Best Sports Bars In Seattle

August 28, 2014 5:00 AM

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The new NFL season is coming soon and it’s time to start scouting for the best sports bars to catch all of the games. When choosing a sports bar, great food and drinks are always an added bonus. But for most sports fanatics, it is important to see the game from virtually anywhere in the bar or restaurant they are visiting. Projection screen TVs are undoubtedly the best view, but having numerous TVs placed strategically along the walls of the venue will also allow fans to catch every single moment of sports entertaining action throughout the game. Check out these Seattle bars that provide you with the best views that are almost as good as if you were sitting right in the stadium.

Ballard Loft
5105 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 420-2737

The Ballard Loft is one of the coolest sports bars to catch all of your favorite games. It features a rustic and spacious atmosphere with its high, wood beam ceilings and its countless flat-screen TVs (there are 16 in all). Once a machine shop, owners transformed it into the popular community hangout it is today. During the summer months, you can dine and drink outside via the patio seating until you’re ready to watch the big game or play some pool or darts. Come in to the Loft for Monday or Thursday night football and cash in on the bar’s food and drink happy hour deals.

Bleachers Pub
8118 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 783-9919

Located in the Greenwood neighborhood of north Seattle, Bleachers Pub prides itself on being the place where you can “watch all the games at once, without turning your head!” In all, there are 15 large-screen, high-definition TVs covering the walls of the bar, including a 12-foot projection screen TV smack dab in the middle. Fantasy football fanatics will love Bleachers Pub as on NFL Sunday. It opens early at 9 a.m. and tunes its TVs into all of the games throughout the day.

The Bridge
6301 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98136
(206) 402-4606

The Bridge in West Seattle is known for its love of all things sports-related. If you’re looking to catch a game in just about any sport, this is the place to go. The Bridge shows all of the latest games via the NFL ticket, NFL Redzone, Pac 12 Network, MLB Extra Innings, MLS Kick and many more. During NFL season, it opens at 9 a.m. and airs the daily games on its nine high-definition TVs, as well as two projection-screen TVs. Choose from one of 13 hand-crafted beers and enjoy it in the outdoor beer garden or make yourself at home with a number of other spirits in one of the bar’s cozy, comfortable booths.

Sport Restaurant And Bar
140 4th Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 404-7767

Located in the heart of Seattle, right across from the world-famous Space Needle, Sport Restaurant and Bar is one of the only sports bars that is known for doing it all. It is not just a fun place to watch sports with friends, it also features a family-friendly dining area where you can eat, drink and watch the game from one of the almost 40 TVs. Choose from the 130-inch high-definition projection-screen inside or grab a seat outside on the patio where there are 10 large flat-screen TVs to choose from.

Rookies Sports Bar And Grill
3820 S. Ferdinand St.
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 722-0301

Rookies Sports Bar and Grill has a motto when it comes to its family-oriented customers: “We’re not kid-tolerant; we’re kid-friendly.” This is another great spot to enjoy the lively atmosphere on game day, but with your entire family. Rookies has made it so even when you go to the men’s room, you don’t miss a bit of the game-day action. There is actually a mini-TV seated on the wall above the men’s urinal. Additionally, you’ll find another 12 TVs scattered throughout the bar and restaurant, as well as the monster 70-inch TV that allows you to see all of the sports action up close.

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

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