The 2nd Street District offers a wide variety of retailers, restaurants, bars, music venues, and hotels. Mostly locally owned, these shops are where "Texas warmth meets Austin cool." This clean, open lane is lined with business owners willing to make you feel at home here in Austin.
Whether you're in the area for a quick bite or a leisurely dinner, the 2nd Street District has something for your stomach to enjoy. Coffees, drinks and snacks are available at eateries like Austin Java and the Malaga Tapas & Bar. Or grab a multi-course meal at restaurants such as III Forks, Cantina Laredo, and La Condesa. If you're looking for something in between, you can stop by How Do You Roll? for sushi-on-the-go. Veggie lovers can head into Leaf, a restaurant known for their salads and veggie plates.
Enjoy a cocktail and a musical treat at several different bars and restaurants such as Malverde, or catch a concert at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater. No need to worry about getting a cab home or out-of-towners staying away from the scene, there are many places to lay your head after a long day or night – The W Austin Hotel is right next door.
If you aren't looking to eat or drink, use that energy to shop until you drop at many stores with apparel, home decor, gifts and art. A few of these retail shops include DuO, Estilo, Design Within Reach, Mercury Design Studio, Lofty Dog and Teddies for Bettys.