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6th Street

Address: 115 East 6th Street, Austin, TX
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Ranked #15 of 166 Nightlife in Austin
Type: Neighborhoods, Bar/ Clubs, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nightlife, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife
Owner description: City sponsored, multi block party every weekend in downtown Austin...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Bar/ Clubs, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nightlife, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife
Owner 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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Plantation, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great bands, great food. Very cool place but definitely geared towards younger crowds. If a bunch of college students isn't your style then this won't be your idea of a fun night out.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Even on a very cold January Friday night, this is the happening place in Austin. Sixth street (downtown portion) is basically a bunch of bars, clubs, street performers, restaurants, stores, and food trucks. After about 10pm the streets are closed off to traffic and cars parked on this street after this time are towed away. The street fills up with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

For several blocks of bars, I expected at least a wide diversity of bars, music, etc. At the end, after walking the whole street, listening to the same music, the stripping dancing girls inviting you to go in the bars, people screaming from balconies because the atmosphere seems to be so bland inside, I was truly not impressed. The only... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If there is any good live music in Austin, this isn't it. Some bars have bands, most just DJs and dance floors. Half the bands sounded like karaoke night, and even the good ones seemed to pack up after 2 songs and leave us to bad house music again. Basically a drinking street for tourists, with touts outside each bar... More 

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New York City, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Fascinating entertainment district in Austin that embodies the best of Austin, plenty of live music and restaurants. Ending at the majestic Driskill hotel.

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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Given that 6th Street is supposedly the centre of Austin's coolness, I have to say it's pretty disappointing. It's painfully obvious that everyone is intentionally being as kooky as possible, which simply results in a massive homogenous blob of piercings, tattoos, skeevy looking bars and shops selling junk to tourists. There are also an awful lot of homeless vagrants there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

During the day everything looks a little sad and the gangs of homeless are a bit intimidating, but at night the whole street is closed off and there are people everywhere, and music at every bar! Some of it was a bit over the top with the touts yelling to everyone to come inside, but overall a great vibe.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Amazing time! when to Texas from the UK and spent alot of time in 6th Street, I also spent Halloween on 6th Street. Words cannot describe how great it was, didn't disappoint, the only down side is i'm not there now!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

6th seems to be ever growing and has a bit of everything for everyone. A dirty and a new part separated by expensive shopping near the big buildings. Just west of N-35 is dirty 6th. The college rompers area with plastic cups and a man who enjoys his job greatly (mechanical bull operator). I've been there twice... its just watcha... More 

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Murrells Inlet, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Fun during the day, better at night. All kinds of music and fun places to hang and eat. A must do while in Austin!!!

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