On Friday, Eater opened up a comments thread and the tipline, asking readers to name their favorite Seattle spots to watch the game. The recovery process from Sunday's heartbreaker took a little longer to recover from than expected, but as promised—win or lose—here's a map (in alphabetical order) of 10 sports bars that were most frequently and passionately recommended by readers.Read More
Readers Vote: 10 Best Places to Watch the Game
1. 95 Slide
The primo sports bar on Capitol Hill boasts 17 large flatscreens, a full kitchen, weekend brunch, at least half-a-dozen arcade games, food and drink specials, and a rooftop patio for the warmer months.
2. Auto Battery Bar
Possibly the only sports bar to serve fresh popcorn, AB also has a breakfast menu for morning games, 10 flatscreens, skeeball, shuffleboard, and bartenders who've been known to spontaneously offer drink specials to celebrate a touchdown.
3. Belltown Pizza
This late-night pizza stop recently added a game room with pinball, skeeball, Buck Hunter, and Pac-Man. There's also 9 tvs, NFL Sunday Ticket, $3.50 slices of pizza (as well as a full menu) and game day drink specials.
4. Buckley's on Queen Anne
This lower Queen Anne sports spot has developed such a loyal following over the past decade, they don't really need to offer any food or drink specials, which they don't. Instead, you'll have to settle for some all-around good pub food, 14 big screens, and a contagious sense of camaraderie.
5. The Chieftain
Seattle, WA 98122
Nobody knows how to celebrate like the Irish. The Chieftain has 7 flatscreens and a projector they bring in on game days. On Sundays, they offer food and drink specials, like pitchers of mimosas, 50-cent wings, $12 large 2-topping pizzas and $10 pitchers of Bud Light. They also serve weekend brunch.
6. Edge Grill
Seattle, WA 98101
This expansive space downtown, which recently changed ownership from Fox Sports Grill, has 32 plasmas, a new extended house menu, a breakfast buffet on game days (which they open at 9 am for), and two levels of fun: a cafe on the street level, with a bar, dining area, and various private rooms downstairs.
7. LTD Bar + Grill
This place fills up quick on game day. The Fremont bar offers 11 hi-def televisions, shuffleboard, pool, Buckhunter, and a menu filled with inexpensive food and drinks.
8. Rookies Sports Bar & Grill
Seattle, WA 98118
This one-year old sports bar in Columbia City has 12 flatscreens (including one above the men's urinal), a recycled high-school gym floor, a chain-link fence separating the bar from the family-friendly dining room, and $5 nachos with the purchase of a $12 bucket-o-beer.
9. The Spectator
Seattle, WA 98109
If the retro 60s furniture doesn't entice you to curl up and stay for the game, the Specator has 15 TVs, 2 full bars, beer and/or liquor specials on game day ($5 Buffalo Trace, Fireball), lots of couches and a stage area for different viewing perspectives. There's also ping pong, darts, and shuffleboard.
10. Wing Dome
A popular spot on game day, Wing Dome (all locations) offer 8 flatscreen and a Fan Feast on Sundays: 6 lbs. of wings, a large fry, and a large salad for $39.99.Open earlier on game days.