There may not be a Texas team in the Super Bowl but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the big game like a true Texan. From players to foods to events and more, here’s how to have the most Austin Super Bowl experience.
Cheer Along With Fellow Fans
Kansas City Chiefs fans can mingle with other arrowheads at their official spot: Kung Fu Saloon (715 West 6th Street). The Tavern (922 West 12 Street) hosts watch parties as well. While this San Francisco 49ers group gathers across the street at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (701 West Sixth Street), other fans watch at Little Woodrows on Burnet (5425 Burnet Road) which has billed themselves as the headquarters for 49ers during playoff season.
Cheer For The Team With The Most Ties to Texas
The Chiefs are the clear winner here.
- Patrick Mahomes hails from Tyler and is a grad of Texas Tech.
- Running Back Cyrus Gray played for Texas A&M.
- Tackle Lucas Niang graduated from TCU.
- Wide Receiver Rashee Rice attended SMU.
- Defensive End BJ Thompson is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin.
Here’s how the 49ers stack up.
- OL Spencer Burford played for Texas – San Antonio.
- OL Matt Pryor is a graduate of TCU.
- Linebacker Dee Winters attended TCU as well.
Start Your Super Weekend With the Puppy Bowl
Kick off your tailgating early with the Austin Humane Society and the 17th Annual Puppy Bowl! Enjoy an epic day of delicious tailgate bites, puppy races, Super Bowl puppy predictions, pet adoptions, all wrapping up with Puppy Bowl LIVE! at Yard Bar. The fun starts at 11 a.m. at the Austin Humane Society with adorable adoptables, vendors, a Kid Zone, great eats, and our 6th Annual Tailgate Competition. Puppy Bowl is free to attend, or you can upgrade your experience with the V.I.P. (Very Important Puppy-fan) pass, which comes with a commemorative Puppy Bowl t-shirt and tote, one drink ticket, and entry into the 6th Annual Tailgate Food Competition. You’ll get to taste every competitor’s tailgate bite and help crown the winner. All proceeds will benefit animals in need!
Hit Up a Unique Super Bowl Watch Party
Not really a fan of either team but want to be out and about with other football fans this weekend? Here are a few Austin area events that are a bit out of the norm.
The Parlor Room is hosting an F Cancer Superbowl Watch Party with actor Stephen Amell. The event will include a Q+A with Amell, a custom FCancer t-shirt, projector screens to watch the game, a special guest DJ, and more surprises! VIP tickets cost $150 and include early entry to hang / take a professional picture with the former “Arrow” star plus an FCancer gift bag. GA entry is $45. More info here.
Haute Spot is hosting the ultimate Super Bowl watch party with special hosts Craig Way and Mike Hardge from AM 1300 The Zone! The event is free and family friendly. In addition to food and drink soecials, they’ll be raffling off items like concert tickets, signed memorabilia, and the grand prize: a Haute Spot Season Pass Membership (access to every show in 2024; $1188 value). Every guest will receive a raffle ticket and the first 200 get 2x tickets! Full details here.
For an out of the ordinary viewing experience, head to Soupleaf Hot Pot. Enjoy the Super Bowl while sipping on handcrafted cocktails and indulge in their signature hot pot offerings. Book your reservation here.
Keep It Local With Your Snacks and Sips
Planning to stay in and watch? We’ve highlighted a few super specials you can take advantage of to keep it local with your dips, drinks, and more. Check them all out here.
If you’re hosting or simply treating yourself to some good eats at home, check out these recipes from some of Austin’s favorite chefs.
Go the Anti-Game Route With These Local Events
If you’re anti-game, well, we’re not sure how you’ve gotten this far. However, we’re happy to steer you in the direction of the best of the other events happening on Sunday. The best part? They’re all FREE! See them all here.
Come For The Game, Stay For The Commercials
Of course, the commercials are another big part of the evening. In the past, many of the ads have had ties to the ATX. This year, keep an eye out for as ad from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. Their 30-second, western-themed ad will run during the two-minute warning in the first half of the game.
Featured photo via iStock user Gogadicta.