Sixth Street, located in Downtown Austin, is the hustling hive of community from which all things stem from in this music-oriented city. More than just the sleek street which bears its name, the 6th Street Historic District is a neighborhood filled with live music venues, honky-tonk hole-in-the-walls, restaurants, pubs and art galleries. Added to the National Register of Historic Places, the area plays host to many music and film festivals throughout the year, even the occasional biker rally.
A big night on the town often starts and ends here, and if live music, sawdust on the floors and the walls bending with riotous drum-rolls and crowd cheering sounds like a good time, then 6th Street Austin is where you want to be.
Due to the high pedestrian traffic nature of 6th Street,
traffic is generally blocked on E. 6th Street and most crossroads from I-35 to Brazos Street on weekend evenings. During football home games as well as holidays and special events the street is also closed off to allow the crowds to walk uninhibited between the many venues that line the street.