Longhorn Network: Public Viewing Locations

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 3: University of Texas fans cheer on the Longhorns as they play the Rice Owls on September 3, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. This was the debut game for the new Longhorn Network, a partnership between the University of Texas at Austin and ESPN. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

After Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown made public the news that the Longhorn Network will televise the first two football games of the season, all those same frustrations that surfaced last year when the network wasn't available for most Texas fans across the country came to the fore once agin.

While our own Peter Bean believes that the major breakthrough that the burnt orange faithful have been pining for is nigh and that one major carrier will give it to the demands on ESPN, which would spark the landslide of carriers coming on for which everyone has been waiting for roughly a year.

Over at Barking Carnival, srr50 has two great looks at the network from a business perspective, starting out with a history of cartels in college football and how they eventually gave rise to conference-specific networks and the LHN, followed by a some interesting thoughts on how regional networks are growing in popularity and may be the wave of the future as the entire landscape changes due to market forces and technology.

If the best-case scenario doesn't go down, here's a list of locations that will be showing the game, courtesy of the network itself:

DALLAS AREA - COURTESY OF VERIZON FIOS

Tequila's Sports Bar and Grill

2300 Highland Village Rd, STE 1100

Lewisville, TX 75077

Fry Street Tavern

121 Avenue A

Denton, TX 76201

AUSTIN - COURTESY OF GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS

Posse East

2900 Duval

Austin, TX 78705

Tavern

922 W.12th Street

Austin, TX 78703

The Ranch

710 A West 6th Street

Austin, TX 78703

Trudy's

409 W 30th Street

Austin, TX 78705

TailGatorz

2828 Rio Grande

Austin, TX 78705

El Chile Café

1917 Manor Rd

Austin, TX 78722

Abels on The Lake

3825 Lake Austin Blvd Suite 203

Austin, TX 78703

Boomerang's

3110 Guadalupe Street #150

Austin, TX 78705

Double Dave's

3000 Duval Street

Austin, TX 78705

SAN MARCOS - COURTESY OF GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS

Pluckers

105 N IH 35

San Marcos, TX 78666

SAN ANTONIO - COURTESY OF GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS

Tycoon Flats

2926 N. St Marys

San Antonio, TX 78212

NEW YORK CITY - COURTESY OF VERIZON FIOS

Stout Restaurant and Bar

133 West 33rd Street

New York, NY 10001

Hill Country

30 West 26th Street

New York, NY

Village Pourhouse

366 West 46th Street

New York, NY 10036

Dukes

560 3rd Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Slate

107 Horatio Street

New York, NY 10014

Brooklyn Ice House

318 Van Brunt Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231

There are also some small carriers in the Houston area and in the Valley, but it does not appear that any establishments in those areas have the network. If you know of any, please share the knowledge so we can amend the list. Here is a list of cities that have Verizon FiOS (and, therefore, may have a bar/restaurant with the game) and Grande is available in some parts of Dallas, Midland/Odessa, San Marcos, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Austin.

Some friendly advice -- if you are lucky enough to live somewhere with a bar/restaurant that has access to the game, getting there early may be a necessity.

Since this is a community, anyone with access to the game comfortable with a horde of Longhorn fans descending on their humble abode, loaded no doubt with something for the grill and something to slake a thirst, well, feel free let it be known. After all, holding out on your fellow Longhorns? Not cool, yo.

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