Everyone kept saying "6th Street". What they dont tell you is that its loaded with college kids. The more mature upscale crowd Jazz venues, bars were off 3rd through 5th, Colorado St and Congress St. The concierge told me the West End side of 6th street is upscale and mature crowd too. I didnt make it there though.
Whatever you like its there! Austin is completely different at night than in the Warehouse district in it is in the day. That place ROCKS at night! I LOVED IT and was so surprised in the difference from the daytime hustle and bustle.
I loved the PEDI cabs. There werent many taxi cabs because the students have back
This is the tourist thing to do, but I still enjoy it. There are many clubs and bars all along 6th. Coyoty Ugly, Chuggin Monkey, Dizzy Rooster, the list goes on and on. The street is shut down on weekends after 10pm I believe and there are police officers there to keep it safe. The bars are no smoking, and they check id's religousely at every entrance. You will find a good mix of people here, mostly friendly. I always have fun on 6th.
This tour was really fun. The map itself is available at the Austin Visitor's center (and other shops on 6th st.) as well as on their website, http://www.austinstarmap.com. It provides detailed driving directions to 50 stops in Austin on a self-guided driving tour, and has a walking tour of downtown Austin and 6th street to boot. Who knew there were so many famous people in Austin. I particularly enjoyed driving up Mount Bonnell and seeing the beautiful views of Austin in addition to all of the beautiful homes of the celebrities. It was cool to see some of the sites where they filmed the movie "Office Space". Tom Kite's house was pretty cool too. Definitely recommend this tour for the off-the-beaten-pathers who don't fit the mold of the regular downtown tours.
The Driskill Hotel, built in 1886 by Colonel Jesse Driskill, it is one of the crown jewels of Austin. Since I did not stay here, but only saw the hotel, I list it under "Things to Do."
This historic old hotel is a popular location for fairy tale weddings, it is also a luxurious place to relax in the splendor of a bygone era. In 1934, Lyndon Baines Johnson and his future wife, Lady Bird, had their first date in the Driskill Hotel dining room. Johnson later became president of the United States, following the assisination of John F. Kennedy.
The Driskill Hotel was saved from destruction in 1969 and became an official historical landmark. The hotel underwent a multi-million dollar renovation beginning in 1996, which culminated in a grand re-opening on December 31, 1999.
View from 6th street. Everyone agree about that, this is definitely the place to go out in the evening, full of restaurant and live music. However during the day this is also worth a walk.
One of Austin's well known streets. Lots to see on 6th. Street... Especially after dark. This is where you will find a lot of nightlife.. Clubs, Bars, Resturants..