors make for a great night!
The site listed below is a great resource to learn what is going on!
Dress Code: This is Austin... you will see cowboy boots, flip flops, and also tuxedos... its just a matter of who is there... there is no dress "code" though.
This is a dive bar in the truest sense of the term. They only sell beer in bottles. The door to the women's bathroom is marked with black magic marker. You have to go out the back door to get to the men's bathroom. And there is dust on the wall and ceiling that has probably been there for 15 years.
All of this is in the midst of the 6th Street experience - which is sometimes a combination of trendiness and frat party.
So, at Joe's you get a break from that scene, plues GREAT live blues 7 days a week with no cover.
Dress Code: While there is no dress code, you would be out of place at Joe's in any kind of conservative attire.
Austin claims to have more live music on any given night than any other city in the US.
The majority of the bars, night clubs, ice houses and shot bars are located in the Warehouse district or along 6th street.
It doesn't matter if your looking for blue grass, raggae or hard core punk. You can find it all.
Dress Code: The dress code varies from location to location, but the majority will require shoes and a shirt. Jeans or shorts will get you in just about anywhere. There are night clubs that do require you to be dressed in "club ware".
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