Game On! Sports Lovers Unite at These True Seattle Winners

Cheers, groans, beer and plenty of big-screen plasma TVs; these are the major components of any popular sports bar, and we proudly bring you the top entries in Seattle. At these gold medal-worthy options, you can meet your buddies for wings, nachos (or fancier pub fare) and a full slate of football, basketball, boxing, baseball, hockey and NASCAR. Even if you happen to come alone, you can count on finding a crowd to hang with, as long as you're wearing the right colors and logos!

10Best readers give a big, overall thumbs-up to Sluggers, and they applaud George & Dragon Pub for its tasty bar food–a must when you're following a big game. While some of these venues feature low-key, casual atmospheres, others put a spin on the traditional sports pub that first springs to mind. Think chic decor elements, fancy brunch menus, even cozy lounge areas in which to escape for those who need a break from all the action. Many sports pubs are located downtown and close to the stadiums, while others are scattered in sometimes unexpected pockets of town. You'll even find one of our nominees not far from the airport gate from which you may enter or leave this city. The best sports bars in Seattle? Game on!



Loyal Ballard Station Public House patrons come for the Tuesday night trivia, the local brews (like the Pike Kilt Lifter and Hales Supergoose IPA), pub snacks like popcorn and the meat and cheese board. Popular dishes include the the Signature...  Read More



This friendly neighborhood bar is a great place for a good brew while you watch the game. Seven HDTVs give you full coverage of whatever is happening on a particular day, and they have 27 draught beers on rotation. Even when there isn't a game...  Read More

Ram Restaurant & Big Horn Brewery


Especially during the university's regular sessions, this upscale watering hole is a favorite weekend haunt for hordes of purple-and-gold-wearing Husky faithful, who crowd in to watch their team on the tube while enjoying house-brewed beers and...  Read More



Convenient for sports-lovers catching the Mariners in American League action at Safeco Field or the Seahawks in NFL action at Seahawks Stadium, this Pioneer Square bar is a favorite with fans, thanks to all of the sports memorabilia adorning the...  Read More



Cousin to The George & Dragon pub (in Fremont), The Market Arms brings the same cozy feel of a British pub to Ballard. The polished wood bar and cushioned stools serve as the perfect place from which to watch some soccer games, which are the...  Read More



Step into this friendly neighborhood establishment to catch the game, and enjoy a cold beer and a heaping plate of steak and eggs. Two big-screen TVs mean that you'll have a great view of sports action, usually devoted to the Seahawks, Mariners,...  Read More



A good place to bide your time before catching a flight out of Sea-Tac, this sports bar offers a "last chance," if you will, for sampling the Pacific Northwest's signature microbrews.The bar features 550-plus spirits and 26 drafts, plus a daily...  Read More



Located in Fremont and tucked away from 36th Street, many regard the George & Dragon Pub as the UK's Seattle embassy, and it does attract its share of expats. Indeed, when "football's on the telly," you can expect to see this authentic...  Read More



Get ready to redefine your concept of a sports bar when you enter Spitfire, an urban sports bar in Belltown. Catering to a hip, trendy young crowd that happens to enjoy sports, this sleek establishment boasts exposed brick, works by local...  Read More

Pioneer Square
Quality Athletics
Photo courtesy of Sarah Flotard


With the tagline "We celebrate sport," Quality Athletics proves that it's the perfect addition to Pioneer Square. Located near Seattle's stadiums loved by enthusiasts of football, baseball and soccer, this full-service sports bar and restaurant...  Read More


Meet Corinne Whiting

Corinne hails from the other Washington, where she caught the travel bug early on. Corinne studied abroad in Strasbourg, France (undergrad) and in Edinburgh, Scotland (graduate school). She's...  More About Corinne