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“unique shops”(46 reviews)
“boot store”(19 reviews)
Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-441-2444
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Reviewed yesterday

The stores are ok but the vibe is good. You can hear some great music for little or no $$$ but be sure to tip the bands!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rbwriter
Reviewed yesterday

Great selection of local shops and Restaurants. Unique items, not found anywhere! Clothing, art, boots, candy, anything you can imagine! Very popular area, crowded. Some street performers and homeless.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fconorozzo
Reviewed 3 days ago

An excellent place to get a good feel for Austin. Lots of local shops and wares. Eat at La Perla, Hop Doddy, Torchy's Taco's and finish with Amy's Ice Cream. Mañana coffee house is one of my absolute favorites in Austin. So much to do,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great casual walk along all these quirky shops from art to boots and kiddies clothes with a few nice boutiques and time for a coffee if s glass of wine .. trendy little shops with something for all We parked In Grand central so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kayla4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the Years we have been visiting Austin our trips to SoCo are always a must. I wonder will it last as the development along there may mean the demise of its caricature. Some sign of change is already taking place with the closing of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank C5859MRjohnr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area defines Austin - funky, quirky, weird, all wrapped into one street. Really cool shops, restaurants and bars. A Great way to spend a day. From great taquieras, diners, music clubs to an insane costume shop and ice cream stands, it has it all....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank southerncanuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stroll down this eclectic street will remind you why you love old Austin. Business cater to the younger crowd, but plenty of eating/drinking/shopping along the way for all.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed walking South Congress, exploring the shops and eating the food. There was even live music one night behind one of the cafes. That said, I felt the inventory of many of the stores was a bit redundant, and while I enjoyed the merchandise,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gournal23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went shopping at several of the small local shops on Congress Avenue. We found weird, interesting and unique items. There is pay street parking. Bicycles and standing scooters are available for rent all over downtown.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keep an eye out for murals on the building walls and enjoy the great signage in this city. Lots of quirky artwork, people, and more.

Date of experience: December 2018
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29 May 2018|
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Response from khwight | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most definitely the shops are open pretty much year-round except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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