Trying to catch the Seahawks game with friends but don’t feel like cooking and entertaining on a Sunday? Want to throw back a few pints and watch the Sounders or Mariners play on the big screen? Or perhaps you’d simply prefer the company of fellow fans as you cheer your favorite college team onto victory. These Seattle bars and sports grills offer both the fare and fanfare you need to do game day right.
Ballard Loft | 5105 Ballard Ave NW | 206-420-2737
Ballard’s one-stop sports grill basically has it all: 23 big screen TVs with nearly any given game fired up at any given time, including all NFL and NCAA games every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. On Friday and Saturday nights from 10 to close, the Loft’s Nest is packed with live DJs and big games on loop. Every Sunday during football season is Seahawks Sunday, which means even more DJs plus Jack Daniel’s cocktail specials. Already scored tickets to a home game at CenturyLink? For the 7th year running, the Loft Seahawks Party Bus is hauling fans to and from the stadium in style. Enjoy breakfast and a morning cocktail at the Loft, then hop aboard the luxury Hummer and get pumped alongside fellow supporters with more drinks in hand. Upon return (and hopefully post-win), take advantage of happy hour prices and $1 wings. Whew.
Belltown Pub | 2322 1st Avenue | 206-448-6210
Bar snacks and sumptuous drinks are the rule at Belltown Pub! This spot is a great place to head to on game day, with multiple flat screen TVs so that there's not a bad seat in the house! If you're bringing in a group to watch the game, the pub has private dining areas. Belltown Pub is also dog-friendly, and even has a doggie menu!
Buckley's in Belltown | 2331 1st Ave | 206-588-8879
Buckley’s Belltown location is a hub for all major sports programming. Adults can choose from 24 beers on tap, yet the atmosphere is family-friendly on game days. Buckley’s viewing credentials include more than 22 TVs and a 5-foot projection screen. Rooting for a non-local college or professional team? Join a handful of alumni and fan clubs: the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Arkansas Razorbacks, Auburn Tigers, Michigan Wolverines, and Virginia Tech Hokies.
Capitol Cider | 818 E Pike St | 206-397-3564
Post up in front of Capitol Cider’s 92-inch screen or head downstairs to the Ballast Bar to watch along on the 50-inch display. This spot keeps its doors open every game day (except December 15) and offers themed goodies such as Seahawks jello shots and Russel Sprouts. As always, it’s all gluten-free, so indulge in a burger (made with a fresh and local Manini’s bun) and keep your glass full with hard cider bottles and taps galore.
The Lodge Sports Grille | Multiple locations
With six Seattle area locations and an upcoming location in West Seattle, the Lodge Sports Grille has become a game day destination. You can bet on seeing green and blue during Hawks and Sounders games. When basketball season rolls around, catch every bit of March Madness. The best part? Fans can get in on food and beverage specials during big games.
The Pike Pub at Pike Brewing Company | 1415 1st Ave | 206-622-6044
Tucked away inside a multi-level downtown labyrinth is the Pike Pub, the brewery’s onsite casual dining room featuring Northwest-inspired bar grub. Stop in on game days for rounds of beer and a festive fan-fueled atmosphere.