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South Congress Avenue

South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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“food trucks” (136 reviews)
“fun shops” (23 reviews)
South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My favorite walk with visitors and friends anytime.bookstores,sushi, music at Gueros, Continental Club, South Austin Hotel, San Jose hotel, people watching at its best.Good vibes from tourists and locals.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun, funky, the reason our slogan works with "Keep Austin Weird". There are tons of great restaurants and food trucks, fun bars for just drinks, fantastic music, unique and interesting shops to wander through, the iconic Allen's Boots with the gigantic boot above the door...More

Thank MelPK14
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are tons of fun restaurants lining South Congress and even more crazy little shops. It's a perfect place to spend a few hours and get some fun souvenirs! There are some awesome little novelties at Monkey See Monkey Do, great nostalgic candy at Big...More

Thank JetsettinDaisy
Reviewed 4 days ago

There's so many restaurants to choose from and the Crow Bar is a must see, it's a small bar with southern feel. No much parking but we had a great time exploring the area.

Thank lucyj902017
Reviewed 5 days ago

What can I say? South Congress Avenue, lovingly referred to as SoCo, is part of what keeps Austin weird and wonderful. Over the years, old, run-down hotels and shops have given way to trendy boutiques, unique dining experiences, galleries and music venues. This is THE...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here to look around before going to a concert. Lots of unique shops and food truck options. Very 'hippie' type atmosphere, I didn't really think it was family friendly but there was some folks out with kiddos in strollers (lots of fragile items...More

Thank calipackerfan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique shopping and food experiences just South of downtown. Never had Torchys before and it was great. Great shopping you cant get anywhere else.

Thank Kristen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so full of a strange energy, you can walk after dark and you still feel safe around. Lots of vintage stores, some food trucks close by and a general sense of a college town.

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love South Congress, every time I am there I have a great time and enjoy the Peach Bellinis at S Congress Cafe, live music and awesome coffee!

Reviewed 1 week ago

SoCo has a number of eclectic shops and dining venues. Its worth a 2 hour stop to browse, walk around, and enjoy some local flavor. There's a very large boot and cowboy hat store which offers the tourist a chance to see how many different...More

Thank marbenPa
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What are some of the best places to hear free live music?
10 January 2017|
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Response from mikesbike123 | Reviewed this property |
You can go almost anywhere to hear the music. We just dropped into bars. Check out Austin music website that will tell you who is on. If you like jazz then try the elephant bar on congress
Is a taxi or uber ride back to your hotel easy to get at night ?
10 January 2017|
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Response from Edge038 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but Uber and Lyft are no longer available. Instead, download the "Ride Austin" app; a similar startup created by mostly former Uber & Lyft drivers.
Lisa A
I have some difficulty walking. Where is a good place to park somewhere in the middle? And are there places to sit and rest along the way?
5 February 2016|
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Response from Andrea F | Reviewed this property |
When I went, I had trouble finding parking. There is the back angled parking mentioned, but it was all full when I got there--it can get very crowded! I was able to find parking on a street parallel a few blocks back, but... More