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2016 Summer Olympics In Rio © STUX/Pixabay
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The Best Places To Watch 2016 Olympics In Austin, Texas

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Updated: 27 December 2016
We’ve waited four long years to meet the next Usain Bolt or Gabby Douglas, and finally the greatest sports competitions now stand at a hand’s reach. Rio hosts the 2016 Summer Olympics, and for those of us unable to travel over 4,000 miles to Brazil, here’s a guide for viewings in Austin, Texas.
2016 Summer Olympics In Rio © STUX/Pixabay
2016 Summer Olympics In Rio | © STUX/Pixabay

Mohawk Austin

This multi-level bar plans to not only air the Olympics, they set out to create some games of their own. In honor of the opening ceremony Mohawks will host Barlympics. The event, thanks to Austin Facial Hair Club, will have arm wrestling, a hula-hoop contest, a roof deck obstacle course, three legged race, hot dog eating contest, and beer pong for the gods. The viewing party is Aug. 5. Feeling competitive? Sign up for a team on Mohawk’s website.

Mohawk Austin © Nash Cook/Flickr
Mohawk Austin | © Nash Cook/Flickr

The Park at the Domain

With large screen TVs galore, The Park at the Domain is a solid viewing spot in North Austin. Enjoy local brews, a juicy homemade burger, and specialty drinks on the day of. Their outside patio is dog friendly so take your fur-child and enjoy the games.

Black Sheep Lodge

If you’re a soccer fan then Black Sheep Lodge is where you’ll want to be during the Olympic games as soccer will be their primarily focus. Head to their website to see scheduled viewings on their online calendar, making it easy to catch the big wins. They welcome your dogs and always have a daily drink and food special. It’s an ideal spot to grab a slider, some draft beer, and enjoy some Olympic soccer.

Black Sheep Lodge © Todd Dwyer/Flickr
Black Sheep Lodge | © Todd Dwyer/Flickr

Bar 96

Welcome to your contemporary sports bar. Bar 96 is a modern sports-friendly bar that has a wraparound porch, board games, and a delicious food truck, setting a perfect atmosphere for easy-going patrons looking for an alternative to the generic sports bar scene. TV screens can be seen from nearly every seat in the joint making this a great place to enjoy the Olympic games in a relaxed setting.

Cover 3

Be sure to reserve a spot at Cover 3, as it’s bound to be crowded this Olympic season. Dine on a meat-lover’s menu while you enjoy the action in this modern lounge-style sports bar. There’s numerous big screen TVs and ample parking nearby.

The Ginger Man

The Ginger Man intends to celebrate the Olympics both Friday and Saturday. Friday is Rio Summer Olympics ceremony featuring Xingu Beer that comes from a brewery in Brazil. There’s also scheduled raffles every hour from 5-8 p.m. Saturday from 3-6 p.m. they’ll hold a variety of pub games complete with gold, silver, and bronze prizes. The bar has a huge backyard patio and over 80 bears on draft. It’s a promising spot to get competitive and enjoy the 2016 Games.