Seattle’s first MLS Cup game is away versus Toronto FC on Saturday. Here's where to find the brews and buddies to watch the game with.
The Sounders are playing in their first MLS Cup game on Saturday night. Some glass clinking is order. The match is away versus Toronto FC, in blustery Ontario, Canada, leaving Seattle fans at home to cheer.
But no need to watch alone! Here are some of the best bars around the city to see those green jerseys, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday.
Live large and head over to Fado Irish Pub … but do it early. Expect an electric, dedicated atmosphere and probably a wait for drinks. The Sounders game will show live on Fado’s 11 HDTVs. 801 First Ave., Seattle (206-264-2700 or fadoirishpub.com).
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One of the most famous soccer bars on the West Coast, this Fremont spot will most likely be packed. On game day, there will be quite a few TVs inside, and one on the deck. 206 N. 36th St., Seattle (206-545-6864 or georgeanddragonpub.com).
The Sounders game will be the last but not least of five soccer matches shown at this pub on Saturday. While the deck is popular in sunny summertime, it will also be open Saturday with a 70-inch flat screen and a tent in case of rain. 6508 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-729-6266 or theatlanticcrossing.com).
As the George & Dragon’s cousin, this bar will be the main hub for Sounders fans in Ballard. Televisions aplenty and solid pub food make the Market Arms Pub many fans’ go-to soccer bar. 2401 N.W. Market St., Seattle (206-789-0470 or themarketarms.com).
This North Seattle bar can be zoo-y on game days. Warranted, though, due to St. Andrews’ excellent, dedicated soccer-fan regulars. Thirteen TVs, including one giant projector will be showing the Sounders on Saturday. 7406 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle (206-523-1193 or standrewsbarandgrill.com).
For beers and TVs (and possibly dogs), this Ballard spot is popular among soccer fans year-round. For a great atmosphere and better beer selection, the Dray might be your site for Saturday’s game. 708 N.W. 65th St., Seattle (206-453-4527 or thedray.com).
Better known for its German soccer following, this Greenwood beer house is home to a wide selection of German beers and traditional pub food. If a European feeling is what you’re going for, this could be a good Sounders viewing spot on Saturday. 7311 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle (206-706-5430 or prosttavern.net).
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