“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Austin's first skyscrapers were erected near Sixth and Congress Avenue: the Littlefield and the Scarborough buildings. But late Friday and Saturday nights turn the area into "Dirty Sixth," where people bounce like pinballs from bar to bar. Practically every doorway opens to a pub or a club, with a doorperson beckoning revelers. Police officers are in force and alert, on horse, car, or foot. Instant gratification foods include walk-up windows with pizza slices, food trucks, and plenty of pub grub. Escape the fray at the intimate French restaurant Chez Nous or the opulent 1886 Driskill Hotel, with a friendly piano bar and elegant food and drink menu. Come morning, one of the best bloody mary's is served at Casino El Camino.