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Where to Watch the World Cup 2018 in Austin

See all the action on television, just like the American national team

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup starts on Thursday, June 14 in Russia, which means Austin bars will be awash in soccer jerseys until Sunday, July 15. Venues all over town will show the soccer tournament games, but there are bars that will show the games on the televisions, and then there's watching the World Cup with rowdy fans, drink specials, cheap food, and/or all three.

Here are the most fun events and best deals for primo World Cup enjoyment. From Licha’s Cantina’s Copa Mundial menu to Native Hostel’s watch parties and actual one-versus-one soccer tournament to free coffee at Easy Tiger for those early morning games, there are great options for die-hard supporters and bandwagon-jumpers alike.

It’s also worth checking out Austin’s sports bars or skip straight to drinking beer.

If there's any fun place to watch the World Cup that Eater missed, hit us up at the tipline or in the comments below.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Russian House

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307 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 248-5442
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Root for a different red, white, and blue at Russian House this World Cup. The traditional decor and wide variety of flavored vodkas will make you feel like you’re in this year’s host country.

Infused vodkas from Russian House
Infused vodkas from Russian House
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2. Licha's Cantina

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1306 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 619-0993
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Through Thursday, June 28, Licha’s will be open every day from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to accommodate the games. There will be a special Copa Mundial menu with tacos, tortas, quesadillas, and a burger along with pitchers of drinks. Be advised: rooting for Mexico is strongly encouraged here.

Patio at Licha’s
Patio at Licha’s
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3. Black Sheep Lodge

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2108 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-2744
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The South Lamar sibling to Haymaker is running similar specials: a breakfast menu for early games, and cheap pints and pitchers.

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Black Sheep Lodge
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4. Haymaker

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2310 E. Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 243-6702
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The Cherrywood sports bar will likely be packed for World Cup games. There will be a special breakfast menu any day that games start before 11 a.m., and reservations are available.

Haymaker
Haymaker.
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5. Mister Tramps Sports Pub and Café

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8565 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 837-3500
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Mister Tramps promises to stay open for every single World Cup game. The bar has local beers and typical pub grub like fried pickles.

Mister Tramps
Mister Tramps
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6. Lavaca Street Bar at Rock Rose

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11420 Rock Rose Ave
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 575-4428
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All three locations of the sports bar will be showing the World Cup. Pair the games with the bar’s po’ boys and nachos.

Lavaca Street Bar in Rock Rose
Lavaca Street Bar in Rock Rose
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7. Little Woodrow's

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5425 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

The various locations of Little Woodrow’s around Austin will be showing the games, with the Burnet location opening for the 7 a.m. games. The sports bar has multiple high-definition television screens and free Wi-Fi so you can pretend to work.

Little Woodrow’s
Little Woodrow’s
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8. Crown & Anchor Pub

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2911 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 322-9168
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This campus bar is known for excellent greasy burgers and World Cup viewings. The pub will offer beer specials every day and breakfast tacos on days with early games, although it’s worth checking the schedule to see what games will be showing.

Crown & Anchor
Crown & Anchor
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9. Star Bar

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600 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 477-8550
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This West Sixth bar promises to have the games on. Grab food from spicy chicken trailer Tumble 22 out back.

10. Nickel City

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1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(716) 393-1788
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This favorite east Austin neighborhood bar will have a big screen showing the games along with happy hour during matches and drink specials along the way. Plus, Del Ray Cafe serves up burgers, hot dogs, and other sports-friendly fare.

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Nickel City
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11. Easy Tiger

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709 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 614-4972
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This downtown beer garden will host the games for the first time. Find the games playing inside, along with free coffee during morning games and three dollar pints of Founders Solid Gold Lager and five dollar Bloody Marys all day.

Offerings from Easy Tiger
Offerings from Easy Tiger
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12. Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen

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807 E 4th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 551-9947
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Native Hostel has a whole host of activities planned for the World Cup. There will be specials on Revolution White Russians, Irish Coffees, mimosas, and select international beers. The trendy east side hostel has also set up a 1 v 1 pitch for mini-soccer tournaments.

Native Hostel
Native Hostel
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13. La Matta

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501 Comal St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 580-8772
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To watch soccer with an Italian flair, stop by this sandwich shop on the east side during its regular hours. Specials will be announced soon, but the restaurant will have happy hour during games and host a bracket tournament with prizes.

La Matta
La Matta
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14. Uncle Billy's Brewery & Smokehouse

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1530 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 476-0100
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This barbecue and beer joint near Zilker Park will be showing all of the World Cup games on high definition television screens inside and outside. There’s a morning menu that includes breakfast tacos, coffee, mimosas, Bloody Marys, and beer, plus free Wi-Fi.

Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery
Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery
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15. Central Standard

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1603 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 942-0823
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The restaurant within the swanky South Congress Hotel also plans to show World Cup games, opening as early as 7 a.m. with breakfast sandwiches, coffee, Bloody Marys, and other special menus for the games.

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Central Standard
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16. Red's Porch

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3508 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 440-7337
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All locations of the casual Cajun/Tex-Mex restaurant will be showing the games, opening at 9 a.m. There will also be breakfast tacos, biscuits, and other items available, plus drink specials ($2 mimosas) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to facilitate goal celebrations.

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A burger from Red’s Porch
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17. Pluckers Wing Bar

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9070 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 533-9464
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The hometown wing chain will be showing the World Cup and there is a cash prize available for guessing who will make the final four. For Mexico games, Plucker’s will open early and offer $1 off 34 oz mugs of Dos Equis.

The chicken wings from Pluckers
The chicken wings from Pluckers
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18. Jack & Ginger's

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11500B Rock Rose
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 350-3738
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This Irish sports bar at the Domain will open early for all games, and offer breakfast drinking specials like $5 screwdrivers and micheladas and $6 Irish coffees.

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Jack & Ginger’s bar
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19. The Park at the Domain

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11601 Domain Dr #200
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 478-7275
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The Park at the Domain opens at 10 a.m. daily for World Cup games, and will offer happy hour pricing to anyone wearing their country’s colors. This includes $5 frozen mojitos and margaritas and $7 brisket quesadillas.

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The Park at the Domain
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20. Hopfields

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3110 Guadalupe St suite #400
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 537-0467
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This campus gastropub will be showing the games on their big screen. It will be open normal hours, starting at 11 a.m.

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The burger at Hopfield’s
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21. COVER 3 Downtown ATX

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1717 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 982-1550
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All locations of Cover 3 will be showing the games, although the times that they will be open varies.

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Cover 3’s exterior
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22. NXNW

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10010 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 467-6969
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The brewery and restaurant will playing games during normal business hours in the bar area. On Saturdays, there will be happy hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Burger and beer at NXNW
Burger and beer at NXNW
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23. Takoba

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1411 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

Though still not completely open after closing for renovations in January, Mexican restaurant Takoba will be serving a limited food and drink menu, and opens as early as 6:30 a.m. for World Cup games. Check out their schedule online.

24. Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

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500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 493-0963
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This coffee and beer bar will be showing all the games (even the 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. ones), and offers half off draft beer for 5 minutes after anyone scores.

Both kinds of brew at Wright Bros.
Both kinds of brew at Wright Bros.
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25. Sour Duck Market

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1241, 1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 394-5776
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Odd Duck’s east side bakery and all-day restaurant has $3 beer specials during games, which are shown inside the bar and on TVs outside.

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The paloma at Sour Duck
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26. Fresa's - South First

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1703 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 992-2946
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Fresa’s will show weekend soccer games, starting at 10 a.m. Friday through Sunday, with happy hour specials during games. Fresa’s will make use of four large HDTVs for the games, and project the final match on the video wall on their outside patio.

Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon’s margarita
Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon’s margarita
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27. Edwin's Sports Bar

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700 E 6th St, Austin
TX 78701, United States
(512) 358-1903

One of Austin’s newest sports pubs, Edwin’s will show World Cup games in its historic bar. It’s located next to Waller Creek Pub.

The bar at Edwin’s
The bar at Edwin’s
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28. Weather Up

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1808 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-0464
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Weather Up’s outside bar just got a large TV, meaning World Cup games will inaugurate its use. Watch matches over $30 bottomless mimosa brunch.

Brunch at Weather Up
Brunch at Weather Up
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1. Russian House

307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
Infused vodkas from Russian House
Infused vodkas from Russian House
Russian House/Facebook

Root for a different red, white, and blue at Russian House this World Cup. The traditional decor and wide variety of flavored vodkas will make you feel like you’re in this year’s host country.

307 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

2. Licha's Cantina

1306 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Patio at Licha’s
Patio at Licha’s
Licha’s Cantina/Facebook

Through Thursday, June 28, Licha’s will be open every day from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to accommodate the games. There will be a special Copa Mundial menu with tacos, tortas, quesadillas, and a burger along with pitchers of drinks. Be advised: rooting for Mexico is strongly encouraged here.

1306 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

3. Black Sheep Lodge

2108 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Black Sheep Lodge
Black Sheep Lodge
Black Sheep Lodge/Yelp

The South Lamar sibling to Haymaker is running similar specials: a breakfast menu for early games, and cheap pints and pitchers.

2108 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

4. Haymaker

2310 E. Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Haymaker
Haymaker.
Spencer Selvidge/EATX

The Cherrywood sports bar will likely be packed for World Cup games. There will be a special breakfast menu any day that games start before 11 a.m., and reservations are available.

2310 E. Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

5. Mister Tramps Sports Pub and Café

8565 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
Mister Tramps
Mister Tramps
Dawn H./Yelp

Mister Tramps promises to stay open for every single World Cup game. The bar has local beers and typical pub grub like fried pickles.

8565 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758

6. Lavaca Street Bar at Rock Rose

11420 Rock Rose Ave, Austin, TX 78758
Lavaca Street Bar in Rock Rose
Lavaca Street Bar in Rock Rose
Shelby H,/Yelp

All three locations of the sports bar will be showing the World Cup. Pair the games with the bar’s po’ boys and nachos.

11420 Rock Rose Ave
Austin, TX 78758

7. Little Woodrow's

5425 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Little Woodrow’s
Little Woodrow’s
Little Woodrow's/Facebook

The various locations of Little Woodrow’s around Austin will be showing the games, with the Burnet location opening for the 7 a.m. games. The sports bar has multiple high-definition television screens and free Wi-Fi so you can pretend to work.

5425 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

8. Crown & Anchor Pub

2911 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705
Crown & Anchor
Crown & Anchor
Crown & Anchor/Facebook

This campus bar is known for excellent greasy burgers and World Cup viewings. The pub will offer beer specials every day and breakfast tacos on days with early games, although it’s worth checking the schedule to see what games will be showing.

2911 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78705

9. Star Bar

600 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

This West Sixth bar promises to have the games on. Grab food from spicy chicken trailer Tumble 22 out back.

600 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

10. Nickel City

1133 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
Nickel City
Nickel City
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

This favorite east Austin neighborhood bar will have a big screen showing the games along with happy hour during matches and drink specials along the way. Plus, Del Ray Cafe serves up burgers, hot dogs, and other sports-friendly fare.

1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

11. Easy Tiger

709 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Offerings from Easy Tiger
Offerings from Easy Tiger
Easy Tiger/Facebook

This downtown beer garden will host the games for the first time. Find the games playing inside, along with free coffee during morning games and three dollar pints of Founders Solid Gold Lager and five dollar Bloody Marys all day.

709 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

12. Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen

807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702
Native Hostel
Native Hostel
Native Hostel/Facebook

Native Hostel has a whole host of activities planned for the World Cup. There will be specials on Revolution White Russians, Irish Coffees, mimosas, and select international beers. The trendy east side hostel has also set up a 1 v 1 pitch for mini-soccer tournaments.

807 E 4th St
Austin, TX 78702

13. La Matta

501 Comal St, Austin, TX 78702
La Matta
La Matta
Courtney Pierce/EATX

To watch soccer with an Italian flair, stop by this sandwich shop on the east side during its regular hours. Specials will be announced soon, but the restaurant will have happy hour during games and host a bracket tournament with prizes.

501 Comal St
Austin, TX 78702

14. Uncle Billy's Brewery & Smokehouse

1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery
Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery
Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery/Facebook

This barbecue and beer joint near Zilker Park will be showing all of the World Cup games on high definition television screens inside and outside. There’s a morning menu that includes breakfast tacos, coffee, mimosas, Bloody Marys, and beer, plus free Wi-Fi.

1530 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

15. Central Standard

1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704