Second Street District: A Little Slice of NYC in Austin

by | Oct 16, 2018 | Neighborhoods

The Second Street District is one of the most vibrant areas of Austin.

Located on the south edge of downtown, it’s full of shops, restaurants, hotels and apartments. The Second Street district is north of Lady Bird Lake, south of 3rd Street, west of Congress and east of Nueces.



Lamberts is in the historic Scheider Brothers Building, which has been gorgeously restored. They focus on slow smoked BBQ and modern Texas cooking. Wash your brisket down with a classic cocktails, Texas beer, or glass of wine from their extensive list. Don’t miss the pulled pork; diners say it’s juicy, tender, melt-in-your-mouth tasty!

La Condesa

La Condesa serves elevated Mexican food in a beautiful space inspired by Mexico City. Famed Austin architect Michael Hsu created the design. The Guacamole sampler is a hit with diners. Plan your visit for Happy Hour Monday through Friday 5-7pm. The half-priced drinks are one of the best deals on Second Street!

Yummi Joy

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Yummi Joy’s ice cream is vegan and gluten free so you can enjoy a scoop even with dietary restrictions! They also have an extensive vegan candy selection. Even better, they are next door to the best toy store in Austin: Toy Joy!


Toy Joy

This toy store is a fun feast for the senses for kids and adults alike! You could spend hours browsing their unique selection of toys, games, and collectibles.

Eliza Page

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Layers for days ✨🤩 #epstacks #eplayering

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This jewelry store features curated collections created by select, independent artists in Austin and around the globe. Visit their beautiful store on Second Street for unique gifts or something sparkly for yourself!


Francesca’s offers unique clothing and accessories you won’t find anywhere else. They specialize in a boutique-shopping experience without the boutique price tag.

Blu Dot

This modern furniture store’s mission is to bring great design to the masses at a great price. This is a great place to go when you’re choosing timeless furniture that will be in style for decades!

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