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South Congress Avenue

South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-441-2444
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Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“food trucks” (147 reviews)
“unique shops” (41 reviews)
South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of boutiques and restaurants on South Congress Avenue. Something for everyone and not your everyday mall type clothes or boots and shoes.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a lot of revitalization going on here. It is worth walking around. Plenty of places to eat if all the walking makes you hungry, and it is the perfect walking tour extension after visiting the State House.

Thank Chelsea G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent a day walking up down South Congress. We started at Magnolias for breakfast and ended the day having dinner at Home Slice. Throughout the day we picked up some cute arts and crafts from the street vendors and stores. We stopped for ice...More

Thank sdbooklover13
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying at the Hyatt, so I walked down to this street and then down the street even further. Lots of shops with funky items, some restaurants, bars and live music places also. Well worth exploring near downtown and the famous bat bridge also....More

Thank finesilver
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I have family or friends visit, I will take them to Soco for an entire Saturday afternoon! The local artisan market is my favorite thing about the street!

Thank Sunny F
Reviewed 1 week ago

You should go and "experience" it. A real mix of live music. To me. much of it was just loud and not great music. I am a jazz and blues guy and there was not much there for me. If you like garage rock I...More

Thank traveler987Napa
Reviewed 1 week ago

South Congress Avenue features stores, eateries and people watching extreme. Parking can be challenging at certain times.

Thank khwight
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we enjoyed the "wierdness" of Austin and also enjoyed shopping the "wierd" shops, I was expecting more restaurant options. I was also surprised by the amount of homelessness.

Thank KBailly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I was down in Austin and wanted to check out the South Congress district while I was there. Parked by the school because I was meeting up with family and wanted to easily be seen. We went and ate at Home Slice pizza because...More

1  Thank coagula
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a fun place to do some shopping and eat at a local restaurant when you are visiting Austin, South Congress is the place. Lots of fun boutiques and eclectic shops and some great local restaurants. Plan to spend a 1/2...More

Thank misopiso88
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11 October 2017|
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Response from Terri S | Reviewed this property |
There are several on or just off of S. Congress, mostly boutique hotels. The exception is the South Congress Hotel, a full-service hotel right in the middle of the S.Congress activity. Boutique hotels include the Austin... More
11 January 2017|
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Response from cath-adventurer | Reviewed this property |
Every Wed-Sunday there is free live music at Guero's on S Congress. Every Sunday there is free music at Jo's Coffee shop, just down the street from Gueros. At various times of the year, you can find free music at auditorium... More
11 January 2017|
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Response from Tracey S | Reviewed this property |
I'm in Austin now and Uber is here