A Gem in Austin South Congress Hotels

Enjoy Walking Distance to Live Music, Shopping and More

South Congress, also known as SoCo to the locals, is a hip strip teeming with eclectic shops, acclaimed restaurants (now including food trucks!), galleries, antiques and live music venues. JW Marriott is a premier choice in Austin South Congress hotels, located right in the heart of all the action so you can skip the driving and simply explore this vibrant area by foot.

First Thursday

On the first Thursday of the month, South Congress basically becomes a giant block party from Barton Springs Road to Elizabeth Street. All of the stores along South Congress that typically close early stay open late (most until 10 pm, but some later). Many of the stores also have special sales and give out free drinks on these nights. Additionally, some of the restaurants and bars have drink specials. Stay within easy access of all this and more when you stay at JW Marriott, the best choice in South Congress hotels Austin, TX.

Live Music Venues

  • Elephant Room – A dedicated jazz spot, (512) 473-2279
  • Paramount Theatre – A historic venue for big names, (512) 472-5470
  • The Continental Club Gallery – A hotspot for country, swing and jazz (512) 441-2444


  • Creatures Boutique – Women’s clothing and accessories, (512) 707-2500
  • Allen’s Boots – All the cowboy goods you can dream of, (512) 447-1413
  • Maya Star – Jewelry and women’s clothing, (512) 912-1475
  • Parts & Labour – Interesting jewelry, stationery and unique goods, (512) 326-1648
  • Feathers Boutique – One-of-a-kind vintage and consignment, (512) 912-9779
  • New Bohemia – More vintage and consignment with a boho look, (512) 326-1238
  • STAG – Shopping for style-conscious men, (512) 373-7824