This was the season that almost didn't happen. But here we are...the Blackhawks vs. the Bruins battling it out for the coolest looking trophy in all of professional sports. There may be other sports that try and compete for TV time at this time of year, but the real action takes place on a 200' x 85' sheet of ice. While we wait for a new stadium and our own NHL team to cheer on in Seattle here are a few places to catch all of the latest Stanley Cup action on TV.
If you're a hardcore soccer fan (or just enjoy a nice cold 20 oz. pint) this is the place for you. When soccer is not on the screens surrounding this good ol' English pub there are plenty of other flights of fancy to keep you occupied - like free pool Monday.
This joint fills up quickly with nearby students, parents and anyone else looking for some tasty and affordable brats and beer. Stop by to catch up with friends or to catch up on the game that's sure to be playing on one of the several screens throughout. Grab a table between 3-6 pm to score some Happy Hour deals.
Cold beer, hot food, an expansive bar and the latest sports action taking place on screens that can be seen from any vantage point you find most comfortable make this a true sports lover paradise. They shoot...they score!!!!
They have so many different games being played on so many different screens scattered about - you almost need a special decoder to figure it all out. Not a bad problem to have if you are really into sports. But you can't live on sports alone and Buckley's makes sure to serve up some tasty pub fare from the kitchen to keep your energy level up.
It's big and it's bossy and it's the place to hang after the game lets out of the nearby stadiums. If there are no games playing nearby grab a table, a beer and a plate of chicken wings and catch the latest action on the surrounding screens.
These old time neighborhood pubs are hard to come by these days...especially in Queen Anne. Grab a stool at the bar, order a cold one and chat with your new found neighbor while watching the latest game on the flat screen.
A straight ahead, no frills sports bar with a happy hour that keeps them coming in even when the televised games are less than thrilling. A ping-pong table in back keeps the action going during the rain delays and television time outs.
If you like a little film noir with your beer - Naked City delivers. This popular neighborhood joint serves up pints from the more than 25 taps that line the bar. Not just for "noir heads" though, Naked City is a major destination to catch all the major sporting events while hoisting back a brew. Great beer and a great hangout.
If there's one place in Seattle to watch NHL - this is the place. Given that we are a mere three hours from the Canadian border this place is a refuge for many a Canuck fans. Grab a Kohakee and an order of poutine and cheer on your favorite team while you wait for the NHL to one day call Seattle home.
If you like a little chili with your fries you've come to the right place. Wash them down with an ice cold Rainier at Happy Hour and you'll be sitting pretty along with all of the other Cap Hill hipsters looking for some good food that's priced just right.