1009 E Union Street
Just a stone’s throw away from campus, Auto Battery may be the most convenient location for many students—and predictably, it’ll be packed. You can always take a break at one of the two shuffleboard tables, or pop next door to Po Dog for a deep-fried Danger Dog. They’ll be serving up their signature cocktails, eight drafts, and a slew of
Sport Restaurant and Bar
140 4th Avenue N #130
This one’s in SLU, so it’s a hike, but for the truly devoted it may just be Seattle’s most traditional sports bar. Hell, the place is called Sport. The bar menu is an earnest lineup of only the most classic of Super Bowl snacks: buffalo wings, nachos supreme, jalapeno poppers with chipotle ranch. Factor in a 22” Samsung at every booth and you have a Super Bowl venue for
912 12th Avenue
Rhein Haus, on the other hand, is still a little gross, but in a good way. Their 20 screens will all be showing the Super Bowl, including those on the heated outdoor patio. Expect plenty of pretzels, plenty of beer, and plenty of transplanted U District bros snarfing currywurst and bragging about their quarter abroad in Berlin. As per usual.
1530 11th Avenue
If you’ve never heard of this pub in the new Sunset Electric building, it’s not just you—they aren’t even opening until the Friday before the Super Bowl. They’ll be celebrating their debut with a Super Bowl bash, replete with a snowboard raffle benefitting FareStart, a selection of 20 mostly-local drafts, and food from their menu of salads, burgers, flatbreads, and other pub classics.
922 E Pike Street
The recently-refurbished Comet Tavern has lost a great deal of the previous incarnation’s ick factor, and now you’re far more likely to depart full of Laurelwood IPA and goodwill than with a hangover and a pile of regrets. They’ll be showing the game from start to finish, pouring draft pints from a few dozen taps and doling out their free roasted peanuts.
121 S King Street
This kitschy sports bar from the team behind Skillet is the perfect choice for those who only like to watch sports ironically. The housemade queso, pickled pomegranate duck wings, and Bartlett pear funnel cake on Quality Athletics’ high-concept menu are unlikely to attract the typical swarms of bros—which, for some, may be preferable.
606 Broadway E
According to Eater Seattle, this quirky North Capitol Hill bar will be serving up “Legion of Mmmm” appetizer platters and raining Skittles from the rafters whenever Marshawn Lynch Beast Modes his way into the endzone. The rest of their Tex-Mex–tinged menu and lineup of inventive cocktails will also be available on game day.