The 10 Actually Acceptable Bars on Austin’s Dirty 6th
Ask any local about the Dirty 6th, and they’ll most likely sigh and aggressively convince you to head just about anywhere else in the city—except if you’re asking about Jackalope. The loveable watering hole somehow escapes the usual distaste by being an undeniably fantastic dive bar. In fact, it’s such a popular destination for all types of crews that they’ve even opened a second location in the East Riverside area—far from Dirty 6th’s questionable late night pizza and stumbling coeds. Walking into the original, though, it’s easy to see the appeal from the jump—TVs showing some movie last screened in the 1980s, an extensive list of cheeseburgers, portraits of pin-ups on the walls, and, most importantly, friendly bartenders slinging well shots by the dozen. There are two essential aspects of any Jackalope experience: Ordering one of their specialty sake bombs (which are made with cider) and, inevitably, posing for a picture with the bar’s giant rabbit-antelope statue after one too many.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.