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Top Things To Do & See on South Congress

DINING
Start your morning with ricotta hot cakes, bananas, maple syrup and pecan butter at Café No Sé. Or grab a coffee or gourmet tea at Mañana. Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Big Top Candy Shop, with more than 300 types of candy.
Hopdoddy: Bite into their big-as-life burgers and wash it down with a boozy shake.
Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar: An eye-catching coastal patio setting ideal for people watching while shooting oysters. 
Jo's Hot Coffee Good Food: This free-standing bean scene offers breakfast tacos, pastries and caffeinated bombs like the Iced Turbo. Be sure to snap a selfie in front of the "I love you so much" mural.
Amy's Ice Creams: Get your licks at the famous walk-up stand with personality plus scoop masters. Schedule a tour of the production facility. 
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
From historic blues clubs to record shops stacked with obscure vinyl - check out calendars for The Continental Club and C-Boy’s Heart & Soul for anything from funk to bluegrass. From March to November, watch the world’s largest urban bat colony emerge on the Congress Avenue Bridge or take the Lone Star Riverboat Bat Cruise and catch the sight from Lady Bird Lake.
Arlyn Studios: Top notch recording spot Arlyn Studios has featured A-list performers like Willie Nelson, Les Paul and Neil Young. Join the block party on the First Thursday of the month. Select stores are open late, restaurants are buzzing and live music pours out of every door.
Don't miss First Thursday happenings at South Congress Hotel with local bands and DJs in the courtyard, drink specials, a photo booth and more.
SOUTH CONGRESS SHOPPING
Get your retail fix with every kind of shopping experience imaginable, from locally designed t-shirts at Parts & Labour to fair trade folk treasures from Tesoros Trading Company. Step inside the cosy little houses-turned-boutiques on SoCo to find locally designed jewellery and seasonal baked goods at the Kendra Scott flagship store or hot beverages, glasses, shoes and more down the road at TOMS Roasting Co. Coffee. As an added bonus, the store regularly hosts free events (yoga, movies, crafts, and even DJ school).
Allens Boots: The “sole” of Texas style is all about calf-kissing footwear. Visit this Austin landmark for more than 4,000 boots, plus cowboy hats, clothing and accessories.
For more information check out https://www.austintexas.org/austin-insider-blog/post/around-town-south-congress/  

 

Posted by: Visit Austin
Posted on: 19/07/2019

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