Seattle >Arts & Entertainment > George and Dragon
206 N 36th St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.652674 -122.356178
Neighborhoods: Fremont, Lake Union
The perfect place to watch the game (especially soccer), play a game of pool or grab a craft beer and a bite. Friendly service and crowd plus outdoor seating seal the deal.
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.
skip it – Bartenders are rudest I've seen in Seattle, wouldn't waste a night or money there again.
Dangerous Anglophile Bar – My wife and I were stared at from the time we walked in the door until I was threatened with attack by the white trash regulars that didn't like the looks of us.
I would second the other review that says "Anglophile" hangout. Don't go there if your skin isn't white.
Staff was no help as the violent regulars followed me out of the bar as we were trying to escape the trash.
Bad place to watch the Sounders game.
Dont waste your money – I went to this pub last week and had the worst service ever. The bartenders kept ignoring me and they kept giving me broken glasses, not just cracked but literally broken edges. I ordered a drink and i never got it, i ended up leaving before i could even get the drink i ordered. They got me for about 8 bucks not including the generous tips i left (i've been a waiter, so i know how to tip). I really tried to get into the tone of the place but i kept getting stares and smug looks from the so-called regulars and the staff. Wasted my hard-earned money, don't do the same.
Enjoy your other options – I tried to like this place just to watch football. The crowd and atmosphere were always good but the bartenders just didn't understand that they were at work. I don't need good service. I just want a few beers and a match. Several bars have opened in the last couple of years with both Fox and Setanta so fans and expats have plenty of new options.
THE place to be to watch (real) football – I love the George and Dragon. I've found plenty of pubs around Seattle that show football games, ranging from the Premier League to international fixtures, but they are all just sort of okay - decent food, decent drink, boring atmosphere. But, go on any Saturday or Sunday morning/afternoon to the George and Dragon and you'll get decent food, decent drink, and an atmosphere that is as close to an English pub as I've found this side of the pond. For food, I've had the bangers and mash (pretty good), English breakfast (good as well) and fish and chips, which I had had high hopes for but which turned out to be pretty bad. A shame, as I had convinced myself it would be the only place in Seattle I'd be able to find authentic English fish and chips, which are amazing. The George and Dragon's... not so much. They have a lot of good beer on tap, including some I've only had in my time England (such as Kronenberg, my personal favorite). Everything is pretty inexpensive, but whenever I go to watch football I couldn't care less. Its the best place for English ex-pats and American ex-pats in training to get together over a pint and enjoy the beautiful game.
FOREIGN ID'S NOT ACCEPTABLE – Foreign ID cards cannot be accepted according to Washington State Liquor Board. The W.S.L.B. is very clear on this. The only acceptable ID's are US state Drivers licenses/ID cards & Canadian Provence Driver's licenses, US military ID's and the PASSPORTS of all countries. Some bars do not enforce this but that is a chance that they take. To the previous review from "seattleone" :::The door guy at The George and Dragon was just doing his job and protecting the bar and its staff from potential legal liability. If you are visiting on vacation you should pick up a guide book- most of them mention nightlife laws/regulations and ID requirements.
Worst staff in Seattle - give it a miss – Do not patronise this establishment. Went down there on Saturday to meet friends for the summer solstise festival. This ENGLISH establishment does not accept English (or Australian) ID's as proof of age. Go figure. We thought the guy at the door was joking. When we questioned him as to why he could not use a perfectly legal form of ID to prove age he could give absolutely no legal or logical reason except for that is what his manager told him (who just happened to be standing next to him so he said) and said that we should all have AMERICAN driver's licenses. What an idiot. The guy tried to provoke us wanted to 'take us on' right there. I have lived in London for the past 3 years and have never been bullied, threatened, pushed or otherwise harrased like we were before we even got in the door at G&D. We will never return there and would warn anyone who is thinking about going there to avoid it - ESPECIALLY anyone looking for a good 'English' pub - they do not want to do business with English or Australian citizens. Not surprisingly we patronised 3 other local Freemont establishments that day who had absolutely no problem doing business with English patrons.
Great Pub Feel – This is a great neighborhood bar I frequent often. A good place to sit alone at the bar and watch some footbal (the real kind) or sit in a booth with a group of pals and talk over a pint. Good English pub fare. Watch out for Tuesday Trivia nights. It can get really crowded. I watched the World Cup here. What a blast!
Lively Brit transplants and local football fiends pack this bar for televised matches all times of the day and night. – In Short
It's not unusual to see a full house of groggy fans, decked out in league jerseys cheering on their favorite teams at 6am on a Saturday. Later on, coffee is replaced by pints of imported British ales, including Newcastle, Boddingtons and McEwans. In all, 18 taps are clustered at the center of a beautiful, U-shaped wraparound bar. The menu sticks with traditional pub fare from the motherland--shepherd's pie, chicken curry and pot roast.
Overrated Excuse For A Pub – If the staff isn't complaining about watching a particular soccer match that was shown earlier in the day they are busy pouring your drink as slowly as possible while giving you a bad attitude. Don't waste your time.
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