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Address: South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Street lined with lots of great restaurants.

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Fun street

South Congress is a great street to spend an hour or two. There are fun little shops everywhere that you can swing in and explore. There are restaurants and bars to grab a drink... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
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Alexandria, Virginia
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

South Congress is a great street to spend an hour or two. There are fun little shops everywhere that you can swing in and explore. There are restaurants and bars to grab a drink as you explore the hood.

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Brewster, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

It is a great street for strolling & lunching during the day as well as the location of a couple of great clubs with live music.

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Lake Benton, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Some girl friends and I spent a few hours shopping in the SoCo area. The shops are very unique. Some I would describe as organized antique shops or high end thrift stores. But then there were also boutiques and unique girl shops. I don't think you would find anything like it in the mall!

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We enjoyed eating Tex Mex, looking in all the funky shops, seeing a free show of a live band at the Cottonwood Club, a coffee at Jo's. We also walked to 6th street from SOCO, maybe a couple of miles.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

South Congress is FULL of great shops, restaurants and music clubs. If you visit Austin, you have to go here. We were only in Austin for a long weekend and South Congress made the trip spectacular for us. Look for the famous in the tiny clubs!!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Parking is tricky Friday - Sunday, but South Congress is a fun way to spend a day. Wear comfortable shoes and walk both sides of the street, popping into shops, restaurants & bars as you browse. Grab a coffee at Jo's to start, and hit Amy's for ice cream as a finale.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

After all the hype, we were expecting more from South Congress! Maybe it's because we started off by walking along South 1st & that had way more food trucks & eclectic places. South Congress does have plenty of bars & restos, but not what we'd call a pub, more like upmarket places. Some nice shops & a great bookstore to... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

It's a shopping street. It has Texas flair and that's worth going there. In the end it's about shopping and a little about eating. I do recommend SoCo. The weather was great and I enjoyed the afternoon. And I bought a wallet

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I strolled the street all the way through up to the university. There are many shops and local culture. A few photo ops with statues and guitar art displays. It is one of the main roads downtown and the state capitol is also on it.

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

You have to experience SoCo. Many eclectic shops and restaurants to wander around in. Give yourself a couple of hours to get through it all.

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