6th Street, Austin

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  • 6th street: party

    by littlemissneve Written Oct 21, 2004

    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

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    Esther's Follies: A night full of follies!

    by ATXtraveler Written Jun 20, 2004

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    Cast of Esther's Follies

    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!

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    6th St. Bar District, Austin Texas: Austin's Infamous 6th Street

    by ATXtraveler Written Jun 17, 2004

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    Photo courtesy of 6thstreet.com

    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.

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    Joe's Generic Bar: Dive Bar Blues

    by Sunshine64 Written Jun 5, 2004

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    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.

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    Warehouse district & 6th St.: Just about everything

    by Matt420 Updated May 20, 2003

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    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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    Gerry Van King, Austin Musician: King of 6th street

    by scott_txguy Written May 7, 2003

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    Gerry Van King

    Gerry is a blues dude, he has been a fixture of 6th street since 1989 that I know of. He plays fantastic music outside the restaurant "Jazz." and sells albums.

    Years ago 6street, billed as the "Live music capital of the world" was filled with many street musicians, live music of local bands all the time, and good food and booze. Now thanks to new city ordinances and zoning, Gerry is the last of the street musicians, and he gets arrested and hassled too often to keep playing. A couple of the best clubs (Black cat and liberty lunch for example) have burned down or been bulldozed, and chain stores and cover bands have generally replaced much of the local flavor.

    Dress Code: Women are legally allowed to go topless in Austin as long as they don't create a disturbance.

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    6th Street: Visit 6th Street

    by amberz Written Jan 23, 2003

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    If you tire of one genre of music, just walk next door or one block over to be in a totally different scene.

    Country music, top 20, blues, jazz, alternative, live, dance, goth, 80's, hip hop, trance...it's all right there, you just have to find it. I would list some of the clubs, but many change names/owners so frequently it's hard to keep up.

    After you leave for the night...there's even pizza by the slice 'til 4am on the street.

    Dress Code: Most clubs have No Jeans and No T-shirt policies. They want shirts with collars. Not as upscale as requiring a tie or jacket....but don't try going to any of these with holey jeans and dirty sneakers. They won't let you in.

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    6th Street

    by contadina Written Jan 9, 2003

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    6th street attracts everyone. It's the place to go dancing or drinking... Basically the street is barricadedoff for a few blocks thursday through saturday nights. You can find any entertainment you want. Comedy clubs, small bars, large dance clubs, and restaurants all line the streets waiting to serve you.

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    Joe’s Generic Bar: Still got the blues....

    by challenger Written Oct 7, 2002

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    If you’re out for a good time, love to have the odd drink or two and listen to some live music 6th Street (as well as the more mature 4th Street area) is the place to be. Every night you’ll be able to listen to your favourite music. No matter whether it is country, rock, hip hop, Latin, jazz or reggae that your heart desires: You WILL find a place that plays it.

    There are so many live music bars around, it’s impossible to even try and attempt to name’em all. Just stroll around and let your ears guide you. Alternatively: Get a copy of the “Austin Chronicle” for a complete guide to what’s on.

    My personal favourite is Joe’s Generic Bar. Joe is a burly, cheerful Italian with a passion for the blues. His place only holds about 100 people max, but is the only place in town where you will be able to listen to the blues at any given night of the week. Entrance is free, but please tip the bands who don’t get any other fee.

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    Well I think I've expained...

    by bottleofdoom Updated Sep 7, 2002

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    Well I think I've expained most of it under the 'must see'. Go to 6th Street. for the
    music.....it's makes the world go 'round!!! If you like rock, my fave is The Red
    Eyed Fly & Emo's.
    They rock!!!

    Dress Code: Anything you F**king want!

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    6th St. Downtown Austin: 6th St. Downtown Austin

    by mj9462 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    This place is crazy!! What it consists of is about 5 blocks of 6th St. lined w/ bars and clubs on each side. The police block off the traffic around 10PM Thursday - Saturdays and the street became everyone's playground.

    Dress Code: Depends on where you go. You can be comfortable in flip flops and shorts or feel right at home dressed to the nine.

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    Casino El Camino.: Casino El Camino.

    by SinKitty Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Casino is one of the better bars on 6th street. That isn't saying much, because the place itself is only mediocre, but when you are on 6th St., you don't have a whole lot of choice. There is a nice little patio in the back, and pool tables upstairs. The bartenders are complete assholes, and will threaten to throw you out often (which is stupid). Mr. Lifto (of Jim Rose fame) is a bartender there, which really isn't THAT impressive, but it gives you an idea of the crowd.

    Dress Code: Casual.

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  • Bob Populars, on 6th street is...

    by sremigio Written Aug 25, 2002

    Bob Populars, on 6th street is the place to be on thursdays, 5 dollar cover and 1 dollar drinks all night, any drink.

    Poly Esther's a few blocks from 6th street is a place for those that do not want to hang out with the younger crowd it's twenty one and over
    Bob Popular's:college night on thursdays,three levels,playing urban,latest hits and retro/seventies

    Poly Esther's: retro in basement and seventies on first and second floors. Original mixed drinks

    Dress Code: tucked in your shirt,that's it

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  • 6th Street! That's...

    by KenMore Written Aug 25, 2002

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    6th Street! That's Austin's bar district located in the heart of downtown. There are a variety of clubs and bars to choose from. On Friday and Saturday nights, the street is blocked off from traffic so you can wander from bar to bar with ease. You'll find a pretty young crowd down there, gererally from 18-23 years old. There are several colleges and Universities in the area including the University of Texas and Southwest Texas State University. They provide most of the regulars on 6th.

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    6th street - Austin's party...

    by rhiannon1968 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    6th street - Austin's party street. It's all dotted with bars, clubs, discos, mostly with music. My very favourite is Joe's Generic Bar (315 E. 6th street), which had a live blues band playing when I was there, but there are places to suit any age and taste.

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