Top Craft Beer Destinations to Watch the World Cup

Photo courtesy of FIFA

The FIFA Men’s World Cup kicks off Sunday November 20 with the United States Men’s National Team taking the stage on November 21 kicking things off as part of group B.

Here are a few things you should know in a nutshell:

#1 – The World Cup is happening in Qatar;  however, many of the games will be broadcast during U.S. friendly timezones.

#2 – This tournament only happens every four years and only lasts a couple of weeks. So get out there and show your support for the Men’s National team!

#3 – Even if you aren’t a big soccer fan, this is one of the best times to hang out with some major fans and enjoy the atmosphere – hey the game is only 90 min, right? (side note: if you are just going to complain, please don’t come to hang out with us – this is our super bowl…)

As always, our picks include spots that met these three criteria:

Enthusiasm for the game. These folks love soccer and it’s evident by the crowds they draw and the electric atmosphere during the game. No one wants to be the only one cheering with a painted face.

Play matches with the sound on. Nothing worse than staring at an intense game while DJ music pumping all around you.

Serves craft beer. This one does not require an explanation.

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Please check social media and our events listing ahead of time as some spots may not be open for certain matches or times beyond regular hours.

Barking Armadillo

Located in Georgetown, this friendly neighborhood brewery is the perfect place to cheer alongside fellow fans.

B.D Riley’s

An official Austin FC Pub Club bar partner, the Mueller location will show all matches this season, arrive early to get a table!

Burnet Go-To

Check out this new spot in the location that was formerly the Growler Room for a great selection of craft beer and bites.

Celis Brewery 

Plenty of TV’s, fresh beer, and a large beer garden make this an excellent watch spot.

Haymaker & Black Sheep Lodge

These sister bars are well-known soccer venues that typically draw a big crowd, so get here early to secure a spot.

Hi Sign Brewing

The new eastside location will be open at 9am and showing matches during regular hours with specials on pitchers.


Excellent food, stellar craft beer wall and now serving cocktails. Up your watch game here.

Hopsquad Brewing Co. 

Expect a great enthusiastic crowd and matches on the big screen.

Independence Brewing Co.

Southeast brewery serving up some of the best beers in town!

Meanwhile Beer

Is streaming the World Cup on its outdoor stage in addition to having it play on its overhead speakers and TV in its event room and will have weekday drink specials Monday through Friday when the following teams are playing.

Mister Tramps Sports Pub

Dubbed Austin’s Home for the World Cup and the EPL, they will be open for all games. As a well-known quintessential soccer pub, get there early and expect great crowds.

Pinthouse Pizza (all locations except Pinthouse Brewing)

Games on with sound on all TVs.

Pour House Pints and Pies

With plenty of TVs, the game will be televised with sound. Excellent beer selection and great pizza – add this one to your list.

School House Pub

Eastside gastropub featuring special beers for the World Cup matches.

Texas Beer Company

Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating to catch each match.

Thrive Craft House

With plenty of TVs and a dog-friendly patio, this is an excellent choice to catch the game.

Tony C’s Beer Garden

New spot on Anderson Lane to grab a pizza and a pint while watching the match.

Turnstile Coffee, Beer, and Spirits

Indoor and outdoor seating to catch each match.

WhichCraft Taproom and Bottle Shop

A wide selection of beer to go with an expansive tap wall will be showing the matches.

Photo courtesy of USMNT

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