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March Madness [SEA]

jkk90001 Mar 7, 2008 09:06 AM

Where is a good place to go to watch all the activities of March Madness? I have family coming into town, and my brother is a big basketball junky whose only request was to go to a bar with good beer and food.

  1. barleywino Mar 7, 2008 09:35 AM

    Taphouse Grill ...or maybe People's Pub...PS. is your brother named Dale?

    1. j
      jdestes Mar 7, 2008 09:40 AM

      I like Sport in Fisher Plaza for watching games, but their beer selection could use some help

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        GreenYoshi Mar 7, 2008 10:43 AM

        Assuming you're talking about Seattle, and your focused on Downtown...

        Fox Sports Grill has nice set up. (and decent Happy Hour food and drink choices)
        I watched some games at Spitfire Grill last year, that was fun.
        The Spectator in Queen Anne is pretty good.

        But overall, I have yet to find a place in Seattle that has the right combination of food, drink and sports. All fall short in one area or another.

        They all seem to be good food and/or drink places that have no sports vibe.
        Or sporty bars that just serve the bare minimum for food.

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        1. re: GreenYoshi
          jkk90001 Mar 7, 2008 11:40 AM

          Sorry.... yes I am talking about Seattle!

          1. re: GreenYoshi
            jdestes Mar 7, 2008 01:26 PM

            I have to agree that a lot of places fall short in trying to combine food, drinks, and sports. Every time I have been in either Spitfire of Fox Sports Grill I have had the worst service imaginable, so they are off of my list for now

          2. LFP Mar 7, 2008 12:34 PM

            The PI had a good competition a couple year's back called "Parched Madness." It rated sports bars. Check it out: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/footbal.... If you search "Parched Madness" on their site you can read more detailed reviews.

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              west5coastdindin Mar 11, 2008 03:22 PM

              I'm a big sportsfan and I love sportsbars.

              I like going to the Ram.

              There are a ton of flat screen TV's(at least at the Northgate location).
              Good beer. Buttface amber is excellent.
              Decent food and service.

              It's a local mini-chain, but it's a fairly solid choice for sports/beer/food.

              There are probably places with better food, but when it comes to sportsbars, it's all about the TV's and beer.

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              1. re: west5coastdindin
                Kenyon Mar 13, 2008 04:32 PM

                I was at the Wing Dome on Greenwood. They just got new flat screen TVs. The beer and wings are good!

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                burritobelle Mar 18, 2008 09:40 PM

                I hear TreeHouse in Ballard is really good. apparently it's a kick back wine bar with good food, but they have all the TVs tuned to sports.

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