Welcome to East 6th Street

Where Austin comes alive

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East 6th Street
A neighborhood where memories are made

East 6th Street

A little about East 6th Street

We serve as home to Austin's heartbeat with many clubs, bars, restaurants, stores and live music venues. There is always something going on year around, check our site for special events and festivals.

The history of East 6th Street

Sixth Street is a historic street and entertainment district in Austin, Texas. It is located within the city's urban core in Downtown Austin. Sixth Street was formerly named Pecan Street under Austin's older naming convention, which had east-west streets named after trees and north-south streets named after Texas rivers (the latter convention remains in place). The nine-block area of East Sixth Street roughly between Lavaca Street to the west and Interstate 35 to the east is recognized as the Sixth Street Historic District and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 30, 1975. Developed as one of Austin's trade and commercial districts in the late 1800s, the predominant building style are two or three-story masonry Victorian commercial architecture. Most structures in the area had already been built by the 1880s, though there are a few notable exceptions such as the Driskill Hotel (1886), the Scarbrough Building (1910) and the Littlefield Building.


Businesses in East 6th Street

Here is a collection of East 6th Street businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.



Clayworks Studio Gallery


Pottery and tile, handmade and fired in the studio


Stephen L. Clark Gallery


The gallery specializes in fine art photographs


Gateway Guesthouse


A luxury Bed and Breakfast


Heywood Hotel Austin


Conde Nast Traveler's Hotel Hot List 2013


Park Lane Guest House


Private cottages in the heart of the historic South Congress


Alamo Drafthouse Theatre

Museums / Attractions

The theater for movie fans by movie fans.


Esthers Follies

Museums / Attractions

Esther's Follies can cure what ails you!


Tamale House East

Museums / Attractions

Tex-Mex to eat in or to go!


The Hideout Theatre - Austin Improv Comedy

Museums / Attractions

Improv shows Thursday through Sunday


The Velveeta Room

Museums / Attractions

Relaxed and fun place to get your laugh on


Chupacabra Cantina


We serve up Tex Mex and fun


Gonzo Juice


Juice, Salads, Sandwiches, Milkshakes and Smoothies


Hi Hat Public House


24 Rotating Craft Beer Taps, Fine Wine, Upscale Pub Food


Lit Lounge Austin


An upscale atmosphere in the heart of 6th Street


Old School Bar and Grill


The best food on 6th


Svantes Stuffed Burger


The best gourmet stuffed burgers


The Jackalope


Burger Restaurant, Pizza Place, Dive Bar


Mad Dog Tattoo Removal


Regret addressed


MAGA La Boheme


Bohemian style clothing with a touch of South American flair