Top Craft Beer Destinations to Watch the World Cup

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The United States Women’s Nation Soccer Team takes the stage on July 21 as the reigning champions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The tournament kicked off on July 20 and is taking place in Australia and New Zealand this year, which means many of the matches will take place overnight for fans in Texas.

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

#1 – We are awesome. We are literally the number-one team in the world.

#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 Women’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.

Check out our events listing for a weekly update on events

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 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 and $5 Zanates West Coast IPA during USA matches.

Independence Brewing Co.

Southeast brewery serving up some of the best beers in town with $3 native Texans during USA games.

Lazarus Brewing (Eastside location)

Enjoy HALF-OFF full pours of Prodigal Pils during the matches

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

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.

The Brewtorium

Plenty of room in an air-conditioned space to catch the matches.

Tony C’s Beer Garden

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.

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