- September 5, 2023

The Ultimate Guide For Where to Watch College Football in Austin


Block off your Saturdays for the foreseeable future because college football is back! While we are home to the University of Texas, we know there are all kinds of college football fans and alumni that call Austin home. And all those transplants are looking for the place they can come together with their fellow fans to root for their team.

If you do happen to be a Longhorn fan, you can check out this post on the best locations to watch UT football. If you happen to root for another team (and that’s OK), here’s where to watch the top 20 (and then some) college teams in Austin.


Fans of the Crimson Tide show their Tide pride at Bufords (West 6th Street). In addition to watch parties, the Austin Bama Alumni host networking socials and Austin SEC Club activities. You can keep up with all their events and activities on their Instagram page.


In past years, War Eagle fans flocked together at Local Post Pub, however, nothing is posted on their official Austin Auburn Club facebook page since they hosted an event at Salvation Pizza on Rainey Street in 2022.


Baylor alumni, parents, and friends have cheered on the Bears in the past at Mean Eyed Cat (1621 West 5th Street). The university lists watch parties in cities all over the country here. Sadly, Austin seems to be missing from the list.

Central Florida

There no longer seems to be an official watch party for UCF in Austin either. According to the UCF alumni page in past years, fans of Central Florida gathered at Cover 3 Downtown (1717 West 6th Street). Austin is missing from the list this year.


Tiger fans watch their team at Star Bar (West 6th Street). You can confirm the Austin Clemson Club’s party plans here.


Kung Fu Saloon (716 West 6th Austin) serves as the official swamp for Florida fans. Kung Fu Saloon will play every Gator game of the 2023 season and we will host five official Lone Star Gator Club watch parties, which will include Gator swag, drawings, and traditions for the following games:  More info can be found here.

Florida State

Whether you’re looking for a group to watch the football games with or wanting to network with Florida State alumni, the Austin Seminoles is your source for all things FSU in Austin. Seminoles gather at Key Bar (617 W 6th Street) to watch Florida State football.


Green Light Social (720 West 6th Street) is now home to the official watch party location for the Georgia Bulldogs. You can keep up with the Austin Dawgs on their Facebook page.


The LSU Austin Alumni Association calls Shoal Creek Saloon (909 N Lamar Boulevard), as you would expect. In addition, Rustic Tap Beer Garden (613 W 6th Street) is hosts the tigers this year, as well.


Join your local Wolverines by attending a Michigan game watch party at Cork & Barrel Pub (4000 E Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock). You can locate a Michigan alumni event in any area and connect with the Blue near you here.


Mississippi fans are meeting this year at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (701 W 6th Street), according to the Austin Ole Miss Club page.

Mississippi State

The bulldogs once gathered at The Park on South Lamar (4024 South Lamar Boulevard) but it seems nothing is listed for an alumni group in Austin this year.

Notre Dame

Kelly’s Irish Pub (519 W Oltorf Street) now hosts the Official Game Watch Headquarters for fans of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The Notre Dame Austin Club also hosts other meetups and events. You can get more info here.

Ohio State

According to the Ohio State Austin Texas Alumni Club, the main watch party locale for the Buckeyes is Dogwood (715 West 6th Street).


According to the OU Club of Austin’s Facebook page, they’ll be hosting watch parties at The Victory Tap (111 East Main Street, Pflugerville).


OSU watch parties are scheduled at Haymaker (2310 Manor Road) throughout the season. You can connect with the OSU Alumni Chapter here.


The Austin Ducks are having their first watch parties of the season at Progress Coffee (3421 North I-35). You can check here for updates throughout the season.

Penn State

The Central Texas Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Club will be at Parlor & Yard (601 West 6th Street) this season! Get more info on the group here.


The Austin Association of Rice Alumni hosted an August event at Gibson Street Bar but we’re unsure where watch parties are happening. You can keep up with the organization here.

Southern California

Looking to celebrate the Trojan family spirit while enjoying great events and creating memories with fellow USC Alumni? USC Trojans of Austin seem to be hosting their watch parties at The Pub (214 West 4th Street).


In previous years, the Austin Vols hosted watch parties and events at Star Bar and The Tavern. Nothing is listed on the group’s Facebook page for this year.

Texas A&M

Austin Aggie fans gather to watch their games at Lustre Pearl East (114 Linden Street). You can keep up with all of the Capital City A&M Club events here.


The Austin Frogs met at Sign Bar in August but no official watch party location is listed on the TCU Alumni Association of Austin facebook page.

Texas State

When not hitting the road and heading down to San Marcos, Bobcat fans in Austin gather to watch games at Lustre Pearl East (114 Linden Street). Well, at least for the first game of the season. Check the Austin chapter alumni Facebook page for updates on the remainder of the season.

Texas Tech

The Texas Tech Alumni Association Austin Chapter does not have any watch parties listed on thier page for the 2023 season.

University of Houston

The Coogs in Austin gather at Waterloo Ice House (8600 Burnet Road) to watch their weekend games. They also have an active Facebook page that is full of activities, meetups, and more.

Virginia Tech

Hokies can join the Austin Hokies Facebook group to learn about any possible events in the area.


The University of Washington alumni page has listed Little Woodrows (520 West 6th Street) as the place for official viewing parties in the past.

Washington State

We are unsure where Cougar football fans can cheer on their team but you can follow the WSUAA Austin Club Facebook page for more info throughout the season.

West Virginia

It looks like there’s not official WVU Austin Alumni watch party, but Austin Mountaineers who’d like to keep up with all alumni events can follow the group here.

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Featured photo via @cover3dining on Instagram.