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South Congress Avenue

South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“food trucks” (138 reviews)
“fun shops” (23 reviews)
South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great vibe in the area. Shops offer quirky items which some you find in the main shops- some you dont. The vibe is very trendy and promotes the "Keep Austin Weird" ethos. We started at Magnolia and worked our way back Downtown. Easy 3km!

Thank Kelsie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here thinking that this was a funking resale area. Most of the shops, however, sold trinkets for tourists. This was not what I expected.

Thank Antityco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many restaurants, shops, and things to see! There wasn't actually much live music the Sunday afternoon we spent there but was still a few bands in the outdoor restaurant areas. Most had a pretty long wait at lunch time. Several quick food truck or walk...More

Thank VMAC0912
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 1/2 to mile long section of Congress is great fun and one I recommend to all out of town guests. There is a collection of Austin's favorite restaurants (My ATF here is Enoteca, and my daughters ATF is Hopdoddy), ice cream shops, food trailers...More

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like rubbing shoulders with hoards of drunken stoned teenagers and rednecks...this is your kind of place. Bars are smelly and I would not trust the food. Saw more health code violations than I could count.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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?
4 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