Top 10+ Seattle Sounders Bars

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Seattle Sounders play home games at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. Photo Credit: Frantzou Fleurine.

Where to Watch the Seattle Sounders

Best place to watch the Sounders is Lumen Field in Seattle. But what if the Sounders are playing on the road? Or what if you can’t get (or afford) a ticket to the game? Check out the best Seattle Sounders bars to watch the game with other Sounders fans.

Seattle Sounders – Team Overview

The Seattle Sounders are a professional soccer team in the United States. And the Sounders compete in the Western Conference of the Major League Soccer (MLS).

Sounders Team History

The Sounders were established in 2009 as an expansion team. They have been described as a “Phoenix” team because they had risen from the ashes of a team in the North American Soccer League, which had played from 1974 to 1983.

The Sounders have been one of the MLS’s most successful teams. In fact, it has won the U.S. Open Cup four times.  In addition, it won the Supporters’ Shield in 2014. And it won the MLS Cup in 2016 and 2019.

Not only that, the team has qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in each of its 12 seasons. Finally, the Sounders competed in the CONCACAF Champions League five times. And it advanced to the semi-finals once.

So how did the team get its name? Seattle is located on the Pudget Sound. You figure it out!

Where the Sounders Play

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Home of the Seattle Sounder, Lumen Field is shown in soccer configuration. Photo Credit: SounderBruce.

The Seattle Sounders play home games at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. And they share the stadium with the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL).

Because soccer has a smaller following in the United States than American football, some sections of the stadium are covered with tarpaulin to create a cozier atmosphere.

Located at the 800 Occidental Avenue South in Seattle’s SoDo district, Lumen Field formerly called itself Seahawks Stadium, Qwest Field, and  CenturyLink Field.

Best Sounders Sports Bars in Seattle

Here are some of the best sports bars and restaurants in Seattle, where you can root for the Sounders with like-minded fans.

However, you should call ahead to make sure they will show the game and that the sound will be turned on.

Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Otherwise, they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. Therefore, make sure to call first before going!

  1. Fuel Sports Grill – 8037 – 15th Avenue Northwest,  Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 405-FUEL (3835). Facebook
  2. The Westy – 7908 – 35th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 937-8977; 1215 NE 65th Street, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 402-5518. Facebook
  3. The Atlantic Crossing – 6508 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 729-6266. Facebook
  4. Rookies Sports Bar and Grill – 3820 Ferdinand Street #101, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 722-0301. Facebook
  5. Kangeroo and Kiwi Pub – 2026 Northwest Market Street, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 297-0507. Facebook
  6. Rhein Haus – 912 – 12th Avenue, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 325-5409. Facebook
  7. The George & Dragon – 206 North 36th Street, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 545-6864.  Facebook
  8. The Market Arms – 2401 NW Market Street, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 789-0470. Facebook
  9. The Atlantic Crossing Pub – 6508 Roosevelt Way  Northwest, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 729-6266. Facebook
  10. St. Andrews Bar & Grill – 7406 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 523-1193. Facebook
  11. Altstadt  – 2099 First Avenue South, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 602-6442. Facebook
  12. West Seattle Brewing Company – 4415 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 708-6627. Facebook
  13. Hellbent Brewing Company – 13035 Lake City Wag Northeast, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 361-3707. Facebook
  14. Flat Stick Pub -240 – 2nd Avenue South, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 682-0608. Facebook
  15. Ozzie’s  – 105 West Mercer Street, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 284-4618. Facebook

Best Sounders Bars in Other Washington Cities

The following sports bars and restaurants are popular with Seattle Sounders fans.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Otherwise, they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. Therefore, make sure to call first before going!

 

Best Seattle Sounders Bars in Other States

Here are some sports bars and restaurants in other cities popular with Seattle Sounders fans.

While these venues often show Sounders games, there are no guarantees. Therefore, you should call ahead to make sure they will show the game and that the sound will be turned on.

Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Otherwise, they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. Therefore, make sure to call first before going!

 

A Word to the Wise

While most of these venues tend to attract Seattle Sounders fans on game day, there are no guarantees.

First of all,  there is always the chance the venue might be booked for special activities.

Also, fans sometimes migrate to other venues. And bars sometimes close.

Therefore, you should always call ahead to make sure that the game you want to watch will be broadcast.

Your Input on Seattle Sounders Bars Wanted

If you have patronized any of these Seattle Sounders sports bars, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.

You can mention the ambiance for Seattle Sounders fans. For example, is there team memorabilia on display?

And what about the visibility of TV screens, the resolution, and the quality of the sound?

Finally, how is the food? And what about the service?

Also, please let me know if any of these Seattle Sounders watch bars have closed – or if Seattle fans are no longer having Sounders watch parties at them.

Your own recommendations on where to watch the Seattle Sounders play will also be greatly appreciated! Especially welcome would be Sounders-friendly sports bars in other cities!

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