305 West Sixth Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 457 0300
With chef Benjamin Nathan at the helm, the Belmont seeks to transport you back in time to the Las Vegas and Palm Springs of the 1960's. Looking around, you might expect to see the Rat Pack as you sense the nostalgia of the elegant leather and soft lighting while being entertained with music of the era. The menu offers a wide range of American culinary options including cedar planked salmon and grilled asparagus as well as shrimp and grits. For the lighter appetite, try one of their unique salads like the arugula, pear and goat cheese salad or iceberg wedge salad. All in all, this place has achieved what it set out to become, an upscale classic American restaurant and bar.
700 West 6th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 477 3308
Opal Divine's Freehouse carries on the tradition of its former tenants, offering a great place to socialize and drink inexpensively. It is a two-story space with pool tables and a full bar inside, plus a huge, bi-level wooden deck for sitting outdoors. 21 beers are available on tap, and drink specials abound. The fun, laid-back atmosphere makes it a good choice for late-night entertainment or a relaxing drink on the patio.
407 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 236 0662
This Sixth Street bar makes libraries fun again by having a new take on the traditional library. Here it's all about making it loud, making it rowdy and making it fun. The crowd mostly consists of college kids, but mature personalities sometimes appreciate the ironic juxtaposition of decorator books and, on the second floor, pool and air hockey tables. The DJ starts the evening with Top-40 and progresses into dance music. This bar is especially popular on Friday and Saturday nights when Sixth Street is limited to foot traffic.
600 West 6th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 477 8550
Star Bar is located just west of the madness and parking nightmare of the official Sixth Street Entertainment District, and offers an upscale bar with a casual atmosphere. With its leather banquettes, cozy interior and dim lighting, it is the perfect spot for after-dinner drinks or for rubbing elbows with Austin's chic set. The street-side patio has a European flair, while the back patio provides a more intimate environment.
611 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 782 8439
Want to hear some new rock bands bang their heads and strum their guitars with all their force and power? Then head to Encore in Austin. This club specializes only in rock music, whether it is live or played by a DJ. You will probably hear old favorites by legends such as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, or may discover sounds of some new talents on the rock scene. Anyone not sure of entering a rock club, given the unnecessary notoriety surrounding rock clubs, will be genuinely pleased with the smooth service and soft manners of the service staff. And of course, the equipment is incredible enough to ensure a memorable performance. Check the website for more information.
700 East Sixth Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 472 0985
This festive Cajun eatery, the Boiling Pot offers a little bit of New Orleans on Sixth Street. Be prepared to get messy, as boiled shrimp, crab legs and unshelled crawfish are the staples here, and eating with your hands is the norm. The food is always satisfying, with sides that should not be ignored-boiled potatoes, Cajun-style beans, corn-on-the-cob, rich gumbo and thick French bread. The atmosphere is decidedly laid back, with meals served on butcher paper. More than 70 kinds of beer are available from the full bar.
521 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 469 9116
Right next door to Esther's Follies, its sibling act is a venue for local and visiting comics. Featuring all the elements of the stand-up comic's typical venue; dimly lit, crowded audience, bar, central stage; it has sustained the careers of many a local comedian for ages. In the past, it has showcased people such as the late, great comics Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks, both of whom began their careers in Texas. Beer and other drinks are cheap and the comedy is pretty constant. A stable of regular performers keeps the place friendly do not be surprised if the Esther's Follies gang turns up a lot.
208 East Sixth Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 473 2262
Two clubs for the price of one, this place has a great selection of tasty hamburgers and other food items for a reasonable price, as well as a decent selection of beers and other drinks. The main performance area, the Stageside, is home to a number of artists-in-residence as well as visiting acts who can be seen and heard on a stage that once housed loud metal bands but is now home to a wider variety of performing styles, both locals and visitors. Established in 1990, the place has become a major player in the competitive Sixth Street live music scene.
515 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 494 9336
This club on Sixth Street is all about music. The Cantina has been providing Austin with original, diverse music for years. Depending on when you stop by, you will hear everything from reggae to rock, ska to dub, and punk to metal. This is a great place to encounter local people and hear their great local music, although occasionally it can get a little hot. Plenty of beer is offered to cool you off.
217 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 472 1916
One of the classiest bars on Sixth Street, this long, narrow bar lets you sit and gaze at passers-by or fellow patrons. The lighting is extremely attractive, generating a genuine New York feel. You will enjoy sitting in one of the high-arched cushioned booths and catching glances of fellow patrons from the mirrored walls. The bar has an excellent music selection. If it is not too busy, play a round of pool or head upstairs to the dance floor.
One of the classiest bars on Sixth Street, this long,
narrow bar lets you sit and gaze at passers by or fellow patrons. The lighting is extremely attractive, generating a genuine New York feel. You will enjoy sitting in ...
Darwin's Pub is a casual, laid back pub located in
Downtown Austin. Drinks are reasonably priced and the pub features live music every Tuesday through Sunday night. One of the the pub's claims to fame are its friendly bartenders ...
One of Austin's most crowded bars on the weekends. Fado
pronounced (Fuh DOH) translates to "long ago" in Celtic. The bar contains everything from Celtic designs to polished wood blocks and glass cabinets. If you can find a table ...