Austin’s 5th Street Downtown
If you are intrigued by Austin’s independent vibe and rich history, check out Austin’s 5th Street, located downtown. Whether; you plan to travel by foot, Uber, or bar bike. Wait, did we say bar bike? Yes, Bar bike! Discover how to travel by bar bike, explore the streets deep culture, and eat upscale in our guide to Austin’s 5th Street. In order, from Austin’s Bar Bike to Central District Brewing, find out what 5th Street is all about.
Rain or shine, you can ride Austin’s bar bike solo or with a group of 15. Sing your heart out and join the most authentic way to experience Austin downtown. This bar bike is a 2-hour ride equipped with a stereo, led lights, and an electric assist motor for your enjoyment.
Where: 1108 Rose Street
Localite Tip: Remember to plan a sober ride home!
The Tiniest Bar in Texas is a routine stop for locals and tourists alike. Favored for their hip atmosphere and attentive bartender’s this spot rocks! Try one of the best happy hours in town, all while looking at a great view of Austin’s 5th Street Downtown.
Where: 817 W 5th
Localite Tip: Enjoy the food trucks nearby!
Republic Square; is named in remembrance of the Republic of Texas. Located in the heart of downtown, it serves as an event space, farmers market, and public park. Check out the farmers market that is open from 9:00 am-1:00 pm!
Where: 422 Guadalupe Street
Localite Tip: This square was once named Mexico, holding concerts and the yearly celebrations of Mexico’s independence.
Considered a highly distinguished cocktail bar and event venue, you can treat friends and family to an unforgettable experience. This historic space built in 1929 offers a luxurious cocktail collection. As they like to say, “Cheers to you!”
Where: 307 W 5th Street
Localite Tip: Indulge in cocktail classes on the last or second-to-last Sunday from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm!
A local art museum trusted with a collection of education programs, preservation, and interpretations of Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art; And contributes to educating tourists and locals on Mexican art and culture.
Where: 419 Congress Avenue
Localite Tip: Check out the MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation, and Resilience Exhibition opening on September 17, 2021.
You are in for a treat! The Russian House is a unique gem on Austin’s 5th Street: a combination of Russian and Ukrainian cuisine with an extensive authentic menu. Not familiar with Russian cuisine? That’s why they are there!
Where: 307 E 5th Street
Localite Tip: Food suggestions: Pirozhki, Ukrainian Borsch, and the Schnizhel!
Known; for their famous marquee sign, this Tex-Mex joint on Austin’s 5th Street Downtown has been serving it up since 1975. Go ahead, try the breakfast taco truck, take a picture with the marquee sign, and drink a delicious margarita!
Where: 1624 W 5th Street
Localite Tip: Submit a recommendation for their marquee sign online!
This museum serves as a rich representation of Austin’s history. Relive the survivor stories of the Battle of the Alamo by setting up an appointment online. And, don’t miss their new exhibit called “The Messenger,” available from October 2021 – December 2021!
Localite Tip: To Volunteer, visit the Brush Square Museums Foundation
We know what your thinking, really a floppy disk store? Think again; this speakeasy requires a code to enter, so you better ask someone in the know. You might not be able to repair your floppy disk, but you might get floppy!
Where: 119 E 5th Street
Localite Tip: Nice try; they regularly change code.
A brewery, women-owned, and Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Gold Medal winner, offers some of the best beer in town. Stay updated for new beer releases on their Instagram. Also, take a sip of their IPA’s, and you won’t be disappointed!
Where: 417 Red River Street
Localite Tip: Take Beer-to-go and choose their Key Lime Pie Gose!
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