Sixth date dating
Technically, and according to street signs, East Sixth starts at Congress Avenue and runs east, but that’s not what you’ll hear from locals.
We refer to the section of Sixth Street that stretches from Congress Avenue to I-35 as Dirty Sixth. Don’t get confused by the street signs; you’ll be talking like a local in no time.
There’s something about being in that old building that makes these events even more fun.
Be sure to stop by to see who’s playing–if the show isn’t already sold out. Parkside, which in my opinion has the best happy hour in town, sits on the corner of Sixth and San Jacinto.
This unique space and the outstanding cocktails are a must when hitting Dirty, so be sure to plan ahead and make a reservation.
The Ritz is my favorite of all the Alamo Drafthouse locations. You go to the Ritz for the sing-alongs, quote-alongs and performances such as Master Pancake Theater.
The venue kind of feels like a hodge-podge of bars all in one, but they have the best rooftop patio on Dirty and some of the coolest lounges attached (Gibson Guitar Lounge and Les Paul Lounge both feature amazing guitarist memorabilia).
Definitely worth a visit, even if it’s just to people-watch from the rooftop.
Yes, there are bars that offer dollar shots, and plenty of people who don’t know how to handle their alcohol.