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12 Watering Holes for Watching the World Cup in Seattle

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The 2014 World Cup begins today, with the American team debuting on Monday in a match which features two Seattle Sounders—forward Clint Dempsey and defenseman (and Seattle native) DeAndre Yedlin—taking on Ghana at 4 p.m. PST. But, for you, the viewer, one question remains: Where is the best place to watch the game?

Eater has your answer—in fact, we have a dozen answers, including spots in Capitol Hill, Fremont, Columbia City, West Seattle, and more. Check out this map of optimal futbol-watching locations and prepare yourself to cheer for the red-white-and-blue while enjoying some of Seattle's best bar food and drink.
—Jake Uitti

See any vital viewing spot omissions? Hit up the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Beveridge Place Pub

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6413 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136
(206) 932-9906
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An unassuming spot in West Seattle, Beveridge Place Pub will do at least one thing that's remarkable: make your day all about the beer. With one of the largest selections of beer in the city—boasting 36 tap handles and over 150 bottles—there will be much to celebrate here whether your favorite team wins or loses.
[Photo Credit: Beveridge Place Pub]

2. Café Presse

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1117 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 709-7674
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Part literary hang out, part bar, part hot spot for the World Cup, Café Presse may have all the answers for the high-minded Seattleite looking to catch some of the tournament. With a flair for the French, soccer is preeminently on the mind of the people at this south Capitol Hill treasure. The red-white-and-blue will be flying here for sure—though, it may be in three consecutive rectangles and not as many stars and stripes. C’est magnifique, non?
[Photo Credit: Cafe Presse/Facebook]

3. George & Dragon Pub

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206 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 545-6864
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The British-style pub, located in the heart of Fremont, prides itself on offering great coverage of the beautiful game. With an outdoor patio for lunch, dinner and drinks, it is a great place to catch a game and catch a breather from all the raucous cheering. Just try their Bacon Butty—or, “three rashers of bacon nestled in a soft, buttered floured bread roll.” Dare you.
[Photo Credit: George & Dragon/Facebook]

4. Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

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1916 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 728-1916
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Post Alley's Kells offers a slew of Irish-style meals from an Irish cheese platter to Irish stew to Irish soda bread. Want a loud, frothy good time during the Cup? Kells is your spot.
[Photo Credit: Kells/Facebook]

5. Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge

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1505 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-5678
If the U.S. wins, wow, there will be a lot to talk about. And, well, if they don’t, there will still be a lot to discuss. Where better to do all this conversing than a place that’s open 24 hours a day? Lost Lake will be showing the games (and highlights) and offering a place to relish in the joy of victory or the agony of defeat around the clock.
[Photo Credit: Lost Lake/Facebook]

6. The Market Arms

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2401 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-0480
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Another pub with a focus on the British ways of doing things. Heck, their web site even lists “telly” events (translation: television) with all the World Cup games noted. With breakfast served all day and an array of local and imported beers, it would be a load of bollocks if you didn’t give this place a try (did we say that right?)
[Photo Credit: The Market Arms/Facebook]

7. Norm's Eatery & Ale House

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460 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-1417
Okay, so we know, who hasn’t asked themselves this: where can I watch the World Cup AND bring the dog? Well, Norm’s is your place. With a great rotating tap list and some of the best bar food in the city—including their amazing vegetarian sliders and tater tots—Norm’s is a comfy place for local dawgs and dogs alike.
[Photo Credit: Norm's/Facebook]

8. Rookies Sports Bar & Grill

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3820 S Ferdinand St, Ste 101
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 722-0301
Columbia City's Rookies is sure to have one of the best soccer watching crowds in town. The menu is vast and imaginative—from jalapeno potato chips to spicy pecan salad. Heat plays a big role in the menu, so keep your taste buds on their toes as you're watching the game that’s all about the feet.
[Photo Credit: Rookies]

9. Sport Restaurant & Bar

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140 4th Ave N # 130
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 404-7767
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This is the place to inundate yourself with wall-to-wall sports. There are even TVs in their booths. If you have visitors next week but you don’t exactly know what to do with them and maybe, just maybe, you’ve run out of things to talk about, SPORT has you covered with a surround sound World Cup watching experience. The menu is chock-full of bar food, including pizza.
[Photo Credit: SPORT]

10. Summit Public House

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601 Summit Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 324-7611
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Along with their cozy atmosphere and worn-in pool tables, the Summit has a World Cup bracket hanging on the wall right in time for the tournament. A little hole-in-the-wally, you’ll at home having a pint just off the beaten path of busy Capitol Hill.
[Photo Credit: Summit Public House/Facebook]

11. Teddy's Tavern

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1012 N.E 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115
The sports bar for folks who don’t want a whole lot of bells and whistles. Sure, there are flat screens and a full bar, but you won’t get run over by rabid fans or talked over by loud patrons. The place has a set-up with neighbor Rain City Burgers, which will deliver their menu to Teddy’s in minutes. And their juicer makes for the perfect fresh-squeezed Grey Hounds or Whiskey Sours. Seriously.
[Photo Credit: Teddy's Tavern]

12. Tippe and Drague Alehouse

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3315 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 538-0094
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Beacon Hill's Tippe and Drague is super close to Metro routes and the Beacon Light Rail Station, so there is every opportunity to get there and get home without driving. In between traveling, try one of their 16 taps during the game, from a Schooner Exact Hefeweizen to Amnesia’s Cascadian Dark Ale. Call to see if the pub is opening early for morning games. Typically, it opens at 4 p.m. on weekdays, 1 p.m. on Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.
[Photo Credit: Tippe and Drague]

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1. Beveridge Place Pub

6413 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136
An unassuming spot in West Seattle, Beveridge Place Pub will do at least one thing that's remarkable: make your day all about the beer. With one of the largest selections of beer in the city—boasting 36 tap handles and over 150 bottles—there will be much to celebrate here whether your favorite team wins or loses.
[Photo Credit: Beveridge Place Pub]
6413 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136

2. Café Presse

1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Part literary hang out, part bar, part hot spot for the World Cup, Café Presse may have all the answers for the high-minded Seattleite looking to catch some of the tournament. With a flair for the French, soccer is preeminently on the mind of the people at this south Capitol Hill treasure. The red-white-and-blue will be flying here for sure—though, it may be in three consecutive rectangles and not as many stars and stripes. C’est magnifique, non?
[Photo Credit: Cafe Presse/Facebook]
1117 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

3. George & Dragon Pub

206 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103
The British-style pub, located in the heart of Fremont, prides itself on offering great coverage of the beautiful game. With an outdoor patio for lunch, dinner and drinks, it is a great place to catch a game and catch a breather from all the raucous cheering. Just try their Bacon Butty—or, “three rashers of bacon nestled in a soft, buttered floured bread roll.” Dare you.
[Photo Credit: George & Dragon/Facebook]
206 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103

4. Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

1916 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
Post Alley's Kells offers a slew of Irish-style meals from an Irish cheese platter to Irish stew to Irish soda bread. Want a loud, frothy good time during the Cup? Kells is your spot.
[Photo Credit: Kells/Facebook]
1916 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101

5. Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge

1505 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
If the U.S. wins, wow, there will be a lot to talk about. And, well, if they don’t, there will still be a lot to discuss. Where better to do all this conversing than a place that’s open 24 hours a day? Lost Lake will be showing the games (and highlights) and offering a place to relish in the joy of victory or the agony of defeat around the clock.
[Photo Credit: Lost Lake/Facebook]
1505 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

6. The Market Arms

2401 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
Another pub with a focus on the British ways of doing things. Heck, their web site even lists “telly” events (translation: television) with all the World Cup games noted. With breakfast served all day and an array of local and imported beers, it would be a load of bollocks if you didn’t give this place a try (did we say that right?)
[Photo Credit: The Market Arms/Facebook]
2401 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

7. Norm's Eatery & Ale House

460 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Okay, so we know, who hasn’t asked themselves this: where can I watch the World Cup AND bring the dog? Well, Norm’s is your place. With a great rotating tap list and some of the best bar food in the city—including their amazing vegetarian sliders and tater tots—Norm’s is a comfy place for local dawgs and dogs alike.
[Photo Credit: Norm's/Facebook]
460 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103

8. Rookies Sports Bar & Grill

3820 S Ferdinand St, Ste 101, Seattle, WA 98118
Columbia City's Rookies is sure to have one of the best soccer watching crowds in town. The menu is vast and imaginative—from jalapeno potato chips to spicy pecan salad. Heat plays a big role in the menu, so keep your taste buds on their toes as you're watching the game that’s all about the feet.
[Photo Credit: Rookies]
3820 S Ferdinand St, Ste 101
Seattle, WA 98118

9. Sport Restaurant & Bar

140 4th Ave N # 130, Seattle, WA 98109
This is the place to inundate yourself with wall-to-wall sports. There are even TVs in their booths. If you have visitors next week but you don’t exactly know what to do with them and maybe, just maybe, you’ve run out of things to talk about, SPORT has you covered with a surround sound World Cup watching experience. The menu is chock-full of bar food, including pizza.
[Photo Credit: SPORT]
140 4th Ave N # 130
Seattle, WA 98109

10. Summit Public House

601 Summit Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Along with their cozy atmosphere and worn-in pool tables, the Summit has a World Cup bracket hanging on the wall right in time for the tournament. A little hole-in-the-wally, you’ll at home having a pint just off the beaten path of busy Capitol Hill.
[Photo Credit: Summit Public House/Facebook]
601 Summit Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

11. Teddy's Tavern

1012 N.E 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115
The sports bar for folks who don’t want a whole lot of bells and whistles. Sure, there are flat screens and a full bar, but you won’t get run over by rabid fans or talked over by loud patrons. The place has a set-up with neighbor Rain City Burgers, which will deliver their menu to Teddy’s in minutes. And their juicer makes for the perfect fresh-squeezed Grey Hounds or Whiskey Sours. Seriously.
[Photo Credit: Teddy's Tavern]
1012 N.E 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115

12. Tippe and Drague Alehouse

3315 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Beacon Hill's Tippe and Drague is super close to Metro routes and the Beacon Light Rail Station, so there is every opportunity to get there and get home without driving. In between traveling, try one of their 16 taps during the game, from a Schooner Exact Hefeweizen to Amnesia’s Cascadian Dark Ale. Call to see if the pub is opening early for morning games. Typically, it opens at 4 p.m. on weekdays, 1 p.m. on Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.
[Photo Credit: Tippe and Drague]
3315 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

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