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Top 5 Places Beer Nerds Flock to Watch the Hawks

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Seattle is abuzz with anticipation for this Sunday's NFC Championship matchup between the Seahawks and the 49ers. We cannot all fit into the stadium, but most of us still seek to enhance the energy and excitement of game day by gathering into groups of friends and strangers with whom we can share the emotions of the experience.

Like everyone else around Seattle who normally maintains a certain level of civility and refinement, beer geeks are not above getting loud and proud, down and dirty, and a little bit stupid when it comes to cheering for the home team. So where do the city's most-discerning beer nerds go when they want to unleash their inner 12th Man? Kendall Jones of the Washington Beer Blog has come up with this list of beer-forward destinations that offer a great hawk flocking experience. One caveat: expect to find every barstool occupied long before kickoff. This is a big one, after all.
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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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The pub’s front room offers a comfortable, refined beer drinking experience, with couches and library tables, but the back room is all about getting loud and rowdy at game time. You’ll find plenty of televisions and 32 taps pouring great beer. No kitchen, but ordering food from local restaurants is encouraged. (21 and over.)

2. Cooper's Alehouse

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8065 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 522-2923
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One of Seattle’s original alehouses is still one of its best. For 30 years, Cooper’s Alehouse has pulled double duty, acting as both a legitimate sports bar and a legitimate beer bar, offering an outstanding selection of beer along with a great game day experience. (21 and over.)
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3. Elysian Fields

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542 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 382-4498
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Literally a few steps away from Century Link Field, Elysian Brewing Company’s stadium district brewpub is as close as you can get to the game without actually being there. Although you won’t be in the stadium, you’ll enjoy a much better beer selection. On game day, it is not for the faint of heart. The crowd packs the place elbow-to-elbow for pregame lubrication and then dissipates only slightly at kickoff. Get there early, be strong, and prepare to be washed away by the wave of celebration (or despair) pouring from the stadium at game’s end. (All ages.)
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4. Naked City Brewery & Taphouse

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8564 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 838-6299
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This Greenwood brewpub offers a full menu of food along with some of Seattle’s most-ballyhooed beers. Behind the heavy velvet curtains you will find the screening room, where a huge projection screen television awaits. Naked City usually focuses on cinema, but on game day, the main feature is football. (All ages.)
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5. The Pine Box

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1600 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 588-0375
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The people who operate The Pine Box are among the city’s most seriously afflicted beer geeks. That does not mean they are above firing up the big screen and unleashing the 12th man within. Dozens of great beers on tap and a food menu devised with the help of former Bisato chef Scott Carsberg await fervent football fans on lower Capitol Hill. (21 and over.)
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1. Beveridge Place Pub

6413 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136
The pub’s front room offers a comfortable, refined beer drinking experience, with couches and library tables, but the back room is all about getting loud and rowdy at game time. You’ll find plenty of televisions and 32 taps pouring great beer. No kitchen, but ordering food from local restaurants is encouraged. (21 and over.)
6413 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136

2. Cooper's Alehouse

8065 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
One of Seattle’s original alehouses is still one of its best. For 30 years, Cooper’s Alehouse has pulled double duty, acting as both a legitimate sports bar and a legitimate beer bar, offering an outstanding selection of beer along with a great game day experience. (21 and over.)
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8065 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

3. Elysian Fields

542 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Literally a few steps away from Century Link Field, Elysian Brewing Company’s stadium district brewpub is as close as you can get to the game without actually being there. Although you won’t be in the stadium, you’ll enjoy a much better beer selection. On game day, it is not for the faint of heart. The crowd packs the place elbow-to-elbow for pregame lubrication and then dissipates only slightly at kickoff. Get there early, be strong, and prepare to be washed away by the wave of celebration (or despair) pouring from the stadium at game’s end. (All ages.)
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542 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

4. Naked City Brewery & Taphouse

8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
This Greenwood brewpub offers a full menu of food along with some of Seattle’s most-ballyhooed beers. Behind the heavy velvet curtains you will find the screening room, where a huge projection screen television awaits. Naked City usually focuses on cinema, but on game day, the main feature is football. (All ages.)
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8564 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

5. The Pine Box

1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
The people who operate The Pine Box are among the city’s most seriously afflicted beer geeks. That does not mean they are above firing up the big screen and unleashing the 12th man within. Dozens of great beers on tap and a food menu devised with the help of former Bisato chef Scott Carsberg await fervent football fans on lower Capitol Hill. (21 and over.)
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1600 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

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