“The Dirty Sixth”
The Sixth Street Historic District between Lavaca Street and Interstate 35 is a world-renown neighborhood filled with shopping, dining, art galleries, and live music venues that cater to every musical style. Nicknamed locally as “the Dirty Sixth” for its rough and tumble history, the areas is now a hotspot tourist destination in the downtown core of Austin.
Eat, Drink, Stay
The street is closed to vehicular traffic on busy weekends, and you can go club hopping deep into the night. Whatever gets you moving, you’ll find it on 6th—from mellow to high-energy, original local musicians alongside cover bands, dance clubs, jazz, blues, and country as well as metal, punk, or hip-hop.
The area is packed with dining establishments of every stripe and price point at great steak and ale houses, Asian fusion, Tex-Mex, gourmet pizza, cajun, seafood, and more. Of course, the famous food trucks of Austin find their way to almost every corner.
You can stay right in the center of it all at nearby major hotels and unique historic buildings.
The street hosts numerous annual festivals, including South by Southwest for music, the Pecan Street Festival for fine arts and crafts in the spring and fall, and the Republic of Texas Biker Ralley, the largest motorcycle rally in the state.