Jim Jims wins the Best Italian Water Ice in Austin, available in many natural fruit or sugar free flavors. It is different than a snow cone in texture and does not contain the artificial flavors, so it definitely worth a try.  Plus, it is right in the hub of Dirty Sixth, and a great way to cool off while exploring the area.  

TIP: Open Sun-Thurs from 11:00 am-9:00 pm, Fri-Sat from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. Kid Friendly during Day. Multiple Austin area locations.
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The original Iron Cactus location overlooks Sixth Street and serves lime juice margaritas to enjoy while people watching and provides a great way to experience Sixth Street during the day. Be sure to order the table-side guacamole and leave room for dessert across the street at Jim Jims.

TIP: Open Mon-Thurs from 11:00 am to 10:30 pm. Open Fri-Sat from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Open Sunday from 10:00 am to 10:30 pm. Multiple Austin area locations.
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Both locations within 250 feet of 615 East 6th Street, Downtown Austin.