We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

South Congress Avenue

Is this your business?
South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-441-2444
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“unique shops” (44 reviews)
“boot store” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
CONTACT
Website
+1 512-441-2444
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Austin
from $25.00
More Info
from $37.90
More Info
from $74.69
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (1,335)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"unique shops"
in 44 reviews
"continental club"
in 65 reviews
"boot store"
in 18 reviews
"allen boots"
in 15 reviews
"amy's ice cream"
in 30 reviews
"people watching"
in 69 reviews
"fun shopping"
in 16 reviews
"keep austin weird"
in 45 reviews
"home slice pizza"
in 18 reviews
"magnolia cafe"
in 14 reviews
"great street"
in 13 reviews
"window shopping"
in 13 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 15 reviews
"live music"
in 64 reviews
"jo's coffee"
in 14 reviews
"candy shop"
in 13 reviews
"tacos"
in 16 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 1,277 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A must when taking new people to Austin. Just strolling down the street and visiting each shop is fun. The stores are quaint and full of unique, funny and "Austinish" gifts and gadgets.

Thank RitzFierro
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

SoCo Ave is the artery of SoCo district and is dotted with a lot of restaurants (and a trailer park with a few trucks) and then shops & arts, and has a bohemian vibe. The avenue doesn't have as many entertainment venues as 4th and...More

Thank Traveleator
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grew up in Texas and my first time to Austin. Incredible Mexican food ( I am not sure what this is we call Mexican food in Atlanta. Texas Two Stepping at the Broken Spoke, Austin City Limits, Threadgills and Gruene Hall. Food and music don't...More

Thank queasy1128
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for one-of-a-kind handmade souvenirs, you will not be disappointed. You can even get a discount if you ask for it. The food is good too.

Thank Raj D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Austin for a wedding and stayed in a home nearby. We had a great time bar hopping but I have to admit it was the very young college crowd. I am sure the kids thought we were there looking for our grandchildren...More

Thank Lynn C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little strip full of independent shops, cafes, boutiques-- enjoyed it. Missed a few because they didn't open until 11am and walking the night before they were mostly already closed. Worth the effort!

Thank SJWolf66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

South Congress offers a variety of restaurants and live music venues for all ages. The "vibe" of the street is infectious. This is a safe area for walking day or night. As a single female, I don't feel uncomfortable walking alone to my car after...More

Thank TravelingPat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved walking around all the interesting places to eat, the cool little souvenir shops and taking pictures of all the amazing murals! This really is a highlight of Austin and a must visit if you are interested in seeing something a bit different. A...More

Thank Laura P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of local austinites stay far away from SoCo but I love all the shops, restaurants, street performers, markets, and art. I tell everyone who visits Austin to come down here because there's something for everyone!

1  Thank seethestarsablaze
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 10, 2018

it is one of famous street of Austin which has much to offer. from shopping to dine out you name it and it is there.

Thank Rabia K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 206 hotels in Austin
Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin - Downtown/Town Lake
1,376 reviews
.05 miles away
Hyatt Regency Austin
2,549 reviews
.19 miles away
Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake
313 reviews
.24 miles away
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
2,003 reviews
.32 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
TRIO Restaurant
281 reviews
.34 miles away
Zax Restaurant & Bar
171 reviews
.14 miles away
Threadgill's World Headquarters
326 reviews
.15 miles away
SWB @ the Hyatt Regency
101 reviews
.19 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Texas State Capitol
6,642 reviews
.39 miles away
University of Texas at Austin
839 reviews
.43 miles away
Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue
293 reviews
.30 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Raphael G
May 28, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from khwight | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most definitely the shops are open pretty much year-round except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
0
Votes
CALW
October 10, 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
1
Vote
BrendaTRealtor
January 10, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
3
Votes