If you’re a Seattle Seahawks fan but you’re not able to make the trip to CenturyLink Field to watch the game live, don’t worry. You can still watch the game in a great seat at any one of these five Seattle sports bars. Each offers weekly game-day parties filled with food, drinks, big-screen TVs and great crowds of fellow Hawks fans. Keep in mind that on Sundays, most bars do not offer happy hour specials, but still do for Monday and Thursday night football games.
The Hawks Nest Sports Bar and Grill
1028 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134
Located on Seattle’s 1st Avenue and within walking distance to CenturyLink Field, The Hawks Nest Sports Bar and Grill is definitely a fan favorite. The Hawks Nest is a 21-and-over bar and grill that shows all major NFL games on multiple TVs. If you’re a hardcore Seahawks fan but cannot attend the live game, this is the next best place to be on a Sunday. For Seahawks home games, The Hawks Nest opens at 8 a.m. and for away games, patrons can begin arriving at 9 a.m. Plan to get there early on a Sunday as this weekly party fills up fast.
Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery and Restaurant
1201 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134
The Pyramid Alehouse, also known as the Seattle Alehouse, is just a block away from CenturyLink Field. Its outdoor beer garden sits right across the street from Seattle’s Safeco Field, as well. The Alehouse opens early for every Seahawks home game so be prepared to arrive around 9 a.m. on Seahawks Sunday. In addition to watching the game on large, overhead TVs, the Alehouse offers a full menu of tasty cuisine and appetizers in addition to a variety of beers, including year-round drafts and seasonal blends.
Sluggers Sports Bar
539 S. Occidental Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Sluggers Sports Bar is in the heart of Pioneer Square and sits near the North Lot of CenturyLink Field. It features two big-screen and 37 regular-sized TVs to watch weekly NFL games. For Seahawks home games, plan to arrive early as this bar also fills to capacity very quickly. Sluggers is not just a favorite Seattle sports bar but is also known by long-time Seahawks fans as the game-day headquarters. In addition to serving 18 different draft beers, Sluggers has an exceptional menu of favorite game-day foods such as burgers, hot wings and sandwiches.
164 S. Washington St.
Seattle, WA 98104
Fuel Seattle is open early every Sunday during NFL football season and serves breakfast at 9 a.m. to those who arrive that early. Fuel Seattle is part of Pioneer Square and features Seattle team memorabilia that adorns its walls, plus several large-screen TVs for viewing Sunday’s games. This spot offers a great selection of menu items including pasta, soups, salads, appetizers, burgers and sandwiches. The bar can get pretty loud and rowdy, but it’s all in good fun to entertain its diehard Seahawks fans.
Fox Sports Grill
1522 6th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Seattle’s Fox Sports Grill operates by the following motto: “Thirst for action, hunger for competition.” It not only caters to sports aficionados but also to casual fans by offering contemporary American fare, a wine list, a great draft beer selection and many specialty drinks. What Seahawks fans love most about Fox Sports Grill is its huge projection-screen TVs and the multiple plasma-screen TVs. For Seahawks home games, Fox Sports Grill opens two hours early at 9 a.m. and offers custom menus that include Sunday breakfast.
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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.