Historic Clarksville

Clarksville is nestled in the middle of what is known as Old West Austin. The neighborhood is bounded by West Lynn on the east, Mopac on the west, 10th Street on the south and Waterston on the north.

Dating back to the 1870’s, Clarksville is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since the late Seventies. Two historic landmarks are located in Clarksville: the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church and the Haskell House. Many homes in the neighborhood are historic as well.

Breakfast and Beyond:

  • Swedish Hill Bakery (across the alley) Mon-Sat 6:30am – 7:00pm, Sun 6:30-3:30pm.
  • 24 Diner (easy walk) 6th & Lamar. Open 24 hours. Chef inspired food, full bar. (512) 472-5400 for takeout.
  • Whole Foods (easy walk) 6th & Lamar. Open 7am-10pm daily. Coffee bar opens 6:00am.
  • Walton’s Fancy & Staple – 6th & Pecan (Sandra Bullock’s place) (512) 542-3380 for delivery.

Lunch, Noshes and Treats:

Dinner & Drinks…See above & add:

  • Billy Reid (next door to Swedish Hill) for beautifully tailored men’s, womenswear and luggage.
  • Julian Gold (walk to the corner of 6th St. turn right and head up street.) Designer womenswear.
  • El Interior 1009 W. Lynn Clothing, textiles, tin, wood, oil cloth. Cool store!!


Music.  Music.  Music: This is easy! Great live music everywhere.

  • Just about any bar on 6th street, any night of the week.
  • For a little more upscale fare try the Warehouse District. The upscale cousin to 6th street. Bit trendier, certainly pricier, slightly older crowd.
  • For some history hit the Driskill Hotel bar. Corner of 6th and Brazos.



  • Yoga- Black Swan Hot Yoga. 1114 w. 5th.  Easy walk for extra exercise. For hot yoga it has a supper chill vibe.  Donation based yoga. Great classes. Namaste!

More.  More.  More…

This is Austin. There’s always more to do, see, hear, eat, drink and enjoy. So much that we could write a book… Instead of writing our own  you’ll  find several books and magazines about Austin in your room. Explore & Enjoy!!