When and where to watch football around Austin, TX

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Serious Longhorn pride at DKR | Photo by @swablogguy

Football season is in full swing, and we’ve got the 411 on when and where to catch all the college + NFL football action around Austin. 🏈  The Cowboys are currently on top of NFC East, and the Longhorns are still No. 1 (in our hearts).  

Wanna sound like the smartest coach on the field? Try dropping these fun facts at your next dinner party. Last call, Hail Mary, Prescott touchdown. 

  • According to Finance Buzz, Texans and Cowboys fans, respectively, spend an average of $169.95 and $147.68 on food and drink (excluding alcohol) during their home games — the highest amount spent across all NFL team fan bases. 
  • The Cowboys rivalry with other Texas teams officially began in 1965 against the Houston Oilers. The teams played for a trophy called the Governor’s Cup. Since the Houston Texans became a team in 2002, the Cowboys lead the Texans 3–2 in the all-time series.
  • In 1903, the UT football team was first labeledThe Longhorns.” Hook em.
  • The first UT football team played in 1893 in an undefeated season (4-0).

Houston Texans

🗓️Home game schedule 

🏈Sun., Oct. 31 — Texans vs. Los Angeles Rams

🏈Sun., Nov. 28 — Texans vs. New York Jets

🏈Sun., Dec. 5 — Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts

🏈Sat., Dec. 12 — Texans vs. Seattle Seahawks

🏈Sun., Dec. 26 — Texans vs. Los Angeles Chargers

🏈Sun., Jan. 9 — Texans vs. Tennessee Titans

🎟️Tickets: There are three main ticket options — Season Tickets, Single Game tickets, and Group Seating tickets. Prices start at $60 for select single games. The ticket office is located at Two NRG Park Houston, TX. 

Dallas Cowboys

🗓️ Home game schedule

🏈 Sun., Nov. 7 — Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos

🏈 Sun., Nov. 14 — Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons

🏈 Thurs., Nov. 25 — Cowboys vs. Las Vegas Raiders

🏈 Sun., Dec. 26 — Cowboys vs. Washington Football Team

🏈 Sun., Jan. 2 — Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals

🎟️ Tickets: There are four main ticket options — Season Tickets, Single Game tickets, Luxury Suite tickets, and Standing Room Only tickets. Prices start at $45 for select single games. The ticket office is located at One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX . 

The University of Texas Longhorns

🗓️ Home game schedule

🏈 Sat., Nov. 13 — Texas vs. Kansas

🏈 Sat., Nov. 26 — Texas vs. Kansas State

🎟️Tickets: You can buy tickets online, with prices starting at $40 for select single games. The ticket office is located at 2139 San Jacinto Blvd.

Looking to watch Texans, Cowboys + Longhorn games in Austin? We’ve got you covered.

🍺  Posse East, 2900 Duval St.

🍺  Mister Tramps Sports Bar, 8565 Research Blvd.

🍺  Little Woodrow’s, 520 W. 6th St. (Pro tip: Bring your pupif he’s got spirit, that is.)

🍺  Shiner’s Saloon, 422 Congress Ave. D (Pro tip: this spot gives major cowboy vibes — throw on your best cowboy hat for fun.)

🍺  Pluckers, 2222 Rio Grande St. (Pro tip: This is a go-to spot for UT students, so don’t forget to rep your burnt orange.)

🍺  Backspin Sports Bar, 5000 W. Slaughter Ln., Ste 206

🍺  Corner Bar, 1901 S. Lamar Blvd.

🍺  Black Sheep Lodge, 2108 S. Lamar Blvd. (Pro tip: If American football’s not your game, check out their soccer watch parties, too.)

🍺  Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.

🍺  Cover-3, 2700 W. Anderson Ln. #202

🍺  Blind Pig Pub, 317 E. 6th St. (Pro tip: The rooftop patio is the perfect place to cool off if the game starts to get too heated.) 

Know of a Texans, Cowboys, or Longhorns bar that’s not mentioned above? We’d love to add it to our list. Email us with your favorite spot to spend game day in Austin.

Happy football season, Austin — don’t forget to tag us in all of your game day photos + videos using @atxtoday or #atxtoday. 📸