Area Attractions

With a location on 6th Street, The Driskill is steps away from Austin’s Convention Center and downtown entertainment district. Explore the area, comprised of eclectic live music venues, charming eateries, and long-standing historic sites including the Texas State Capitol Building. Or travel into Austin’s neighborhoods: South Congress, Eastside, Rainey Street, and Old West Austin Historic District are a sampling of areas coveted by locals and visitors alike. Austin adventures are found at every turn; create yours during your Texas getaway.

The Driskill

604 Brazos Street
Austin, Texas, United States, 78701



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Art and Culture Attractions

Enjoy Music in Red River Cultural District

Wander through the Red River Cultural District, where you’re sure to find the music that you like. Head to the Mohawk, or enjoy your music with a side of barbecue and beer at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q. If you’re looking for some honky-tonk tunes, The White Horse has it all, with a taco truck outside. Located just moments away from The Driskill, Maggie Mae’s is an iconic spot with a rooftop bar overlooking 6th Street

See Urban Bats at Congress Avenue Bridge

Experience an eccentric Austin tradition and watch the world’s largest group of urban bats take flight from the Congress Avenue Bridge, their haven. Stake out a spot early on and wait for this one-of-a-kind sighting.

Food and Drink Scene

Food Trucks

As much as Austin is a city of restaurants and bars, it’s also full of food trucks parked throughout the city. Visitors and locals alike line up and endure long wait times for delectable cuisine—and it's worth it. For some of the best tacos you’ll find in Austin, go to Las Trancas in the East Austin neighborhood. Nearby, La Barbecue is known for being one of the top barbecue spots in the city, with meats, sandwiches, and tasty sides. Just outside of Whisler’s, Thai-Kun serves up something different in this southern city, with dishes like beef panang curry and khao man gai. For Asian fusion fare, East Side King serves tacos with unique flavors. Located right on 6th Street, Kick Drum Burgers serves sustainable meat loaded with homemade sauces, pickles, and locally sourced veggies; don’t forget the fries.

Austin Events

Austin City Limits

Nicknamed ACL, this festival held in Zilker Park offers two weekends of live music, with acts from all genres represented.

Austin Food + Wine Festival

Visitors flock to Austin for its annual food and wine festival, with hundreds of culinary spots offering eclectic—and delectable—food and drink options. More than just a tasting event, Austin Food + Wine Festival also offers attendees the chance to greet notable chefs, watch interactive demos, and attend nightly festival parties with live music and more.

South by Southwest®

Alternatively known as SXSW®, this one-of-a-kind interactive festival features live music and panels focused on art, film, and more over the span of 10 days.