Where to Watch the World Cup in Austin
So many venues! So many screens! So early in the morning!
By Eilish O'Sullivan,
7:00AM, Thu. Jun. 7, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 will show all the games, even the 5am one, on their multiple HD TVs with breakfast tacos and coffee for the early risers.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Haymaker will have the same deals as Black Sheep Lodge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1717 W. Sixth
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun., 10am-2am; Mon.-Sat., 11am-2am
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