Of all the football games of the year, the Super Bowl is the one that everyone watches, young and old, if for nothing else than the commercials. Some prefer to party at home with family or a few friends, while others want to experience history within a crowd of strangers rooting for a common cause. If this is you, you’ll be happy to know that we have some recommendations for you on where to watch this year’s game. These are in addition to our choices from last year which included Sport Restaurant and Bar, Buckley’s in Belltown, Spitfire, Sluggers and Auto Battery Bar.
Tap House Grill
1506 6th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 816-3314

The tagline for the Tap House Grill is “Giving Beer the Respect it Deserves!” and boy do they ever. They make bold claims of having the largest collection of beers on tap in the entire Northwest – over 160 of them! But it’s not all about the beer here. The Tap House Grill also features modern food in a modern atmosphere in a facility that is snuggled in the middle of downtown’s hustle and bustle. It’s a classy place too, with billiard tables and lots of screens to catch the big game.

The Dub Pub
11516 124th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 576-0264

Located in Kirkland, The Dub Pub is known as a hot spot to watch all major sports events, so coming in for the Super Bowl is a no-brainer. With 50 HD TVs and two 200″ HD big screens, you couldn’t miss a play if you wanted to! They feature a menu full of appetizers, salads, burgers and sandwiches that can be washed down with a large selection of beers on tap. Come early, and you can enjoy breakfast here as well (and save your spot for later).

Duff’s Gastropub
406 164th St. S.W., Suite 106
Lynnwood, WA 98012
(425) 745-4777

In Lynnwood, the best sports bar is Duff’s Pub, which airs NFL Directv Sunday Ticket every Sunday. During game time, you’ll enjoy the full cocktail bar and the full “made from scratch” menu, which includes burgers, house ground sausages and unique finds like Captain Crunch Prawns, Sriacha Mac ‘n Cheese, Gramp’s Famous Wings and more.Related: Best Billiard Bars In Seattle

The Market Arms

2401 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-0470

For a nice change of pace, consider the British pub, The Market Arms, in Ballard. The “telly” is always on playing football, both the round and oval styles. You’ll feel like you’re on vacation with the traditional fish and chips and shepherd’s pie, not to mention the grilled Caprese sandwich and homemade burgers topped with breads from the Essential Baking Company. You’ll also enjoy the big selection of European ales and domestic beers on tap.

Shawn O’Donnell’s
508 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 602-6380

If an Irish pub is more your style, you’ll enjoy Shawn O’Donnell’s, which is located at the base of the Smith Tower and walking distance from Quest Field in Pioneer Square. The employees here stay for a long time because they enjoy the fun environment. The food here is incredible, and the service is excellent. If you’re lucky, Mr. O’Donnell, an actual magician, might come by your table for a quick card trip or two. This is during the commercials of course.Related: The Best Hot Desserts In Seattle

Jeffrey Totey is a freelance writer living in Seattle. He has a love for the arts and is a student of pop culture. He covers stories about the performing arts, theater, museums, cultural events, movies and more in the greater Seattle area. His work can be found at Examiner.com.