10 Austin spots for takeout and watch parties during the 2024 Super Bowl
February is upon us and with it, the most important Sunday of the month: Super Bowl Sunday. If there’s one thing Austinites know how to do, it's cheer for their team.
For those looking for a bit more than a store-bought platter to enjoy at home, this list covers it all. Impress the gang with some local snacks, or take advantage of the abundance of sports bars in Austin showing the game.
Super Bowl LVIII is taking place in Las Vegas on February 11, with the San Francisco 49ers facing the Kansas Chiefs, and it’s sure to be one for the books. Whether you’re cheering at home, only there for the half-time performance, or bonding with strangers at a bar, these places in Austin will make sure your only worry is how well your team is doing.
Uptown Sports Club
Sports bars are the place to be and Uptown’s made the cut in an elevated setting, with its lineup of drink specials along with some newly installed 80-inch TVs, so you can savor every second of the game. After you’ve worked up your appetite, enjoy Uptown’s classic dishes like Aaron Franklin’s gumbo, the Uptown burger, and a limited-edition po’boy. Uptown’s Sports Club does not accept reservations, so make sure to get there early to grab a spot.
Fresa's Chicken Al Carbon
If you’re in the mood for a little Tex-Mex flair (no matter who's playing, you're in Austin) head out to Fresa’s. The Westlake and South First locations are ready for the watch party, with large-screen TVs along with food and drink specials such as wood-grilled wings and jalapeño poppers. Fresa’s also has takeout specials like the Super Party platter, which includes flautas, poppers, and wings; or you can choose a seven-layer dip, cookie tray, or wings platter. Pre-orders are available now on Tock.
For an outdoor watching experience, head out to Armadillo Den. The spacious patio features a massive screen, as well as drink specials on buckets, local beers, and mocktails. There’s a doggie park for those looking to celebrate with their four-legged friends. Food trucks from Via 313, Ranch Hand, and Biggie's Yardbird, plus the newly added Los Danzantes ATX, will offer a variety of options. To amp up the fun, make sure to check out the huge crawfish boil!
Soupleaf Hot Pot
Soupleaf is offering a unique watching party for a group of friends or families looking to venture out of the sports bar scene. Known for its Canton-style hot pot, Soupleaf is game-ready with handcrafted cocktails, plenty of TVs, and of course, all the hot pot options. That's a non-traditional, yet fun way to make this Super Bowl Sunday one to remember. Make sure to reserve a spot via Toast.
Enjoy the game on the multitude of screens at this South Austin staple, and stay for the half-time specials. TLC Austin is offering happy hour specials only during half-time, which include $7 bites and sips, $1 oysters, and $15 beer buckets. Test your luck and football knowledge with Super Bowl squares (like bingo) for even more fun. Take the stress out of rushing to get a table by reserving a spot via Toast.
Loro Asian Smokehouse & Bar
This South Austin staple is a must-add to the Super Bowl roster for its takeout specials. Loro is offering the Big Game Bundle and Bites with fan-favorite items to choose from, à la carte. That includes smoked wings, baby back pork ribs, Thai chips and dip, and much more. Bigger crowd? You can also choose the bundle that serves 6-8 people. Pre-orders are available now until February 8. Visit loroeats.com to order.
Another way to enjoy the game off-site is with Cover 3’s to-go game-day platter and wing platter specials. These two offers are takeout only; the game-day platter (serves 6-8) offers a few fan-favorite dishes such as the chipotle ranch wings, sliders, and mac and cheese, while the wings platter offers 100 wings with the choice of two of their signature flavors. Pre-orders are open now at cover-3.com.
Austin Rotisserie — Fareground location
If you want a more elevated spin on your game-day spread, why not consider French with a bit of Austin flair? Austin Rôtisserie is offering a takeout platter with its original rotisserie chicken, which will be chopped into bite-sized pieces to resemble wings and to make it easier to dip. The platter comes with salsa verde and buffalo sauce made specifically for the Super Bowl. Order online at faregroundaustin.com.
Another option that is sure to impress any guest is Garbo’s Lobster. Garbo's is taking a few of its New England classics to go for the Super Bowl. You can order the DIY Me Roll Kits, which double as a fun activity while watching the game. There’s also the New England Classic, which comes with fish dip, clam chowders, mini lobster rolls, and The Tailgater including fish burritos, shrimp cocktails, and more. The party platter scores big with shrimp cocktails, lobster rolls, and chips. Order online at garboslobsteratx.com or by calling (512) 350-9814.
Tony C’s Pizza & Beer Garden
For the classic combo of pizza and wings, try Tony C’s Pizza and Beer Garden. Its Super Bowl special includes two 16-inch pizzas and 16 wings, in a choice of two flavors for $60 (serves 6-8). The restaurant is closing during the game, so this offer is takeout-only. To order, visit tonycsbeergarden.com.