Sports in Austin usually revolve around the Texas Longhorns or Austin FC, but we know there are fans of every sport and team across the capital city. Likewise, there are plenty of places to catch big games around the city. Here are a few of our suggestions for every kind of sports fan.

Where to Watch College Football

Texas tailgating is a serious affair and nobody does it like the Texas Exes, the official alumni association of UT who roll big-rig BBQ pits in to fill just about every parking lot from I-35 to West Campus. For one of the most iconic tailgates in Austin, hit the hardcore Scholz Garten scene. Visit the Beir Garten for a pre-game pint, weinerscnitzel, bratwurst and old-fashioned Texas barbecue. Victory Lap is decked out in orange, but even if you're not a UT fan this spot is great for sports watching with a giant outdoor screen and ice cold drinks. Skinny's Off Track Bar is made for sports with TVs inside and a giant screen in their backyard. Gameday is extra fun with specials on mimosa and beer buckets.

Where to Watch NFL Games

The options are endless! The NFL is the most popular league in the country and you'll find every game on screens all over the city. Lavaca Street Bar has a few locations, geared up to make catching the game a breeze. Doc's Backyard in South Austin serves up some serious eats. We recommend an order of the cheese tots while you cheer on your team. Armadillo Den has TVs all throughout the 3-acre venue, so you won't miss a minute of action. 

Where to Watch Soccer

Mister Tramps is an Austin sports bar staple with cheap drinks and a friendly bar staff. It's undoubtedly one of the most popular soccer bars in town. The bar opens early on weekends for Premier League (especially Tottenham Hotspur) games and it's always buzzing when Austin FC plays. Haymaker is a bar off Manor in East Austin and it is the home to fans of Chelsea and Manchester City and is the official watch site in Austin for the American Outlaws. The bar has a huge selection of beer and great bar food. The Pitch is the ultimate soccer-watching destination with four restaurants, two bars and a spot for coffee. 

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