Back in November, I was predicting a Seahawks/Bengals Super Bowl matchup. Hey, at least I was right about one team. (Dare to dream, Cincinnati fans.) So come Sunday, February 2, I will be donning my ‘Hawks gear and hunkering down to watch what will surely be a great battle.
However, I’m still not sure about where to watch it. Do I go out amidst the legions of hyper fellow fans and trust that sportsmanlike conduct will be followed to the letter? Or do I enjoy the Manning versus Wilson spectacle from the comforts of my sofa? Conundrum.
If you, like me, are torn about where to watch your Seahawks be victorious in the Super Bowl, I’ve corralled some spots that are celebrating the big game in grand fashion, complete with food and drink specials. For even more sports bars and restos where you can watch the game, go here to see some of our editors’ and reader picks.
Von Trapp’s: The festive German-style bier hall will show the game on all 14 of its screens with the sound on (very important) and will offer a Super Bowl menu from 12 p.m. til the end of the game, including football pretzels, chili cheese dogs and hot wings. For a mere $4, revelers can order half liters of the Bayern VT Lager. The restaurant’s brunch menu will also be available per its usual 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. time slot.
Poquitos: Go for the game, aired with sound in the bar and heated patio, and order up a12th Man Margarita. The super blue concoction is $7 and most likely is made with a magical 12th man potion that’s guaranteed to bring on a Seattle victory. Or so we assume. Happy hour—including $4 draft beer and $4 guac—will run from 3 p.m. through the duration of the game.
Bait Shop: View the game on Bait Shop’s big screen and nosh on unlimited plates of nachos for $10. Every time the Seahawks score, slam a Beast Mode shot for $3. And if Marshawn Lynch is the one doing the scoring, expect a Skittles rainstorm.
Triple Door: Three separate viewing areas allow you to pick your Super Bowl-watching poison. The 270-seat Mainstage Theatre hosts fans big and small (read: family friendly) and will show the game on its giant 16-foot screen. Eats from Wild Ginger’s menu will be available to order. Prefer the bar? That’s open, too, with snacks such as pot stickers, curry fries or duck sliders, to order. Or if you’d prefer to cheer on the Hawks from your own private area, Triple Door’s box suites fit up to 10 people. Rezzies are required, so dial (206) 838-4333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miller's Guild: Chef Jason Wilson has whipped up a football-themed menu--chicken lettuce wraps, beast cakes (crab cakes), and more--for fans to enjoy while viewing the game, which will be projected larger-than-life onto one of the restaurant's walls.
Golden Beetle: Should you decide to show up in Broncos attire at this Ballard hot spot, you might risk receiving a 10 percent surcharge added to your bill. Seahawks fans, however, can expect blue and green cocktails galore (and no surcharge, obviously) including the Sherman's Tip (gin, lime, green and yellow chartreuse, simple syrup), Chancellor Smash (blue curaçao, lemon, cocchi americano, marjoram, light rum), Early Riser (midori, bacardi 8, lime, ginger beer) and Byron Mixwell B4 Serving (tequila, pineau des charentes, lemon, lime, crème de cassis). Each bev ranges from $10 to $14 and is offered through Sunday, February 2.
Taco Time Northwest: If you haven’t gotten your fill of blue and green food in the last few days, here is your chance to get it in chip-form. From Friday, January 31 to Super Bowl Sunday, Taco Time will be serving its blue and green “champion chips” with salsa. Dine in on Sunday and your champion chips are on the house.