Ahead of Austin FC’s historic inaugural game, here is a primer on how to watch the team from home as well as a collection of bars and venues around town that are holding watch parties. This list is not comprehensive.
Television networks: Fox, Fox Deportes
Streaming: Austin FC will stream all locally broadcast games on its website and smartphone app this season. However, the April 17 match is a nationally broadcast game and will not be streamed by the team.
North Austin breweries
There are several breweries in North Austin that are approximately a mile or less away from Q2 Stadium, home of Austin FC. Some of these breweries will host the official watch parties for Austin FC’s supporters groups. Others have invested in outdoor seating, projectors and TVs and new employees to serve Austin FC fans on game days. Here is a list of breweries around Q2 Stadium in North Austin that are holding watch parties April 17 and throughout the 2021 season.
4th Tap Brewing Co-Op
The watch party at 4th Tap starts at noon with SXSE Food Co. holding a crawfish boil and other food specials. The brewery has several screens inside and outdoors for the watch party and will offer beer specials to anyone wearing Austin FC gear.
10615 Metric Blvd., Austin
Austin’s Belgian brewery kicks off its festivities at noon. Celis Brewery will offer food and green beer specials throughout the day.
10001 Metric Blvd., Austin
Circle Brewing Co.
Circle Brewing Co. is hosting the official watch party for Austin Anthem, the team’s oldest supporters group. The brewery has made a special edition Austin Anthem Ale in collaboration with the supporters group and is selling commemorative glasses. Food and coffee trucks will be on-site for the watch party. The event opens at 11 a.m. April 17.
2340 W. Braker Lane, Austin
Hopsquad Brewing Co.
Austin FC supporters group Los Verdes is holding its watch parties at Hopsquad Brewing Co. throughout the 2021 season. On April 17, the brewery will open its doors at noon with live music and food trucks. Hopsquad is offering seasonlong drink specials for members of Los Verdes throughout the MLS season.
2307 Kramer Lane, Austin
Official Austin FC bar partners
Austin FC recently announced a list of Pub Clubs throughout the city that are hosting official team watch parties this season. Here are the bars and restaurants the MLS team has partnered with.
Austin Eastciders Barton Springs
1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Austin Eastciders Collaboratory
979 Springdale Road, Ste. 130, Austin
B.D. Riley's Mueller
1905 Aldrich St., Unit 130, Austin
Black Sheep Lodge
2108 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin
The Bon Aire
9070 Research Blvd., Ste. 101, Austin
2027 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin
9041 Research Blvd., Ste 100, Austin
2400 Webberville Road, Unit A, Austin
13701 N. US 183, Austin
Cover 3 Round Rock
2800 N. I-35, Unit 200, Round Rock
242 N. LBJ Drive, Ste. 103, San Marcos
214 E. Sixth St., Austin
2310 Manor Road, Austin
High 5 Anderson Lane
2700 W. Anderson Lane, Unit 101
High 5 Lakeway
1502 N. RM 620, Lakeway
Local Post Pub
7113 Burnet Road, Austin
802 Red River St., Austin
Play on 6th
620 W. Sixth St., Austin
109 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville
Revelry on the Boulevard
6215 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin
Revelry East 6th
1410 E. Sixth St., Austin
Rusty Cannon Pub
730 W. Stassney Lane, Ste. 120, Austin
San Jac Saloon
300 E. Sixth St., Austin
202 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos
422 Congress Ave., Unit D, Austin
Shooters Billiards 620
11416 N. RM 620, Austin
Shooters Billiards Cedar Park
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
Taco Flats Burnet
5520 Burnet Road, Ste. 101, Austin
Taco Flats Cantina Holly
2500 E. Sixth St., Austin
701 E. Stassney Lane, Austin
Other Austin FC watch parties
Barking Armadillo Brewing
507 River Bend Drive, Georgetown
1703 Guadalupe St., Austin
DuMont’s Down Low
214 W. 4th St., Ste. B, Austin
Krause’s Cafe & Biergarten
148 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels
Lala’s Little Nugget
2207 Justin Lane, Austin
Lavaca Street Bar
Mean Eyed Cat
1621 W. 5th St., Austin
600 W. 6th St., Austin
87 Rainey St., Austin
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. 5, Cedar Park
1902-B E. MLK Blvd., Austin