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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. So, where to watch NFL football in Austin? That is the question!
Where To Watch NFL Football In Austin
Miami Dolphins fans don’t seem to have a specific place to rest their fins this season.
According to an online search, Mister Tramps is the place for New York Jets fans.
Parlor & Yard (601 West Sixth Street) is where you’ll find a huge gathering of the Austin Buffalo Bills Backers — they’ve added more shade and fans so the Texas heat isn’t quite so bad for the watch parties. A smaller group can also be found at Nickel City (1133 East 11th Street), which will be kicking off the Bills’ season with a huge tailgate party.
“Where Austin Meets Boston” B.D. Riley’s is home to the largest New England Patriots fan club in Texas. Watch EVERY Pats game with the Austin New England Patriots Fan Club at B. D. Riley’s Irish Pub (1905 Aldrich St, Mueller 78723) inside or on the patio, on big HDTVs with sound.
It looks like fans of the Denver Broncos meet at various places around Austin, but you can keep up with them via this Meetup group. You can also find the Broncoholics on Facebook where it appears they meet up at The Local – Mockingbird Saloon (2610 Guadalupe).
According to this site, Raiders fans can join the Silver & Black of Central Texas official fanclub “for real Raiders fans” at Big Daddy’s Sportsbar.
Kansas City Chiefs fans can mingle with other arrowheads at The Tavern (922 West 12th Street). Those up north can also join others from this Meetup group at Third Base in Round Rock (3107 South IH 35, Round Rock).
The Los Angeles Chargers contingent of fans has a permanent watch spot in Austin at Dogwood Rock Rose (11420 Rock Rose Avenue).
The Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Club of Austin now meets at The Bon Aire (9070 Research Blvd, #101). According to organizer Jackie Huba, the Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Club of Austin hosts anywhere from 100-200 fans per game, and they’ve been doing so for more than 10 years now. If you’re looking to stay downtown to watch games, join other fans at Shiner’s Saloon (422 Congress Avenue).
Cincinatti Bengals fans may be wondering Where Dey come game day. Thanks to Hi5 Watch Parties, Bengals fans split space with the Chiefs fans and host watch parties at The Tavern (922 West 12th Street).
Arguably the most dedicated fans in the NFL, fans of the Cleveland Browns somehow have two watch locations in town. Texas Capital Area Browns Backers have settled in at Green Light Social (720 West 6th Street) and Baker Street Pub (we see what you guys did there with that dad joke, I’m sure Mayfield appreciates it) (3003 South Lamar Blvd).
There doesn’t seem to be a bar or a fan club for the Jacksonville Jaguars. This Austin – Jacksonville Jaguars Watch Party page hasn’t posted since 2019 and the last bar they gathered at is not closed.
Indianapolis Colts fans now gather with other team’s fans at The Tavern (922 W 12th Street). Dang, it must be loud in there with all these competing fans!
Of course there are plenty of Houston Texans fans in Austin and the Austin Texans Fan Group (just under 2K members on Facebook) watch games downstairs at Blind Pig Pub (317 East 6th Street).
The Tennessee Titans don’t seem to currently have a flan club not dedicated bar to watch games at.
More places to watch NFL Football in Austin!
Most bars in Austin that aren’t already designated for another team are Dallas Cowboys bars — this is Texas, after all. You may want to peruse this list from Yelp to narrow down a spot. And as you may have already noticed, The Tavern is always a good spot to watch NFL football in Austin.
The official watch party for the New York Giants in Austin Texas happens at Tap 24 (1004 W 24th Street), according to this site.
The Austin-Philadelphia Eagles Watch Party hasn’t been updated for 2021, but they have met at Key Bar (617 West 6th Street) in the past.
Arizona Cardinals fans don’t have any watch parties listed on their Facebook page but it appears they met at The Tavern in 2020.
You’ll find the official Seattle Seahawks Booster Club, The Austin, Texas 12s, cheering loudly at Common Interest Karaoke Bar in North Austin. There they have an amazing staff and an entire wall of the venue dedicated to the Seahawks and their fans.
Also, if you’ve ever walked around West 6th St during football season, there’s no way that you’ve missed that Little Woodrow’s downtown (520 West 6th Street) is a tried and true Seahawks bar.
No updates for 2021 yet, but the Los Angeles Rams fans met at Barzon at Takoba (1411 East 7th Street) in 2020.
San Francisco 49ers fans will be settling in at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (701 W. 6th Street).
In past years, Green Bay Packers fans have gathered at Shooters on 620 (11416 FM 62), an officials Packers Fan Cave, or if you like to hang out downtown for games, Star Bar (600 West 6th Street) has $15 domestic buckets and cheese curds to snack on.
Detroit Lions fans will be roaring along with the Michigan crowds at Haymaker (2310 Manor Road) with the Detroit Lions Watch Group. They’ll also be enjoying $2 off pitchers of beer, $2 mimosas, and $3 bloody marys and red sangria on Sundays.
The Minnesota Vikings – Austin, Texas Fanclub meets up at Warehouse Billiard Bar (509 East Ben White Blvd) in south Austin. Hang out after the game to enjoy their extensive array of bar games, pool tables, shuffleboard, and more. In August, this announcement was posted on the page: Great news from Warehouse Management… “Two-Minute Tommy” Kramer will be at the Warehouse for our regular season opener on Sunday, Sept 12, @ Noon at the Cincinnati Bengals!!
Fans of the almighty Who Dat chant know they can find New Orleans Saints games served up with ice cold Abita beer and amazing cajun food at Shoal Creek Saloon and St. Roch’s. In past years, North Austin fans also cheered for the black and gold at Pluckers Lakeline (11066 Pecan Park Boulevard).
It makes sense that we have so many Saints fans in Austin, since New Orleans is so close and we have so many post-Katrina settlers in Austin. It also helps that Drew Brees is from Westlake!
The Carolina Panthers watch parties were previously held at Blind Pig Pub upstairs (317 East 6th Street), though the page hasn’t been updated since 2019.
And once again, we weren’t able to locate a home or an active Facebook group for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But here’s a fun fact: Austin based brand Mighty Swell returns to Raymond James Stadium as an official partner of the Bucs, bringing its flavorful roster of spiked seltzers to football fans through the 2024 NFL season.
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