The Angry Beaver
8412 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
The Angry Beaver is one of Seattle’s great sports bars and it is completely dedicated to the sport of hockey and its fans. The owners of The Angry Beaver decided to bring the best of Canadian hockey and its typical sports bar fare to our neck of the Northwest. The bar offers menu items including poutine, a Canadian favorite made with fries, cheese curds and gravy, as well as hearty Canadian beers like Molson and Kokanee. Upon entering this bar in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood, you’ll see a number flat-screen TVs each showing a different hockey game. You’ll also find several authentic hockey jerseys hanging on the wall from some of Canada’s best hockey teams, such as the Vancouver Canucks, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs.
1012 N.E. 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Teddy’s Tavern is a spacious sports hangout that always provides a great atmosphere for diehard hockey fans. During hockey season, the bar’s TVs air several of the games. If you get bored during intermission, you can play a game of pool or ping pong, or order in food from a nearby restaurant or deli. Teddy’s Tavern doesn’t have its own kitchen but it does allow patrons to bring in their own food to eat while watching the game. As for drinks, Teddy’s has a number of good beers on tap and bartenders make the mixed drinks with freshly squeezed fruit juices. Teddy’s Tavern also shows both college football and NFL games, which draws quite a few Huskies and Seahawks fans too.
LTD Bar & Grill
309 N. 36th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
The number of TVs at the LTD Bar is plentiful and food and drinks are more than reasonably priced. Whatever day it may be, the LTD always packs in fans for hockey games and you’ll be able to view a variety of different games on the bar’s multiple TVs. The LTD serves 12 different kinds of beer on tap in what’s known as a “big mug,” which is quite a bit larger than the norm. Patrons can also order beer by the pint and pitcher. The kitchen is open daily until 10 p.m. serving favorites like smoked pork sliders and house-cut french fries.
Buckley’s In Belltown
2331 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
Located in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, Buckley’s is a favorite bar for a variety of sports fans. Buckley’s subscribes to all of the best sports channels such as NHL Center Ice, NBA League Pass and MLB Extra Innings, so you’ll never miss any of the big games. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and offers cheap well drinks, draft beers and glasses of wine. Also enjoy pub fare favorites like gourmet burgers, barbecue pork, a Buckley’s cheesesteak sandwich and babyback riblets, served with a sweet Thai sauce.
Sully’s Snowgoose Saloon
6119 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Sully’s Snowgoose Saloon airs many NHL games throughout the season. It may be smaller than some bars, but it offers a relaxed, cozy feeling with its outdoor patio that is perfect on warm summer days and its warming indoor fireplace for fall and winter. Try the homemade house chili and the more than 20 different beers on tap. If you’re not a beer fan, Sully’s also serves cheap and strong well drinks. One of the best things that some don’t know about Sully’s Snowgoose Tavern is that it’s dog-friendly. If you have a well-behaved pooch, it is more than welcome to tag along with you.
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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.