• September 10, 2023
  • Lauren Critzer
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Score Big at Austin’s Top Live Sports Bars

Hello, sports fans! Ready to step into the heart of Texas’s thriving sports culture? We’re talking about Austin – a city that boasts an electric sports scene complemented by a vibrant array of live sports bars. Here, the buzz is just as electrifying as being at the game itself. This comprehensive guide is your VIP tour to the best of these venues, where top-notch food, refreshing beverages, and live sports seamlessly blend. Strap in for our local’s Guide to the Best Live Sports Bars in Austin.

Feel the Buzz at Austin’s Premier Sports Bars

This city of ours bleeds sports. Whether it’s football season, the NBA playoffs, or the MLB Series, Austin always has a game on deck. Given our city’s deep-rooted sports culture, it’s no wonder we have a network of fantastic sports bars serving everything from upscale dining to comfort grub, each equipped with screens broadcasting live games. So, get comfy, grab your sports cap, and follow us into the epicenter of Austin’s top sports bars.

A Taste of Sophistication at Cover 3

Let’s kick-off this exploration with Austin’s style icon in the sports bar scene, Cover 3. It’s the perfect demonstration that sports bars can ooze style and class, while keeping the enthusiasm and comradery of the game at its core.

  • Uninterrupted Sports Action: Cover 3’s interior boasts high-definition screens that are strategically arranged, ensuring you always have the best seat in the house, no matter where you’re parked.
  • Gourmet Bites: Here, the menu is a touchdown. They’re blending classics like the cheeseburger sliders and chipotle ranch wings, alongside premier offerings like the Ginger Soy Lacquered Quail that shows sophistication is at play here.
  • Delectable Drinks: Whether you fancy a classic craft beer, a glass from their ample wine collection, or a creative cocktail, Cover 3 has it dialed in.

It’s Always Home Run at Third Base

Next up is Third Base, a true bastion of sports bar culture. Classic in its appeal and expansive in its offerings, this haven champions a philosophy that’s pure sports bar: the more, the merrier!

  • All-Around Sports Coverage: With large HD screens scattered around, you’re immersed in match day suspense that’s remarkably similar to being on the team benches – no matter the sport, Third Base has it covered.
  • Culinary Delights: Here, the gastronomy adds even more flavor to your game day experience. Their menu – loaded with Buffalo wings, loaded fries, sliders, and nachos – is a testament to comfort food done right.

Pluckers Wing Bar – Wing it to Wins

An Austin staple, Pluckers Wing Bar, serves up the holy trinity of sports bars – wings, beer, and an endless stream of sports.

  • Wing Enthusiasts: With their mouth-watering wings coming in a mind-boggling array of flavors, the offering here could make this your new favorite sports pit stop.
  • Rewards like A MVP: Regulars at Pluckers can reap game-winning rewards by signing up for the Pluckers Club. We’re talking about exclusive discounts and privileges – a grand slam for sports bar regulars!

But don’t think we’ve reached the end zone yet. Austin’s sports bar scene stretches much further, with many more winning locations worth adding to your playbook!

More Spots to Get in the Action

Black Sheep Lodge – Austin’s Sports Den

Black Sheep Lodge fuses Austin’s treasured laidback vibe with serious love for televised sports. It’s a decadent setting for your game day festivities and an important touchdown in Austin’s robust sports bar scene.

  • Game Day Al Fresco: As the city enjoys year-round sunshine, this truly Austin venue capitalizes on good weather with an outdoor seating area. Complete with large screen televisions, this is an ideal spot to catch the breathtaking action.
  • American Comfort Food at Its Best: From local craft beers to a menu laden with beloved American bar grub, Black Sheep Lodge gets the cheer squad going for sure.

Little Woodrow’s: Big On Sports vibes

With branches scattered across Austin, Little Woodrow’s stakes its claim as the quintessential neighborhood sports bar. Hosting an impressive array of beers, tasty eats, and non-stop sports, this is the spot for fans who want to stay close to the action.

  • Happy Hours to Kick-off your Night: Already celebrated daily deal gets even sweeter during their generous happy hours, perfect for an early kick-off.
  • Views from Every Seat: Screens are conveniently located all around the bar, ensuring that you’re always in the thick of the action – regardless of where you’re seated.

Planning Your Game Day in Austin

Given the city’s buzzing sports calendar, planning your action-packed visit to Austin’s sports bars is essential. Local resources like ESPN Austin regularly update the city’s sports programming, while Austin 360 offers listings of when and where to watch your favorite teams.

Lead Your Cheers in Austin

From the Monday Night Football rush to the frisson of an NBA match, Austin’s sports bars embody the city’s love for sports. And rest assured, you’re always in for an evening of fine food, great company, and addictive sports action. Embrace the Texan culture, enjoy the city’s vibrant sports bar scene. After exploring Austin’s sports bars, don’t forget to dive into the city’s renowned live music scene – another local staple that shouldn’t be missed. But that exploration is for another day. For now, enjoy our adored sports bar scene and always remember to have a ball while you’re at it.

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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