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Have a Blast at 6th Street Halloween

6th Street Halloween in Austin is one of the most popular events you can visit in the city. Over 100,000 people dress up in costume and visit the bars on the infamous street. Several streets will be closed to traffic so those in costume can safely wander the area from bar to bar. This is a huge event that attracts more and more people each year. If you want to see some unique costumes and meet a variety of people, this is the Halloween event for you.

6th Street Halloween

6th Street Halloween takes place on Halloween night. Many families with children will start in the early evening, but kids will leave and that is when the major party begins.

Since 6th Street is closed to cars, there is plenty of room for ghouls, zombies, vampires, and sexy cat’s to roam the street. Some other parties in Austin will actually move their party to 6th Street Halloween as the  night goes on, so by midnight the streets may very well be shoulder to shoulder rather than bumper to bumper.

There is some amazing creativity that goes into the Halloween costumes that you will see at 6th Street this Halloween! Most people are absolutely transformed by the costumes they go all out for during Halloween in Austin and there are TONS of costume contests at venues up and down the street.  Buy drinks at one of the various bars as you mingle with other guys and ghouls. This event is HUGE, and you are sure to see some strange characters, which will only make the night more interesting.

Bars on 6th Street

Don’t let the craziness scare you. The memories you will get on this night are priceless and you can only get them at 6th Street Halloween. Take advantage of the awesome drink specials in bars on 6th Street.

Coyote Ugly Austin

Thirsty Thursdays can’t get any better when Halloween falls on the same night. Coyote Ugly be open from 5 pm to 2 am on October 31st.

Location: 501A East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701 at the corner of Neches Street.

If you feel like a party after Halloween, Coyote Ugly will have its $500 costume contest on November 2nd with drink specials all night. It opens at 12 pm on Saturdays.

Friends Bar

Friends Bar will have Clay Campania and DJ Fred Flinstone on Halloween night. They never have a cover so you can pop in when you want for a drink and live music.

Drink Specials: $2 flavored vodka bombs, $2 Kazis, $2 F-bombs, $3 Lone Star, $3 Miller High Life, $3 PBR

Location: 208 E 6th Street, Austin, TX

512 on 6th Bar

512 on 6th has two event spaces to choose from. Take everything in from the rooftop patio while taking advantage of the night’s drink specials.

Drink Specials: $2 Wells until 11 pm, $2 Tecate & Modelo, $3 Smirnoff, $3 Fireball

Location: 408 E 6th Street, Austin, TX

Other Austin Halloween Events

6th Street Halloween is the largest Halloween event in Austin, but it isn’t the only one. Consider attending several different events to get a taste of different music scenes and groups of people.

Halloween Bash

The Halloween Bash at Austin’s famous Lucky’s Lounge will take place again this year on Saturday, October 26th from 10 pm to 2 am. There will be an open bar all night with snacks, party favors, top shelf drinks, a costume contest, as well as other surprises throughout the night.

Location: 209 A West 5th Street, Austin, TX

Halloween Hullabaloo

Halloween Hullabaloo will take place at Huns Field on Saturday, October 26th from 3 pm to 10:30 pm. Their all-star line up includes Filter and the Dirty Wormz performing, along with BMX riders and Austin’s funniest comedians.

Location: 4107 Nixon Lane, Austin, TX 78725

Return to Hell: A Halloween Ball

Return to Hell: A Halloween Ball at The North Door on Thursday, October 31st from 9 am to 2:30 am is another Austin Halloween event. There will be DJ sets and a live performance. This event is open to those 18 and up and is a great choice for those wanting to dance the night away.

Location: 502 Brushy Street, Austin, TX 78702

Halloween With A Live One

A Live One is a Phish tribute band that will perform at the One-2-One Bar.

When: Thursday, October 31st from 8 pm to 1:30 am

Tickets: $12

Location: 1509 S Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704

5th Annual Zombie Ball

The 5th Annual Zombie Ball will be a party to die for featuring Black Joe Lewis with Captain Clegg & The Night Creatures.

When: Thursday, October 31st with doors opening at 7 pm and shows starting at 8:30 pm.

Tickets: Buy tickets online. Prices range from $27 to $40

Location: 310 W Willie Nelson Boulevard, Austin, TX

Getting a Costume

Halloween Wonderland is a newly opened Halloween store on the Drag, located at 1904 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78705, walking distance from UT campus. They have a ton of highly detailed college-age fitted costumes along with other Halloween and party accessories at great prices – 20% to 50% cheaper than a lot of other places. If you need a costume (it’s Halloween, c’mon) and something unique, check ’em out.


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