What are the best sports bars in Seattle?

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Charyn Pfeuffer

As an avid sports fan, I log serious hours in local sports bars, especially during football season. There are several factors that make a sports bar fabulous for me – the size, quantity and quality of televisions, variety of beer on draft and quality of bar food. As a Seattleite who doesn’t root for the hometown teams (shame, I know), the quantity of screens is especially important as to not compete with local games. I wouldn’t consider myself a beer snob, but you won’t find me drinking Coors Light, so a few decent beers on tap is always a sports bar plus. As for food, I’m not above eating food from a Fry Daddy, however I do appreciate slightly more healthful and inspired cuisine.
These three sports bars are my favorite places to watch a game (and not feel bad about drinking Bloody Marys before noon):
Ballard Loft. This Ballard neighborhood spot offers friendly bartenders, 16 screens and cheap happy hour deals (try the wings).
Sport Restaurant & Bar. This downtown sports bar does it all – offers family friendly dining areas, a comfy lounge area with low-slung seating and a convivial area around the bar. Burgers and thin crust burgers are my go to game day snacks.
The Ballroom. The crowd can be a little bit frat boy at this Fremont bar, bit staff is always accommodating, they have plenty of televisions and some of the best slices in town.

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