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Updated Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 09:05 AM

7 bars for watching Seahawks in Pioneer Square and beyond

By Tan Vinh
Seattle Times staff reporter

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a big game this weekend. Pioneer Square Sunday morning will look like Pioneer Square Saturday night, with bar-hoppers flooding the streets and squeezing into standing-room-only watering holes to catch the Seahawks-Falcons game. Where should you go? Below are seven suggestions: The first three are in the Pioneer Square area if you want to be part of that revelry and the other four in other ’hoods if you want to avoid the madhouse.

Pioneer Square

Fuel Sports Eats & Beats, 164 S. Washington St., boasts 16 HD TVs with surround sound and a giant projector. It tends to draw the college-age crowd. The bar will be packed, but ... psst, Fuel takes reservations (minimum of four people). Large bar-food menu and $3 beer specials. Capacity: 199. Opens at 8 a.m. Sunday (206-405-3835 or www.fuelseattle.com).

F.X. McRory’s Steak Chop & Oyster House, 419 Occidental Ave. S., has flat screens at every corner of the bar and two projectors hanging in the middle of the room. It has the largest beer-and-whisky selection in the area. Special game-day menu with lots of food under $10. Seats: 150. Opens at 9:30 a.m. (206-623-4800 or www.fxmcrorys.com).

Sluggers, 538 First Ave. S., doesn’t have a giant projector, but this two-story sports bar has 36 flat screens, each 40 inches or larger. There’s not a bad angle wherever you sit. Seating capacity: 180. Opens at 9 a.m. (206-654-8070).

And beyond

Bellevue Brewing Company, 1820 130th Ave. N.E. Just about every bar-and-restaurant chain in and near Lincoln Square will be packed. Your best bet for breathing room is this new brew pub with three, 60-inch, HD TVs and a giant projector — excellent beer too. Seating capacity: 170. Opens at 9:30 a.m. (425-497-8686 or bellevuebrewing.com).

Ram Restaurant & Brewery, 2650 University Village. It’s the most festive atmosphere to watch the game in the North End. It’s also the best place for fans under 21. The family dining area seats 250 and has six 48-inch screens; the bar seats 350, with nine TVs and a 7-foot-projector. $3.25 beer specials and $5.25 margaritas. Opens at 9 a.m. (206 525-3565 or www.theram.com).

95 Slide, 722 E. Pike St. This new Capitol Hill sports bar has 20, 55-inch flat screens and $2 shots. Capacity: 299. Opens at 8 a.m. (206 328-7666 or 95slide.com).

The Wurst Place, 510 Westlake Ave. N. Your go-to place in Seattle if you just rolled out of bed after kickoff. It’s an under-the-radar bar with a great craft beer selection. There should be room for your party even if you arrive by half time. Bar has giant projector and a 54-inch screen. (206-623-3548 or www.thewurstplace.com).

Tan Vinh: 206-515-5656 or tvinh@seattletimes.com. On Twitter @tanvinhseattle


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Seahawks fans Jun Dizon, left, and Jill Bartuska scored early seats to watch the playoff game against the Washington Redskins at F.X. McRory’s in Pioneer Square Jan. 6.




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Washington Redskins fans Tony Pitts, left, Parker Ayers and Yenew Kassaye gathered at Fuel for the Jan. 6 game.




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