Best Bars to Watch the 2014 World Cup in Seattle (by Neighborhood)

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The 2014 World Cup is here. Seattle has become a huge soccer city giving restaurants and bars an opportunity to host the wild and crazy fans with awesome specials. The World Cup comes every four years and puts the globe’s best teams head-to-head to determine the world champion.

The United States is scheduled to play:

June 16 – Ghana at 3PM PT
June 22 – Portugal at 3PM PT
June 26 – Germany at 9AM PT

We’ve put together a list of the top bars to watch your favorite teams this year for you and your friends. If we missed your favorite bar, let us know the name and neighborhood in the comments below and we’ll update the list!

Ballard

Kangaroo & Kiwi
Located in the old Seattle Public Library building in downtown Ballard, this large bar will be opening early for all the bigger early games. Two screens outside and nine TVs inside.

The Market Arms 

The Market Arms will be showing every World Cup game live on its eight TVs. From the same folks behind The George & Dragon Pub, this will be the most popular place to catch the games in Ballard, with six televisions stationed inside and one giant screen outside the bar.

Conor Byrne

They will have “take a dive” drink specials – a new special will be announced every time a player takes a dive or claims an injury. The game will be broadcast over a projector or on a new flat screen, whichever gets hooked up first.
The Stepping Stone
Will be playing every game during the World Cup on their projection screen in the back as well as the HD plasma monitor.
The Ballard Loft

Coins itself as “Your World Cup Headquarters.” They will be open at 7 a.m. for all World Cup matches with happy hour from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. with $3 Bloody Marys, well drinks & draught beers.

The Dray
Will be open for all the live games, including the 4:30 a.m. matches. They’ll serve breakfast food, $2 coffee and beer starting at 6 a.m.
Zayda Buddy’s

Will be showing all World Cup matches during regular business hours and will open early for all U.S.A. and Britain matches. Match requests are gladly accepted. Wash down your game-time grub with specials on Lienenkugel and team-themed drink specials as the World Cup tournament plays on.

Bellevue
Bake’s Place

24 foot screen will be used to showcase games. With stunning floor to ceiling windows, a richly appointed dining room and pristine acoustics Bake’s Bellevue is the premiere setting for live music. Guests can also enjoy summer dining in the spacious outdoor patio. All of these elements combine to create a rich blend of live music, food and atmosphere.

Parlor
20+ flat screens, Parlor Billiards & Spirits is the #1 ranked billiard parlor in the country by Billiards Digest. 20,000 square feet accommodates up to 800 guests and is available for buy outs.

Earls
This chain has reinvented itself from a burger and beer joint into a full-blown high-end restaurant, serving up a selection of cocktails at its massive bar and entrees from prawn salad to Copperhook halibut and chips. Located in Lincoln Square, it’s conveniently positioned in the heart of downtown Bellevue.

Joey’s
The Joey Bellevue Lounge brings life to, “time flies when you’re having fun.” Come and get the celebrity treatment and crack open a cocktail menu that goes beyond your discerning imagination. Featuring a world-class, full dining menu that’s always available, it’s an electric connection between dining room and lounge that charges up the entire restaurant.  With flat screen TV’s located throughout the lounge, you’ll have no problem keeping up with all of the games.

Sideline Sports Bar
The Sideline Sports Bar is a medium-sized sports bar with about 30 tables. Sideline has four pool tables, three large projector screens and four HD TV screens which show all daily sports games including every UFC fight and NFL Sunday Ticket every fall. The bar opens around 9am on the weekends for every college and NFL football game. It carries 17 different beers on taps as well as a full food menu. Sideline also has two arcade games, a dart machine and some outdoor seating upstairs.

Belltown
Buckley’s
A sports bar through-and-through, Buckley’s will open early for all the matches, which will be shown on the bar’s 24 screens. On nice days, the staff may add more screens outdoors to go along with a menu of World Cup drink specials.

Spitfire
Get ready to redefine your concept of a sports bar when you enter Spitfire, an urban sports bar in Belltown. Catering to a hip, trendy young crowd that happens to enjoy sports, this sleek establishment boasts exposed brick, works by local artists and fashionable, modern decor. You won’t find greasy fries and onion rings on the menu; instead, updated Mexican fare like roasted poblano quesadillas and chili-rubbed lamb skewers keeps patrons satisfied. Comfort food meets classic pub far with a twist; check out the brunch menu too! And the sports? You’ll have a clear view of the action on 17 plasma TVs dotted about the interior. (USA Today)

Sport Restaurant & Bar

Which FIFA World Cup match-ups are on your radar? There’s plenty to go around, and we’ve got plenty of TV’s for you at SPORT – not to mention our 132 inch HD projector screen! See the schedule here to scope out your must-see matches.

Capitol Hill
Auto Battery
Having opened in July of 2010, Auto Battery Bar is one of the newest residents in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The product of the same visionaries who brought you PoDog, Auto Battery Bar is unlike any of it’s Capitol Hill neighbors. 9 TVs, shuffleboard, wii bar gaming, free wifi and specials.

95 Slide
95 Slide is the sports bar where HG Lodge/the War Room used to be, serving all the sports-bar hits—nachos, sandwiches, burgers—made with organic, locally sourced meats and ingredients, so that’s nice. Reserve a booth by emailing 95slide@gmail.com and watch your favorite teams go head-to-head.


Summit Public House

Opening early for all the early World Cup games, Raffling off a number of soccer jerseys throughout the tournament. While you’re here, we aim for you to feel like you’re at home – if home had 22 beers on tap, free pool, and more people to talk to. (And, yes, unlike at home, you have to wear pants; it is a public house).

Caffe Presse
From the same folks behind the much-loved Francophile hangout Le Pichet, this French cafe on Capitol Hill serves the best food of all the soccer bars.

Garage
Patio’s open every day at 11:30, with games on, full bar & lunch menu. Garage pool hall in Seattle Washington features 18 regulation pool tables and a full-service bar and restaurant.
Beer World

Get your taste buds ready with over 500 different beers from more than 40 countries.

Von Trapp’s
There’s seating for 60 outside at long biergarten-style tables, with an additional 20 seats available on the convertible bocce court. The bar, with eight beer taps, has six more seats. There are additional restrooms accessible from outside, as well as outdoor TVs.

Columbia City
Rookies Sports Bar and Grill 

We are located in Columbia City at 3820 S Ferdinand St. We invite you to come by for your favorite sporting event, Happy Hour or Sunday Brunch and enjoy our excellent food in our comfortable confines, featuring reclaimed floors and bartops as well as custom artwork, and of course, 12 flat-screen TVs.

Fremont
The George & Dragon Pub

Considered by many to be Seattle’s best soccer bar, this authentic Brtish pub will be insanely crowded for every World Cup game. Pabst Blue Ribbon for $2.50 a can.

Green Lake
St. Andrews Bar and Grill
St. Andrews will open at 8:30AM for every early game. The line at this North Seattle bar can sometimes stretch around the corner. You can reserve a table ($10 per seat) for the big games if you don’t want to deal with the chaos. Thirteen TVs, including two giant projectors.
Specials: Bloody Marys
Kirkland
Wilde Rover
The hard-core soccer fans on the Eastside, especially those Microsoft visa techies, will hit the Seattle soccer bars. But if you don’t want to cross the bridge, this Irish pub, with its HD projector, will draw big crowds during the semifinals and other big games. If anything, it’s a great excuse to order its great lamb burger and what might be the best shepherd’s pie in Western Washington.
Lake Union
World Sports Grille (previously Jillians)
This 24,000-square-foot, two floor complex houses a wide variety of entertainment possibilities, including pool, video games, darts, karaoke, dancing, and ping pong. Now called World Sports Grille, this spot has undergone the first phase of an extensive remodel that features an island bar with great views of South Lake Union. World Sports Grille features 20 beers on tap and a new menu offering regional cuisines. Sports fans especially relish the 27 TVs (nine of them are 60-inchers), which make Jillian’s a fun spot to catch the game with friends. In addition, two restaurants and a fifty-foot bar ensure that you’re bound to find something to suit your appetite, even if it’s just a burger and a beer.Pioneer Square
F.X. McRory’s
Seattle’s most famous sports bar, Beer Pitchers for $10, Free wi-fi.

Fado Irish Pub 
One of Seattle’s premier soccer bars. All 64 games will show live on its 11 HDTVs.

Pike Place Market
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub
One of Seattle’s most popular Irish bars is already known as a great place to watch soccer.
Renton
Pickled Onion Pub
A cheeseburger at 9 a.m.? Sure. This English pub in the South End will offer its entire menu, including dinner, for the early-morning games.
 
Beer World
Get your taste buds ready with over 500 different beers from more than 40 countries.
West Seattle
The Bridge
Featuring 10 TV’s and two projectors, outdoor area

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