Austin’s West 6th Street is enigmatic. By day, it’s a bohemian enclave of bakeries, fine and casual dining restaurants, retail shopping, and art galleries. By night it transforms into one of Austin’s busiest nightlife districts with an eclectic mix of outdoor patio ice houses, dive bars, upscale rooftop lounges, UT centric sports bars and the…

It’s said some of the earliest hipster spottings in Austin were on East 6th Street. That seems long ago and far away. East 6th’s original home-grown mom and pop dive bars attracted a hipper, artsier, and usually more inked clientele. This was East Austin before East Austin was cool. East 6th was the first place…

If Austin is the worlds live music capital, then the Red River District is it’s senate chambers. “Born from the rubble of Austin’s crack row and homeless hideaway, Red River still brandishes it’s seedy, tough exterior. But it’s “Sunset Strip” aura lends even more to it’s raw, real, live vibe.” Stand on any of the…

Here’s your 6th Street Austin Texas Guide. Austin’s 6th Street entertainment district, the city’s most storied, has developed into three separate and distinct entertainment enclaves by location, style and it’s inevitable expansion/gentrification. Here is a short guide for any 6th Street pilgrimage. Old or “Dirty” 6th Street Old 6th Street, sometimes fondly known as Dirty…

The Pecan Street Festival Austin TX is a free two-day arts festival held twice yearly in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. Taking place the first weekend in May and the last weekend in September, the juried festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations in a variety of mediums, from…

Austin’s noted slogan “Keep It Weird” reaches new heights in October as Halloween in Austin approaches. Austin’s 6th Street becomes an adult Halloween Party in the streets Halloween night. Austin is home to lot’s of Halloween celebrations and the entertainment districts are rife with Halloween shows and specials. Check out our events calendar for Halloween…

Here is our list of the Best Austin Food Pub Tours. Austin’s most defining characteristic is certainly music, but great food is fast becoming a signature for this eclectic city. Locals and visitors alike can eat and drink your way through Austin’s best with these great Tour Companies. Austin Eats Food Tours Join Austin Eats…

Because arcade games are just better with a drink in your hand, here’s our list of the Best Downtown Austin Arcade Bars. Buffalo Billiards Over 22,000 square feet of pool, shuffleboard, foosball, pinball, & darts, Buffalo Billiards serves up games in a big way. A real piece of “Wild West” history is located on Austin’s…

Taste a wee bit o’ the Emerald Isle at the best Austin Irish Pubs… B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, in the heart of Austin’s 6th Street entertainment district, has been serving fine food, perfect pints of beer, cocktails and conversation with adults on 6th Street since 2000. With a full…

The “Live Music Capital of the World” has almost too many options when it come to entertainment. If you’ve set aside time during your visit for activities other than meetings and breakfast at the hotel restaurant, here’s a guide to the Austin Entertainment Districts – Eating, drinking, shopping, sight seeing by district. Old or Dirty…