The return of NFL football means many Austinites are now spending Sundays setting fantasy lineups and watching their favorite teams go at it. Nothing wrong with that, but don't let all that gridiron action halt your brunch game.
Luckily, Austin is filled with great bars and restaurants to get a brunch fix and catch pro ball. From North Austin to South Lamar, West Fifth to the east side, football fans can score big at these seven neighborhood spots.
Get into the football-viewing action during Backspin’s brunch, which is on Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm at its South Austin location. The menu features a few standard items, such as breakfast tacos and French toast, but it’s the house-made specialties, like the cheddar drop biscuit sandwich (sausage, fried egg, and cheese on a cheddar biscuit), that shine at this sports bar.
The brunch menu at this east side dive runs the gamut from deviled eggs to poutine to chicken and waffles, and there are many great drink options. This includes $5 Bloody Marys, $3 mimosas, and plenty of special cocktails, like the tequila-centric Trash Can Punch. Brunch at The Cavalier runs on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am-3 pm. And FYI Saints fans — New Orleans' games are always on the main screen here.
Upscale but comfortable is the best way to describe this sports bar with locations downtown, Allandale, and North Austin. Brunch stretches from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and it features a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar that lets you to dress up the drinks. For eats, definitely get the chicken fried New York strip steak and eggs or the tinga chicken breakfast enchiladas.
Doc’s Motorworks Bar & Grill
The brunch portion of the menu at Doc’s isn’t quite as elaborate as some of the other spots on this list, but it’s nonetheless a great spot to watch football. Check out the fried egg sandwich or migas, and be sure to take advantage of beverage specials on Saturday and Sunday, which include $3 mimosas, $5 Austin Eastciders Blood Orange mimosas, $3 select drafts, and more. Deals apply to both locations.
For those looking for brunch, football, and a party combo, look no further than The Park on South Lamar Boulevard or in the Domain Northside. From 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, indulge in a $16 brunch buffet with all the staples, such as French toast, migas, and pancakes. Drink specials actually run until 5 pm, and that includes a $5 Bloody Mary bar and a variety of mimosa options. Need to dance? Hit the patio and let the DJ get you moving.
Revelry Kitchen + Bar
From 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, take in the “Funday Brunch” at this spot over on East Sixth Street. Grab a $6 Bloody Mary or a $4 mimosa to go with the pulled pork hash skillet or chicken lollipop wings and waffles. Reverly even serves up orders of churros, which is just fun. Adding to the mix is DJ kidGorilla, who spins throughout the day.
Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse
Few things are as synonymous as beer, barbecue, and football, so it's impossible to go wrong with this brewery/smokehouse on Barton Springs Road. Brunch stretches from 9 am to 2 pm, Friday to Sunday, and it includes some tasty, meaty options, such as smoked brisket hash and ground brisket migas. While kicked back, keep things in line with one of the Lazy Day Lagers.