4 Spots to Watch the Big Game in Mueller (Austin, TX)
The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and unless you’re lucky enough to score tickets to the game itself, you’re likely looking for the best spot to watch it.
Luckily, the Mueller neighborhood is home to and surrounded by a number of prime spots to watch the game.
1. B.D. Riley’s
Located at the heart of the Aldrich Street District, B.D. Riley’s is the perfect neighborhood bar for watching sports.
An Irish pub with an expansive patio, B.D. Riley’s is the only spot in Mueller with a classic bar atmosphere. They have two 65-inch “ScreenZilla” TVs and a number of “Game Time Specials” during football games which make it a great option for watching the game in Mueller.
The large patio is completely covered in case of rain, and when it gets chilly there are a number of heaters to keep you warm.
In need of game day snacks? They offer a full menu, including a number of classic apps like chips and queso, potato skins, fried pickles and more.
Important to note: Are you visiting B.D. Riley’s for a regular-season game? It’s a Notre Dame and Patriots bar and the fans show up – so check the schedule before you go!
With TVs lining both the interior and the patio, there’s not a bad seat in the house. And for big games, there’s a projector set up as well.
For the Super Bowl, Haymaker will be featuring its regular Sunday specials ($2 – $3 mimosas, bloody marys and sangrias, and $2 off pitchers), plus $10 beer bucket specials.
And you can get in on the action as they’ll be featuring games and squares all night.
Make sure you come hungry to Haymaker. They have a full menu featuring apps, wings, burgers and more. The pretzel bites and beer cheese are always crowd-pleasers.
Planning to watch the big game here? Show up early, because this place gets packed!
3. 8 Track
Another Manor Road sports bar, 8 Track is relatively new to the neighborhood.
The bar serves up vintage vibes across nearly 6,000 sf, including a large covered (and enclosed when needed) patio. From the name and the actual 8-track tapes lining the bar to the Steve Prefontaine mural and vintage arcade games – it’s like you stepped back into the 70s.
The patio has plenty of picnic tables for bigger groups, and the inside has lots of bar space and cocktail tables – and both areas feature a number of TVs for you to watch the game.
Not only is there ample seating at 8 Track, but there’s also ample parking! The venue boasts over 150 parking spots.
In addition to a full bar, there’s a wide selection of snacks and entrees to choose from if you’re hungry, including chips and queso, quesadillas, burgers, tacos and more.
4. Oddwood Ales
Not traditionally a sports bar, Oddwood Ales is an Austin brewery located just outside of the Mueller neighborhood along Airport Boulevard.
For the Super Bowl, however, the brewery is bringing out a 96-inch screen to project the game on to and will feature food and pitcher specials all night as well.
The bar features a dozen or so custom beers – with a variety of flavors for all palates. Try a flight of four for just $10. Not a beer drinker? Ask for a recommendation – there’s usually something for everyone. Or you can opt for a glass of wine, as they have a few nice options behind the bar as well.
As far as food, you won’t find traditional bar bites here. Instead, the menu leans Italian, featuring pizza and stromboli, salads and bruschetta. All of which is delicious.
Regardless of which spot you pick, be sure to arrive early to get a great spot. Enjoy some good food and drinks, and may your team win!