Feb 24, 2023 - Food and Drink

Where to eat and drink before an Austin FC game

Tacos from food truck Con Todo, located at Celis Brewery near Q2 Stadium. Photo: Bob Gee/Axios

Q2 Stadium is within walking distance of five breweries, each with food trucks offering tacos (and a few other things).

Why it matters: It's less fun watching soccer on an empty stomach.

Details: Our favorite taco-beer combo is at Celis Brewery, located southeast of the stadium.

  • Head to the food truck Con Todo, serving made-from-scratch Rio Grande Valley-inspired tacos, located just outside the brewery's spacious outdoor seating area.

What we like: The chori-papa tostada — chorizo and diced potatoes enveloped in fried quesillo, sitting on a slather of guacamole atop a crispy homemade corn tortilla — and a bistec estilo Matamoros taco with green salsa.

  • We also love the seasonal veggie tacos. Earlier this week, the taco featured cubes of roasted carrots and peanuts that needed no salsa at all.
  • Wash it all down with a Pool Guy — a light and crisp Pilsner — or the brewery's trademark Celis White.

Don't feel like a taco? Try Hopsquad Brewing Co., straight east of the stadium, and order a fried empanada from Doughsquad, a food truck on the premises. We recommend El Sabroso, a spicy combo of chorizo, kale and manchego, served with a pesto made with pepitas.

  • Drink a Lord Zanate, a West Coast-style IPA, one of the brewery's best hoppy options.

Three more breweries near Q2 offer their own takes on tacos and beer:

  • Circle Brewing Co., El Norte: Northern Mexican-style tacos.
  • Oskar Blues, Daygos: San Diego-style tacos.
  • Austin Beerworks, Can-tina: We particularly like the carnitas and barbacoa.

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