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6th Street

6th Street, Downtown, Austin, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #40 of 178 attractions in Austin
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife
Description: City sponsored, multi block party every weekend in downtown Austin. Street is blocked off for pedestrians only around 11:PM. Best pub crawl
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Moscow, Russia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A vibrant street with lots of bars. Just listen to the kind of music that you like and walk in. Some really good bands out there. And probably the cheapest drinks than anywhere we've been in the US.

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Queens, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited 6th Street on a Friday and a Sunday during our stay in Austin and it was like night and day. Friday was a very young, college type crowd (we are in our early 40s and were hoping for a more mixed age range). The bars / lounges are one after the other along 6th Street... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I am in my early 30s, and I feel like 6th street gets very young on the weekends. That being said, I enjoy it on a Thursday night, or even a random Tuesday or Wednesday. I love Pete's piano bar (on said random rights). The Alamo draft house ritz is also there which makes it worth it to go see... More

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Wallingford, CT
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222 reviews 222 reviews
73 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It was fun just to wander around on a Friday night and listen to all the live music. Very happening place on weekends and plenty of places to grab a drink or food and people watch. Great music store there as well , Wild about Music

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Trickham, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

6th Street is a one of a kind place. If you are looking to have a few drinks (or more) this is the place for you! Live bands, sports bars, rooftop bars and everything in between! We have seen street performers, pirates, and some really odd stuff. Always a fun night with the girls in Austin!

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Fairview, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Visited Austin for the first time and went out to 6th Street on a Friday night. It was very entertaining. Lots of choices for pub food and drinks, the people watching is great, and if you get a chance to see a show at Esther's Follies that would be icing on the cake!

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Oradell, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is their city motto and it is surely true here. The restaurants, bars and shopping are very different then the usual kind found say in NY. Hard to find a simply store to bring little gifts home for the kids. Lots of tattoo parlors, and musicians playing on the street. Pretty much anything goes in Austin. Lots of bars... More

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San Francisco, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I am sure this place has good music. In fact it has several shows that are highly rated e.g. Esther Follies. Anyway, Austin 6th street is where you go to parrrty! Rows of bars with live bands some selling margarita for $2. I'm more of a nature girl so this place does not appeal to me all that much. In... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Lots to see and some good live music. Leave the kids at home. Parking is free after 6:00 pm. You can park here, then walk five or six blocks to Congress bridge and see the bats at dusk. Driskill Hotel is also here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

As a young Irish man in Texas coaching and playing football hitting 6th street was a must, from the selection of bars to the vast range of people of all walks of life it certainly was an eye opening experience and im so happy I spent 2 summers in and around Austin I hope to return one day there is... More

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