Austin’s music and college town roots make it a premiere after-dark destination.
Photo: Art Meripol
Austin’s 6th Street is notoriously rowdy, but you can find grownup respites. Midnight Cowboy, housed in a former brothel, is full of theater. The front door is hard to find, and a martini cart rolls up to your booth for tableside shaking and stirring. Reservations are recommended; the vacancy sign over the entrance is illuminated when walk-ins are occasionally accepted. Head east to Easy Tiger Bake Shop and Beer Garden. Along with 30-plus craft brews on tap—including local suds—dive into Bratwursts and housemade pretzels served with beer cheese.
313 East 6th St., Austin, TX 78701
706 East 6th St., Austin, TX 78701