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2011-02-09 08:06:48

West 6th Street

From laid-back lounges to lively dance bars, downtown Austin is full of exciting entertainment options.  One area that has recently become quite popular is the West 6th Street District, the portion of the famous street located between Lavaca and West St.  The area is home to many fine bars, restaurants, and art galleries to check out.

For those seeking an alternative to typical 6th street bars, West 6th Street District offers many unique and classy establishments.  J. Black’s is a lounge-style bar serving unique cocktails and appetizers in a sophisticated setting.  For those who love live music and dancing, Molotov’s is the place to be.  It offers great drinks, two floors of lively entertainment, and a beautiful view of Austin’s skyline from its upper level bar.  If you're looking for a relaxed night with friends, try Kung Fu Saloon.  It offers indoor and outdoor seating, and plenty of arcade and bar games to keep you entertained.

West 6th also has many great dining options.  Katz’s Deli, an Austin favorite since 1983, serves delicious food and drinks 24 hours a day.  The restaurant has gained national attention for their excellent menu items, influenced by New York’s top delis.  Hut’s Hamburger’s is another great eatery in the area.  The restaurant serves old-fashioned hamburgers and sandwiches in a retro diner setting.  

The area is also an excellent place to enjoy local art.  Some noteworthy galleries in the area include the Stephen L. Clark Gallery, which specializes in photography, the Lotus Gallery, which features Asian art and sculpture, and The Wally Workman Gallery, which showcases artwork of up-and-coming artists.

The West 6th Street District is a great place to try something new and different.  Located near downtown shopping and entertainment areas, it is an ideal place to live and work. 

Dave is a writer/blogger who enjoys living and working near downtown Austin.  If you can picture yourself doing the same, why not check out Realty Austin’s downtown Austin loft listings?

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