Some say the sliders here are the best in town. Happy hour draws a crowd, and so do the 31 TVs for the sports set.
Word got out that the burgers are divine, and soon we discovered a varied and plenty appetizer menu. Our mouths were too full of Parmesan fries to take it all in, but we know the Chicken-Fried Beef Tenderloin takes the sports bar menu to a new respectability. Never fear for thirst – the beer selection here is terrific.
Order a Bar Burgers & Wings Platter and check out a game on one of more than 30 hi-def TVs. The midway keeps the kids entertained while you cheer your team on.
This restaurant is ready to host the big game with 12 hi-def TVs and cheap specials from the generous menu to soak up all that alcohol.
Thirty-one beers on tap may remind us of a certain drinking game, but don't get distracted from exploring the eclectic, affordable menu. Several flat-screens add to the jovial patio feel.
Their Far West location has the same great menu as its central-city sister, as well as several large-screen TVs for your viewing pleasure.
The extensive menu at this longtime Austin favorite offers everything from breakfast tacos to late-night entrées. Don't miss the rollicking happy hour or the big TVs on the deck.
This place bills itself as a family restaurant, but Mom never served us platters of fried food while dressed like this. With more than 20 hi-def TVs, you won't notice the support hosiery.
The small menu is packed with inventive cuisine, a combination of street-food staples and popular cantina dishes, with a quality that shows from the first bite of chips and salsa.
The North Austin location of this Houston-bred UK pub chain boasts oceans of parking, an extensive pub grub menu, and 27 beers on tap. Besides the requisite armada of big screen TVs, dart boards, and Union Jack bric-a-brac, Sherlock’s features live music four nights a week. Eighties-centric cover bands rule the roster, with versatile outfits like Radiostar and Dysfunkshun Junkshun turning up frequently. A happy hour that runs until 9pm Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday cinches the deal. Austin Live Band Karaoke plays every Wednesday.
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.
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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