South Congress Avenue Shopping
South Congress was a haven for retro clothing before it became SoCo. Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds and Electric Ladyland (that's the store's complete name) is where Bob Dylan is rumored to have shopped for retro outfits. New Bohemia is another retro spot for clothes and home furnishings, plus there are boutiques including Blackmail, for all things black, and Vivid, for all things... well vivid. The avenue is lined with funky, unique to Austin stores with an Austin friendly feel. All you need to fill your shopping needs is all along The Street of SoCo. Need that funky new item for the house, stop by Uncommon Objects. Need a new fabulous pair of shoes, drop in to Goodie Two Shoes. What about that crazy costume you've been wanting to strut, you will definitely snag it at Lucy's In Disquise.
Great Places to Dine on South Congress
First Thursday on South Congress
Doc's Motorworks Bar & Grill
An instant hit in the South Congress dining scene, Doc's Motorworks Bar & Grill can really fill up when the weather is nice out. They feature the largest patio in the South Congress District. Add in a reasonably priced menu, a nice selection of beers on tap, full bar, shuffleboard, and decent parking on the side street and it's the perfect blend to attract all types of Austinites. Customers range from south congress hipsters to professionals and even a younger college crowd tends to frequent the place. Two for one burgers on Monday night is a big hit and so is $1 taco Wednesdays.Learn more by visiting Doc's Motorworks Bar & Grill Video City Guide listing.
Guero's South Austin Taco Bar
Guero's Taco Bar in Austin's South Congress shopping district has been a popular South Austin taqueria since 1986. Start off with one of their hand-shaken margaritas made in the original way with fresh-squeezed lime juice. or choose from just about any Mexican beer you name can think of served up icy cold. The menu features handmade corn tortillas, specialty dishes and fresh salsa bar. Caldo de pollo and tacos al pastor are just a few of their tried-and-true favorites. Learn more by visiting Guero's South Austin Taco Bar Video City Guide listing.
Botticelli's South Congress is a fun and tasty Italian Restaurant located on South Congress Avenue. The menu offers fresh and delicious Italian cuisine that combines old family recipes with new, inventive ones. The restaurant features both an intimate Italian Trattoria in the front and an incredible beer garden out back. Live, local music graces the beer garden Thursday through Saturday. Learn more by visiting Botticelli's on South Congress Video City Guide listing.
First Thursday is not just a day on the monthly calendar in SoCo, but marks a local tradition when South Congress shops stay open late, playing host to an array of events and activities. A unique to Austin event for shopping, eating, and listening to local Austin music. SoCo is home to many fantastic food venues also. Including Guero's, Mars, Zen, Joe's Coffee Shop, and, of course, you can't go without Amy's Ice Cream. See everyone on First Thursday down at SoCo!
Great Places to Shop on South Congress
Having opened its doors in 1977 Allens Boots stands as a South Congress landmark. The giant red boot above its store sets it apart from all the other shops and boutiques you'll encounter. Inside you will be amazed by their incredible selection of boots and knowledgeable staff eager to help you find your perfect pair. No visit to Austin is complete with out stopping by South Congress Avenue and checking out a few of the shops, Allens Boots is one you wont want to miss. Learn more by visiting Allens Boots Video City Guide listing.
located in Austins popular South Congress shopping district, Maya Star has a reputation as one of the best boutiques in the city. Featuring a distinctly unique and constantly changing selection of clothing, gifts, and jewelry made by independent designer from around the world. Maya Stars excellent selection of clothing and accessions for any occasion, age, shape, style, and budget make it a must stop when browsing the shops and boutiques on SoCo. Learn more by visiting Maya Stars Video City Guide listing.
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