Group-Friendly Pub Near Century-Link
A large number of Vancouver Whitecaps fans will be coming to Seattle for the August 18th tilt with the Sounders, and some of us will be looking for a pre-game pint or two. We're looking for a fairly large space (there could be 100+ coming), some place that's not already "owned" by ECS members, and is walking (stumbling) distance to Qwest field.
Thanks in advance.
Merchant's Cafe hosts La Barra Fuerza Verde's pre-match pachanga, so that's not a good choice. All the bars down there live and die by gamedays and August 18th is a two-fer (Sounders game with the full stadium open at 1, Mariners game at 6) so you'll probably have a tough time finding one willing to reserve any space. That said, if you roll up with a few dozen fans at, say, Elysian Fields or Hooverville as soon as they open, you should be able to secure critical mass. Tiki Bobs could also work but I wouldn't wish that place even on a 'caps fan.
Places besides Merchant's Cafe best avoided by groups of away fans on Sounders gamedays:
* Fuel (home bar of ECS)
* McCoy's Firehouse (second home of ECS)
* Temple Billiards (third home of ECS)
* really, anywhere in Occidental Square before the match.
* Fado (home bar of Gorilla FC)
Anywhere else, it'll be catch as catch can.