I started writing this post over a year ago when Brandon, usually referred to here with his initials BMW, moved to Austin. One of his first questions was what are the best sports bars in Austin. I’m not exactly the biggest sports watcher. I love going to games but sports bars have always just been such a drag to me. Crappy food and drinks, way too loud and honestly those chairs are terribly uncomfortable for how long the games are. So, when BMW wanted to start watching games we usually wound up at Bar 96 on Rainey Street which was a happy medium for us. But it closed a few months back so I had to dig out my list and think of spots we can both agree on. I got BMW to put his two cents in on a few of these bars and I rounded up the rest that I think are great for watching sports whether it’s just the two of us or a big where some of us are there for the game and the rest of us are there for the fellowship!