- May 8, 2020

Keep It Local! These Are Some Of The Best Local Businesses In South Austin

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As the city slowly starts getting back to business, we’re profiling some of our favorite areas of Austin and talking about local spots we can’t wait to visit once they re-open (and we decide it’s safe to venture out).

First up, let’s head down to South Austin!

South Austin definitely still feels like it’s in the center of the city. Though when someplace is referred to as “South Austin” it really just means it’s south of the river. And depending what local you talk to, they’ll refer to the river as either the Colorado River or Lady Bird Lake or even Town Lake. It’s confusing, but know that the river-like reservoir inside of the Colorado River is now called Lady Bird Lake.



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Here’s our favorite local spots to fuel up:

Photo from Fresas’ Instagram.

Need a nightcap before you head home?
Check out these bars:

Photo from The Golden Goose’s Instagram.

South Austin has some of the best coffee spots.

Photo from Spokesman Coffee’s Instagram.

In need of some new threads?
Shop around at these local spots:

Photo from Mana Culture’s Instagram.

Here are some of our favorite spots in South Austin to explore and take photos:

  • Greeting From Austin Mural: 1720 South 1st Street
  • Cathedral of Junk: 4422 Lareina Drive
  • I Love You So Much Mural: 1300 South Congress Avenue
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 2100 Barton Springs Road
  • Lamar Boulevard Bridge: 110 Lamar Street

Want to know more about some of Austin’s best restaurants, bars, and more? Check out these posts: