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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.

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The Park at the Domain

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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.

The Park at the Domain
The Park at the Domain
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Jack & Ginger's

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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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Lavaca Street Bar at Rock Rose

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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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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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Pluckers Wing Bar

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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.

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The chicken wings from Pluckers
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Mister Tramps Sports Pub and Café

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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.

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Mister Tramps
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Little Woodrow's

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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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Hopfields

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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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Crown & Anchor Pub

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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.

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Crown & Anchor
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Haymaker

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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.

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Haymaker.
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Sour Duck Market

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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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COVER 3 Downtown ATX

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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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Star Bar

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

Nickel City

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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.

Nickel City
Nickel City
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Edwin's Sports Bar

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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.

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The bar at Edwin’s
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Russian House

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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.

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Infused vodkas from Russian House
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Easy Tiger

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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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Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

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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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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.

Licha's Cantina

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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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Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen

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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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La Matta

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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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Uncle Billy's Brewery & Smokehouse

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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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Weather Up

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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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Black Sheep Lodge

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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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Fresa's - South First

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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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Central Standard

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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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Red's Porch

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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.

A burger from Red’s Porch
A burger from Red’s Porch
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The Park at the Domain

The Park at the Domain
The Park at the Domain
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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.

The Park at the Domain
The Park at the Domain
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Jack & Ginger's

Jack & Ginger’s bar
Jack & Ginger’s bar
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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.

Jack & Ginger’s bar
Jack & Ginger’s bar
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Lavaca Street Bar at Rock Rose

Lavaca Street Bar in Rock Rose
Lavaca Street Bar in Rock Rose
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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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