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The 24 Best Sports Bars in Seattle to Watch NFL and College Football

September 2nd, 2016

Article courtesy of seattle.eater.com

 

  1. Ballard Loft

Family-friendly favorite sporting 16 flat screens, PAC 12 network access, shuffleboard and a solid brunch. As an added bonus, for $35 you can ride the ‘Seahawks Bus’ to and from home games and back which includes breakfast, and happy hour drink specials.

 

  1. Beveridge Place Pub

Check out the Game Room at this West Seattle entry sporting nearly 40 brews and ciders on tap and a restored back bar from 1907. The pub has no kitchen but does provide a ‘menu book’ which allows customers to order from nearby restaurants that deliver—you can even bring your own tailgate meal.

 

  1. Bill’s Off Broadway

The recently renovated classic reopened this past August with a bang. Now they feature 14 HDTV’s, 18 rotating taps, and the same great pizzas they have served since 1980. The menu here is a bit lighter than its Greenwood brother but they have all the classics you’ll need to enjoy your day vegging out in front of the screen.

 

  1. Bill’s On Greenwood

The quintessential neighborhood joint comes from the same owners of Bill’s Off Broadway in Capitol Hill. Sporting 12 HDTVs and gut-bombing food like loaded deep dish pizzas, meatball heroes, and $5 All-you-can-eat spaghetti Wednesdays, you simply miss. And bonus: PBR pitchers go for just $10 Friday through Sunday.

 

  1. Buckley’s in Belltown

Both the Belltown or Queen Anne locations are big college ball hangouts at Buckley’s where food is the main feature. Genuine Buffalo Wings, meatloaf sliders and hand-formed burgers are worth coming for.

 

  1. Cooper’s Ale House

Cooper’s always featuring over 20 micro-brews on tap with a local vibe. A great neighborhood bar in Maple Leaf with seven screens, pub classics, and growlers to go.

 

  1. FX McRory’s

A pre-game ritual for many who have endured the Kingdome days and the glory years alike. Come for steak and eggs, Bloody Mary’s, and a short walk to the Clink to cheer on the home team.

 

  1. Hawks Nest

A great pre and post-game location for the 12th man. Bartenders are tops and service is fast—even during those crowded times before the game.

 

  1. Kessler’s

What every neighborhood needs is a no nonsense bar that focuses on booze and sports. Capitol Hill now has one in Kessler’s. Don’t come for the food because all you’re going to get are bowls of popcorn and microwave food. But that’s not why you go. You go for the ambiance and the good, cheap drinks.

 

  1. Leny’s Place

Classic Tangletown dive bar with excellent burgers, old school feel, and giant beers. Come for Hawks, Dawgs, or Cougs games. Belly up to the bar and watch the game at your new favorite local.

 

  1. LTD Bar + Grill

Fremont’s entry into the list sporting PAC 12 games, shuffleboard, and more flat screens than the eyes can handle.

 

  1. Magnolia Village Pub

Yes, it’s tough being a Cougs fan in this town but there’s one place you can find friends—at the Magnolia Village Pub. Touted as the premier WSU bar, it’s packed with Crimson and Grey on game day. Drown your sorrows with your Wazzu brothers and sisters at this local watering hole.

 

  1. Olaf’s

Located in the former Copper Gate space in Ballard, this local bar is a great place to watch the game, dine of some decent pub fare, and hang out with friends.

 

  1. Quality Athletics

Now a Pioneer Square cornerstone, Quality Athletics includes a large wood-fired grill, a slushy and sno-cone machine, a rooftop garden, an AstroTurf back bar, outdoor fire pits, a private event space and indoor and outdoor seating. There’s no better place to watch the game, match, or fight downtown!

 

  1. RAM Restaurant & Brewery

Well known for its selection of house brews and big screens—the RAM serves up most every game you can imagine but is also a big Husky fan destination. Most go for the beverage and viewing selection though as the food is not the main feature in this huge sports pub.

 

  1. Roanoke Park Place Tavern

Covered in ivy and seeping with Seahawks sentiment. A classic for over 90 years in one form or another—the Roanoke is your man cave away from home. Test your ping pong skills on the secluded back patio during half time.

 

  1. Rookies Sports Bar & Grill

From good, hearty fare to a knockout brunch to stiff drinks, this Columbia City sports bar has everything one could want, all served in a sweet setting featuring reclaimed floors and a shuffleboard bar top. It’s also one of the only ‘kid-friendly’ joints around so bring the family out to watch the big game and enjoy one of the best spots for sports in the neighborhood.

 

  1. Sluggers Sports Bar

Ok, it’s a ‘baseball oriented bar’ but still a favorite on game day. Located steps from the Clink—it’s always mayhem on game day. Drinks flow freely and screens abound. Get there early if you want a coveted booth seat.

 

  1. Sport Restaurant & Bar

John Howie’s entry into the sports bar scene near Seattle Center has been a mainstay for years. The walls are lined with memorabilia from local sports heroes and the menu brings you high-end pub fare including Wagyu Beef Sliders, the famous Tempura Bacon, and Warm Pear Bread Pudding with Makers Mark sauce. An excellent place to indulge on a Sunday morning with 33 TVs adorning the walls.

 

  1. The Atlantic Crossing
    This cozy Roosevelt neighborhood haunt feels like an English pub and serves similar food. Come here to watch football—whether that be American or the variety known as ‘soccer’ in this country and sip a nice Guinness or 12-year-old Redbreast.

 

  1. The Duchess Tavern

An old school Dawg haunt complete with game room, multiple screens, and the best local brews on tap. Check out the UW memorabilia on every wall and wear your purple and gold.

 

  1. The Park Public House
    Family-friendly neighborhood pub in Phinney Ridge and birthplace of the famous local Mac and Jack’s African Amber. Check out a Hawks game with the family and down on Spam slider or two.

 

  1. Triangle Pub

Once a brothel, now a landmark! A dozen small screens hidden everywhere, pull tabs of every kind, and sausages on the outdoor grill are all reasons to get here early as it’s jam-packed Sunday mornings.

 

  1. Vidiot

Okay, so it’s not your typical sports bar but honestly: where else can you go and play old school video games like Atari, Intellivision and Sega on consoles for free while watching the Hawks kick ass? It’s either your grandmas basement or here. So pick the latter and order a couple of tall boys while you enjoy your day acting like a big old kid.