Austin >Bars & Clubs > Spill On Sixth
212 E Sixth St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.267541 -97.740915
A place I would go out of my way to come back to!! – First time At SXSW. Spill was one of the highlights. Being a New Yorker, I am used to...a different attitude. How lovely to be treated with such warmth and genuine friendliness!! Wonderful line-up of unique bands... For the naysayers...learn to ask for top shelf if that is what you expect. You will pay extra for it. If you are rude to the staff initially, you will be treated as a piker. They, as I, have little or no patience for people with no class. In other words, put on your big boy pants and grow up, because this place is for...grownups who've been there done that.
Large but always packed – The music is sure to catch your ear from this place, with open windows inviting outsiders to catch a glimpse of the fun inside this place. The DJ continuously plays great remixes, top hits, and classic rock all night and the dance floor is lively. Although the dance floor is a small raised area, the majority of the front section of Spill is typically moving to the beat. Tall tables line the walls and thr generous bar area is scattered with tables as well. The music isn't the only thing that's diverse- so are the patrons. There is a wide range in age, size, shape and style. It's just a good tie all around. Come here to dance it out with your friends and have a few good drinks.
Dirty, rude staff, price gouging – We went during SXSW, the place was filthy, the staff was rude. I thought the drinks were overpriced, but paid my tab and left. When i got home and looked at my receipt I noticed why. They had added a "$1 up" fee on all our already overpriced drinks. Price gouging during SXSW is rude, wrong and anti-Austin. If I could give ti zero stars I would. Don't go to this place
RUDE....SUCK...HATE THIS PLACE – This place is full of rude people. I literally signed online to write a review of Spill. Rude staff that thinks they are near gods for working at a stinky bar.
AWFUL! – I have been to this bar on three different occasions, and it only gets worse. There is nothing worse than enjoying a night out and encountering rude and cocky staff. After ordering a drink, the bartender proceeded to tell me that he did not want to make my drink again and to pick something else. I thought he was joking and insisted that I did not want anything but that particular drink. After wasting time trying to get me to choose something 'more fun to make' he handed me what looked to be what I ordered. Only after I had paid and walked away did I take a sip to realize that he purposely made a completely different drink. - Poorly made at that with a repulsively undrinkable strong watermelon taste. It was awful and ridiculously priced! After a short lived night at Spill due to the cocky staff, over-priced poorly-made drinks, and the young & aggressive crowd (several outbreaks occurred that night not to mention people constantly getting rudely shoved around) I would never go back and can only hope that a new bar will take over the hole in wall soon. Too many bars like this on 6th street will ruin the tradition of fun Austin nightlife. I suppose the only constructive criticism I can offer is to employ a more polite staff and treat customers like actual guests. The cocky kids you have at the door and behind the bar forget that they are there to serve the customer. The service overall would need to improve drastically for me to ever consider returning or recommending this place to anyone I know.
LOVE THE DRINKS – I have had some of the best shots and martinis made at Spill. Great Drink Specials everynight!!!!! LOVE THE DJ!!!
yuckiness on the window!!! – The first few times I went here, I thought it was kind of a fun place to dance. My friend thinks their service is the worst out of all the downtown bars, but I haven't really noticed that myself. The last time I went there, someone had regurgitated AGAINST the front window and it was just sitting there, dripping down the window. NASTY! We high-tailed it out of there and haven't back since.
Avoid every day of the week – I have been to this place several times and I have never seen it clean. I don't know if there is no AC or if they choose not to turn it on because it is always hot. The level of service you get depends on the employee. From my experience it was either bad or okay. The only good thing about this place is that there is no cover charge. They play a mix of music, but it's usually generic 90s tracks. I don't think I have ever had one good drink there. You can definitely taste the cheap liquor.
awesome club great atmosphere! – i dont see how some people can say this club isnt cool, its got the best drinks, great service, and great music. when we go to austin we always go to club spill and the service is great. especially jimmy at the door, thanks for having such a great club!!!
the new years eve party was awesome!!!!
The rowdy dance floor and potent cocktails make this bar a Sixth Street staple. – In Short
It's virtually impossible to walk along this lively stretch without noticing the dancing crowd and mix of Top 40, hip-hop and old-school hits escaping from this bar's open windows. The roomy dance floor overlooking the Sixth Street action attracts most patrons, while others park themselves at the expansive back bar or at one of several tall tables lining the left side. Specialty martinis and stout Long Island iced teas are among the bar's best sellers.
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