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World Cup fever is sweeping Austin, and tomorrow's big game between team USA and Germany is the one to watch. Here's a roundup of the bars and restaurants around town confirmed to be opening early for the 11 a.m. match. Crazy soccer hot spots like Fado and Haymaker open as early as 8 a.m., while venues like Jo's and Justine's offer more laid back outdoor watching.

Looking for a general guide to the greatest World Cup watching in Austin? Eater has a map for that, too. Leave any additional recommendations in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bar 2211

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2211 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 699-1830
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This Webberville Road newcomer has become a popular World Cup watch destination. They will open at 10:30 a.m for the match. Their advice: "Skip work, show up in USA colors/gear, be loud, and drink our beer. This is a date with soccer destiny."

2. Justine's Brasserie

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4710 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 385-2900
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Justine's really goes all-out for their France watch parties (today features a champagne tower), but they will also open at 11 a.m. for USA vs. Germany.

3. Haymaker

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2310 E. Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 243-6702
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Haymaker will open their doors at 8 a.m. tomorrow, with the kitchen opening at 9 a.m. They got slammed during USA Portugal on Sunday, and will be monitoring their capacity this time around, so go early. Should be a party.

4. Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

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214 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 457-0172
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Fado will also open early at 8 a.m. tomorrow for the game, and they recommend arriving as much as 2 hours early. Check out their handy guide to watching a big match.

5. Bar 96

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96 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 433-6604
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Bar 96 is another popular watch destination, and they will open at 10 a.m for the match.

6. Cover 3

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2700 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 374-1121
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Cover 3 will also open at 10 a.m. for those who want to watch the big game. They also take reservations - call 512.374.1121

7. Jo's Coffee

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1300 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-3800
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For a more laid-back watch party, head over to Jo's back patio. They'll have $3 Shiner Shandy's on offer. [Photo: Clint McMahon/Flickr]

8. Scholz Garten

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1607 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-1958
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Per Do512, Austin Saengerrunde hosts a watch party at their hall / Scholz Garten with German beers, pretzels, and a huge screen. Doors at 10 a.m.

9. The ABGB

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1305 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 298-2242
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The ABGB is showing all the World Cup games, including USA vs. Germany, and will serve lunch early for the event.

10. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

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500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 493-0963
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The Brew & Brew is offering lots of Hops & Grain specials during every USA game, plus they even sport patriotic decorations.

11. Black Sheep Lodge

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2108 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-2744
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Haymaker's sister bar will also open at 8 a.m. for the game, with the kitchen opening at 9 a.m. and way less caveats about getting there super early.

12. Tap 24

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1004 W 24th St
Austin, TX
Tap 24 owner Cuatro Kowalski says: " Tap 24 (the old Cuatro's) will be opening up at 8:30 for the USA game tomorrow. Come blow off the rest of your week being patriotic! 1004 W 24th St"

13. Mister Tramps Sports Pub and Café

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8565 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 837-3500
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This incredibly popular North Austin soccer bar opens at 9 a.m. and promises to be full of raucous fans. KVUE will be there covering Austin's soccer mania.

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14. Gourmands Neighborhood Pub

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2316 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 610-2031
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Gourmands will open early at 10:30 today for the match, and they will be serving breakfast sandwiches.

1. Bar 2211

2211 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702
This Webberville Road newcomer has become a popular World Cup watch destination. They will open at 10:30 a.m for the match. Their advice: "Skip work, show up in USA colors/gear, be loud, and drink our beer. This is a date with soccer destiny."
2211 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702

2. Justine's Brasserie

4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702
Justine's really goes all-out for their France watch parties (today features a champagne tower), but they will also open at 11 a.m. for USA vs. Germany.
4710 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702

3. Haymaker

2310 E. Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Haymaker will open their doors at 8 a.m. tomorrow, with the kitchen opening at 9 a.m. They got slammed during USA Portugal on Sunday, and will be monitoring their capacity this time around, so go early. Should be a party.
2310 E. Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

4. Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

214 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Fado will also open early at 8 a.m. tomorrow for the game, and they recommend arriving as much as 2 hours early. Check out their handy guide to watching a big match.
214 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701

5. Bar 96

96 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
Bar 96 is another popular watch destination, and they will open at 10 a.m for the match.
96 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

6. Cover 3

2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757
Cover 3 will also open at 10 a.m. for those who want to watch the big game. They also take reservations - call 512.374.1121
2700 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757

7. Jo's Coffee

1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
For a more laid-back watch party, head over to Jo's back patio. They'll have $3 Shiner Shandy's on offer. [Photo: Clint McMahon/Flickr]
1300 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

8. Scholz Garten

1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Per Do512, Austin Saengerrunde hosts a watch party at their hall / Scholz Garten with German beers, pretzels, and a huge screen. Doors at 10 a.m.
1607 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

9. The ABGB

1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
The ABGB is showing all the World Cup games, including USA vs. Germany, and will serve lunch early for the event.
1305 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

10. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702
The Brew & Brew is offering lots of Hops & Grain specials during every USA game, plus they even sport patriotic decorations.
500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702

11. Black Sheep Lodge

2108 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Haymaker's sister bar will also open at 8 a.m. for the game, with the kitchen opening at 9 a.m. and way less caveats about getting there super early.
2108 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

12. Tap 24

1004 W 24th St, Austin, TX
Tap 24 owner Cuatro Kowalski says: " Tap 24 (the old Cuatro's) will be opening up at 8:30 for the USA game tomorrow. Come blow off the rest of your week being patriotic! 1004 W 24th St"
1004 W 24th St
Austin, TX

13. Mister Tramps Sports Pub and Café

8565 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
This incredibly popular North Austin soccer bar opens at 9 a.m. and promises to be full of raucous fans. KVUE will be there covering Austin's soccer mania.

[Photo: Mark G/Yelp]

8565 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758

14. Gourmands Neighborhood Pub

2316 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702
Gourmands will open early at 10:30 today for the match, and they will be serving breakfast sandwiches.
2316 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702

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