By Kristy Stevens-Young, Examiner.com
The only thing better than watching the big game is watching it on giant TVs alongside other crazed, screaming fans. Seattle has a variety of sports bars where like-minded enthusiasts can gather and get into the true spirit of the game. While several bars cover multiple sports genres, some pack the house for specific teams or sports. Win or lose, when you catch the game while drinking cold beers surrounded with fans decked out in team attire, you’re guaranteed a good time.
College and NFL
Mukilteo Lodge Sports Grille
7928 Mukilteo Speedway
Mukilteo, WA 98275
(425) 374 -3333
The Mukilteo Lodge Sports Grille is the place to catch all the NFL and college football games. Watch the action on any of the 50” HD flat plasma sets or settle into the lounge area and catch it on Mukilteo’s 65″ HD plasma set. With a bar that offers 35 beers on tap, leather chairs, and both the NFL Sunday Ticket and PAC-12 Network, fans can post up, relax and have a football-watching marathon each Sunday.
The Hawks Nest Sports Bar and Grill
1028 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134
Hawks is a popular gathering place for Seahawks fans both before and after home games. The bar and grill opens early for eager fans; 8 a.m. for Sunday home games and 9 a.m. for all away games. Fans that prefer to watch the game on the Hawks’ big screens can do so with a bucket of five beers for as little as $15 while noshing on wings and nachos. Hungrier bar goers can order from the full menu, or opt for the tasty brunch on Seahawks Sundays. When it’s no longer football season, you can also catch Mariners and Seattle Sounders games here.
Duchess Bar and Social Club
2827 NE 55th St.
Seattle, WA, 98105
Despite the Duchess Bar and Social Club’s haughty name, this unassuming, all-embracing neighborhood haunt is actually one of the most laid back places to watch a UW football game. There’s standing room only on game days, and the crowd goes wild every time the Huskies score. The beer is cheap, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere is all one could want in a neighborhood sports bar. The establishment, which brings together alum both new and old, has been around since 1934. This is the best place to be surrounded by other Husky fans on game days.
The Mongolia Village Pub
3221 W. McGraw St.
Seattle, WA 98199
The Magnolia Village Pub is known for being the WSU premier club, and therefore, the best place to catch a Cougars game. While the Pub always gets a lot of business, on game days it becomes a sea of hyped up crimson and gray fans. The bar offers $7 Pitchers of Busch Light (Pullman Water) and $5 Touchdown Shots during the games. Hungry patrons will also find the standard bar fare of apps, soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers.
Sluggers Sports Bar
538 First Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
Conveniently located for Mariners fans to hit before or after a home game, Sluggers Sports Bar is positioned just steps from Safeco Field. This is a great place to pre-game before opening pitch or to watch away games from on one of Sluggers’ 25 TVs. If you plan to stay long, arrive early on game days to assure a seat, as describing Sluggers as “packed” on game days doesn’t do the place justice. Sluggers also has two levels and is filled with great sports memorabilia.
George & Dragon
206 N 36th St .
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 545- 6864
In England it’s football; in America it’s soccer, but whatever you call the sport, it’s always best viewed in a pub setting. The fans come to watch any and all soccer-related events from the World Cup to the local Sounders team.
Enjoy imported and local beers along with shepherd’s pie and other pub classics like bangers and mash. Expect a bit of a crowd and a lot of noise on game days.