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This Week in Happy Hour: Sochi Opening Ceremony Edition

Where to get cheap food and booze before watching the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.

By Sara Hendrickson February 6, 2014

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Brace yourself for the Winter Olympics of puns. Photo via The House Sports Pub's website

We’re hot off the heels of an epic win for the PNW but why end the streak? There are 20 athletes repping the Northwest at the Sochi Winter Games, which get kicked off officially with the opening ceremonies on Friday at 7:30pm on NBC. Here are four bars where you can enjoy happy hour and stick around to watch the festivities.

Columbia City
Rookies Sports Bar and Grill Happy hour is 4–6 and the bar will be showing the opening ceremony with sound. Regular happy hour specials include $2–$6 food specials, $4.50 wells, $4 house wines, $2.50 tall boys of PBR and Rainier, and $1 off drafts. Specials for opening ceremony are a $10 bacon cheeseburger with smoky bacon jam and a $9 USA themed cocktail. 

Pioneer Square
Fuel There are 17 flat screen TVs and a projector, and the opening ceremony will definitely be viewable. Happy hour runs 4–7 Monday through Friday and features $3.50 wells, $6 double wells, $1 off draft beer and wine, and $2.99 and $3.99 appetizers.

The House Sports Pub Friday also happens to be customer appreciation day, which means that every customer gets a raffle ticket for entry in a drawing to win a whole bunch of prizes, including a bike and a longboard skateboard. Happy hour runs all day too, with a special $5 cocktail, and $1 off drafts and well spirits. For watching the opening ceremonies, there is a video wall with a nine-foot, high definition screen.

Lower Queen Anne
The Spectator Your sporting event viewing requests are the Spectator’s demand, and they have 16 flat screen TVs with sound to take in the opening ceremony—since that’s what you want. Happy hour is 4–6 Monday through Friday with $1 off draft beer and wells, $3.99-$6.99 appetizers, and an $8.99 burger and beer special.  

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