As we head into football season to celebrate the victory of our favorite teams, there are several hot spots Austinites call home to watch all of the big games.

pluckers wings


Owners Mark Greenberg, Dave Paul, and Sean Greenberg opened their first Pluckers restaurant in Austin in 1995. Over the past 20 years, Pluckers Wing Bar has opened 23 locations, expanding to Baton Rouge, Dallas/Fort Worth, Killeen, San Marcos, and San Antonio. Pluckers is known for their signature wings and is consistently recognized as the best sports bar and chicken wing restaurant in the cities where it is located. Offering guests a fun, laid-back atmosphere where friends, family, and co-workers can enjoy a great meal and watch sports, Pluckers has been named in USA Today’s “Top Ten Wing Restaurant” and ESPN’s “Top 5 Sports Bar in North America.” For more information visit

Cover 3


Sports and quality cuisine-lovers Doug and Matt opened COVER 3 to bring a unique and sophisticated approach to sports bars. Serving upscale food, craft cocktails, and high-end wines, COVER 3 remains elegant and stylish while giving guests the feeling they are enjoying their favorite sporting events in their own private box. The name COVER 3 was taken from a football play: a zone pass defense where the field is divided into three deep zones. At COVER 3, their three “zones” include dining, spirits and sports… and they work hard to keep all three zones covered. COVER 3 focuses on the entire entertainment spectrum, from the food and drinks to the atmosphere, all the while creating an enjoyable experience for diners and sports enthusiasts alike. For more information on COVER 3, please visit


Since 1866, Scholz Garten has grown with the Austin community, making it the oldest restaurant, bar, and live music venue in the state of Texas. From hosting a celebration of the University of Texas football team’s first undefeated season in 1893 to being honored by the 1966 Texas legislature with House Resolution #68 recognizing Scholz Garten as “a gathering place for Texas of discernment, taste, culture, erudition, epitomizing the finest tradition of magnificent German heritage in our State.” Throughout the years, Scholz has become a place for UT fans, local musicians, music lovers, and families to feast and rejoice.

Jack & Ginger’s

Jack & Ginger’s is an Austin-Irish pub boasting 82+ beers on tap, Irish Whiskey Towers, and delicious food. Located in the thick of Domain NORTHSIDE’s  Rock Rose district, Jack & Ginger’s is the perfect place to chill with a happy-hour pint, or catch hours of endless soccer matches on the weekend.

Lavaca Street Bar Rock Rose
Jumbo Shrimp Nachos

Lavaca Street Bar 

Catch all of your favorite teams on one of Lavaca Street Bar Rock Rose’s 40 televisions and enjoy a drink from their 16 revolving tap handles! On Saturday, August 24, join them for the College Football Kick-Off with airings of the 2004 & 2005 Rose Bowl games starting at noon and get yourself pumped for the upcoming season.


The Dogwood at Domain NORTHSIDE offers spacious patios and a rooftop bar, showcasing beautiful views of Rock Rose and creating a hot spot for family and friends. Additionally, an abundance of HD screens and a 40 ft projector makes The Dogwood the perfect place to catch the next game. Be sure to order their nachos, sweet tea marinated wings, and new Spicy Mango White Claw Slushee!

The Park

The Park

Watch your favorite professional and collegiate sports teams on The Park at Domain NORTHSIDE’s high definition screens with a drink in hand and a burger in the making. Their scratch-made kitchen incorporates a unique style and taste that caters to foodies and health nuts alike. The Park has your favorite local brews, specialty drinks, and most importantly, a friendly staff.

Yard House

At Yard House at Domain NORTHSIDE, enjoy more than 100 taps of the best American craft and import beers, plus more than 100 dishes made-from-scratch in their kitchen. Their globally-inspired menu features all of their customers’ favorites, from salads, street tacos and grilled burgers to seafood, steaks and ribs


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Hayden Walker
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Hayden Walker is the Editor in Chief and Director of Operations for Austin Food Magazine

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