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Visiting and local night owls in Austin are lucky because, when it comes to having fun after the sun goes down, Austin is one of the best places to be! From great live music all throughout the week to budget-friendly drink specials at some of the best dive bars and nightclubs in the country, Austin nightlife offers something for everyone.


The Rooftop on 6th
4.6  5 Rating (6)
403 E 6th St, Austin TX, 78701
The Rooftop on Sixth is located in the heart of 6th Street in Austin. True to the Rooftop concept, the bar boasts a large, open-air deck that overlooks 6th Street. Inside, you will find East 6th Street's newest and hottest night spot. The spacious design features multiple flat-screen TV's, booths for lounging or dancing, full-size photo booth, and live DJs. Have the best night at The Rooftop on 6th with one of the best views around!
3.9  4 Rating (5)
76 Rainey Street, Austin TX, 78701
Unbelievable, decidedly offbeat, shrouded in eclecticism and whimsy- it's a show and a space that forbids you to take anything seriously. It's imagination-meets-bar-top, place for revelry and marvel. All are welcome to charivari. Join the chaotic happiness, curated with intention to make perfect sense. The house offers a mix of indoor and outdoor arenas, food from on-site grease joints, special events, a full bar, and creative cocktails. No gags, just unbarlievable entertainment. The circus lives at 76 Rainey Street.
Aquarium On Sixth
4.9  5 Rating (5)
403 E 6th St, Austin TX, 78701
Aquarium on Sixth has great music and atmosphere, and they have a slide in the bar! With the most unique decorations, you definitely want to check it out. Stop by and have some fun at this bar on 6th Street in Austin.
Lit Lounge
4.5  5 Rating (5)
215 E 6th St, Austin TX, 78701
Lit Lounge offers a premiere destination for Austin's elite crowd while integrating the diverse local culture of downtown 6th Street.
4.9  5 Rating (6)
620 W 6th St, Austin TX, 78701
One of the newest bars in Austin on West 6th Street, Pop features all of the features you would expect from an upscale bar and so much more!
4.6  5 Rating (1)
617 Red River Street, Austin TX, 78701
Located in Austin's famous Red River District, Plush provides an upscale nightclub experience rife with live music ranging from pulse-pounding beats from some of the best DJs in the country to pop, rock, and more. Monday nights are always a great time at Plush with live music from some of Austin's best bands in one of the sleekest, sexiest nightlife environments in the area.
Broken Spoke
Bar & Restaurant $
3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin TX, 78704
Broken Spoke's claim to fame is their reputation for hosting some of the best honkey tonk music in Texas. Strap on those cowboy boots and head out for a rip-roarin', country-fun time with line dancing, authentic country music, great drinks, and much more at this famous Texas bar.
Spider House Cafe and Ballroom
4.6  5 Rating (3)
2906 Fruth St, Austin TX, 78705
Located just a stone's throw from the University of Texas, Spider House provides cozy, laid back vibes complete with great, local live music on most nights of the week and a fun, eccentric environment at this one-of-a kind Austin bar. Relax on their expansive outdoor patio, check out some of Austin's best up-and-coming bands, and more at Spider House.
Bar $
209 E. 6th St., Austin TX, 78701
Arguably one of the hippest nightclubs in Austin, Barcelona works as a veritable playground for those who love the nightlife with wild dance parties all throughout the week from some of the world's best DJs, an elegant nightlife atmosphere, and tons of drink specials that won't break the bank all in the heart of Austin's famous 6th Street District.
4.9  5 Rating (1)
620 W 6th Street, Austin TX, 78701
Austin's newest upscale Night Club located on West 6th Street in Austin Tx, LUX, offers specialty cocktails, wines, champagne, and, of course, LUX bottle services!