This time of year it is the season of many things, but one season in particular takes the cake. TV networks love it, and bars cater to it. It time for FOOTBALL! In Seattle, its a way of life. Of course, every city with a NFL team will claim to be full of the best fans, but none compare to the 12th Fan in Seattle.
Friday’s are deemed “Blue Friday” in the city. From the business professional to the barista you will see jerseys and fan gear every where. The energy is infectious and Hawk love spreads like a wildfire. Passengers of the light rail can hear random call outs of “Sea!!!” and a harmonious return of “Hawks!” Businesses encourage employees to partake in the fun, and you can find specials across the city for happy-hour specials.
The blue blood bleeds most on a home game-day. Particularly in the Pioneer Square and SODO districts of downtown Seattle. With Seattle Seahawks home field, Century Link Field, being in between these two neighborhoods there is much to desire for some pre-game action before rushing into the game. Crowds of game goers and fans veer outside the crosswalk lines and people jump out of the cabs (or ubers) to avoid traffic and join the herd. Many bars offer great deals to bring in fans before the game starts. Some make it so good you almost want to watch the game there.
A personal favorite is the J&M Cafe on 1st Ave in Pioneer Square. It’s what I call an original. A bar that is been through the decades and the waves that made Seattle the great place it is today. With a small corner entrance and a huge bar and seating area you’ll be smart to still get there early. The Bloody Mary’s and bucket specials are worth the crowds. Fans making friends, empty glasses tapping on the nostalgic bar top this bar will give you the feeling of home wether your from Seattle or not. Another great place is Xtadium. This location provides a lounge vibe which is set up perfectly for game view from any seat. It can fill up, but the vibe is fun and feels like VIP. There are a ton of choices in the area and if you follow the crowd you can’t go wrong. Triangle Pub, Quality Athletics, Elysian Brewing Fields, Sluggers, and The Lodge just to name a few.
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