Do you like cheering on your favorite sports team? (Or maybe against your least favorite?) How about yelling at the TV screen with wild hand gestures in a room full of other fans?
If so, then you, my friend, are in luck because we have a list of some great places where you can lose your voice and have fun in the process—all within walking distance from the 1 Line stations.
With Super Bowl LVIII coming up this weekend, it's a great time to find a new spot to meet friends, eat snacks and watch the big game!
32 Bar & Grill (11 min walk from light rail)
Your local sports bar is in the heart of the Kraken's lair, 32 Bar & Grill offers pub fare with custom furnishings, Seattle hockey memorabilia, unique Kraken art, and 19 high-definition monitors where you can catch all the action all the time. What better place to meet your friends and fellow fans than in this 5,000-square-foot pub and grill designed with amazing views into the rink where the Kraken players practice?
The 32 Bar & Grill Super Bowl special is a 12 piece order of wings and draft beer of your choice for $18.95.
Watershed Pub and Kitchen (5 min walk from the light rail)
It has 21 rotating taps, 18 craft beers, two ciders, wine, and a full bar. Whew! If that wasn't enough, you can chow down on pizza, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, soups, desserts, and unique entrees. Hungry for more? How about wholesome, handmade food, locally sourced whenever possible, and vegetarian and gluten-free options? They are family-friendly—reservations are recommended for parties of 8 or more.
Red Robin (8 min walk from light rail)
Now you can cheer on your favorite sports team while chowing down on their Gourmet Burgers served with Bottomless Steak Fries®. With over 25 different outrageously delicious burgers, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, tasty shakes, ice-cold draft beer, and signature cocktails, it's the perfect combination of food and fans.
Teddy's Tavern (2 min walk from the light rail)
Voted best sports bar in Seattle, Teddy's off Roosevelt has nine HDTVs for watching your favorite teams, freshly squeezed drinks, beer, pool, ping pong, and pinball in their little arcade. This neighborhood icon has been around for 35+ years for a good reason. Its fun and friendly atmosphere is a fan favorite.
The Westy Roosevelt (2 min walk from the light rail)
When is a sports bar more than a sports bar? When it's The Westy Roosevelt! It is recognized as one of Seattle's best happy hours and sports bars in the state.
This is not your typical sports bar; the atmosphere is more of a "laid-back neighborhood bar," with solid beer and cocktail lists and over 120 whiskeys. You don't have to be a die-hard sports fan to enjoy yourself here because Westy has something for everyone.
U DISTRICT STATION
Earl's On the Ave (3 mins walk from the light rail)
Open 365 days a year from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Earl's is a great place to cheer on your favorite team or meet up with friends. Need Wi-Fi? Check. Need a booth to gather with friends? Check. They have daily drink specials starting at 6 p.m., and our kitchen also features a daily special. Earl's is a no-nonsense sports bar with late-night hours, stiff drinks, and a broad menu of burgers, sandwiches, and more. Head down to catch the big game on one of their nine TV and a 12-foot projector screen!
Finn MacCools (3 min walk from the light rail)
Finn MacCools is an Irish public house that opened its doors in 2001 and is located in the University District neighborhood. Their red walls and dim lights bring the classic feel of an Irish Pub back in Ireland. Multiple televisions featuring sports are strategically located around the pub, with a projection screen for the "big games. "There are also arcade-style games and a pool table for patrons' enjoyment.
CAPITOL HILL STATION
Elysian Brewing (11 min walk from the light rail)
Located in the heart of Seattle in the bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood, Elysian's original brewpub provides a modern take on a beer hall with industrial décor. With 20 rotating taps, they offer new and seasonal beers on tap each week! All of their menu items are made from scratch, focusing on fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. They also offer a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Elysian Capitol Hill is an ideal location for meeting up with friends and family. Come by and raise a pint!
Madison Pub (4 min walk from light rail)
A friendly neighborhood "sporty" gay bar with awesome bartenders, cold beer, drink specials, pool, darts, pinball, a national trivia game, and "you're the DJ" on the jukebox. Sunday is Funday with Free pool, darts, touch screen, Pac-Man, and U-Shell Peanuts. You can also charge your phone for free with plug-in, set-on, or batteries available.
CHINATOWN/INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT STATION
Sluggers (8 min walk from the light rail)
Sluggers has been around for 23 years and is your quintennial sports restaurant and bar – loud, rowdy and full of energy. So, if you're looking for a sports restaurant and bar that is kid-friendly, filled with sports memorabilia where you can shout and cheer at the TV screen without feeling foolish, then Sluggers will hit it out of the park.
Gantry Pub House (12 min walk from the light rail)
At Gantry Public House, you're as close as you can get to the action without buying box seats. Located in the heart of Lumen Field and T-Mobile Park, it is the perfect place to hang out to cheer on your favorite teams. You can also choose from their menu of pub fare, which includes roasted chicken, tacos, toasted cheese dippers, wings salads, and the list goes on and on.
On Sunday, treat yourself to a $12 half-pound burger and fries all day with drink purchase.
Hatback Bar & Grille (4 min walk from light rail)
Located in the heart of Seattle's Sodo district is across the street from T-Mobile Park. Hatback is inspired by the rich sports history in the Pacific Northwest and pays tribute to the Seattle Mariners with a nod to one of Seattle's greatest athletes, Ken Griffey Jr. who was famous for wearing a backwards cap. With 20 tv's throughout the space, Hatback has the best seats in the house to watch and cheer on your favorite sports teams.
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