I’m not real into soccer. Matter of fact, first soccer game I ever watched was Sunday’s World Cup Match between the USA and Portugal. What an exciting game, though! I literally stood up and cheered when the US made that second goal, and then I moaned and beseeched the soccer gods when Portugal scored to tie.
It was enough to get me excited about the upcoming match against zee Germans, happening this Thursday at 11am (tomorrow!). But, where to watch this epic game in downtown Austin? I have a couple of suggestions.
1. Liberty Tavern, in the Hilton Downtown: 500 E 4th
Remodeled in 2012, with 11 big screens, and an airy and spacious atmosphere. Great local beers, and ample breakfast / lunch food. Extremely convenient for those living in the 5 Fifty-Five Condos or Sabine Condos in downtown Austin.
For the World Cup, they’ve also added a 16’x9′ Jumbo HD screen!
And drink specials galore, including $2 Lonestars!
2. Takoba (downtown adjacent), 1411 E. 7th
- 112″ indoor projector screen
- 75″ TV outside
- covered outdoor seating / misters
- $15 buckets a beer
Need I say more?
3. The Mohawk, 912 Red River
The Mohawk has multiple screens, including an indoor screen with surround sound, along with beers and bubbles, and noshes by Frank. Nice dark and cool atmosphere for the big screen area, too!
Don’t like any of my suggestions? Check out a more comprehensive list from Austin Culture Map, which includes my top three, plus other downtown venues like Russian House, Holy Mountain, Fado, and Bar 96, plus places in other parts of the city.