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Sip, Shop, & Dine Al Fresco - A Perfect Evening on South Congress

Austin, TX


  • A look at Perla's patio at dusk.
  • Latte art at Apanas for the win!
  • Can't decide on a beer. Try a flight!
  • The iconic "I love you so much" graffiti on the side of Jo's.
  • The Belgian Bomber at Jo's.
  • The lobster roll is as tasty as it is beautiful.
  • The Salt and Pepper Fried Calamari at Perla's.
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe on the outside of Tesoros.
  • Yes, you can find tiger pillows here.
  • The iconic red boot in the front of Allens.
  • Go ahead! Try on a pair . . . or three.
  • The neon sign at Continental Club.
  • Continental Club has some of the best live shows in town.

2 hours and 30 minutes
0.8 mi
Guided by Abby

Overview
South Congress epitomizes the hip, trendy ambiance of Austin. The consumption district for people who claim to dislike consumption districts. It's possibly one of the city’s best-known neighborhoods and is brimming with things to see, places to shop, and bars and restaurants to drink and dine. SoCo is a walkable exhibition of Austin’s one-of-a-kind slightly offbeat local character where you’re just as likely to belly up to a bar next to a cowboy as you are to a movie star.

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About Your Guide
Hey, Sidewalkers! I'm Abby: a Creative Director here in Austin. I grew up in Boston, but moved here from Chicago. I fell in love with Austin's great weather, creative & talented folks, and the amount of nature dispersed throughout the city. I adore taking road trips around Texas with my boyfriend, Alex; we've been to Marfa, Alpine, Houston, Corpus Christi, and Fredericksburg... but love calling Austin home. My passions include essay writing, contour drawing, light studying, pie baking, and people watching. I hope to do some world traveling in the next few years: Greece, Spain, and Japan are high on my list.

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Guide Points
  1. Apanas Coffee & Beer
  2. Jo’s - i love you so much
  3. Perla’s
  4. Tesoros Trading Company
  5. Allens Boots
  6. Continental Club

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