Super Bowl Sunday Guide

Know where you'll be on Sunday, Feb. 1? Whether you're trying to find a local bar to watch the big game with buddies or avoiding the hubbub altogether, we have Austin's top picks for both.

Updated: January 06, 2009

Where to Watch the Game

Third Base (Sports Bar & Restaurant)

1717 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

You won't miss a bit of the action (or commercial breaks) with 40 plasma screen TVs.


2222 Rio Grande St Ste D-116, Austin, TX 78705

Though most often a favorite for football of the Longhorn variety, grab some wings and a seat for Sunday's big game.

The Tavern

912 W 12th St, Austin, TX 78703

Go early to get a better view of one of the wall-mounted TVs.


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With a diverse menu and televisions everywhere, this is the perfect place to get together to watch the game.

Alamo Downtown Theatre

320 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Watch the game on the Drafthouse's big screen while enjoying better than average game day fare.

Where to Avoid the Game

Dave & Buster's

9333 Research Blvd, #A600, Austin, TX 78759

Those with a competitive streak will love an afternoon of arcade games accompanied by cocktails.

Round Rock Premium

4401 N Ih-35, Round Rock, TX 78664

Shoppers uninterested in the big game can take advantage of the smaller crowds at this just-open outdoor outlet.

Bob Bullock IMAX Theatre

1800 N Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

Delve into the story of the Lone Star State or take in an Imax at this tri-level gallery.

Waterloo Records & Video

600A N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Expand your musical palette with the latest local and national releases available at this always-popular downtown record store.

Barton Creek Greenbelt

Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78701

Escape from city life--and talk of Sunday's game--to the hiking trails of this 812-acre park.