Here's a video I found courtesy of @slyarak and @JMVC_ATX on twitter entitled Sleepwalking Austin. What you'll see is far different than Austin's reputation. As Andres Duany was recently quoted, "It takes more than 200 bars to make urbanism, Austin."
Sure, you can go out to Sixth Street on a Friday or Saturday night, but a typical Tuesday afternoon you could easily confuse it with my hometown and another state capital, Harrisburg, PA (minus the heat, plus the crippling bankruptcy).
Austin, the bottom shelf whiskey to Dallas's bottom shelf vodka. Maybe mid-shelf, but that's not as catchy.
We both still have a long way to go. But at least there's alcohol in it and that means we're having fun.