Owners Matt Dodson and Doug Young have joined their shared passion for outstanding food, exceptional service and pure love of sports to create a casual, comfortable sports bar you can call home. Boasting 26 TVs, 80” flat screens, and an awesome sound system, Cover 2 is THE premier sports bar.
As Cover 3’s little brother, Cover 2 maintains the same commitment to providing an exceptional guest experience. Each menu item is carefully prepared with the finest, freshest ingredients to satisfy the most distinguished palate. Offering a full bar with a premium well, Cover 2 has a spectacular selection of spirits, 25 draft beers, two chilled liquor taps, and a fabulous selection of wines available by the half bottle.
When it came to creating a menu for Cover 3, Matt had a few rules.
“Start with quality ingredients and treat them right. Don’t over-complicate it. Keep it simple but do it better.”
Doing it better came through trial and error. Matt and Doug knew they wanted a place where they could watch the game and eat good food but the level of sophistication happened as part of a happy accident.
“We added the wine room and that’s when we knew we’d kicked up the place to a level of sophistication beyond your average sports bar.”
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A local boy, born and raised in Austin, with a long career in the restaurant scene starting at age 15 as a dish washer at the Lone Star Café.
From there, Doug worked his way around town at other spots like Captain Boomer’s, Chili’s and Tumbleweed. In 1989, at 19, he began a long stint at Z-Tejas working just about every position from pantry to bartender and eventually General Manager and Operating Partner in 1997. It was at Z-Tejas where Doug met Matt Dodson in 1989 and both discovered they wanted to own and run their own restaurant someday.
“We both really like sports but we...more