Where to Watch the World Cup in Austin

So many venues! So many screens! So early in the morning!

This year’s World Cup, running June 14-July 15, takes place in Russia, which means you’ve got the perfect excuse to start drinking at 7am. Find out which Austin bars and restaurants will be televising all the fútbol action and what food and drink specials they have on tap.

Austin Spurs fans at Mister Tramps. The Spurs didn't make it to the World Cup. (Photo by John Anderson)

Mister Tramps Sports Pub & Cafe

8565 Research Blvd.
Open every day of the World Cup, 7am-2am

Mister Tramps will be showing every game of the tournament with 20 TVs to choose from.

Drinks at Licha's Cantina (Photo by John Anderson)

Licha’s Cantina

1306 E. Sixth
Daily, June 14-28: 10am-3pm
After June 28: Open for all the games

The Licha's fam is looking forward to serving FIFA lovers, Mexico lovers, and puro pinche party lovers. They'll feature a special Copa Mundial menu with tacos, quesadillas, and burgers. Also available will be a wide variety of drinks, including margaritas, house cocktails, and Mexican beer.

Crown & Anchor Pub

2911 San Jacinto
Open every day during the WC from 9am-2am

Crown & Anchor will be showing every game during their special World Cup hours with local and craft beer specials all day including an all-day happy hour on Sundays.

Nosh & Bevvy

8440 Burnet Rd.
Mon.-Sat., 3:30pm-2am; Sun., noon-2am
June 14-24: open at 7am
June 25-July 14: open at 8:30am

This British pub opens early on game days.

Opal Divine's

North: 12709 N. Mopac, 512/733-5353
South: 2200 S. I-35, 512/443-6725
Sun.-Wed., 11am-11pm; Thu.-Fri., 11am-12am; Sat. 11am-1am.

In addition to the WC coverage, Opal's is offering their delicious half-price bar apps from 4-7pm, Mon.-Fri., and featuring 19-50 crafts on tap.

Uncle Billy’s

1530 Barton Springs Rd.

Uncle Billy’s will show all the games, even the 5am one, on their multiple HD TVs with breakfast tacos and coffee for the early risers.

Easy Tiger

Easy Tiger

709 E. Sixth
Beer garden open: 11am-2am; bake shop open: 7am-2am.

Easy Tiger will be opening early to show the World Cup games in their beer garden for the first time ever and be serving free coffee during morning games, as well as $3 Founders Solid Gold Lager pints and $5 World Cup Bloody Marys all day.

Little Woodrow’s

5425 Burnet Rd.
Thu.-Sat., noon-1am; Sun.-Wed., noon-midnight

520 W. Sixth
Mon.-Fri.: 3pm-2am, Sat.-Sun.: noon-2am

12601 Tech Ridge Blvd.
Fri., 1pm-midnight; Sat.-Sun. & Thu., 1pm-2am, Mon.-Wed., 3pm-2am

6301 W. Parmer Ln.
Mon.-Fri., 3pm-2am; Sat.-Sun., 1pm-2am

The Burnet location will be opening at 7am to show the matches with breakfast tacos. The Sixth & Tech Ridge locations will also be opening early for the 1pm games. All three locations will be having worldly bucket specials available throughout the tournament.

The Tavern

922 W. 12th
Open every day: 11am-midnight

This German-influenced sports bar will be showing every game, with the exception of the 5am France vs. Australia game. Even though they are a European-based bar, they are open to all FIFA fans with the games screening on their 32 big-screen TVs.

Native Hostel

807 E. Fourth

Native Hostel will be showing every game of the World Cup. They will be having drink specials, including Revolution White Russians, Irish coffees, and select international beers. For the sportier types they'll be hosting a 1v1 soccer tournament with prizes including a one-night stay at the Native for the winner and 10 of their best buddies.

Native Kitchen & Bar (Photo by John Anderson)

Black Sheep Lodge

2108 S. Lamar
Sun.-Fri., 11am-12am; Sat., 11am-1am

Black Sheep will be open for every game (with the exception of the 5am France vs. Australia game) with drink specials. including $3 Whitestone Konverter Kolsch pints and $12 pitchers. Breakfast will be available until 10:45am.


2310 Manor Rd.

Haymaker will have the same deals as Black Sheep Lodge.

The North Door

502 Brushy
Tue.-Sun., 7pm-2am

North Door will be showing World Cup games on their 25 foot HD screen TV. No cover is necessary. Check out their website for specific games and times.

La Matta

501 Comal
Open every day, 11am-9pm

In addition to WC coverage, La Matta will be having happy hour specials from 1-7pm on game days. Fans will also have the chance to win prizes.

Central Standard

1603 S. Congress Ave.
Dinner: Sun.-Wed., 5-10pm; Thu.-Sat., 5-11pm. Brunch: Sat.-Sun., 11am-3pm

Central Standard will be having special hours and menus ​June 15-July 15. They will be opening as early as 7am for select games, where there will be breakfast sandwiches, coffee, bloody marys and more.

Pluckers Wing Bar

300 Mays Crossing #300
Sun.-Fri., 11am-12mid; Sat., 11am-1am

2222 Rio Grande
Sun.-Wed., 11am-2am; Thu.-Sat., 11am-3am

9070 Research Ste. 201-C
Sun.-Thu., 11am-1am; Fri.-Sat., 11am-2am

3909 S. Lamar
Sun.-Wed., 11am-1am; Thu.-Sat., 11am-2am

11066 Pecan Park Blvd.
Sun.-Thu., 11am-12mid; Fri.-Sat., 11am-1am

Pluckers Wing Bar will be opening early for Mexico games, and will be offering $1 off 34 oz mugs of Dos XX. FIFA fans, who are also members of the Pluckers Club will have the chance to win $2500 by correctly guessing the teams that will make it to the Final Four.

Jack & Ginger's Irish Pub

11500 Rock Rose
Mon.-Sat., 11am-2am; Sun., 10am-midnight

Jack & Ginger's will be open early for every single game beginning June 14. Along with constant WC coverage, they will be having drink specials, including $5 screwdrivers, $6 Irish coffee and $5 micheladas.

The Park on South Lamar

4024 S. Lamar Blvd.
Sun.-Thur., 11am-midnight; Fri.-Sat., 11am-2am

The Park will be opening early at 10am for all World Cup games. They will also be offering happy hour prices for anyone wearing their countries colors. Some happy hour specials include $5 frozen mojitos, margaritas, Tito's vodka and wine, as well as $5 artichoke dip and $7 brisket quesadillas and sirloin sliders.

Cover 3/Cover 2

2700 W. Anderson Ln.

1717 W. Sixth

2800 N. I-35

13701 Research Blvd.


All locations open daily at 11am

Cover 3 will be showing all the matches during their regular business hours. They also have drink and food specials all week including wings and sliders, as well as cocktails, wines, and beers.

B.D. Riley’s

1905 Aldrich
Mon., 4pm-midnight; Wed., Thu., & Sun., 11am-midnight; Fri.-Sat., 11am-1am

204 E. Sixth
Mon.-Tue., 4pm-midnight; Wed., Thu., & Sun., 11am-midnight; Fri.-Sat., 11am-2am

The two locations in downtown and the Mueller one will be open for all matches after the first round. Expect specials on Irish whiskey, Shiner, Harp Lager, and Miller Light.

Gabriel’s Cafe

1900 University Ave.
Open every day, 11am-midnight

Gabriel’s Cafe, located in the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, will be showing games at request on their multiple flat-screen TVs.

Salvation Pizza

51 Rainey St.
Fri.-Sat., 11am-2am; Sun.-Thu., 11am-midnight

Salvation Pizza will be opening early at 10am to show World Cup games with breakfast tacos for $4.50 and specials on mimosas and Bloody Marys.


5000 W. Slaughter Ln.
Sun., 10am-2am; Mon.-Sat., 11am-2am
Photo by John Anderson

Stores With Excellent International Beers

Feel like staying in and watching the games, but still want some nation-appropriate drinks? Here are a few of your best options to find non-American brews.

Sunrise Mini Mart, 1809 W. Anderson
Hyde Park Market, 4429 Duval St.
WhichCraft Beer Store, 2110 S. Lamar and 1900 Simond, www.whichcraft.com
Twin Liquors, multiple locations
Spec’s, multiple locations

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