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Where to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics in Austin

Root for favorite athletes and countries competing in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Friends & Allies Brewing
Friends & Allies Brewing
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The world’s greatest athletes are heading to Pyeongchang, South Korea for the Winter Olympics this year, and everyone wants to witness the magic, from figure skating, snowboarding, skiing, curling. Whether you’re a casual viewer or a die-hard fan looking to root for your favorite countries, Eater presents the best bars and restaurants to watch the Olympics in Austin, where viewers can also indulge in drinks and food.

That means watching the games at sports bars like Lavaca Street Bar’s ongoing specials to the opening ceremony parties at Live Oak Brewing and Friends & Allies Brewing. Plus there are other sports bars that will most likely air the games as well. Grab cocktails and cheer the athletes on. The 2018 Winter Olympics take place from Friday, February 9 through Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Is there a bar or restaurant showing the games or hosting parties while offering food and/or drink specials inspired by the sprawling athletic matches that aren’t mentioned below? Let Eater know through the tipline or the comments below.

Lavaca Street Bar

Both the original downtown and South Lamar bars are the places to be for all Winter Olympics viewing this month. The bars will consistently air the games, as well as serve $4 shots dubbed ‘Murica and frozen Hurricane cocktails named The Tanya Hardicane.
Where: 405 Lavaca Street, Downtown; 3121 South Lamar Boulevard, South Austin
When: Friday, February 9 through Sunday, February 11 from 11 a.m. to midnight;
Monday, February 12 through Thursday, February 15 from 4 p.m. to midnight;
Friday, February 16 through Sunday, February 18 from 11 a.m. to midnight;
Monday, February 19 through Thursday, February 22 from 4 p.m. to midnight;
Friday, February 23 through Sunday, February 25 from 11 a.m. to midnight

Live Oak Brewing Company

Along with showing the opening ceremony, the longtime brewery will air the rest of the Winter Olympics in its taproom. Expect beer and food from on-site German comfort food trailer The Black Forest.
Where: Live Oak Brewing, 1615 Crozier Lane, Del Valle
When: Friday, February 9 from 7 to 10 p.m., and through the rest of the month

Friends & Allies Brewing

The Govalle brewery is hosting a special watch party for South Korea’s opening ceremony to kick off the Olympics, and staying in the sports spirit by airing the rest of the games throughout the month, with plenty of beers at hand.
Where: Friends & Allies Brewing, 979 Springdale Road, Govalle
When: Friday, February 9 from 8 to 10 p.m., and through the rest of the month

Punch Bowl Social

For those who want to bowl and play various bar games while watching the Olympics, the Austin location of the adult party land chain is the place to go, with the many, many television screens.
Where: Punch Bowl Social, 11310 Domain Drive, Domain
When: Friday, February 9 through the rest of the month

Gibson Street Bar & Luke’s Inside Out

The South Lamar bar will air the Winter Games while the on-site food truck serves up korean barbecue rabbit sandwiches.
Where: Gibson Street Bar & Luke’s Inside Out, 1109 South Lamar Boulevard, Zilker
When: Friday, February 9 through the rest of the month

Friends and Allies Brewing

979 Springdale Road, , TX 78702 (512) 765-5240 Visit Website

Live Oak Brewery

1615 Crozier Lane, Austin, TX

Punch Bowl Social

11310 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758 (512) 368-9070 Visit Website

Lavaca Street Bar

405 Lavaca Street, , TX 78701 (512) 469-0106 Visit Website

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