It’s that time of year when the sound of shoulder pads smashing against each other is music to the ears. It's time to break out that lucky jersey and cheer your team to victory. Its football season, which means it is the most glorious time of year for many Texans. Great food and drinks go hand in hand with watching your team's journey to the Super Bowl and/or college football's National Championship game, and just as important as those staples are to America's greatest game is where to watch the game. Here are a few of the best places in Central Texas to catch the big game.
There is no question that pizza, hot wings, sandwiches, and beer are stalwarts of gridiron culture. Southern's Pizza and Sports Pub understands this, and they do all of those things very well. One happy and loyal customer had this to say about Southern's on their Facebook page: "I only like pizza from Southern's! Everyone else pales in comparison. Their pizza is the perfect combination of cheesy and crunchy! Best pizza in town! The service is always fast and friendly with a smile." When your pizza is the only one a customer eats, you clearly have done something right. Southern's commitment to tasty food, cold beer, and southern hospitality have made them a Central Texas favorite and has also earned them a 4.5 out 5-star rating on Yelp.com.
We all need a little “time out” from work and responsibility, and the big game is always a perfect time to take that timeout. Cold beer on tap and colorful cocktails means that they have something for everyone who likes a refreshing drink to go with their football. Timeout even has an outdoor area with a fire pit for its patrons. Also, they frequently feature local artists for live music. Timeout is definitely the place to take a time out and watch the big game in Liberty Hill.
The biggest draw at Cover 3, Round Rock's five-star sports bar, seems to be the good eats. Not only do they have traditional gridiron cuisine like chicken wings, fries, and sliders, but they also offer a bit of fine dining. One foodie who frequents Cover 3 had this to say about the top tier sports bar: "Hong Kong Salmon/Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms (and) Scallions & Spinach with light soy-Ginger Broth! And 512 Pecan Porter! I am home!!!" Apparently, gourmet and gridiron are a match made in heaven.
Like to multitask? Can you watch the big game and knock down some pins at the same time? If so, then Mel's Lone Star Lanes is the place for you. It is a bowling alley that doubles as a sports bar. They have a wide variety of beers for patrons to choose from, and if you'd rather throw a tailgate type of party at your home then go to a bar, they can help you with that as they are also well known and liked for their catering.
Unfortunately, sometimes the game we love makes us sing the blues. Fortunately, TopSpin offers karaoke to its patrons. Even if the game isn't going quite the way you'd like, you can take center stage and sing about it to keep your spirits up. They also are known for their top notch customer service and their wide variety of delicious chicken wings.
It's only fitting that the greatest gridiron state should have some of the best sports bars around. Everything from great tasting traditional American game day foods to exotic eats, cold beer, and margaritas, Texas has it all. So, Central Texas, are you ready for some football?
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