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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Central Standard

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1603 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 942-0823
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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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2. Black Sheep Lodge

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2108 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-2744
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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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3. Gibson Bar

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1109 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 386-1345
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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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4. The Roosevelt Room

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307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
Instead of the usual movie, Roosevelt Room will project the Olympics onto the wall during the span of the games.

5. The Park at The Domain

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11601 Domain Dr Ste 200
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 478-7275
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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.

6. Swift's Attic

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315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8200
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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.

7. The League Kitchen & Tavern

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10526 W Parmer Ln Ste 401 Bldg 4
Austin, TX 78717
(512) 366-5627
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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.

8. W Austin

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200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-3600
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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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9. Tap 24

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1004 W 24th St
Austin, TX 78705
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.

10. Pluckers Wing Bar

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2222 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 469-9464
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Every single location of the chicken wing bar is screening the games.

11. Third Base

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9600 South I-35
Austin, TX 78748
(512) 381-2273
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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.

12. Searsucker

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415 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 394-8000
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The downtown restaurant will be serving caipirinhas while airing the games.

13. La Condesa

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400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-0300
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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.

14. Little Woodrow's

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6301 W Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78729
(512) 918-2337
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All five locations of the Texas-based sports bar will show the games.

15. Porter Ale House & Gastropub

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3715 S 1st St Ste A
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 291-6299
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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.

16. Cover 3

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1717 W 6th St Ste 210
Austin, TX 78703
Reserve a table at Cover 3 and watch the Olympics without worrying about staking out your spot.

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1. Central Standard

1603 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
Robert J. Lerma/EATX
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.
1603 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704

2. Black Sheep Lodge

2108 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Black Sheep Lodge/Official
The South Lamar sports bar will be screening all games, so viewers can indulge in beer, burgers, and sandwiches.
2108 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

3. Gibson Bar

1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Gibson Street Bar/Official
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.
1109 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

4. The Roosevelt Room

307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
Instead of the usual movie, Roosevelt Room will project the Olympics onto the wall during the span of the games.
307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

5. The Park at The Domain

11601 Domain Dr Ste 200, Austin, TX 78758
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.
11601 Domain Dr Ste 200
Austin, TX 78758

6. Swift's Attic

315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
If you’re looking for a downtown spot to watch the Olympics, Swift’s is screening the games in the bar area.
315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

7. The League Kitchen & Tavern

10526 W Parmer Ln Ste 401 Bldg 4, Austin, TX 78717
Both locations of the bar (Avery Ranch and Lakeway) are showing the games, as well as serving a special caipirinha, the Gold Medalist.
10526 W Parmer Ln Ste 401 Bldg 4
Austin, TX 78717

8. W Austin

200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
W Austin/Official
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
200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

9. Tap 24

1004 W 24th St, Austin, TX 78705
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.
1004 W 24th St
Austin, TX 78705

10. Pluckers Wing Bar

2222 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705
Every single location of the chicken wing bar is screening the games.
2222 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705

11. Third Base

9600 South I-35, Austin, TX 78748
With beers and caipirinhas for guests, sports bar Third Base is showing the games at all three locations: Northwest, Southpark Meadows, and Round Rock.
9600 South I-35
Austin, TX 78748

12. Searsucker

415 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701
The downtown restaurant will be serving caipirinhas while airing the games.
415 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

13. La Condesa

400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
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.
400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

14. Little Woodrow's

6301 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78729
All five locations of the Texas-based sports bar will show the games.
6301 W Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78729

15. Porter Ale House & Gastropub

3715 S 1st St Ste A, Austin, TX 78704
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.
3715 S 1st St Ste A
Austin, TX 78704

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16. Cover 3

1717 W 6th St Ste 210, Austin, TX 78703
Reserve a table at Cover 3 and watch the Olympics without worrying about staking out your spot.
1717 W 6th St Ste 210
Austin, TX 78703

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