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6th Street

6th Street, Downtown, Austin, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #41 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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Wallingford, CT
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219 reviews 219 reviews
72 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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

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
46 helpful votes 46 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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san diego
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107 reviews 107 reviews
44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Our friends in Austin took us to dinner and theater and an evening of music and people watching..this is geared to the 20 - 30 crowd as someone mentioned.This is a lively fun entertaining evening for most it's definitely crazy, loud and raucous, they shut down all vehicle traffic and the people take over the street, there is plenty of... More

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We got down there around 7 on a Friday night after watching the bats on the Congress Bridge. I think this was probably a little early for the large crowds but, also no lines and happy hour prices. We walked up and down the street popping in for a drink anywhere that looked interesting. Live music everywhere, food trucks, pizza... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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584 attraction reviews
614 helpful votes 614 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Basically this is what Austin has to offer: BBQ and live music. At night this area gets very crowded. There are several food trucks, restaurants and bars. It could be hard to find a table, there are lines for food almost everywhere. Parking is hard to find too.

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