Austin’s Warehouse District has emerged from humble roots to become a bustling, thriving area, boasting some of the city’s top award-winning hotels, as well as creative and attractive restaurants, bars and shops. The area makes up half of downtown Austin, while Second Street borders the district.
As the name suggests, many of the neighborhood’s bars and restaurants are housed in renovated, antique warehouses. The gritty backdrop makes for a hip, vibrant scene that draws thousands of locals and visitors. The Warehouse District hosts a diverse crowd thanks to its range of live entertainment, delicious food, unique shops and world-class attractions.
Music lovers can watch local bands jam out every night in the roaring ’20s-inspired Music Lounge at Speakeasy. History enthusiasts will enjoy learning about the culture and history of Texas’ Latinos at the Mexic-Arte Museum, while foodies savor mouth-watering plates at restaurants like Searsucker, Lonesome Dove and TenOak Bourbon House and Lounge. Night owls can soak up unparalleled views of the city from the rooftop of Hangar Lounge or dance the night away at LGBTQ bar Highland Lounge.
No matter what your interests, there is always something going on in the Warehouse District. Check out the calendar at AustinTexas.org for a list of weekly events, happy hours and much more in this area and all over Austin.