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Creative City Tour: Austin, Texas

So you’re Austin-bound for this year’s SXSW and you’re ready to be inspired. Guess what, you’re in luck! Last year’s trip to interactive was an extremely fun week full of interesting folks and creative must-sees. Be it shopping on South Congress, tunes on East 6th or five-star trailer grub, it’s hard to be disappointed when visiting this city. Whether you’re a seasoned regular or new to the Austin scene, follow along, take the tour and let us know what you think!

  1. 1. Austin Texas Music Mural, East 6th at the Driskill Hotel
  2. 2. Iron Works BBQ: Best corn on the cobb for the veggies- Great ribs for the carnivores. (100 Red River Street)
  3. 3. Stag: Freeman’s-esque men’s store with a burly meets hip lifestyle twist. Fantastic product and displays. (1423 S. Congress Ave.)
  4. 4. Uncommon Objects: Hands down, the most inspirational store on S. Congress. The owners are retail display geniuses. (1512 South Congress)
  5. 5. The Fifth Gallery: Great underground prints. (305 E. 5TH- below Action Graphics)
  6. 6. Tesoros: Skull-inspired folk art galore. (1500 S. Congress)
  7. 7. Big Top Candy Shop: Vintage speakers to accompany a vast array of sugary sweets. (1706 S. Congress)
  8. 8. Emos: Multi-room dive bar bedecked with really rad posters. Name appropriate. (605 Red River)
  9. 9. Jo’s Coffee: Perfect coffee and sandwich joint. Also ideal for business meet-ups. (242 W. 2nd St.)
  10. 10. Gallery D: A hip array of clothing, art and shoes, curated by former Barney’s buyer, Emily Keast. (436 W. 2nd St.)
  11. 11. Amy’s Ice Cream: The best midday pick me up. Utterly delish. (1301 S. Congress)
  12. 12. By George: Another boutique with Anthropologie-like wall displays. (1400 S. Congress)

Tracking Repetitive + Awesome.
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