Where to watch football games and more

Between the big hits and hail Mary throws, there’s nothing better than rooting on your favorite team with fans rocking the same jersey. Whether you bleed burnt orange and white or stick with your hometown squad’s colors, we have you covered.

Here’s a list of sports bars and restaurants to watch your favorite football teams in action this season, and a few other sports, too. Is your favorite missing? Email [email protected] and we’ll add it to the list.

Sports bars in downtown Austin

Little Woodrow’s West 6th

Little Woodrow’s West 6th is the headquarters for Seattle Seahawks fandom. (520 W. Sixth St.; littlewoodrows.com)

Jacob Ochoa and Amanda Garcia hang out in September 2020 at Little Woodrow's on West Sixth Street.  The spot shows games and has become a gathering spot for Seattle Seahawks fans in Austin.

Play on West 6th

When it comes to the Denver Broncos, Play on 6th is certainly not a place to toy with. Along with its neon signs and vibrant energy, the fate of fans’ beloved Broncos is a serious matter. (620 W. Sixth St.; playonwest6th.com)

The Tavern

The Tavern is the spot for University of Texas and Kansas City Chiefs fans. With over 30 high-def TVs playing daily at the neighborhood pub, you won’t miss a touchdown throw, breakaway dunk or boom soccer goal. (922 W. 12th St.; taveraustin.com)

Foxy’s Proper Pub

New York Jets fans have set their sights on Foxy’s Proper Pub this NFL season. They hope the new downtown location will bring some Irish luck this year. (201 Brazos St.; foxysproperpub.com)

Keybar Austin

With a strong presence from the Austin Seminole Club, Downtown’s Key Bar is the destination for fans of all Florida State sports. That’s it, that’s the scoop. (617 W. Sixth St.; keybaraustin.com)

The Pub

If you’re an Iowa Hawkeyes, Kansas State Wildcats, USC Trojans or San Francisco 49ers fan, the Pub is a pub worth exploring. Simple enough, right? (214 W. Fourth St Suite A; thepubatx.com)

Wyld Bar

If you’re in the neighborhood and want to check on your Miami Dolphins, with Tyreke Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Tua Tagovailoa on the field, head to this downtown Austin piano bar. The venue also shows University of Florida sports. (706 W. Sixth St.; wyld.bar)

Catch all kinds of games on TV at Lavaca Street Bar locations.

Lavaca St. Bar

There’s no doubt Lavaca Street Bar supports Texas sports, but the hip Austin franchise’s South Austin location is the home of Oklahoma Sooner football. (various locations; lavacasttreet.com)

Concrete Cowboy

Concrete Cowboy is the new official Kansas City Chiefs fan club spot, and there’s nothing that can stop their cheers for Patrick Mahomes II and company this season. (719 W. Sixth St.; concretecowboybar.com)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Icehouse

This Downtown Austin bar isn’t haughty when it comes to its San Francisco 49ers and Ole Miss sports, so stop by if you’re in the mood for live music, free comedy and a peek at the week’s matchups. (701 W. Sixth St.; wtficehouse.com)

The Dogwood

At the wood-decked hangout, you will find modern Americana food, specialty cocktails and a wide range of sports fans. But the bar’s West Sixth Street location is designated for Chicago Bears and Ohio State Buckeyes fans, and the Domain venue is for Los Angeles Chargers devotees. And don’t you forget it. (various locations; thedogwoodaustin.com)

Valhalla eSports Lounge

The venue is perfect for a Naruto-themed drink and to kick back and watch your favorite sports team duke it out with the day’s competition. For the upcoming season, Valhalla is the spot for Cincinnati Bengals and all Texas sports. (710 W Sixth St.; valhallalounge.com)

Rustic Tap

This pub grub sports bar is a TV-lined space with LSU football and New Orleans Saints games playing Whenever a game clock is ticking. (613 W. Sixth St.; rustictapastin.com)

Cat’s Pajamas

While the vibes at Cat’s Pajamas feel more like a tropical chateau or Hawaiin luau, it’s a hotspot for Philadelphia Eagles fans hoping for another Superbowl win this season. (610 Nueces St.; catspajamasatx.com)

Parlor & Yard

Another spot where fans can catch Buffalo Bills games. The West Sixth lounge also plays Penn State games on the big screen. (601 W. Sixth St.; parloryard.com)

Unbarlievable West 6th

Unbarlievable West 6th is the place for New England Patriots fans to rally behind the Mac Jones-led squad. (513 W. Sixth St.; unbarlievable.com)

Star Bar

Advertised as “The Original West Sixth Street Bar,” it’s also the place for Wisconsin Football and Green Bay Packers games every NFL Sunday. (600 W. Sixth St.; starbartexas.com)

Keith Jones pours a Lord Zanate at North Austin's Hopsquad Brewing in January 2020. The brewery is the place to be for Fulham FC fans on match days.

Shiner Salon

With over 30 beers on tap, a view of Austin’s skyline and a rustic southern aesthetic, Shiner Saloon seems like a good spot for Sunday football. But instead of the Houston Texans or the Dallas Cowboys taking up most of the screen time, it’s the team responsible for some of the toughest defenses in NFL history, the Pittsburgh Steelers. (422 Congress Ave. D.; shinerssaloon.com)

Mean Eyed Cat

If you love the green and gold, step inside this laidback haunt for all Baylor University sports games. (1621 W. Fifth St.; themeaneyedcat.com)

Pour Choices

What better choice to make as a Carolina Panthers fan on football Sunday? (401 E. Sixth St.; pourchoicesaustin.com)


If you need your thirst quenched and you’re itching to see the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers in action, this downtown sports bar is the place to be. (325 E. Sixth St.; thirstynickelaustin.com)

The Lodge

Like many sports bars in Austin, the Lodge is an official Dallas Cowboys watch party spot. And how could you blame them? It’s hard to root against America’s Team – or is it? (411 E. Sixth St.; 6street.com)

Dizzy Rooster

If you pass by this downtown bar on Sunday, you will likely see Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones or old Eli Manning jerseys swarming the space and patrons’ eyes glued to a TV screen for the New York Giants’ next big play. (306 E. Sixth St; 6street.com)

Chupacabra Cantina

Right in the heart of Dirty Sixth, Chupacabra Cantina patrons are likely decked in blue and white jerseys on Sundays for the Indianapolis Colts. (400 E. Sixth St.; facebook.com)

Burnsides Tavern

The Minnesota Vikings Watch Party members will now be at Burnsides Tavern this season. Despite the location change, fans can expect the same level of fandom on Sundays. (413 E. Sixth St.; burnsidestavern.com)

512 on 6th

Along with mobile bars, dance floor areas and a patio rooftop, this downtown Austin bar has an unwavering love for the Arizona Cardinals, and you will see that on Sundays. (408 E. Sixth St.; 6street.com)

Christina Boman, left, and her husband Brian celebrate a goal by the United States during a FIFA Women's World Cup watch party at Haymaker in 2019.

Sports bars near downtown Austin

Nickel City

Bills Mafia reigns supreme at this East Austin watering hole, so you can expect to see Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs jerseys throughout the bar on football Sundays. (1133 E. 11th St.; nickelcitybar.com)

Haymaker on Manor

Haymaker is known for its “regionally-inspired comfort sandwiches” and craft brews, and for Austin FC and Chelsea FC fans, it’s home. (2310 Manor Road; haymakeraustin.com)

Shoal Creek Saloon

It’s no surprise that this Cajun bar and grill is for fans of Louisiana sports, with the New Orleans Saints and LSU football games usually playing on TV screens. The saloon is also a spot for Houston Astros fans. (909 N. Lamar Blvd.; shoalcreeksaloon.com)