Sixth Street

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Austin’s answer to Bourbon Street really comes alive when the sun goes down. Enjoy live music, delicious food and refreshing drinks here any time of day.

Come to Sixth Street for an unforgettable night on the town, Texas-style. Stretching between Congress Avenue and Interstate 35, this seven-block area is affectionately called “Dirty Sixth.” Eat, drink and be merry alongside locals and tourists in Austin’s premier entertainment district.

Learn about Sixth Street’s rich history. Originally named Pecan Street, the thoroughfare was often used by travelers on their way to the Wild West. Stroll along its bustling streets and admire the historic buildings, many of which date back to the late 1800s. The street now houses an eclectic collection of bars, music venues, stores, art galleries and restaurants. Follow in the footsteps of President Lyndon B. Johnson and visit the famous Driskill Hotel, which has welcomed guests since 1886.

See and hear for yourself why Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Sixth Street now showcases the best entertainment acts in the city. Walk down the street and let the sound of live music coming from bars and clubs guide you. Listen to a huge range of music, including country, jazz, rock and everything in between. The street is particularly busy during the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, which takes place in Zilker Park, on the south side of Lady Bird Lake.

Find entertainment options aplenty, from small bars to large concert venues. Experience hip-hop, funk, reggae and more in an intimate setting at the perennial favorite Parish. Sway to the beat at DJ-led dance parties, play games of pool and discover up-and-coming musicians.

Eat at one of Sixth Street’s great dining establishments, ranging from cozy cafés to rollicking bars to upscale restaurants. Try regional staples, such as Tex-Mex or classic barbecue.

Continue west to the quieter end of Sixth Street. Peruse its quirky boutiques, antique stores and art galleries.

Sixth Street hosts some of Austin’s biggest events, including the city’s famous Mardi Gras and Halloween celebrations, the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive, music and film festival and the Pecan Street Festival. Police limit car traffic here on Friday and Saturday nights, making it easy to stroll through the streets during these lively times.

Top Hotels Close to Sixth Street

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Austin Capitol / Downtown
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Austin Capitol / Downtown
2.5 out of 5
300 E 11th St, Austin, TX, 78701
The price is $92 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 28
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Austin. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and valet parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3/5 (901 reviews)
"Everything was great except the parking situation. It was $30 the first night and $55 each night after. I understand that parking is at a premium in downtown Austin but I parked 1 block away for $10 a day. Considering the rooms run at or near $100 a night. Charging that much for parking is ridiculous. ..."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Austin Capitol / Downtown
Fairmont Austin
Fairmont Austin
4 out of 5
101 Red River St, Austin, TX, 78701
The price is $200 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Austin. Enjoy 5 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (2,876 reviews)
"Best Costumer Service i ever had at any other hotel experience"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Fairmont Austin
The LINE Austin
The LINE Austin
4 out of 5
111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX, 78701
The price is $199 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Austin. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (976 reviews)
"Lovely property."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

The LINE Austin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Austin Capitol / Downtown
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Austin Capitol / Downtown
2.5 out of 5
300 E 11th St, Austin, TX, 78701
The price is $92 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 28
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Austin Capitol / Downtown
Fairmont Austin
Fairmont Austin
4 out of 5
101 Red River St, Austin, TX, 78701
The price is $200 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Fairmont Austin
The LINE Austin
The LINE Austin
4 out of 5
111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX, 78701
The price is $199 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
The LINE Austin
Omni Austin Hotel
Omni Austin Hotel
4 out of 5
700 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX, 78701
The price is $188 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Omni Austin Hotel
Aloft Austin Downtown
Aloft Austin Downtown
3 out of 5
109 E 7th St, Austin, TX, 78701
The price is $189 per night from Jul 15 to Jul 16
Aloft Austin Downtown
The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel
The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel
4 out of 5
701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, 78701
The price is $177 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University / Capitol
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University / Capitol
2.5 out of 5
1701 Lavaca St, Austin, TX, 78701
The price is $144 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University / Capitol
The Westin Austin Downtown
The Westin Austin Downtown
4 out of 5
310 East 5th Street, Austin, TX, 78701
The price is $219 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
The Westin Austin Downtown
Hyatt Regency Austin
Hyatt Regency Austin
4 out of 5
208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX, 78704
The price is $195 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
Hyatt Regency Austin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.