Your dog can participate in Austin’s very own Puppy Bowl this weekend

There will be puppies and small dogs playing football in North Austin on Saturday. Let that sink in for a moment. 

Squealing yet? 

Here are the details so you can watch this ridiculously cute spectacle in action. Yard Bar, one of the dog-friendliest bars in town thanks to a huge puppy playground, is hosting a live version of Animal Planet’s “Puppy Bowl” the day before the Super Bowl game.  

Anyone is welcome to watch, but if you’re the owner of a dog 35 lbs. or less, your dog can also participate in one of the 20-minute quarters of gridiron goodness. Sign them up for the quarter of your choice on Eventbrite for $15. 

In addition to the quarters of Puppy Bowl Live, there will be overtime — and a halftime show featuring adoptable pups from Austin Pets Alive. This year’s Super Bowl halftime show from Justin Timberlake is probably not going to be as adorable, we’d bet.

The $15 participation fee (the afternoon is free to those without dogs in the match) gets you and your furry friend a game-day bandana, a Yard Bar pint glass and a complimentary beer.

If you’re a spectator, there will also be a Celis Brewery tap takeover with $5 pints, burger and hot dog specials throughout the day, and plenty of room to watch the show. Yard Bar’s Puppy Bowl runs from 12 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 3 at 6700 Burnet Rd. For more information, visit


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