The Nook on 6th

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The Nook Amphitheater is an all-outdoor music amphitheater with the best live music and drinks in Austin. We’ve rechristened the long-derelict Dirty 6th lot that once housed the since-burned-down Black Cat Lounge, before being blocked off by an iconic Live Music Capitol sign which has been moved inside the venue. The bare-bones space is marked by steel frames and nearly no flammable materials, so as to avoid the bad luck of the unfortunately named previous tenant.

Place Categories: Bars and Live Entertainment.Place Tags: amphitheatre, live shows, lounge, outdoor music, pub, and the nook. live music.

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8 reviews

  1. Adrianna H., Aug 18, 2013 - The Nook on 6th
    4/5

    Stopped in for drinks before dinner a few nights ago since they had a decent cover band playing and we had some time to kill. Drinks were reasonably priced and the bartenders seemed to do a really good job of keeping up with the crowds once it started to get busy. It’s a cool set up and I think we’ll definitely be back.

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  2. Anieca B., Aug 28, 2013 - The Nook on 6th
    5/5

    I love the nook- They have live bands during the day with games to play and basass DJs at night with an awesome sound system and a fun dance floor! I love how its all out doors and 3 bars including an upstairs bar. The staff has always been awesome- my favorite bar on 6th street!w

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  3. Brittney L., Sep 14, 2013 - The Nook on 6th
    5/5

    Found this place the other night and I was not disappointed. Heavy hands on the drinks, wonderful staff. (Blonde girl behind the bar is awesome!), wasn’t too crowded which was perfect. The live bands was amazing and blasting blues. It isn’t really a place to come and talk but just sit back relax and feel those good old Austin vibes. They even were playing a couple 80’s songs. I was in love. Not the cheapest place but you defiantly get what you pay for here. I would recommend this place to anyone who likes blues or a good drink without all the fighting for attention at the bar.

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  4. Daniel M., Jan 09, 2014 - The Nook on 6th
    4/5

    I walked in since I heard some guy playing acoustic guitar. The layout is like a hallway. The live acts are near the street at a lower level at the bottom of a ramp. I haven’t seen a layout like that before. You can sit at the bar or on a bench along the adjacent brick wall. It was early so nobody was near the performer in the lower area so he did feel somewhat separated from us by distance and height.

    The second floor overlooks the bar and provides views of the surrounding buildings; there is also seating up there.

    And the drinks were $3.

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  5. Danicia J., Mar 17, 2014 - The Nook on 6th
    4/5

    Loved the partial indoor/outdoor venue until it began to rain. My hunny and I escaped upstairs for a bit until the rain subsided but didn’t have a view of the stage. Once back downstairs, we had a great time listening to the local artists, especially Citizens Cope! He’s an awesomely talented artist and so were the others in his group. There aren’t many places to sit in this small venue so wear comfy shoes and plan to stand awhile. The drinks were pretty good and the crowd had an urban,’eccentric vibe which I love! I’d definitely want to come back here should we ever return to Austin! Thanks for making us feel welcome, our bodies sway and our feet tap!

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  6. Jesse L., Aug 11, 2014 - The Nook on 6th
    4/5

    I have been here twice and enjoyed it both times. The dance floor is pretty sweet. Not real big but good for 6th Street. The DJ has been pretty decent both times. They don’t really have very good drink specials but they have a good fun crowd. Great memories of this place and some pretty good stories to tell!

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  7. Julie T., Aug 12, 2014 - The Nook on 6th
    5/5

    I loved the outside gate. That’s what caught my eye. Definitely loved how the bar had a roofless bar! The staged looked pretty cool. The bartender was pretty chill and the bar had Hennessy! Ran into some cool strangers too. Experience was fantastic. Last bar of the night on 6th street which was my first time! Two Hennessy shots were $20 though lol.

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  8. Janice L., Oct 29, 2014 - The Nook on 6th
    4/5

    My boyfriend wanted to duck in here because he thought the sign they had making fun of a Yelp review was funny. And might as well, we hadn’t stopped by here before.

    Inside, it was pretty empty other than some construction workers who were taking a break and having a few beers. Later, they told my bf that people kept walking out because they were scared of the construction workers, who were all really nice.

    Also, the bartender was awesome. He was super friendly and really great at throwing around the cocktail shakers, etc.

    The happy hour prices are amazing! Wow. I think it was about $2-3 a drink!

    They had someone begin playing live on stage on a guitar and he was really great also.

    Would definitely love to come back when it’s more busy. I bet it gets pretty fun in there.

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