Want to perch yourself on a bar stool? Zone out? Eat good food? Drink beer? Bring the family? Play skeeball? Watch the big screen? Whatever your game of choice is, they make a sports bar for that.
HD TVs, air hockey, foosball and skeeball...what else do you need? The food comes from Po Dog next door, which means lots of yummy hot dogs (like the deep fried Danger Dog), hummus plates and other bar snacks. Beers on tap and always a lively crowd.
Chances are, anyone who lives in Madison Park has been to The Attic at least once. The energy emanating out of this tiny bar is contagious. The folks here are regulars, the place looks like it's been around forever, and people actually come FOR the food it's so good. Beers on tap, friendly service--you can't beat it.
The food is not the draw here - it's the sports! A television for about every 3 customers, this is the place to watch the game. Located in Fisher Plaza, the venue often doubles as a live sportscasting center for KOMO and an after work drinking hole for the rest of the building's employees. You've never seen so many work badges in one place!
Buckley's has always been one of my favorite spots. It feels like a real neighborhood pub. In fact, the owner says he doesn't like the term "sports bar" because it denotes bad service and bad food. He prefers to call his place "a pub with a sports problem." The food is good, families are welcome, there are board games for those who get...bored watching the game(s), which are featured prominently on about a dozen flat screens. Good vibe all around.
The fact that my friend and I were seated, served beer along with two decent brunches from a bright-eyed server wearing high-heeled boots during one of the biggest NFL playoff games of the season speaks volumes about this place. It's pretty much standing room only when the Big Game is on, but the service is friendly and the energy is contagious.
The place has good Mexican food, strong drinks, several HD TVs for the big game and friendly service, which means it's always crowded (always). The covered back patio is pretty awesome, but it tends to feel less cramped in the actual dining room/bar. Beautiful space!
Pretty sure this bar has more big screens than any other bar in town: 22! There's also rooftop access and above average bar food. Ladies, if you're looking to meet a single guy (who loves sports), you might want to check this place out. You two can head across the street to Bill's and share a pizza.
Before you write this place off as a dive, check it out. The place is usually packed with an interesting mix of people: college kids, old dudes playing pool, young ladies sharing a pint...it runs the gamut, which attests for the coolness factor of this place. Okay, maybe not 'cool' but definitely a place where everyone feels comfy. The place is known for it's pizzas, but I suggest not missing the artichoke dip.
A newish sports bar in Columbia City, this is much fancier than a lot of other sports bars in town. It's fancy in the way that it's super clean, patronized by polished pretty people, is family-friendly, and touts a wine list. There's also 12 flat screens, good food (try it for brunch), and their entire sports schedule can be easily found on their website. It's a sports bar for non-sports fans, for sure.