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SoCo District

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Address: 1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
Phone Number:
+1 512-445-6308
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 09:00 - 19:00
Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.

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Oh the shops!!!

Everything you could ask for. Hotels, street parking, restaurants. This is a great location to grab a glass of wine and people watch.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Renee V
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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120 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything you could ask for. Hotels, street parking, restaurants. This is a great location to grab a glass of wine and people watch.

Thank Renee V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is an area of Austin that has trendy shops, artisan crafts,art galleries and good restaurants. Add to your Austin itinerary you won't be disappointed. Hotel San Jose is a great place to stay as well as South Congress Hotel Will I Go Back? Yes. So much more to see and do. Don't forget to go into western stores for... More 

Thank WillIGoBack
East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Check out the boots and go for the ostrich ( full quill) - it's the way to go.. SoCo had a great vibe and lots of little out door markets / junk stores if you are into that stuff. But also a couple kitchy fun place , Parts and labour stands out as having good t-shirts but a but overpriced.... More 

Thank Alisha F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is strolling/shopping street that has a nice variety of shops that tend toward the touristy. The boot shops are fun for a Midwesterner like me. The boots are works of art. There are restaurants that were popular and had lines for entrance on a Saturday afternoon. We went a bit further down and ate at magnolia cafe south for... More 

Thank Jackiegh
Brewster, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an area of South Congress with shops & trendy restaurants. You can just walk up on side and down the other. There are also to great music venues: The Continental Club and C-Boys.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like I said in my other review of this 'district' on South Congress, we were a bit disappointed. We found South First more interesting & it's parallel to South Congress.

Thank Christine W
Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an hour strolling the area. There are lots of fun shops, restaurants and street performers. Very casual and friendly area with lots of kids, dogs and everybody else.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strolled up and down South Congress on a lovely, sunny afternoon in Austin and couldn't have enjoyed it more! Interesting shops, great restaurants and bars. Ate on South Congress lots - Torchey's Tacos, Magnolia and South Congress Cafe. All were wonderful!

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Little Rock, AR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoy our stroll up and down Congress stopping in at the many new and eclectic shops. When they say keep Austin weird, they are talking about this place. There are many good restaurants on this street for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Yes there are some nice restaurants and interesting shops, but its obvious that these businesses are dependent on tourists. So if you want where the local goes this wouldn't be it.

Thank joco78704

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