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Address: 1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
Phone Number: +1 512-445-6308
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.

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whether you are wanting to shop or just wanting to walk around people watching... this area is fun and picturesque. Never a dull moment.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

whether you are wanting to shop or just wanting to walk around people watching... this area is fun and picturesque. Never a dull moment.

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Cedar Creek, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going down to the SoCo district, since before it became the SoCo district, so you know I like it. But it is such a glimpse into the real Austin, it is not to be missed if you're visiting. There are several restaurants along this avenue that you can see the beautiful pink granite capitol building from! Amazing Home... More 

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Thank Sis H
Auckland New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth visiting!! We got there via double decker bus... great shops to look at! Eclectic ! Heaps of eating places! Could have stayed longer... just loved it!! Loved the locally made things!!

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SoCo is the South Congress Avenue area of Austin. SoCo is a nickname, an attempt to bring some attention and New York hipster talk to the area. Lots of information under the heading of South Congress. Many groovy shops, cafes, restaurants, and great people watching. Avoid at rush hour unless you have extra time. Mostly pet friendly. Parking about 10... More 

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Red Hook, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun place..fun times!lot to do and see! Something for everyone great restaurants and bars!!! Parking is plentiful but plan to walk..if you need further travel taxis are always available..only downside..no Uber!

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Leander, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took out of state friends to this area. Loved looking at the antique stores and trinket stores. Lots of characters to see on the streets.

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rhinebeck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wild and wonderful. A lot of great restaurants, music, bars, stores and just fun. Don't miss this cool little area of Austin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IMO SoCo was a nicer version of 6th street. Bars and restaurants but not stumbling drunks. It seemed like higher quality restaurants and was easier to park etc.

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Edinburg, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited just this past weekend. It was a great experience, we really enjoyed all the shops and places to eat. Overall it was one of my favorite parts of our Austin weekend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soco has some of the best restaurants in Austin like Hopdoddy, lucky robot, home slice etc. i love hopping onto Yobored.com and seeing what all of Austin has to say about this city!

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