Historic buildings line the street along Austin's famous 6th Street entertainment district. Formerly known as Pecan Street, the buildings date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. This area is also know as the 6th Street Historic District, and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places back in 1975.
Ranked as one of the top entertainment districts in a metropolitan area in the nation, the 7 blocks between Interstate 35 and Congress Avenue are home to many eclectic and interesting businesses. These century old buildings now house pubs, and clubs, many venues for live music, galleries, tattoo parlors, laid back eateries and fine dining. Plus the elegant Driskill Hotel is located within the district.
A music lovers dream - jazz, country, blues, progressive, and rock, plus hip-hop, metal, punk and variations of these, round out the 6th Street experience! Known as the live music capital of the world - hang out on 6th Street and you will see why first hand.
Hungry? Finding a great spot to grab a bite or have a leisurely meal is easy too. Tex Mex, chili ribs, seafood , Cajun and more are just right around the corner. Gueros Taco Bar is the perfect spot for hand made tortillas and hand shaken margaritas with fresh squeezed lime juice. Or try the Moonshine Grill serving up American comfort food with a new twist.
Attracting people from all over, students, locals, Downtown professionals, tourists, and entertainers, makes Sixth Street a great place to people watch. Come on down to the Mardi Gras and see thousands of people celebrating, or the infamous Halloween party, with everyone sporting their favorite costume. Other exciting and noteworthy celebrations include SXSW, Republic of Texas Bikers Rally, and the Pecan Street Festival. For a full list of annual events and festivals, 6th Street events page provides a detailed list.