One of Austin’s most culturally and socially diverse neighborhoods, the East Sixth IBIZ District stretches east from IH-35 to Comal Street. Historically a self-contained and vital minority community that began to languish in the 1960s, the East Sixth IBIZ District has burgeoned in recent years to become a hotspot for locals and visitors from around the world.
New businesses have become neighbors to long-time establishments, and tastemakers mingle with residents whose families have called the area home for generations.
East Sixth Street is at the center of a re-emergence of Austin’s East Side as a source for all things locally Austin. Take a daytime walk down East Sixth Street and you’ll find a number of architects and designers who draw inspiration from the area, as well as lunch spots, coffee shops, and galleries.
This District can be deceptively tranquil by day, but as the sun sets it begins its nightly transformation into a bustling hub of social gathering. An evening in the East Sixth Street IBIZ District can include sophisticated cocktails served in a gallery setting, a draft from a down-to-earth neighborhood bar, fine dining, or vintage video games in a barber shop setting. You’ll find no franchise food here. Explore laid back watering holes, shops, galleries, restaurants, and some of Austin’s celebrated food trailers to discover what all the buzz is about.