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Olympics Rio 2016: Where to Watch in Austin

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The world’s greatest athletes are heading to Rio for the summer Olympics this year, and everyone wants to witness the magic, from gymnastics, swimming competitions, to track races. 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 Black Sheep Lodge and Tap 24, restaurants offering special Brazilian-inspired fare like Central Standard (which smartly teaming up with Boteco), cocktail bars like Roosevelt Room, to all areas of the W Austin. Grab a caipirinha, Brazil’s official cocktail, and cheer on.

The 2016 Olympics take place from Friday, August 5, through Sunday, August 21. Is there a bar or restaurant showing the games or hosting parties, while offering food and/or drink specials that isn't mentioned below? Let Eater know through the tipline or the comments.

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Central Standard

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The South Congress Hotel restaurant is teaming up with Brazilian truck Boteco for special off-menu dishes, which includes cheese bread, yucca fries, fish stew, and more. It will be available as either a two-person tasting menu for $38, or guests can order items a la carte from Sunday, August 7 through Thursday, August 11. Central is also screening the games throughout the month.

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Black Sheep Lodge

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The South Lamar sports bar will be screening all games, so viewers can indulge in beer, burgers, and sandwiches.

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Gibson Bar

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Also on South Lamar, the Gibson’s is playing Olympics, which pairs well with drinks and food from Luke’s Inside Out, the food trailer parked out front.

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The Roosevelt Room

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Instead of the usual movie, Roosevelt Room will project the Olympics onto the wall during the span of the games.

The Park at The Domain

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Both locations of The Park, on South Lamar and in the Domain, are offering special menus inspired by the host country. This includes Brazil's national cocktail caipirinhas, plantain chips, and steak. Bonus: five perfect of those special sales will go towards Habitat for Humanity Brazil.

Swift's Attic

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If you’re looking for a downtown spot to watch the Olympics, Swift’s is screening the games in the bar area.

The League Kitchen & Tavern

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Both locations of the bar (Avery Ranch and Lakeway) are showing the games, as well as serving a special caipirinha, the Gold Medalist.

W Austin

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The hotel restaurant Trace, as well as the Tequila Bar and Screen Porch bars will air the games. The hotel even concocted a special caipirinha in honor of American diver Steele Johnson

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Tap 24

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The beer and sports bar (previously home to Cuatro's) is airing the Olympics, while serving bar fare, beer, and cocktails, including a frozen vodka/energy drink mash-up in a pitcher, in case you really need to be fueled.

Pluckers Wing Bar

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Every single location of the chicken wing bar is screening the games.

Third Base

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With beers and caipirinhas for guests, sports bar Third Base is showing the games at all three locations: Northwest, Southpark Meadows, and Round Rock.

Searsucker

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The downtown restaurant will be serving caipirinhas while airing the games.

La Condesa

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Though only screening the soccer games, La Condesa is offering half-price caipirinhas, regular and frozen versions, for $6, available only at the bar and bar patio.

Little Woodrow's

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All five locations of the Texas-based sports bar will show the games.

Porter Ale House & Gastropub

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Watch the Olympics at the South First neighborhood pub, which serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, so you can eat and drink during any competition at any time of the day.

Cover 3

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Reserve a table at Cover 3 and watch the Olympics without worrying about staking out your spot.

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Central Standard

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The South Congress Hotel restaurant is teaming up with Brazilian truck Boteco for special off-menu dishes, which includes cheese bread, yucca fries, fish stew, and more. It will be available as either a two-person tasting menu for $38, or guests can order items a la carte from Sunday, August 7 through Thursday, August 11. Central is also screening the games throughout the month.

Robert J. Lerma/EATX

Black Sheep Lodge

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The South Lamar sports bar will be screening all games, so viewers can indulge in beer, burgers, and sandwiches.

Black Sheep Lodge/Official

Gibson Bar

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Also on South Lamar, the Gibson’s is playing Olympics, which pairs well with drinks and food from Luke’s Inside Out, the food trailer parked out front.

Gibson Street Bar/Official

The Roosevelt Room

Instead of the usual movie, Roosevelt Room will project the Olympics onto the wall during the span of the games.

The Park at The Domain

Both locations of The Park, on South Lamar and in the Domain, are offering special menus inspired by the host country. This includes Brazil's national cocktail caipirinhas, plantain chips, and steak. Bonus: five perfect of those special sales will go towards Habitat for Humanity Brazil.

Swift's Attic

If you’re looking for a downtown spot to watch the Olympics, Swift’s is screening the games in the bar area.

The League Kitchen & Tavern

Both locations of the bar (Avery Ranch and Lakeway) are showing the games, as well as serving a special caipirinha, the Gold Medalist.

W Austin

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The hotel restaurant Trace, as well as the Tequila Bar and Screen Porch bars will air the games. The hotel even concocted a special caipirinha in honor of American diver Steele Johnson

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Tap 24

The beer and sports bar (previously home to Cuatro's) is airing the Olympics, while serving bar fare, beer, and cocktails, including a frozen vodka/energy drink mash-up in a pitcher, in case you really need to be fueled.

Pluckers Wing Bar

Every single location of the chicken wing bar is screening the games.

Third Base

With beers and caipirinhas for guests, sports bar Third Base is showing the games at all three locations: Northwest, Southpark Meadows, and Round Rock.