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Top Things to do & see on Sixth Street

DINING
Spend a night at the Driskill Hotel, one of the most iconic hotels in Austin, and wake up with a benedict from 1886 Cafe & Bakery. Voodoo Doughnut is a 24-hour sugar haven with zany concoctions like the cayenne and cinnamon dusted Mexican Hot Chocolate. Amidst the rowdy bar scene on lively Sixth Street lives Parkside, a step-above-the-rest gastropub. Grab an oyster platter during happy hour or head to the Backspace (Parkside's neighboring sister restaurant) to curb your Italian craving with delicious Neapolitan-style pies in a cozy setting.
Casino El Camino: No need to dress up for this hazy bar full of bloody marys and great burgers.
Easy Tiger: This laid-back, creekside beer garden with an in-house bakery serves up artisan pretzels with your craft brew.
Iron Cactus: Relax on the balcony overlooking Sixth Street and see why Zagat's named them one of the best patios in Austin.
NIGHTLIFE
Closed to through traffic Thursday to Saturday nights, this area becomes wall-to-wall people in search of great live music and cheap drinks. Maggie Mae’s, Handlebar, Blind Pig Pub and Speakeasy allow you to rise above the melee with great rooftops.
Vulcan Gas Company: Call it “The Vulcan” to sound like a local; you’ll love this club if dancing to DJ house music is your thing. 
Firehouse Lounge: Feel like Nancy Drew in this dark bar behind a hidden bookcase where you can enjoy crafty cocktails.
ENTERTAINMENT
Sixth Street has you covered with options for every interest. Esther’s Follies is a comedy and magic show with political overtones and a healthy dose of hilarity. Flamingo Cantina hosts reggae acts and world music, and its red-yellow-green decor marks them as lovers of Jamaica. The Parish book great local and national acts, and are known for their sound system and loft-like atmosphere.
Wild About Music: This is the spot for local gifts, concert posters and photo prints for music lovers.
The Hideout Theatre: Improv comedy and plays reign supreme on this stage. Before the entertainment, grab a Gorilla Mocha specialty coffee from the inside java bar.
Museum of the Weird: This museum showcases the unusual, bizarre and freaky and admission includes a live sideshow performance.
For more information check out https://www.austintexas.org/austin-insider-blog/post/around-town-sixth-street/  

 

Posted by: Visit Austin
Posted on: 12/04/2019

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