Your 1st Stop is the 2nd Street District

Authentically Austin

Welcome to the 2nd Street District, a dynamic neighborhood in the heart of downtown Austin. Just steps from Lady Bird Lake and the Capitol, this area is home to more locally owned and nationally acclaimed boutiques, restaurants and entertainment venues than anywhere else in downtown Austin. The 2nd Street District captures the true essence of Austin with its homegrown vibe, making you feel like a local the moment you arrive.

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A Delicious Dining Destination

Renowned as a dining destination, the 2nd Street District is bustling with award-winning restaurants whose cuisine spans across the globe. Savor slow-smoked BBQ in an historic building at Lamberts, or indulge in the steak of your dreams at III Forks. RedFarm’s modern take on dim sum and dumplings will astound your tastebuds, while Numero28’s classic southern Italian menu will transport you to the Southern Italian coast. BarChi Sushi’s fresh and modern take on Japanese food makes for a perfect date spot, and you can enjoy healthy bites without losing out on flavor at Local Foods and sweetgreen.

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Cheers to You!

For an unforgettable drink experience, award-winning La Condesa offers the largest collection of 100% blue agave tequila and mezcal in Austin. Dive into Bill’s Oyster for refreshing seafood and cocktails crafted with seasonal ingredients. You can also indulge in your favorite glass of bubbly at Cru Food & Wine Bar! Let’s not forget everyone’s favorite caffeinated beverage, which can be found at local favorite Jo’s Coffee. And if a freshly squeezed juice is more your style, The Well blends nutrition and Texan produce to create made-to-order juices and smoothies.

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The Entertainment Is 2nd to None

The 2nd Street District truly embodies Austin’s renowned status as the live music capital of the world. Catch a live show at ACL Live at The Moody Theater, home of the famed Austin City Limits music television show, and don’t forget to snap a selfie with the Willie Nelson statue! For a unique movie experience, head to the Violet Crown Cinema, where you can enjoy movie-themed craft cocktails and snacks.

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Shop Like a Local

Shop till you drop at the 2nd Street District with Austin-favorite clothing retailers Hemline and  United Apparel Liquidators. Find the perfect music-inspired gift at Austin Rocks, and snag something sparkly for your favorite person at Eliza Page.

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Treat Yourself

After exploring all of the 2nd Street District’s activities, treat yourself to a blowout at drybar, nail care at Lacquer or a spa day at milk + honey salon. For those looking to stay active, Barry’s Bootcamp, RIDE Indoor Cycling, Orangetheory Fitness and [solidcore] offer classes that cater to all fitness levels.

Welcome to the 2nd Street District, where you’ll experience the true spirit of Austin!

Photography courtesy of the 2nd Street District.