From honky-tonk to jazz, soul to rock ’n roll, Austin is as good a music town as New Orleans or New York City—if not better. Although 6th Street is lined with live music venues and karaoke possibilities, be sure to drift away from the main drag to check out local favorites like the Whip In (pictured), the Continental Club and the White Horse. Only in Austin for the night? The Rattle Inn is a solid bet.