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Best Sports Bars in Austin | Bars with TVs to Watch the Big Game


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The Super Bowl is just around the corner and whether you like football or not, Realty Austin has the perfect guide to where you can have fun that day. If you want to watch the actual game or just the commercials, we compiled a full list of bars and restaurants throwing parties for the upcoming American football game. We even found some adorable places to watch puppies in football uniforms hosts their own Super Bowl.

Best Sports Bars in Austin

Backspin

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Multiple Locations

Backspin is the Longhorn hang out and a great place to watch sports, hang out in groups or even by yourself. Every day of the week they have different entree specials prepared by their chef such as salads and wraps, wings, burgers, daily homemade soups, and sandwiches made with meat they cook and slice themselves and more! They even serve brunch on Sundays with brunch cocktails and menu items made fresh that morning!

BD Riley’s

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Multiple Locations

B.D. Riley’s is the perfect bar to watch soccer games, football games and more! They offer great food, have a friendly staff, and a pub built entirely in Ireland and shipped and assembled here in Austin. Their Mueller location is the official home of Austin’s Liverpool fans, but both their locations feature handmade bars imported from Ireland. They’ve got a wide selection draft taps and friendly bartenders willing to pull you the perfect pint!

Black Sheep Lodge

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2108 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Black Sheep Lodge is a locally owned and operated neighborhood bar and grill with 20 HD big screen TVs and free wifi! Come munch on their incredible burgers and relax with a beverage from their full bar! Their bar has a wide range of drinks to choose from such as frozen margaritas, a glass of wine, 26 beers on tap and over 125 bottled beers! Black Sheep Lodge is a pet-friendly bar and provides fun games like pool, shuffleboard, and darts.

Boulevard Bar & Grill

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3616 Far West Blvd # 116, Austin, TX 78731

Boulevard Bar & Grill is a simple, strip-mall sports bar and grill with cozy booths and classic American eats items such as burgers and buns. There are huge flat screens all over the restaurant and daily specials on food and beer, so it’s a guarantee that you’ll enjoy your favorite games, and NASCAR races!

Bucket’s Deli and Sports Bar

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2020 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

For your next sandwich, check out Bucket’s Deli and Sports Bar! The chefs at Bucket’s Deli and Sports Bar know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals. They also provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size and those up for moving and grooving can take a turn on the dance floor! It’s strictly cash-only at Bucket’s Deli and Sports Bar, so make a trip to the ATM first!

Corner Bar

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1901 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Corner Bar is a perfect neighborhood bar with 20 of your favorite brews on tap (plus a large selection in a bottle and can). Come in and relax or get a little crazy during the weekend! Corner Bar provides a full bar and can make you specialty cocktails, or grab you a glass of wine. If the big game is on, you can guarantee they’ll be showing it! Corner Bar features MLB Ticket, NFL Ticket, NBA Ticket, UFC Title Fights with NO COVER and they keep the TVs in full sports mode!

Cover-3

Multiple Locations

Cover-3 is a restaurant and sports bar that provides an alternative dining experience for the sports fan and sophisticated diner. The atmosphere is tasteful, and so is the food! They have plenty of big screens, so most tables are prime spots for watching your favorite teams! Having bar food with a contemporary twist and dining areas with multiple screens makes Cover-3 provide it all! They even have two locations, one on Anderson Lane and one downtown Austin!

Doc’s Backyard

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Multiple Locations

From the original Doc’s Motorworks which was located in the “SOCO” District, to now the equally authentic Doc’s Backyard located in Sunset Valley and the Doc’s Motorworks 38th, Doc’s has become an institution in Austin. They offer a menu full of tasty food and a full bar serving up one of the largest selections of Texas beers, daily specials and plenty of signature cocktails! Have a bite, sample spirits, or sit and relax on their dog-friendly patio. With several TVs to catch your favorite team and plenty of patio seats to catch some sun, this is pretty much the perfect joint to enjoy a day in Texas!

Edwin’s Sports Bar

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700 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Located right in the heart of downtown Austin, just minutes from the convention center, Edwin’s was established to fulfill a bar that offers good food and drinks. Edwin’s is now settled in a stunning historic building right on Waller Creek featuring a balcony overhanging the creek, huge patio to bring your dogs and a wide open layout with TVs located throughout to watch your favorite team. Their open atmosphere is ideal for large groups, corporate events, team watch parties, and sports club meetings. Edwin’s is ready to take care of all your needs!

Haymaker

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2310 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

Located on the growing Cherrywood Restaurant Row, Haymaker is a cool neighborhood spot from the team behind Black Sheep Lodge turns modern bar grub into a simple and hearty bar. Alongside an amazing beer selection, they have comfort sandwiches and poutine! Haymaker is set in a converted auto parts shop which makes it a good place to play shuffleboard, darts, and pool, watch the game or just have a drink on the patio.

Lavaca Street Bar

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Multiple Locations

Lavaca Street Bar is your perfect neighborhood bar! Catch all of your favorite NFL, NCAA, MLB, NBA and NHL teams on one of their 40 televisions! While watching your game, you can enjoy a drink from their 16 revolving tap handles or can take a stab at their excellent craft cocktail selection. Lavaca Street Bar has daily happy hours, game day buckets and great food from wings to Turf ‘n Surf. They a 21+ establishment, so a valid I.D. is required for entry (they will not let you in without it).

The League Kitchen and Tavern

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Multiple Locations

The League Kitchen & Tavern stands as a homage to the 1920’s Prohibition era. A photo of the Anti-Saloon League spans the walls while Mason jar candles help set the tone of a vintage, speakeasy-inspired eatery. The menu, a collaboration of the Tc4 & Co. team, offers rustic American comfort foods made from scratch, using fresh products delivered almost daily. The tavern boasts a cocktail menu that takes guests on a stroll through history. Vintage cocktails like the Moscow Mule served in authentic copper mugs, and the original American cocktail, the Sazerac combined with modern day aperitifs display the progression of the American cocktail. Enjoy American comfort food and craft cocktails at their bar while watching your favorite sports teams!

Little Woodrow’s

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Multiple Locations

With five locations in Austin, you’re never too far from Little Woodrow’s particular brand of friendly sports bar. And if you’re out of town, they even have locations in San Antonio and Houston! There are sports on the telly year ‘round along with daily drink specials that include fireball shots and buckets of beer. They even offer game-day deals that vary by location; for example, the Burnet Road bar has specials on Heineken and Dos Equis! Though they likely won’t have special watch parties until the grand finale, you’ll be able to catch a game at any Little Woodrow’s if you ask.

The Local Post Pub

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7113 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

The Local Post Pub is a cavernous yet comfortable sports bar with plenty of seating, community tables, a game room and TVs on every wall! Their bar staff is always eager to get to know you and are ready to serve your favorite beer, pint, or cocktail! You can come to The Local Post for a quick lunch, watch a game, enjoy happy hour while meeting friends for a drink, play some shuffleboard, play bean bag toss, or even poker! They provide an atmosphere that’s fun and entertaining!

The Local Pub and Patio

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2610 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

You won’t find a better, friendlier and more down to earth staff than at The Local. The Local is an easygoing watering hole known for its extensive patio plus pool, sports on TV and happy-hour deals. There’s a reason it’s called that! It’s always a great place to watch sports, and it’s also the official bar of the Denver Broncos in Austin! If you’re a Broncos fan, then this is the place for you!

Mister Tramps

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8565 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

If you enjoy fantastic food and the finest selection of draft beers, then visit Mister Tramps! Experience the atmosphere of a pub while staying true to the essence of a sports bar. Mister Tramps’ extensive beer list (31 beers!) and eclectic menu keep the pub Texan classy. Their sandwiches, pizzas, and soups will also blow your mind!

The Park

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Multiple Locations

The Park is more than just your average sports bar experience! Watch your favorite professional and collegiate sports teams on their high definition screens with a drink in hand and a burger in the making. They meticulously tinkered their recipes to produce delicious cuisine with a modern twist, while maintaining a reasonable price. The Park offers unique, handcrafted cocktails and artisan beers, so there’s a little something for everybody. Whether you’re a foodie or a health nut, we strive to provide a delightful experience for all! They also have two locations at the Domain and on South Lamar.

Parlor & Yard

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601 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

From local bar star Bridget Dunlap (Bar 96, Clive Bar, Lustre Pearl, Container Bar) comes Parlor & Yard, a West 6th Street stop featuring yard games and plenty of spaces for lounging both inside and out! The Astroturf-covered yard offers Ping-Pong, shuffleboard, and cornhole, while the wood-clad interior has board games, cocktails and a short menu of shareable bar snacks, burgers, and sandwiches. Parlor & Yard is also the official home of the Buffalo Bills and Penn State Nittany Lions!

Pluckers

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Multiple Locations

Pluckers is the place to go if you’re craving some wings, bomb mac n cheese, waffle fries or fried Oreos! The bustling wing bar has multiple TVs showing all the sports games but is known for showing UT games! If you don’t like eating wings because the sauce gets all over your face and you look like a hot mess, no fear! You can order buffalo bites which are bite-sized versions of the wings or other delicious food items! Reserve a table at Pluckers, and enjoy watching your favorite teams play with your friends and family!

Scoreboard

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6507 Jester Blvd #105, Austin, TX 78750

Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill in Austin isn’t your average sports bar. Their menu has a wide range of food from wings, to pizza, and tacos; which are all made from scratch. Scoreboard has 15 or more TV’s and have all the games going on! Not to mention they also have free wifi and that the bar is kid friendly and dog-friendly! Their atmosphere is unmatched!

Shiner’s Saloon

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422 Congress Ave D, Austin, TX 78701

Shiner’s Saloon is THE neighborhood bar of downtown Austin offering live music every night, 32 beers on tap, elevated bar grub and a fantastic view of the Austin skyline from the Rooftop Patio! Whether you are looking for an authentic Texas experience or the place where everyone knows your name, you will feel right at home in this rustic bar and restaurant located just down the street from the Texas State Capitol. Along with UT, Shiner’s Saloon is home to the Virginia Tech Hokies and LSU Tigers. Shiner’s has all your Sunday NFL needs and is the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers watch parties!

Shoal Creek Saloon

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909 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Shoal Creek Saloon sits on the bank of Austin’s infamous Shoal Creek. Owned by Ray Canfield for over 23 years, the Saloon has a long history of being the favored watering hole of politicos, lobbyists, Austin’s “Weird” and sports fans of all persuasions. The Louisiana Cuisine is complemented by the likes of delicious Rib Eye Steaks, the biggest Smoked Pork Chop in Texas, and the extra spicy Reynaldo Burger. Known as the Austin Home of “New Orleans Saints Fans” there are 31 colored TV’s, and a full-length shuffleboard table you can play for free! So come and sit Creekside on the best covered, outdoor patio in town and enjoy a truly.

Star Bar

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600 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Star Bar’s relaxed attitude will improve anybody’s night out because of their two really cool patios. Their front patio is great for people watching, and their back patio (equipped with eight TVs) is a hidden gem which is the perfect place to watch a game. Star Bar is the perfect place to hang out with friends while playing giant Jenga and enjoying their beloved popsicle drinks! They are the home of the Green Bay Packers, Florida State, and the NHL!

The Tavern

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922 W 12th St, Austin, TX 78703

Located off twelfth and Lamar, The Tavern is a great place to meet up with some friends to watch sports, drink cold beer, and enjoy a delicious burger! They now serve up typical sports bar fare, from chicken wings wrapped in bacon, queso, burgers, sandwiches, and more! For many Austinites, The Tavern is the go-to sports bar and has been the hangout spot for more than 80 years! The Tavern is the official home of the Austin Aztex, with 46 HD surround TV’s, upstairs and downstairs!

Toss Pizzeria and Pub

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2901 S 1st St #102, Austin, TX 78704

Toss Pizzeria has a full-bar with 10 Texas draft beer options, and craft cocktails all made with hand-squeezed juices. They have unique pizza flavors such as pulled-pork jalapeno, smoked brisket, and gulf shrimp and pesto! Their open dining room leads to a covered patio and dog-friendly and kid-friendly turf yard with games such as washers. Every seat has perfect views of their 10 TVs, so it’s the perfect place to watch a game with your family!

The Rock Sports Bar

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114 E Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664

Looking for a friendly neighborhood bar to watch the game, drink with friends, and eat delicious food? The Rock Sports Bar caters to all your needs and more! Every single beer is poured at 32 degrees in a chilled mug! They have a full range of draft and bottled beers and a pub menu that includes juicy burgers, chicken wings, Mexican favorites like queso and quesadillas, and chicken fried chicken! Relax in the restaurant, out on the patio, or in front of one of our 18 big screen TVs. You will not be disappointed!

Uncle Billy’s Brewery and Smokehouse

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1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Uncle Billy’s was named for Texas settler, William “Uncle Billy” Barton, who in the 1830s established a homestead on the land on the west bank of the Colorado River and the mouth of Spring Creek, the location that is now home to Barton Springs Pool. The name was chosen as a reflection of Barton’s independent spirit, and the laid-back vibe of Austin. They’ve come to think of Uncle Billy as the “Patron Saint of Chill.” He’s their spiritual guide and guide to good food and good beer. When they need new inspiration for a beer recipe or anything else, they take a long draw on their brew and think to themselves, “What would Uncle Billy do?” The answer is always, “kick back with another beer!”

Wicked Backyard Bar and Grill

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9000 S IH 35 Frontage Rd #200, Austin, TX 78748

Wicked Backyard is a local and family owned establishment catering to the community and surrounding area! Their family-oriented eatery offers some of the best-tasting wings tossed in a variety of sauces you’ll want to slap your neighbor over. Their venue provides a number of services from Wednesday Poker Night to DJ weekends to Thursday Ladies Night. Their open patio is perfect for special gatherings such as anniversaries, birthday parties and even your most famous sports events! They also have a full-service bar and a wide selection of beer and tap. Wicked Backyard welcomes the opportunity to serve you and your family and friends with the confidence of your satisfaction!

8 Track

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2805 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

Once a mechanic shop, 8 Track kept intact the historic building while adapting and reusing the transformed exterior facade and interior layout into a bad *** bar concept. The building is approximately 6000 square feet with a covered patio adorned with big fans to keep you cool on those hot Austin summer days! On the patio, you’ll find a number of activities to keep you busy such as corn hole, ping pong, and the old’ classic, hula hooping. The patio tables are authentic Bavarian beer garden tables, and there’s a giant mural of Steve Prefontaine; always out there watching the action!

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