Walkable Guide: South Congress

You're staying with The Guild; you must love exploring! Here are our #guildpicks for the best things to do in South Austin. Prefer a guided tour instead? Check out this walkable tour we created with Sidewalk just for you.

- food -

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Home Slice Pizza

Walkability: 7min | 1415 S Congress Ave, 78704
Pizza Restaurant | Website
Thin-crust slices & pies for dining in or carry out, open late for takeaway on weekends.



Walkability: 11min | 1610 S Congress Ave 78704
Italian Restaurant | Website
Popular South Congress eatery drawing long lines with rustic cooking, great wines & elegant space.



Walkability: 7min | 609 W 6th St,  78701
Seafood Restaurant | Website
Fish, oysters & surf 'n' turf are dished at this laid-back spot with an open kitchen & shaded patio.

- drinks -


The Continental Club

Walkability: 5min | 1315 S Congress Ave, 78704
Live Music Bar | Website
Rock, country, jazz & blues acts, national & local, are found at this legendary South Congress club.


 C-boys Heart + Soul

Walkability: 16min | 1621 W 5th St, 78703
Night Club | Website
Bi-level club hosting weekend performances on the main floor with a Japanese-American bar upstairs.

- shops -

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Big Top Candy Shop

Walkability: 10min | 1706 S Congress Ave, 78704
Candy Shop | Website
Colorful, circus-themed sweets store featuring old-school confections & a soda fountain.

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Allen's Boots

Walkability: 9min | 1522 S Congress Ave, 78704
Hand-crafted Boot Shop | Website
Longtime hot spot with in-store performances, local artist compilations & concert ticket sales.

- culture -


Tesoros Trading Co.

Walkability: 8min | 1500 S Congress Ave, 78704
Gift Shop | Website
Funky mainstay with a big assortment of folk art, furniture, jewelry & curios from around the globe.

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ZACH Theater

Walkability: Consider Driving | 202 S Lamar Blvd, 78704
Performing Arts Theater | Website
The company is the oldest continuously active theatre company in Texas, and one of the ten oldest in the country.


Yard Dog

Walkability: 9min | 1510 S Congress Ave, 78704
Art Gallery | Website
Gallery with a quirky vibe showcasing contemporary American folk art available for purchase.

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Violet Crown

Walkability: Consider Driving | 434 W 2nd St, 78701
Movie Theater | Website
Locally owned cinema showing indie, documentary & foreign films, with reserved seating, bar & cafe.

- activity -

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Congress Ave Kayak

Walkability: 19min | 74 Trinity St. 78701
Canoe & Kayak | Website
Our Fall Hours have started, when Fall is a great time to paddle. First-timers and experienced paddlers come out and join us in a kayak or Standup Paddleboard.

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Congress Bridge Bats

Walkability: 9min | Congress Ave, 78704
Attraction | Website
home to the largest urban bat colony in North America known as the Congress Bridge Bats. 

- wellness -


Ten Over Ten

Walkability: 10min | 1603 S Congress Ave, 78704
Nail Salon | Website
the tenoverten brand was created as a response to the lack of proper nail salons in their Tribeca neighborhood. The goal was to create a lovely environment where clients could relax and enjoy expert services in a comfortable and social setting.


South Congress Massage

Walkability: 3min | 1210 S Congress Ave, 78704
Massage Therapist | Website 
South Congress Massage is dedicated to providing quality attention. We specialize in therapeutic massage, energy work, aroma therapy, and lite spa treatments. Each session is designed to meet your individual needs.