Best Bars To Watch Premier League Soccer In Seattle

September 10, 2015 5:00 AM

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Seattle Premier League fans don’t want to miss a single kickoff — and thanks to these top soccer pubs, they won’t have to. Whether you’re rooting for Chelsea, Arsenal, or Manchester United, Seattle’s top soccer pubs feature the best opportunities to view matches, partake in authentic British fare, and enjoy team camaraderie. Be ready to root for your favorite team — and make sure to bring a hearty appetite, as well. From the Atlantic Crossing to the George and Dragon and from the Dray to the Market Arms, these are the best bars to watch Premier League soccer in Seattle.
Atlantic Crossing
6508 Roosevelt Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 729-6266
www.theatlanticcrossing.com

Atlantic Crossing opened in 2004 and in the 11 years since, it has become Seattle’s premier soccer pub. Owner Gareth Etchells, who always dreamt of opening a sports bar, explained: “I finally threw all the chips on the table and started this bar, which became the first Seattle Sounders bar in 2008; we’re official partners with the Sounders and their players come here often.” Atlantic Crossing’s soccer affiliates also include the U.S. Soccer Federation, Arsenal America, American Outlaws, Emerald City Supporters and One United USA. The Atlantic Crossing features authentic English fare including a full breakfast, Scotch eggs and bangers and mash — and it always opens early for big games. Check out its schedule here.

The George And Dragon Pub
206 N. 36 St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 545-6864
www.georgeanddragonpub.com

The George and Dragon has offered a “little bit of Britain” in Seattle for two decades. This award-winning pub was voted “Seattle’s Best Pub” by the readers of Seattle Weekly in both 2006 and 2007 and was listed by the US Soccer Federation as one of the top 10 bars in the U.S. for watching soccer for three years running. Make sure to come hungry when you visit: choose from a heartier meal, including a full English breakfast or Sunday roast and Yorkshire pudding, or sample some of the pub’s lighter fare. The George and Dragon proudly supports Arsenal and opens an hour before games. Check out their schedule here.

The Dray
708 N.W. 65 St.
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 453-4527
www.thedray.com

The Dray, which first opened in 2008, is well-known for its extensive beverage selection, its comfort-style pub food, its unique reclaimed wood interior and the ubiquitous presence of “futbol” broadcasts. While The Dray broadcasts all of the big games, this pub isn’t preferential to any specific team. According to owner Jamie Butler, “I have my affiliation, but I don’t try to impose that — we just broadcast great soccer, and we get great turnouts from Chelsea, Arsenal, and United. If it’s a big game, we open early.” Check out The Dray’s schedule on its website here.

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The Market Arms 
2401 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-0470
www.themarketarms.com

The Market Arms is a little taste of England in the heart of the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. This pub broadcasts football “both round and oval” and proudly supports Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle. The Market Arms offers a wide selection of pub food and beverages, including British favorites and American dishes, and serves a full English breakfast that’s sure to satisfy ex-pats and lifelong Yankees alike. The Market Arms always opens early on gamedays — check out its soccer schedule here.

Fado Irish Pub
801 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 264-2700
www.fadoirishpub.com/seattle

In 2010, the Fado Irish Pub was voted “Top Soccer Pub in the United States” by USA Soccer. Fifteen years later, this Seattle favorite still features soccer more than 200 days per year. While the pub doesn’t support a specific team, it does alter its schedule to ensure that its patrons see every big match. General Manager Gerry Leonard stated: “On game days, we open every Saturday morning at 6:45 to show the 7:00 a.m. games live, and on Sunday we open at 7:45 to show the 8:00 games.” Check out the Fado Irish Pub’s schedule here.

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Tracy Campion is a freelance writer covering all things Seattle. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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