6th Street has long been known as the entertainment district of Austin. It's here that much of the live music in Austin happens and the bar scene lights up. The live music, bars, clubs, and restaurants makes bar crawls in 6th Street a popular choice.

Although the actual 6th Street District runs seven blocks, many enjoy partying on 6th Street at places that fall beyond the borders of Congress and IH-35. No matter where you decide to do bar hopping on 6th Street, east or west, there are plenty of nightlife and hot spots to help make it a successful evening.

Let’s start with a bar crawl on 6th Street that falls into the district, the seven blocks on E. 6th Street that make up this popular neighborhood. The hot spots to hit on your E. 6th Street bar crawl would be Darwin’s Pub, Shakespeare’s Pub, Blind Pig Pub, and Maggie Mae’s. Sure, there are plenty of other bars along 6th Street that you can venture to, but these are a great start and highly rated within the community.

Darwin’s adds to the 6th Street bar crawl with billiards and live music. Shakespeare’s also offers live music, sports, and a patio. Blind Pig Pub is a favorite for sports, live music, and draft beers. Maggie Mae’s is known for their large atmosphere with three stages for bands, an expansive courtyard, and the perfect way to cap off the night for any 6th Street bar crawl.

For those who want to do a 6th Street bar crawl outside of the crowded East 6th Street District, the street offers bars and nightlife at an upscale and slightly-calmer pace on West 6th Street. Here, we found the most popular to be The Belmont, Little Woodrow’s, and Key Bar.

The Belmont is an elegant and relaxed restaurant and bar on West 6th Street offering the perfect place to start your W. 6th Street bar crawl. Little Woodrow’s is a local favorite serving ice-cold beer from beautiful bartenders. Key Bar, another great stop to have on your 6th Street pub crawl, lets you watch the game while viewing the busy street from the patio. 

Whether your 6th Street bar crawl will be on E. 6th Street or W. 6th Street, there's plenty to experience to make it a great bar crawl. A great suggestion is to utilize driving resources like the popular Austin Party Bus. Split the cost between friends and make it an affordable, fun, and safe bar crawl on 6th Street.

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