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An Austin FC watch party at Celis Brewery
An Austin FC watch party at Celis Brewery
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The Best Bars and Restaurants for Watching Austin FC Games

Cheer on the city’s official soccer team with food and drinks

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An Austin FC watch party at Celis Brewery
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The debut of Austin FC marks the city’s first major league sports team. New fans will want to watch the games and cheer on the new team with like-minded people while getting out of their homes and indulging in food and drink specials.

Here are the best Austin bars, breweries, and restaurants screening Austin FC soccer games, with some offering food and drink specials. The next game airs on Wednesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. The team’s supporters group Austin Anthem also hosts regular watch parties at varying bars.

There’s also the full Q2 Stadium guide for those attending home games, as well as the best breweries and restaurants around the stadium.

As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each business is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things do change. Follow the business’s rules, be sure to wear a mask, and tip well.

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Whitestone Brewery

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The Cedar Park brewery is also hosting one of the two official Austin Anthem watch parties for the Wednesday, June 23 game. People who wear Austin FC apparel will get a dollar off every pint, there’s the brewery’s themed kolsch on tap, plus a loaded tater tots special from the on-site food truck.

Circle Brewing Company

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The North Burnet brewery, stadium neighbor, and Austin Anthem host is screening the game with pitcher specials

Hopsquad Brewing Co

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The North Burnet brewery and Q2 neighbor is airing all Austin FC games in its outdoor lot. People are asked to bring their own chairs, and there’s a soccer mug club for those who want to take advantage of beer deals too.

4th Tap Brewing Cooperative

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The North Austin co-op brewery and stadium neighbor will air all games in its parking lot. The taproom is opening at 4 p.m. for the Wednesday, June 23 game.

Celis Brewery

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Another stadium brewery neighbor in the North Austin neighborhood, Celis’s regular Austin FC watch parties tend to involve food specials (previously this has included crawfish and Hawaiian dishes from food truck Salty Cargo), and green beer.

B.D. Riley's Irish Pub at Mueller

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The Mueller Irish pub is an official watch party venue — the Austin FC Pub Club — which means it’ll air every single game. While the game on Wednesday, June 23 begins at 7 p.m. earlier arrivals are recommended to secure one of the tables, since seating is required. There are indoor and outdoor areas available.

The Cavalier

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The East Austin bar is one of those official Austin FC watch sites, screening the game throughout its indoor and outdoor patio, plus there is the color-themed pickle margarita.

Austin Eastciders

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The Barton Springs location of the cidery (which happens to be available within the stadium) will host watch parties for every game. One dollar from every $4 sale of the green Eastciders pint will go towards nonprofit 4ATX Foundation. While kickoff on Wednesday, June 23 begins at 7 p.m., early arrivals are encouraged. It also offers a special to-go package of food and drinks through call-ahead ordering (tailgating isn’t allowed outside of the Q2 stadium).

Easy Tiger

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The Austin Anthem’s official away game party for the Wednesday, June 23 game is being held at Easy Tiger’s South Lamar location.

Dreamland

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The Dripping Springs entertainment and activities venue is an Austin Anthem host location for every game. The games will be screened on its lawn.

Whitestone Brewery

The Cedar Park brewery is also hosting one of the two official Austin Anthem watch parties for the Wednesday, June 23 game. People who wear Austin FC apparel will get a dollar off every pint, there’s the brewery’s themed kolsch on tap, plus a loaded tater tots special from the on-site food truck.

Circle Brewing Company

The North Burnet brewery, stadium neighbor, and Austin Anthem host is screening the game with pitcher specials

Hopsquad Brewing Co

The North Burnet brewery and Q2 neighbor is airing all Austin FC games in its outdoor lot. People are asked to bring their own chairs, and there’s a soccer mug club for those who want to take advantage of beer deals too.

4th Tap Brewing Cooperative

The North Austin co-op brewery and stadium neighbor will air all games in its parking lot. The taproom is opening at 4 p.m. for the Wednesday, June 23 game.

Celis Brewery

Another stadium brewery neighbor in the North Austin neighborhood, Celis’s regular Austin FC watch parties tend to involve food specials (previously this has included crawfish and Hawaiian dishes from food truck Salty Cargo), and green beer.

B.D. Riley's Irish Pub at Mueller

The Mueller Irish pub is an official watch party venue — the Austin FC Pub Club — which means it’ll air every single game. While the game on Wednesday, June 23 begins at 7 p.m. earlier arrivals are recommended to secure one of the tables, since seating is required. There are indoor and outdoor areas available.

The Cavalier

The East Austin bar is one of those official Austin FC watch sites, screening the game throughout its indoor and outdoor patio, plus there is the color-themed pickle margarita.

Austin Eastciders

The Barton Springs location of the cidery (which happens to be available within the stadium) will host watch parties for every game. One dollar from every $4 sale of the green Eastciders pint will go towards nonprofit 4ATX Foundation. While kickoff on Wednesday, June 23 begins at 7 p.m., early arrivals are encouraged. It also offers a special to-go package of food and drinks through call-ahead ordering (tailgating isn’t allowed outside of the Q2 stadium).

Easy Tiger

The Austin Anthem’s official away game party for the Wednesday, June 23 game is being held at Easy Tiger’s South Lamar location.

Dreamland

The Dripping Springs entertainment and activities venue is an Austin Anthem host location for every game. The games will be screened on its lawn.

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