Explore Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin is a lively gathering spot that is home to one-of-a-kind shops, legendary live music venues, and dining hotspots.

Highlights include:

Book People

Voted the best bookstore in Austin for more than fifteen years, Book People is an independent shop that offers a welcoming atmosphere. Since opening in 1970, it has been visited by some of the most important authors as well as former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Visitors find books in all genres and a variety of book clubs such as Murder in the Afternoon and Don't Know Much About History.

Waterloo Records

Voted "Best Record/CD Store" by readers of the Austin Chronicle, Waterloo is where music lovers can listen to albums before deciding to buy. The knowledgeable staff strives to provide outstanding customer service, and with thousands of records in stock, there is truly something for everyone.

Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Theatre is one of the few remaining examples of early and distinctive theatrical architecture, and it takes guests back in time one hundred years. It hosts plays, musicals, national recording artists, and more.


This farm-to-table restaurant is known for having the best happy hour in Austin. It set the city's standard for sustainable dining, and the seasonally changing menu features American cuisine made with high quality ingredients. It's open nightly for dinner, and the menu includes Dewberry Hills Chicken, Victoria Farms Lamb, and 44 NY Strip.

If you're considering calling Sur512 Apartments home, please contact us to schedule a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.

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