Our goal is to bring the SXSW and Austin, TX experience home to all our readers who may not be able to attend this year’s event. This is our first time at SXSW, as well as our first time in Austin, so to aid those who haven’t been here before either we’ll be discussing the fun/cool stuff we find.
Paul and I just got back from checking out all the night life on 6th Street here in Austin, and it’s definitely where we’ll be the rest of the time we’re here (at night anyway!). 6th Street is similar to Bourbon Street in New Orleans or Marshall Street in Syracuse, NY where it’s club after club all the way down the street. I’m not sure if the roads are blocked off every night, but they were definitely not open for traffic tonight. College students from the University of Texas, SXSW attendees, tourists, and other locals crammed each establishment until they all overflowed onto the streets. Street food vendors were making a mint from the 2am bar crowd pouring out and feeling hungry, and everyone seemed to be having a fantastic time.
We’re at the top of the Hilton Hotel here in Austin which partially overlooks 6th Street and it’s completely lit up even at this time of night. If you’re an Austin native or here for the conference, look for the B-Logs team down on 6th Street if you get a chance, because we may just be right next to you.