About Warehouse District
Boundaries: West Ave. to Congress Ave. and 7th Street to Cesar Chavez Street
The Warehouse District of Austin used to be the area of town that stored the hay, grain, building materials and other supplies that a growing, frontier town needed. The large brick buildings with steel window have long since been converted to attractive clubs and restaurants, and this area of town has become one of the most popular for eating and entertainment.
Located on the southern end of downtown, bordered by Lady Bird Lake to the south, IH 35 to the east, 6th street to the north and Lamar Blvd. to the west, this part of Austin is home to some of the nicest hotels and restaurants found in the city. The Four Seasons Hotel sits perched on the banks of the river on the southern edge of the Warehouse District, and directly to its north is the large convention center, that attracts thousands of visitors weekly. The Railyard Apartments, which run along the train tracks, offer attractive downtown living amidst the myriad clubs that can be found here. A short walk away is Eddie V's, one of the most popular restaurants in town and often the scene for visiting and resident celebrities.
The western edge of the Warehouse District has seen abundant commercial growth as of late. The 2nd Street District contains condominium living and modern, upscale restaurants and shopping. For a taste of old Austin, head to Lambert's Barbecue that is housed in one of the oldest warehouse buildings in Austin, dating back to the 1800s.