Repeat after us: "Hook 'em horns!" You're on your way to some righteous Saturdays during this fall in Austin.
Founded in 1883, The University of Texas campus is located just north of the heart of the city and is home to a diverse and fluid population of more than 50,000 students. University of Texas Longhorn fans take football seriously. Nationally known for their high energy and team spirit, fans live for home games and tailgating. Join in the excitement and bleed burnt orange with the best of em.
Tailgating Done Right
Don your UT colors and hit the hardcore Scholz Garten tailgate scene. Visit the Beir Garten's Texas Tailgarten for a pre-game pint, weinerscnitzel, bratwurst, old-fashioned Texas barbecue and plenty of live music.
Walk the University of Texas parking lots for a street-party-style tailgate scene. You'll find fans of all generations tossing the pigskin, slinging back Shiners and tending to smoking grills starting as early as 7 a.m. on game days.
Pop into the University of Texas Alumni Center for a taste of UT legacy during halftime (or find a member to take you before the game. The center is open to all after halftime).
Get your picture taken with Bevo, UT's massive longhorn mascot, at the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletics Center tailgate before the game. Take advantage of photo opportunities with Texas Cheer and Hook 'Em (cartoon version of Bevo) at the LBJ Tailgate. (Note: Tickets cannot be purchased to the Moncrief- Neuhaus tailgate, but they can be purchased to the LBJ Tailgate.)
This year, Texas Athletics has teamed up with ACL Music Festival producers C3 to bring Texas fans a new tailgating scene at Bevo Blvd. Come early to enjoy food trucks, giant LED screens, drink specials and live music at the Longhorn City Limits stage. Lineups include Jimmie Vaughan, The Peterson Brothers, Reckless Kelly and more.
Watch the Game Here
Considered one of the top sports bars in the country, Pluckers satisfies ravished fans with delicious wings and non-stop sports. Cheer on your favorite team, from north campus at Doc's Motorworks on 38th. Chow down on all day breakfast brunch items and Texas beers on tap as TVs blast football games in the background.
Don't let the name fool you, Third Base shows more than just baseball. Put your horns up from the shores of Lake Austin at Abel's on the Lake. Chow down on Texas-style brunch items and flutes of mimosas as TVs blast football games in the background.
Chill at the copper bar at Zax Restaurant & Bar, which features daily happy hour specials and pint night every Wednesday, and is dog-friendly. Large flat-screens cover the walls at Little Woodrow's, so your favorite team is never too far from view.
The bustling scene at Posse East will make you scream "hook 'em horns" in no time. Order some tacos y mas at this diner-style bar that's been around for over 40 years.
Grab a pitcher and throw some darts at the Crown & Anchor Pub. Choose from more than 30 taps and 100 bottles/cans, ciders and wine and nosh on their famed burgers, cheese fries and nachos.
Get Your Gear
Score your burnt orange gear at the University Co-op, where you'll find UT-emblazoned cowboy boots, pants, dresses, jerseys, necklaces, bottle openers, and even a toaster that will singe a tasty hook 'em horns logo into your breakfast.
For the best souvenir tee shirts, stop by Tyler's on the Drag. This store sells surfer-themed clothes and accessories with a focus on Austin culture and art. Be sure to pick up a Keep Austin Weird shirt in your favorite color combo.