WC viewing in Austin

Discussion in 'Austin Aztex' started by striker, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. striker

    striker Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    In the past, I have done most of my soccer viewing at Fado. With the problem/cost of parking downtown, I would like to explore the possibility of other viewing venues. Any suggestions for places that draw a good crowd and with good atmosphere?
     
  2. Parrothead FC

    Parrothead FC Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've enjoyed Mr. Tramps for some events.
     
  3. striker

    striker Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    Thanks. Does that place get packed?
     
  4. Parrothead FC

    Parrothead FC Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd say yes. It was basically full for the women's World Cup final I went there to watch, but I did have a seat.
     
  5. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Tavern at 12th and Lamar. US fans are watching the US - Nigeria game at Haymakers (Manor Rd.) this evening. Really, 4 years ago pubs all over the city were pretty full for the games. You should be able to find a good place close by. I'm planning on going to the Flying Saucer at the Triangle for games after work (I can walk there). Only challenge might be games going up against NBA playoffs, what with the Spurs in it. But times shouldn't conflict much.
     
  6. striker

    striker Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    I watched the CL final last year at the Tavern. It wasn't crowded and the atmosphere was quite bad. May be it will be better for the WC. Flying Saucer is an interesting idea. Is it easy to get parking in the parking garage there? Have you watched soccer matches there before?
     
  7. FakeFlopper

    FakeFlopper Member

    Jul 21, 2005
    Austin, Tx
    I don't know about atmosphere. I'll be downtown for the opener due to work, but I won't be going to Fado's. Just to crazy. I'll probably head out with some coworkers to some bar. I think this year will have a higher crowd than 2010. Mr Tramps is nice, but can get packed too.
     
  8. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think I have once. It will be interesting to see. On the plus side, we shouldn't be up against any NBA playoff games.
     
  9. Barbaro

    Barbaro Member

    Roma
    United States
    May 3, 2004
    Austin, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I put together a guide for The Austin Chronicle here.
     
  10. striker

    striker Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    Thanks for the link.
     
  11. TwoMeters

    TwoMeters Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wanted to make sure everyone here knows about the fan-zone style watch event that will be held at the Long Center on Tuesday for USA-Belgium: http://austinaztex.com/2014/06/27/austin-aztex-host-austins-biggest-world-cup-party/

    Beer will be sold, lawn chairs etc. are welcome. I've heard there will be ESPN cameras as well. Come out, have a blast, root for our boys, and help show off how big of a deal soccer is in Austin.
     

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