What’s an Irish pub without Irish music? Named after first generation Irish immigrant Bessie Dee Riley, B.D. Riley’s retains a bit of Old World charm before the street descends into the shot bars of Dirty Sixth. Residencies include rock & roll harp from the Kristen Gibbs band and the mandolin of Donnybrook leader Davey Arwine, but there’s music every night from Austin performers, including the harmonic free-for-all of the Sunday night Irish tune session, and Monday’s Celtic-flavored open mic. Sláinte!
Some say the sliders here are the best in town. Happy hour draws a crowd, and so do the 31 TVs for the sports set.
Casino el Camino is famous for huge, juicy burgers with a variety of toppings and excellent hot dogs smothered in chili. Vegetarian options are available, and there's a fabulous jukebox, too.
"Traditional bar food with a Southern edge" is what is promised here, and by the look of satisfied customers looking for their cars, it must deliver.
Specialty cocktails are named after the women in Michael Icenhauer's family, and run the gamut from simple to gimmicky to versions of the classics. Enjoy dog-friendly space in this remodeled bungalow.
This new place offers both old-world bar goodness vibe, as well as contemporary, crafty cocktails. The proprietary burger is a revelation, but others argue in favor of Javelina Eggs, a version of Scotch eggs.
There's always a friendly crowd at this Sixth Street stalwart. The grub is pub, and the TVs are hi-def.
For more than 30 years, this Sixth Street fixture has weathered ownership changes and an evolving "entertainment district" with good food, good drink, and good times.
Your "premiere bourbon and martini sports lounge" boasts 104 bourbons, as well as an inviting bar menu and comfortable patio.
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