Austin TV bar/restaurant help

Discussion in 'FC Dallas' started by theodore, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. theodore

    theodore Member

    Nov 7, 2003
    I do not want to miss Saturday's game, but my boy has a soccer tournament in Austin this weekend. Anyone have any sources for TV viewing that carry Direct Kick? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. cisco39

    cisco39 Member

    May 27, 2003
    Austin, TX
    You might try Fado's downtown. They'll show all the EPL games in the morning and since this won't conflict with any of those (I think) they may just put it up (assuming they've paid for DK). Then again, you can just order DK on your own computer for $15 now...
     
  3. MjrGrubert

    MjrGrubert BigSoccer Supporter

    May 22, 2003
    Whitefish, MT
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Saturday night with UT football playing is going to be a challenge. Fado is good in the afternoon when no conflicts. Everywhere will be packed. Somewhere outside the core is your best bet. Heard the Tavern on Lamar/12th is soccer friendly but I would suggest mlstv.com with a good internet connection.
     
  4. Dr. Foosball™

    Dr. Foosball™ New Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Hot Springs, AR
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With this being a college football weekend your best bet is to watch it on mlslive.tv
     
  5. theodore

    theodore Member

    Nov 7, 2003
    Thanks all. Computer is in the trunk as a backup plan.
     
  6. chazsoccer

    chazsoccer Member

    Nov 22, 1999
    Republic of Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One other alternative...San Antonio is just about an drive south. There is a very soccer friendly pub there call The Lion and Rose

    Alamo Heights location
    5148 Broadway
    San Antonio, TX 78209
    Phone: (210) 822-7673

    LINK to map

    SATURDAYS: All 16oz English pints for $3.50
    Bass Ale, New Castle, Old Speckled Hen. and Boddingtons
     
  7. chazsoccer

    chazsoccer Member

    Nov 22, 1999
    Republic of Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually - here is a link to all three San Antonio locations currently open:

    link

    Call first!
     
  8. theodore

    theodore Member

    Nov 7, 2003
    good, thanks again
     
  9. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fado in Austin does not have MLS Direct Kick and there is no way in hell they will be showing the game on a Saturday night.

    There is a bar called Bagpipes. It is in NW Austin at the intersection of Burnet Road and Hwy 183. http://www.bagpipespub.com/

    It is in the same center as a certain soccer store called The Soccer Post. :D

    They say they have MLS Direct Kick and I have spoken with their marketing director a few times and they are making a concerted effort to show more soccer - Euro or otherwise. I have not watched an MLS game there but I saw a couple Gold Cup games there.

    You can call (512) 467-8600 and ask for Meredith. She will be able to tell you for sure. You can tell her that Chris Murphy from the Soccer Post said to ask you.

    That is a heck of a lot less drive than going 1 1/2 hours to San Antonio. Its only 20 minutes away from where the tournament is being held.

    I'll be at the store all day Saturday - feel free to give me a call if you need directions. 512-454-4625.

    chris
     
  10. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, the Tavern is very soccer friendly... or has been this summer.

    However.

    UT football trumps all, and while I haven't actually been there for games, I have little doubt that it will be packed with UT fans Saturday night.

    Sounds to me like Rovers' suggestion might be best. I'm thinking I might just take a drive up there myself.
     
  11. Jonno

    Jonno New Member

    Oct 28, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Think we might make it to Bagpipes.
     
  12. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Northside, thanks for the suggestion!

    Jonno, theodore, good to meet y'all.

    What a crappy game.

    One positive -- I walked into a bar jam-packed with burnt orange, wearing my FCD jersey, and the guy next to me said 'Dallas is playing DC United tonight, right?'

    Anyway, it was great to come away from such a crappy game with a good feeling about something. I'm looking forward to watching more games with Austin FCD fans.

    I hope to hell that FCD shows up next time.
     

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