Best Bars With Lawn Games In Seattle

June 2, 2016 5:00 AM

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Summer in Seattle offers locals and visitors opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Many local bars, taverns, and breweries offer patios for their customers to play outdoor games, visit with friends, or enjoy a brew. Many establishments are located in and around downtown Seattle, with easy access to customers.
Waterwheel Lounge
7034 15th Ave. N. W.
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 784-5701

The Waterwheel Lounge is a great place for a fun, free game of ping-pong, foosball or cornhole in the great outdoors. These games are offered outside on the lounge’s patio, and are free to customers. The lounge features various activities through out the week, including Absolute karokee 4 nights a week and BINGO games. The menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. This is a great place to go for food, fun, and drinks. It is located in the heart of the Ballard district. This is a 21 and older establishment.

Populuxe Brewing
826B N. W. 49th St
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 706-3400

Populuxe Brewing is a family friendly establishment in Ballard. The large outdoor patio is a great place for dining, and playing a game or 2 of cornhole. The patio is filled with picnic tables for customers to enjoy their beer, food, and conversation. The establishment specializes in all kinds of beer. Customers bring their own food, or a food truck comes in on Friday and Saturday nights. It is a neighborhood place, where families or friends meet. Often, the patio is filled with adults, children, and dogs.

Roanoke Park Place
2409 10th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 324-5882

Roanoke Park Place is in the city, yet feels like it’s off the beaten track. The bar is a cozy neighborhood bar. The establishment is home to an incredible outdoor patio, which is one of the best places in Seattle to play ping-pong. This bar serves great drinks and brew, is customer service oriented, and offers a great atmosphere to meet friends. This great, locally owned establishment is located on the north end of the Capitol Hill, and the building was established in 1920. This is a 21 and older establishment.

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Teddy’s Tavern
1012 N. E. 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 522-4950

Teddy’s Tavern is located between the University district and Lake City, just off of Roosevelt Way N. E. This is a great “down-home” bar that offers outdoor ping-pong on a private patio. Customers are welcome to sit outside and enjoy food, beverages, or a great game of ping-pong. Indoor games include pool, and pinball. The establishment’s owners frequently tend bar, talk with customers, and work with their staff. Besides the games, this is a great place to watch the Mariners and other sporting events. This is a 21 and older establishment.

The Hollywood Tavern
14508 Woodinville-Redmonds Road N. E.
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 481-7703

The Hollywood Tavern is a local landmark in Woodinville’s historic wine country. The tavern was established shortly after WWII, and quickly became a center for the community. The tradition is carried on today by the tavern’s current owners. The large outdoor patio is a great place for a game of cornball or other lawn games. The tavern has these available as weather permits. Drinks range from hard liquour to beer. Tuesday evenings feature local musicians. This establishment does have an area for children to be with their parents, and offers a full kid’s menu.

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Karen Ulvestad is a mother and professional writer/photographer, who lives in the greater Seattle area. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English Composition. Her background is in fitness, travel, photography and writing. She continually researches locations to visit, and/or entertainment opportunities for family outings and/or photo shoots. Her work can be found at

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