May 08, 2019 // Merrin Duhe

Austin Nightlife Activities Guide

Austin has a nightlife that thrives on the diverse events and unique bar districts that cater to everyone! Whether your ideal night is drinking local brews at a dive bar or a dance party at a mainstream club, there is a perfect late-night activity for you. Here is a list of our top 5 nightlife activities in Austin Texas!

Dirty Sixth Street

If you want to get down and dirty on Austin’s most iconic bar district, Sixth Street, also known as ‘dirty sixth’, is the place for you! Sixth Street shuts down street traffic Thursday – Saturday nights. This wild street is full of cheap drinks, loud music, and rooftop bars. Dirty Sixth street is perfect for those party groups who don’t mind tourist attractions and want a crazy night with cheap drinks and bar hopping!  Located on E. Sixth Street – East of Congress Ave. and West of I-35.

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PubCrawler of Austin / West Sixth

Are you looking for a way to bar hop around downtown Austin in style? Look no further. Riding on a Pubcrawler of Austin beer bike gives you a 2-hour tour of the best bars in West Downtown! The tour stops at 2 to 3 different bars, including West Sixth Street bars. Pubcrawler of Austin is BYOB, so you can pedal along the downtown streets with your favorite drink in hand hopping from bar to bar.  This is perfect for individuals who want to party while bar hopping. It’s the best way to experience the nightlife in West Downtown Austin! Here you will find more dance clubs and expensive drinks for the young professional’s crowd. West Sixth Street / Market District / Warehouse District.

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East Austin

East Austin is the young and up and coming part of town! It has tons of delicious food spots and great bars that serve local brews and mixed drinks. This part of town is changing quickly. The once famous dive bars are now attracting tourists and locals alike. If you are looking for a more low key evening with your crew, East Austin is the spot for you! The bar districts are located on East Cesar Chaves, Sixth Street (East of I-35), and East 12th street.

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Rainey Street

This unique bar district is lined with historic homes converted into bars and restaurants! Here you will find local drinks, including brews and spirits, as well as delicious food trucks and fun games to keep the night exciting. This entertainment district is perfect for those who want to get a feel for Austin’s eclectic vibe while playing games and dancing to local music with friends. A perfect street for bar hopping: Rainey Street.

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Red River

This is by far the best spot in the city to listen to live music! Austin is known as the live music capitol of the world and Red River Cultural District helps it live up to its name. Here they have big-name acts as well as small local bands that play their sounds that echo through the downtown streets. You can also find the best late-night dance club “Barbarella” on Red River! This local gem is perfect for music lovers! You will find a bunch of locals here catching their favorite downs at the Mohawk or the iconic Stubbs BBQ stage. Downtown, right off of Dirty Sixth on Red River Street.

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As this list has shown, Austin is home to some of the largest bar district streets in the country! There are tons of streets that are perfect for bar hopping, such as East Austin Sixth Street, Dirty Sixth Street, West Sixth Street, and Rainey Street. You won’t want to miss out on the fast-growing late-night scene in Austin. We hope to see y’all down here partying in the near future!

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