Bars for All
This Austin neighborhood has more bars than any other place in the U.S.
We can thank Dirty Sixth and the Rainey Street explosion for Austin's latest crowning achievement. ZIP code 78701 — which encompasses downtown — has been named the top neighborhood in the entire country to find a bar.
In anticipation of St. Paddy's Day, housing data site RealtyTrac released a list of America's best neighborhoods for a pub crawl. Downtown Austin ranked No. 1, based on the number of bars per capita. That's right: 78701 has the highest number of bars per capita in the entire country.
According to RealtyTrac, 78701 has 88 bars — one for every 67 people. That puts us way ahead of the No. 2-ranking ZIP code, 01103 in Springfield, Massachusetts. There, you'll find one bar for every 122 people — 21 bars total.
Downtown Austin tied with New Orleans' 70130 for the highest number of bars in a single ZIP code. The NOLA neighborhood also has 88 bars, but that's only one for every 158 folks. It ranked No. 7 on the list.
Two other Texas 'hoods landed on the list. Dallas' 75226 ranked No. 18 and Port Aransas' 78373 ranked No. 20. For the full list of the bar-filled neighborhoods, visit RealtyTrac.