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Where to watch: Football and futbol watch parties as Longhorns, Austin FC hit the road Saturday

Austin FC and the Texas Longhorns are both away this weekend as they take on Texas rivals. (Q2/Twitter) (Bob Daemmrich)

It may not be a home weekend for Austin's biggest sports teams, but plenty of fans are still gearing up for a road trip as both Austin FC and the Texas Longhorns take to Texas cities for their road matches this weekend.


But if you're unable to take the trip, have no fear: head to these bars and events for plenty of watch parties to provide that raucous gameday experience.

Feel free to mix and match these watch parties as you head to your favorite local bar to watch Texas football take on Baylor at 11 a.m. and Austin FC take on FC Dallas at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Austin FC official watch party—Haymaker Austin, 2310 Manor Rd.

If you're looking for both matchday fun and free merch, head to Austin FC's official watch party at Haymaker Austin on Saturday.

The official bar of U.S. National Team fan base American Outlaws, this soccer-centric pub comes with comfort sandwiches, craft beer and more. Make sure to get there well before the 7 p.m. kickoff as space is limited.

Austin FC—Austin Anthem watch party, Oskar Blues 10420 Metric Blvd.

Want to get the party started seven hours early? Most of Austin FC fan club Austin Anthem will hit the road for the Dallas match this weekend, but the thousands-strong club will still bring the matchday experience all day long at Oskar Blues brewery.

Doors open at noon, giving you plenty of time to listen to music by local singer-songwriter Carly Jo Jackson and check out food from the Always Hungry food truck. A $1 discount on a select draft beer will benefit Austin Pets Alive as well.

30+ Pub Clubs

For a more relaxed viewing experience, check out Austin FC's 30+ Pub Partners to see if your neighborhood bar is on the list.

Longhorns—Texas Tailgarten at Scholz Biergarten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.

Opening early at 10:30 a.m., UT's biggest and longest-running tailgate will be back in action at Scholz Biergarten on Saturday. Since 1866, they've brought the brews, food and Longhorn celebrations to Austinites of all crests and creeds, and they're not stopping now.

Longhorns—KLBJ watch party at Little Woodrow's, 9500 I-35 #100

Radio station KLBJ 93.7 will host a watch party of their own featuring radio host and musical artist B-DOE at Little Woodrow's Southpark Meadows sports bar. Starting at 11 a.m., this party includes specials on certain beers including Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra.

Longhorns—Dirty Martin's Place, 2808 Guadelupe St

Enjoy a bar matchday experience just off the Drag at Dirty Martin's Place at 11 a.m. sharp this Saturday! Drink specials and hamburgers will abound in the historic bars' back room. And don't forget your costume—the bar will hold a three-day-long costume contest Friday-Sunday with winners receiving up to a $100 gift card!

Longhorns—Lavaca Street Bar, 405 Lavaca St.

While they haven't posted an event just yet, this sports bar has been hosting watch parties for each game this season and is likely to bring back that burnt orange again this Saturday. Feel free to get comfortable, Verde fans—Lavaca Street Bar has hosted more than a few Austin FC watch parties as well and could play the FC Dallas match later on Saturday.

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