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Patios on South Congress You Need To Chill At

  • March 09, 2023
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Alright Austin, we are coming at you with our favorite patios on South Congress. Not only do all of these restaurants have a super fun patio scene, but they also have amazing food! Located in the heart of everything SOCO is known for, here’s the only guide you’ll need when picking out where you want your Uber to drop you off for lunch or dinner!

Guero's Taco Bar

Ask any local, and they’ll tell you they’ve been to Guero’s once or twice before. It’s basically a tradition for locals and tourists. And if you’re lucky, you’ll nab a seat on their famous patio. Sometimes they have live music out there, but almost all the time they are serving margaritas and tacos. And right in front of their restaurant, they also have a smaller patio where you can order from their full menu!

📍 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704


People say you can for sure spot a celebrity at Aba because just look at the patio. It’s like a little Moroccan escape without hopping on a plane. Out of the patios on south congress, this one is built around a grand tree, with lounge seating, table seating, and an outdoor bar. We love the patio during the day, as much as we love it during the night under the twinkling lights.

📍1011 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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📷 Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar

Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar

Perla’s is basically an Instagrammable patio, with really great seafood options! There’s never a time when you’ll see this patio empty. With major seaside vibes and enough shade to cover yourself from the sun, this patio in South Congress is the prime location. All the hustle and bustle happens right in the front but in a “this is so Austin” way.

📍1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Lucky Robot

If you’re looking for a spot that has amazing Asian food in an outdoor setting, Lucky Robot is the spot to go. With the many patios on South Congress, the restaurant’s patio is shaded and in the middle of the fun South Congress foot traffic. Not to mention it’s right next door to Amy’s Ice Cream, so dessert nightcap anyone?

📍 1303 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

5+ Awesome Patios on South Congress You Need To Check Out
📷 Torchy's Tacos

Torchy's Tacos

Torchy’s is as Austin as it can get and, it originated here! Out of the patios on South Congress, this location has to be one of the very best. They have massive patio seating and the vibes are super unique. Is anything better than tacos and some sunshine? We think not!

📍 1822 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Maie Day

Sit out on the colorful patio of Austin’s newest South Congress restaurant, Maie Day. Satisfy your food cravings with items from the raw bar, appetizers, salads, chophouse, or sides our personal favorite was the Mac N’ Cheese. Also, can we mention that the dessert menu is to die for? It’s always a party at this festival-inspired spot and you do not want to miss out on it!

📍1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

June's All Day

June’s All Day is the perfect spot to grab breakfast, brunch or an on-the-go pastry! Located on the corner of South Congress, June’s All Day is a great go-to spot for a quick bite to eat or to hang on the patio with friends on a beautiful sunny day.  We recommend the Cafe Breakfast or the Housemade Granola!

📍1722 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704


YETI Austin BARRR is a unique bar located in a great spot on South Congress. Not only do they serve delicious cocktails, but you can also purchase all the YETI merch you want! They have coolers, can holders, shirts and so much more! So stop by, have a drink and enjoy the cool atmosphere!

📍220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Two Hands

Two Hands is a community-focused restaurant with Australian cafe culture. They aim to have a welcoming space where everyone can enjoy amazing food and great company. Grab a spot on the patio to enjoy the weather and some delicious food!

📍1011 S Congress Ave Suite 170, Austin, TX 78704

Joann's Fine Foods

Joann’s Fine Foods is the perfect addition to our favorite patios on South Congress! They offer so much seating and an amazing menu. It’s also the perfect location to get some great Instagram photos on their Instagrammable patio! They have amazing Tex-Mex food that you are bound to love, so give it a try!

📍1224 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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Curated by

Poonam Patel

Poonam Patel

Poonam is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to ...