Where to Watch the Seahawks’ First Playoff Game
Watch Seattle face off against New Orleans—with a crowd and a beer in hand.
Where will you be Saturday, January 11, at 1:35pm? Better lockdown your perch pronto. Here, a list of local drinking establishments with food and booze and a promise to have the Seahawks vs. Saints playoff game on the television.
Buckley’s in Belltown Will you join the hoards of fans crowded around the 20 TVs at Buckley’s hours before kickoff? Drink specials include $6 Bacardi or Jack Daniels cocktails, $3 Rainier cans, and $12 Miller Light buckets.
BOKA Restaurant and Bar $25 special Seahawks brunch in the Studio, which includes pastries, fruit, entrée buffet, and Bloody Mary or mimosa (or juice). The Studio has a 70-inch flat screen which will be showing the game. Reservation required, first seating at 10am. No reservation needed for the $25 brunch in the bar, which starts at 8, with a choice of entrée, pastries, fruit, and drink. Extra Bloody Marys are $6, mimosas are $5. If you’re watching the game in person, you can also park your car at the hotel for $15 before walking to the stadium.
Fuel Lots of drink specials at the stadium-adjascent sports bar: $1and $2 Jell-O shots, $4 Rainier and PBR tall boys, $5 Coors Light and Bud Light tall boys, $8 double vodka-and-Redbulls, and $10 double Jagers. As for screens, there's a "huge" projector with "state of the art sound system" in addition to 16 flat screens. Open at 8 with breakfast till 1:30, full menu all day.
95 Slide During all Seahawks playoff games, the sports bar will be offering a special drink menu—including $3 Seahawks Jell-O shots. There are 18 televisions on which you can watch the game, including two on the rooftop patio. Even if it rains.
The Market Arms If you’re in the mood for “football al fresco,” Market Arms has an outdoor patio where their six large screen TVs are visible. Happy hour specials during the game include chicken wings, wedges, onion rings, hummus, and popcorn chicken or shrimp for $4 each. Draft pints of import or craft beers are $4; vitamin R is $3.25.
The Gerald The Gerald will be showing the game on the 120-inch projection screen in the front room and a flat screen in the back. Brunch and drink specials till 2:30, happy hour menu after.
Ballard Loft Opening for breakfast at 9 on Saturday, the Loft will be serving $5 mimosas, $6 Bloody Marys, $12 Bud Light pitchers, and, eventually, lunch. There will be two full bars and the game will be shown on 20 flatscreen TVs. Also, The Loft’s Seahawk Party Bus provides all-inclusive roundtrip transportation to and from the game. Tickets are $35 and include breakfast and a drink before departure (which is about an hour before kickoff), and en route drinks, music, TVs, and celebratory flashy lights. Happy hour at the bar all night upon your return to Ballard. Check out the event page for more info.
Rock Bottom Brewery If multiple screen sizes is your jam, the eastside brewery has an array of 23 TVs, including a 90-inch flat screen, a 120-inch projection screen, and a 50-inch plasma. Happy hour pricing on all house made beer. Twenty-on and over seating in the bar of course, but there will be some family friendly spots (with a view of the game) in the dining room.
Bars with Multiple Locations
Neighborhood Grills The Greenlake Bar and Grill has four TVs, Eastlake has seven, Lake Forest has six, and Bremerton has eight (plus one projector). Football specials—which happen during all NFL games—include $4–$6.25 food specials, $3 tall boys, $1 off all drafts, and $5 “specialty football drinks.”
Lunchbox Laboratory All three locations have multiple TVs: SLU has two, Bellevue has four, and Gig Harbor has five. Lots of food specials with Seahawks-related names, like the “Every Day I’m Russelin’” and “The Richard Sherman Talk Show,” plus $1 off all drafts, $2 tall boys, and $5 “bombs.”