The Statesman's "Out and About" column stays inside with the owners of some Dirty/West Sixth bars, talking to the Carmack Group. The four-dude partnership, which includes a former Bachelor contestant, owns the Dizzy Rooster, Chuggin' Monkey, Dogwood and Molotov. Michael Barnes chats with Chad, Brad and Wes Womack and their partner Jason Carrier--an "undeniably handsome bunch"--about what it's like to own bars both classy and fratty.
"We've never seen East Sixth like it is now," Wes Womack. "It's all out-of-towners."They're looking to open another concept now that West Sixth's Dogwood is "clogged with the dating crowd," and they're thinking: something, you know, sophisticated. Says Wes Womack of the Austin nightlife scene: "At one point, you could get away with just opening a bar," but "now you have to provide an experience."
"A lot of people refer to it as Dirty Sixth," Chad Womack says. "That makes us grit our teeth."
· Clubbing With Austin's Carmack Team of Bar Owners [Statesman]
· All Dirty Sixth Coverage on Eater Austin [-EATX-]
Wait, this is not what classy looks like? [Photo: Clarissa R./Yelp]