Locals refer to the bar-lined strip of 6th St between Congress Ave and the I-35 as Dirty 6th. Home to shot-bars and general party mayhem, this is where college kids and folks who want to relive their college days come to get smashed. There are a few quality bars in the mix, plus a great local cinema, but just be aware you may be surrounded by alcohol-driven craziness.
Sixth St cuts across the city. In and around downtown, sections of the street have different nicknames when it comes to nightlife. Dirty 6th is the wild, bar-lined section stretching from Congress Ave east to I-35. East 6th refers to the burgeoning strip of restaurants and bars lining 6th St east of the I-35 in East Austin. West 6th, which is west of Congress Ave, has a few solid dive bars and live music venues. Also note that 6th St runs one-way, from east to west, between Hwy 1/MoPac Expy and the I-35.