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Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
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South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Only a handful of interesting places remain on South Congress. Condos, development and rent increases sapped all the locations and drove all the smaller businesses away. What used to be an interesting place to take a stroll is no longer worth the hassle of finding...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TonyC_Austin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

South Congress is a busy hip area with lots of quirky shops, restaurants and bars. First Thursdays the shops stay open late. Sunny weekends the streets are crowded with performers, hawkers and gawkers. Catch a performance under the live Oaks at Gueros Taco Bar, in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RegQuinton
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first encounter with Austin as we drove from south, from Buda. Driving through we saw a lot of action around on a sunny midday Saturday. Worst of all was finding a parking space - there are plenty of them, but all were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B1714D
Reviewed 1 week ago

South Congress Avenue has a wide selection of food for all of your cravings as well as some very cool and interesting shops. One such shop is Uncommon Objects which is like a museum full of cool things you can buy. Or if you're into...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank h0llyca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a busy weekend and had heard South Congress is fun, with restaurants and boutiques. There is street parking, but it is so crowded, that parking is hard to find. Honestly, there were many restaurants, but very long waits to get in, even mid...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Insatiable891
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking can be challenging, suggest picking a side street and parking on it. This area is touristy, so don't expect to find any bargains here. For instance, a cowboy hat is considerably less expensive at an "ordinary" western wear store in, say, San Antonio or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bwanderer1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 I1860QPmarkf
Reviewed January 13, 2019 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
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133raphaelg
May 28, 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.
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CALW
October 10, 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
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BrendaTRealtor
January 10, 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
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