• September 8, 2023
  • Lauren Critzer
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Whether you bleed blue, are a part of the Raider nation, or pledge your allegiance to the Patriots, your Super Bowl party in Austin is bound to be a blast. Welcome to the gridiron heart of Texas, Austin, where Super Bowl fever runs as high as the mercury in summertime. The city reverberates with the craze for the big game, its pulsating energy palpable down every street, every neighborhood, every watering hole, and in everyone’s heart. Soak this energy, this passion, this spirit of football in the very bones of the city, because we bring to you our Guide to the Best Austin Spots to Watch the Super Bowl.

Enjoy a Fiery Half-Time Treat at Austin’s Buzzy Sports Bars:

1. Black Sheep Lodge – The Ultimate Sports Hangout

Drive down to the South Lamar neighborhood and step into the sporting paradise that is the Black Sheep Lodge. In this perfect combination of a sports bar and a pub, Black Sheep Lodge caters to all – be it football aficionados or fanatics.

  • Decked with over 20 televisions, this bar ensures you bask in the thrilling atmosphere that the Super Bowl brings. Big game details are clear, cheers ring in your ears, and the heartbeat of the walking football encyclopedia next to you will be almost audible.
  • The expansive food menu adds fuel to the fire. Binge on their Lamb Burger, deep southern fried chicken, classic and innovative french fries variants, or yummy salads.
  • Craft beers, cocktails, and careening sports fans turn the Lodge into a Super Bowl lover’s paradise. And, should the jukebox mellow down the adrenaline, their darts and pool tables are sure to get the excitement rushing back.

2. Lavaca Street Bar – Your Football Fanatic Destination

Lavaca Street Bar, with its easy accessibility, being nestled in downtown Austin, is a haven for football lovers.

  • This sports bar with mega-screens and high-definition flat-screen TVs ensures you won’t miss the slightest movement on the field.
  • For gourmets, Turf N’ Surf Po Boy, a seafood truck parked permanently at the bar, offers lip-smacking burgers, tacos, and po-boys.
  • Choose from a range of craft beers on offer to go with your food as you indulge in viewer debates and playful banter.

3. Cover 3 – The Luxe Sports Bar

Refined, elegant, yet sporty atmosphere, is what sets Cover 3 apart.

  • Their locations are tastefully lit, installed with large high-definition TVs, and offer a plush ambiance to fans who prefer watching their favorite sports in luxury.
  • You can feast on a choice of food items, from gourmet burgers to sushi rolls.
  • The well-equipped bar serves craft cocktails and a selection of wines, completing the luxe game-day scene.

Homeground Super Bowl Party:

Prefer the warmth and comfort of your own set-up for the Super Bowl? Check out these exclusive venues – they’re perfect for hosting private parties.

4. Alamo Drafthouse – An Intimate Tailgate Party

One of the coolest venues in town, the Alamo Drafthouse offers private theater rentals.

  • Live the ultimate fan dream, a personalized viewing experience on a massive theater screen.
  • The Drafthouse takes the cake when it comes to food. Enjoy typical movie-style snacks or full meals, draft beers, or themed cocktails.
  • Intimate, cozy, and whether you’re with friends or family, it’s the perfect set up for an exclusive Super Bowl party.

5. High 5 Anderson Lane – Make Some Strikes between the Downs

High 5 Anderson Lane presents an ideal spot to combine bowling with watching the Super Bowl.

  • The place has giant screens, which means you can watch the Super Bowl while going for some strikes.
  • Its state-of-the-art arcade games and laser tag arena add to the overall fun experience.
  • The venue offers exclusive group event packages, with full catering and drink options, and all the setup taken care of.

Austin’s Food scene – An Absolute Touchdown

Make your Super Bowl party even more Texan with some of Austin’s much-loved BBQ and Tex-Mex specials.

6. Stubb’s Bar-B-Q – A Hearty Celebration of the Halftime

Stubb’s, a BBQ legend, ups the Super Bowl ante with its open-air ambiance, live music, and mouth-watering Bar-B-Q treats.

  • Gather in their heating deck, under the open skies and beside big TV screens. The setup at Stubb’s makes it the go-to place for football lovers in Austin.
  • Sink your teeth into mesquite-smoked mains – from succulent beef brisket to tangy sausages – and embrace the Super Bowl culture.

7. Guero’s Taco Bar – Dive into the Tex-Mex Super Bowl Extravaganza

Dig into the most scrumptious Tex-Mex and wash it down with a glass of hand-shaken margaritas. The combination of it all makes Guero’s Taco Bar a must-visit Super Bowl venue.

  • The bar decks up with football paraphernalia, large screens, and vibrant outdoor setting, creating an exhilarating atmosphere.
  • The fresh salsa bar ensures an authentic Tex-Mex experience along with their local music pick– Radio Coffee & Beer.

Embrace the Outdoors: Super Bowl Shenanigans under the Sky:

8. Zilker Park – The Great Super Bowl Unwind

Get away from the city buzz and savor the Super Bowl calmly under the open sky at Zilker Park.

  • Lay out your picnic blanket in the expansive open areas of the park, set up your screen, and enjoy the game.
  • There’s plenty to do here too if you need a break from football – go for a riverside hike, take your dog to the ‘Barking Springs’ off-leash area, or let your tykes loose in the sprawling playgrounds.

9. Auditorium Shores – A Super Bowl Evening Beckons

Glam up your Super Bowl experience with stunning views of downtown Austin skyline as the backdrop at Auditorium Shores.

  • The sprawling park offers breathtaking views of the Austin skyline, especially as sunset approaches and the city lights turn on. It provides an unique outdoor Super Bowl experience that is hard to match.
  • Whether it’s a mobile projector, a laptop, or a phone, bring any device to follow the action live.

With beer in one hand and BBQ in another, we sign off our comprehensive Guide to the Best Austin Spots to Watch the Super Bowl. No matter where you decide to watch the game, remember that in the city of Austin, every football fan’s joy doubles and team loyalties intertwine, wrapped up lovingly by shared fever for football. Now, strap on your fandom hats, choose your spot, and let the Super Bowl season begin!

Lauren Critzer

I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and after college, I moved to San Francisco to explore new opportunities and broaden my horizons. I fell in love with the city's vibrant culture and unique atmosphere, but eventually, I moved again, this time to Austin, Texas.

As much as I loved living in different parts of the country, having a baby boy brought me back to my hometown in Charlottesville, where I now live with my husband, our little one, and two furry friends. I enjoy going to wineries, taking my pups everywhere, and spending quality time with my family.

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