We've filled you in on the best places to watch a Longhorn game if you can't make it to Darrell K Royal Stadium this fall, and now we're sharing a few of our favorite ways to prepare for game day in Austin. If you’re headed to DKR Stadium for a Longhorn game, be sure to dress your best, experience local bars and eateries in the area and stop by a few notable tailgates on your way to the stadium.


Typical game day fashion includes plenty of burnt orange for Texas Longhorns – And you can’t forget the boots!

Longhorn Fashions

709 W 22nd St Unit 116 | 512-584-8001 


1206 W 38th St Unit 4104 | 512-452-5322 

Luxe Apothetique

Various Locations 

The Co-Op

2246 Guadalupe St | 512-476-7211 

Allen’s Boots

1522 S Congress Ave | 512-447-1413 

Texas Custom Boots

1601 S 1st St | 512-981-5777 


Whether you have a hankerin' for Texas BBQ, Mexican or some campus eats, these restaurants are bound to be crawling with fans on game day.

Texas Chili Parlor

1409 Lavaca St | 512-472-2828 

Kerbey Lane Café

2606 Guadalupe St | 512-477-5717 

Plucker’s Wing Bar

2222 Rio Grande St | 512-469-9464 

Space 24 Twenty

2420 Guadalupe St | 512-472-1621 

The Carillon

1900 University Ave | 512-404-3655 


Cheers to game day with fellow Longhorn fans at one of these nearby bars and pubs before heading out to tailgate.


1607 San Jacinto Blvd | 512-474-1958 

Cain & Abel’s

2313 Rio Grande St | 512-476-3201 

The Local Pub & Patio

2610 Guadalupe St | 512-478-2337 

Hole in the Wall

2538 Guadalupe St | 512-477-4747 

Gabriel’s Cafe

1900 University Ave | 512-404-1900 


Tried-and-true Texas Longhorn tailgates hosted by the University for members of alumni organizations and clubs.

Alumni Center Tailgate

Admission: Free for members, one free guest, additional guests $5 each. Fee of $10 for non-members.

UT Club Tailgate Tent

Admission: 6th Floor Club opens two hours in advance for Executive Members and 3 hours in advance for Regular Members

Legends Club

Admission: Free for Members


These semi-official tailgates require a donation and wristband for admittance.

Longhorn Tailgaters

17th & San Jacinto 

Admission: [email protected]

Horn-Ball Texas Tailgaters

MLK Blvd & San Jacinto Blvd 

Admission: Purchase tickets in advance


Most tailgates are open to the public and take place surrounding the stadium, hosted by campus organizations, alumni and local businesses. The best way to tailgate is to see what you stumble into!

17th and Congress Tailgate Crew

17th & Congress Ave 

Admission: Free


Come Early, Be Loud, Stay Late, Wear Orange.

Bags should be clear plastic and not exceed 12”x6”x12”.

Hydrate before the game–Alcohol is now sold inside DKR Stadium.

Never miss a game! See our post about every football schedule to follow this fall for a printable Longhorn football schedule. If you aren’t able to make it to DKR Stadium, be sure to enjoy game day with fellow longhorns at a few of these fan-favorite spots around Austin.