Sip on beer, wine, and cocktails at East Austin Hotel's poolside lounge, then soak up the booze with something tasty from the small, snackable menu, including ceviche, guac and queso, and tater tots.
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.
A family-friendly pub with an affordable, broad selection of draft pints caters to parents with reliable burger standards and to kids with sliders – but, unfortunately, no slides.
Bi-level space for fried chicken & other picnic fare, plus upstairs drinks & live music outside.
The Leander/Cedar Park area can feel half a planet away from the ATX music scene, even if it’s just 40 minutes out. Fortunately, the region has Rumi’s Tavern, located in the nexus of Leander and Jonestown. Specialty cocktails and microbrews join oysters, shrimp, and sandwiches in filling your belly, while bands leaning toward classic rock and Americana fill your ears. You can even get in on the action with Sunday night open jams hosted by DeWayne Davis. With a capacity of about 150, every show feels intimate.
Walking the line between kitschy and nostalgic, this old house plays host with a draft list heavy on dark malts. The options in bottles, bombers, and cans make up the difference.
The Tavern has been a popular watering hole and eatery and Austin's most tradition-packed venue for sports viewing for many decades. Not only is it open till 2am, it's also air-conditioned.
For more than 30 years, this Sixth Street fixture has weathered ownership changes and an evolving "entertainment district" with good food, good drink, and good times.
Drink specials and discounts for Dell employees lead to the question of whether it's worth it to head Downtown for reliable sports-bar noms.
You'll be greeted by 32 hi-def screens and free wi-fi. Try the Philly cheesesteak rolls or the Quarter Pounder Dog – yikes.
Oh look, it's the South Austin outpost of this local sports bar, where a bargain happy hour provides relief from all that traffic.
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