Every Single Bar on Dirty 6th, Ranked
There are four types of Dirty Sixth patron: 1. The college kid whose apartment is decorated with empty liquor bottles. 2. Cedar Park residents. 3. The tourist who ran out of things to do and consulted a 1998 city guide. 4. The small group of people who intentionally visit the few gems “Ol’ Dirty” has to offer.
To help figure out where you belong, we conveniently ranked ALL the bars on Dirty Sixth, from best to worst -- including a few borderline cases that are Dirty Sixth in spirit. Where does your former or current favorite stand? Sound off in the comments, we can handle it.
3. ParksideNew American restaurant with a separate bar area. Go for the great happy hour, martinis, and the famous gourmet burger.
4. Easy TigerModern German-style beer garden with ping-pong, house-made sausage and bread, and a spectacular beer selection.
7. The GatsbyNice, clean space with a gorgeous patio. Stick to the menu or keep it simple, though -- your bartender’s good, but not a classic cocktail encyclopedia.
9. Eureka!Elevated American pub with craft cocktails, extensive draft beer and small batch whiskey selection, and food like mac & cheese balls and bison burgers.
10. Two BucksThis casual cocktail bar took over the super-depressing karaoke/poker place. As the name suggests, pay $2 to spin the wheel and win beers, cocktails, and shots.
12. Flamingo CantinaNo frills, hole-in-the-wall music venue for local reggae, ska, world, and rock bands, with admittedly odd hours... as in, it typically opens at 9pm.
14. Voodoo RoomNice looking club with VIP coves, bottle service, scantily-clad dancers, and bass that bumps so hard you feel it in your pancreas.
16. Latitude 30A huge space with typical Sixth St drink options, this is the type of place you visit for the band you want to see, and not so much the bar.
17. BuckshotSuper-cheap well drinks, and TONS of fun shots with names like “Lindsey Lohan”, “Gorilla Fart,” and “3 Hos and a Reindeer.” Can’t go wrong with the pickleshot.
18. San Jac SaloonThis place is small, with an older crowd, and often has live music. It’s good by ol’ Dirty standards.
21. Maggie Mae’sClassic Sixth St appeal with a great rooftop view, but otherwise a total snorefest.
23. Friends BarThe bands that play here are NOT terrible -- it’s the drinks that are terrible. Stick to beer or straight booze.
24. BarcelonaExpect lots of bad twerking at this basement dance den, with live DJs playing Top 40 through the night.
26. Dirty Dog BarThis place caters to anyone who wears black T-shirts with a logo that resembles dripping blood, folks whose preferred music genre ends with “-core,” or the last few people on Earth who still like Godsmack.
31. Mooseknuckle PubTypical college bar with low-end liquors, and bartenders you shouldn’t request anything fancy from.
29. Big BangVaguely science-themed bar (hence the name), with sugary shots and karaoke.
30. Trophy ClubYou’ll find cheap beer and mixed drinks here, and it’s entertaining to watch tipsy people get thrown off the mechanical bull.
32. Darwin’s PubThis bar draws a chill, older crowd, with nary a douchebag to be found.
33. Cheers Shot BarDivey shot bar where you’ll spend most of your time asking questions like “What is a ‘Sex with an Alligator?’” “What is a ‘Fuck Yeah Baby?’” and praying nobody knows your name.
35. Rooftop on SixthTop floor is open air, and there are poles that get used by inebriated ladies in exactly the way you’d imagine.
36. Lit LoungePretty clean for a Sixth St bar, albeit with overpriced drinks, and a decent 20-something crowd bumping to very loud hip hop.
37. Terminal 6One of the few 18-and-up dance clubs, this place gets understandably packed with kids -- although it does offer bottle service.
38. Bat BarQuintessential Sixth St bar with live music and tourists gawking outside, a mixed crowd, balcony for good people watching.
40. The LodgeA rustic-style bar with taxidermy and antler chandeliers, college students flock to this place on Thursdays -- you will see girls dancing on the bar.
41. 311 ClubThis older dive has a friendly staff, smells musty and damp, stage in back with interesting acts.
43. The Library BarPool tables, cocktail menu with lots of flavored Bacardi cocktails, good spot for beers and watching a game.
44. Blind Pig PubTwo-story dive with a rooftop perfect for watching street shenanigans -- expect a fratty/touristy crowd, and bad cover bands.
45. TouchéUltra-narrow bar with $2 beers, where you can pay money to watch a man spit fire (and probably saliva, too) into your flaming Dr. Pepper shot.
46. The AquariumThis bar may have been the hottest spot 10-15 years ago, but these days it’s sticky, the drinks are not good, and you will be overcharged.
48. ToulouseGiant Mason jar drinks for $9, a beer pong table, decent happy-hour specials, and scary Yelp reviews!
50. KRAVEAnother 18-and-over joint, this multi-level dance club plays trap and hip-hop, with lots of older guys creeping on young girls. Scary.
51. The 512 on 6thNot the cleanest, but there’s a hookah lounge here, and Hip-Hop Mondays seem to be popular-ish... so there’s that.
52. Coyote UglyYour shoes will stick to the filthy floor, and you’ll feel bad for half of the girls tending bar -- the other half are super aggressive, and will try to cheat you out of money. It’s not like the movie... at all.
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