At Austin's 2nd Street District you can find more than 50 specialty stores, restaurants, and service providers most of which are locally owned. You'll appreciate the convenient location in the center of the city and all there is to do. Sit outside and enjoy drinks or frozen yogurt while you take in the great weather Texas has to offer, indulge in specialty cupcakes after a day in the spa or inventive BBQ before you hit the shops. You'll find that at Austin's 2nd Street District you'll find just about everything you heart desire, its where Texas warmth meets Austin Cool in downtown Austin.
Great Places to Dine on Austin’s 2nd Street District
Bar Chi Sushi
Bar Chi Sushi is conveniently located in Austin popular Second Street District. The restaurant boast a warm and welcoming environment and offers a bar area perfect for grabbing a pre-dinner drink, tall secluded booths for those wanting a little more privacy, seating at the sushi counter great to get a glimpse of the sushi chef in action, and table seating with high banquets. At Bar Chi Sushi you can enjoy delicious cutting edge Japanese cuisine at a competitive price, be sure to take advantage of their daily happy hour specials featuring discounted appetizers, sushi, maki rolls, cocktails and $1 robata grill skewers. Learn more about Bar Chi Sushi here.
The first restaurant to open in Austin's new 2nd Street District (underneath the AMLI building on 2nd and Lavaca), La Taverna has a way of pulling you in off the street! But it's not just a neighborhood restaurant for AMLI residents, the quaint atmosphere and selection of Italian dishes is enough to keep anybody coming back. This downtown Italian restaurant features a comfortable patio for sunny days and a cozy interior to escape the drizzle. Learn more about La Taverna here.
Shopping on Austin’s 2nd Street District
Prize is an urban department store located in the 2nd street district. They feature everything from men & womens clothing and accesrories to home decor. They even have an amazing team of interior designers to help you get exactly what you want. Check them out here.
HACIENDA Austin showcases locally sourced and globally inspired custom furnishings and curated gifts for the modern ranch lifestyle. They offer a fresh, distinctive aesthetic that puts a contemporary urban spin on classic ranch-style design. Motivated by travels that took her from the Outback to the Arctic, Hacienda's founder, Jessica Beattie, has a keen eye for scouting well-designed objects that celebrate local artisans. See more here.
If you're in the 2nd street district and enjoy beautifully crafted, original watches than you have to check out Swatch! They have an enourmous selection of original watches that are sure to fit your style. Check out Swatch here!
Maya Star offers an upscale and stylish boutique in Austin's hip South Congress District featuring carries jewelry, gifts, and clothing for women.
The 2nd street district is your headquarters for downtown Austin shopping. With over 50 specialty stores, services, and restaurants it's one of the hippest and most upscale areas of Austin featuring plenty of upscale specialty stores, nightlife, a movie theater, Moody theater, and more.
South Congress Avenue near downtown Austin (aka SoCo shopping district) is known for its Bohemian energy. Supporting the Keep Austin Wierd motto, you can find hip new stores, funky restaurants, and groovy bars.
Located at South Congress Avenue and Barton Springs Road, directly across from the Congress Bridge Bats, the Yeti Flagship store offers a unique and inspiring shopping experience with unique features including a patio bar, local Austin artifacts, live music, and more.
Allens Boots store on South Congress Avenue is a landmark featuring the best selection of boots in Austin, super knowledgeable staff, and a wide variety of belts, hats, coats, and other western wear.
Austin's latest addition to high-end fashion and ambiance, The Domain features 700,000 square feet of fabulous fashion, restaurants, and nightlife. Located in North Austin near the intersection of Hwy 183 and Mopac (Loop 1).