Austin has proven to be an insatiable television market for the World Cup this year, and you can bet the interest will reach a fever pitch for the final showdown on Sunday. Watch France and Croatia go cleat to cleat at the World Cup final at one of these local bars, restaurants and other venues playing the game.
The match begins at 10 a.m. , just in time for Sunday brunch, and many of the locales displaying it will have food and drinks specials and more.
The big kahuna of World Cup final watch parties is at Circuit of the Americas, where Coca-Cola is sponsoring a fun-filled day of tailgate games, live DJs, food, beverages and prizes. Multiple massive screens will air the game. For the watch party, which runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15, head to the race track’s Grand Plaza lawn, located in between turn 15 and 19.
Cover 3, 1717 W. Sixth St., 2700 W. Anderson Ln., and 2800 N. Interstate 35, Round Rock. The three Austin-area locations of this upscale sports bar will have their regular Sunday brunch menu available, as well as a do-it-yourself Bloody Mary and bubbles bar, starting promptly at 10 a.m.
Fresa’s, 1703 S. First St. The taco-loving joint will open for breakfast, offer happy hour prices all day and, best of all, have a 115-inch video wall on the patio. Table reservations are recommended. The festivities kick off at 8 a.m.
Friends & Allies Brewing, 979 Springdale Rd. There’s nothing like a breakfast beer. The East Austin brewery will have $4 house beers and $15 pitchers, and on-site food truck the Ginger Armadillo will provide breakfast tacos.
Haymaker, 2310 Manor Rd. Along with sister bar Black Sheep Lodge, the Cherrywood hangout Haymaker is hosting a final World Cup watch party featuring $3 Whitestone Konverter Kolsch pints and $12 pitchers. Because the bar opens before 11 a.m., count on a special breakfast menu.
Jack & Ginger’s, 11500 Rock Rose Ave. The Domain Northside-based Irish pub might boast more than 80 beers on tap, but it’s offering drink specials during the World Cup final on its cocktails: $5 screwdrivers, $6 Irish Coffees and $5 micheladas.
Mister Tramps, 8565 Research Blvd. A popular pub for soccer fans, Mister Tramps has dubbed itself as Austin’s Home of the World Cup and, after airing every previous game, will show the final match, too.
Native Hostel, 807 E. Fourth St. It’s not just the World Cup final you’ll be watching in the East Austin hostel’s 3,400 sq. ft. event space. Native Hostel is also hosting a tournament for some of the city’s best soccer players. Plus, perk up during the late-morning play with drink specials of White Russians, Irish Coffees and more.
Pluckers Wing Bar, multiple locations. The popular Austin chain is opening early for the World Cup final and will offer $1 off all cocktails at that time.
WhichCraft Tap Room and Bottle Shop, 1900 Simond Ave. Want more of a relaxed coffee shop vibe for your World Cup final viewing? The Mueller location of WhichCraft is your place to go and will have free popcorn and happy hour deals during the game. And with the purchase of two Tacodeli tacos, get a free coffee or $2.50 off espresso drinks.
And if you’re rooting for France, don’t forget that Bastille Day — the national day of France — is on Saturday. Austin bars and restaurants are celebrating with champagne, absinthe, crepes, macarons and more; this roundup lets you know where to go to partake in the festivities.
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