Sundays can be every bit as tough on those who don't love the Seahawks as those who do, so here's a list of the best non-Hawks haunts, complete with rowdy transplants and gameday specials, much like your home team, who should be traveling to games on much shorter buses.
Where the Packers Pack On Lbs.: The Heartland Cafe 4210 SW Admiral Way, Suite A; West Seattle; 206.922.3313 For its first NFL season the HC's owner built a Midwestern-mural-arted game room in honor of his hometown's Green & Gold, in which there'll be deals like $8 for a beer and their cheese/bacon/onion Wisconsin Butter Burger, which comes w/ a pat of butter melted onto the patty, and explains Gilbert Brown. Expect gameday additions to the already heart-stoppingly good menu at HeartLandCafeSeattle.com
Where the Vikings Pillage: The Viking 6404 24th Ave NW; Ballard; 206.784.3662 Due to its Scandinavian 'hood and name, this divey, shuffleboard-ed standby's become a fave for Vikings fans, who're offered customarily stiff/cheap drinks, and possibly Sunday specials, but The Viking hasn't decided yet, um...yeah, definitely drink specials. Maybe. They'll decide before the season starts. Peep their sandwiches w/ meats that get house smoked like the Viks in the playoffs
Where Steelers and Patriots Ride The Bandwagon: Floyd's Place 521 1st Ave N; Queen Anne; 206.284.3542 Thanks in part to hot deals on Bloodys and Jager shots, this whimsically-signed Lower QA BBQ joint's become a hit with fans of the both very popular Steelers (who take over one side) and Pats, who get the back room, but almost certainly have a camera on the action in the rest of the place. Matt Hasselbeck's not irritating enough to order from this menu
Where Redskins...Do Something Not-Politically Incorrect: LTD 309 N 36th St; Fremont; 206.632.7876 This 'hood's only true sports hang has morphed into a pseudo-Skins spot thanks to its garage-door-style airy-ness, plentiful TVs, and specials like a $7 burger & beer combo, and a $5 mandarin vodka/energy drink Touchdown, cheap for fans of a team that once averaged $2.7 million per TD, and that's the joke. You won't finish a shuttle drill after a day at LTDBarAndGrill.com
Where Browns...Do Whatever Browns Do: Jillian's 731 Westlake Ave. N; South Lake Union; 206.223.0300 The mammoth, bi-level sports mainstay's a destination for fanatics of all kinds, although none more than the 75 to 100 Browns rooters who take over the newly 12'X9' screen-equipped Mayor's Room and enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet complete with omelet station, wings, and fondue that's sure to have them all looking like Gilbert Browns. We love you Gilbert! Mike Holmgren says hello at JilliansBilliards.com