Posse East Bar & Grill
2900 Duval St., 512/477-2111
This restaurant provides beer and burgers for the pre-, post-, and during-the-game crowds, with an in-house ATM for those who fit into all three categories. Try the Sheriff's Sandwich while you check out six flat-screens.
Enjoy the reliably delicious meat or veggie burgers and great seasoned fries with any of the reasonably priced beers on tap.
2911 San Jacinto, 512/322-9168
Cafe and lounge located on the north side of the lower lobby in the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on the University of Texas campus.
1900 University Avenue, 512/404-3654
One of Austin’s oldest venues, the Hole in the Wall opened in 1974 and enjoyed an early run as a folkie hangout, serving as a favorite stage for Townes Van Zandt, Nanci Griffith, and Blaze Foley. The campus-area staple later became a breeding ground for punk, cosmic country, and alternative, launching the careers of Timbuk3, Fastball, Spoon, and Shakey Graves. Forty years on, the historic two-stage dive, with a collective capacity of a couple hundred, still features live music every night and serves as an important proving ground for new bands. Always a shoestring effort, the Hole briefly shuttered in 2002 and came dangerously close to being priced out in 2015.
2538 Guadalupe, 512/472-5599