Another NFL season is underway, making our Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays a whole lot more entertaining. With so many transplants from all over the country, from students to tech workers, along with the fact that Austin doesn’t have its own pro football team, a lot of teams across the AFC and NFC are represented by fans in the ATX.

While there are lots of options listed in this guide, there is one that stands above all the rest. When in doubt, we suggest spending your football day at Rusty Cannon Pub. This south Austin gem has plenty of TV’s showing all the games, very reasonable beer and liquor prices, and their selection of bar food is impossible to beat south of the river. They also sponsored this here list because they are just that committed to the local football scene, so if you find this info helpful then you can thank them even if you’re going to watch a game somewhere else. 

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Where To Watch Football In Austin

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Sometimes, however, you really need the sound on and the camaraderie of similar fanatics of your team. If that’s the kind of viewing experience you’re looking for, here’s where you should be watching. Also, we’ve included an index below so you can jump to the division you prefer.

AFC East  |  AFC West  |  AFC North  |  AFC South  |  NFC East  |  NFC West  |  NFC North  |  NFC South

AFC East

Miami Dolphins fans can get their phins up at Fado where Sunday games can find them sipping on $5 Irish Coffees (and $5 mimosas and bloody marys). If the game isn’t keeping fans awake, those stiff coffees sure will!

In a recent post in their Meetup group, the GangGreens let fans know that “Mean Eyed Cat, the best bar in Austin has offered to become a permanent Jets bar for all games!” New York Jets fans will certainly enjoy the ambiance of this Johnny Cash-themed bar, along with the Stubb’s BBQ served inside.

The Austin Buffalo Bills Backers have been watching games downstairs at West 6th’s Rattle Inn for a while, to the point that the bar offers up $2 Labatt Blues for fans.

Austin meets Boston at B.D. Riley’s, which makes it the natural spot for New England Patriots fans to cheer on the current champions. There they keep things cool with $4 20 ounce pints of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Harpoon IPA, Smithwicks Irish Red Ale, Shiner Bock, and Miller Lite during games, regardless of the day.

Pats fans will also find community (and likely plenty of Falcons jokes) at The Ranch and Spinners, perfect for north fans looking for a family friendly spot.

It's not over until it's over!

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