Where to Watch Football in Green Lake
It’s football season. And you don’t have to go far to watch the game right here in (or near) Green Lake.
Green Lake Ale House
Notes: The newest pub in town has more than a dozen TVs to watch the game. They also have a section in the back that’s a bit quieter if you want to watch the game from a distance and have a bit more of a quiet atmosphere.
Bonus: This kid friendly bar also serves brunch and many of the menu items from the Jak’s Grill/El 42 restaurants.
Address: 7900 East Ave Green Lake Dr
Green Lake Bar and Grill
Notes: Features three TVs total, two at the bar and one facing the lobby. Come early and stake your claim, as they cannot reserve spots in the bar. Great place for a boozy brunch, they have a cocktail menu just for breakfast (I recommend the Ultimate Bloody Mary).
Bonus: A little bird told us there’s a booth in the back of the restaurant with its own TV, try to grab it if you can.
Address: 7200 E. Green Lake Dr N
Notes: A portion of the restaurant becomes a quaint lounge for cheering on the Hawks. Coffee, beer and wine are available.
Address: 6900 E Green Lake Way N.
Notes: The expansive windows make the restaurant full of light and upbeat. Breakfast is served until 11.
Bonus: Enjoy offerings from a full bar and a diverse menu from salads, sandwiches, burgers and tacos.
Address: 7100 E Green Lake Dr. N
St. Andrews Bar and Grill
Notes: 1,000+ sq. foot space, 130″ HD projection screen, four 50″ screens. Menu includes standard game-day fare including Highlander hot wings, fresh baked nachos and Rod Stewart Onion Rings (we’re not sure). There’s also a wide variety of sandwiches and daily soups made from scratch.
Bonus: St. Andrews is home to one of Washington’s largest selections of Single Malt Scotches. So there’s that.
Address: 7406 Aurora Ave. N
Notes: Feature two TV’s and plenty of seating. If you’re a pizza-football person this is a pizza-football-place for you. Also rotating, seasonal beers on tap. And if you begin to lose it during halftime and need to throw in the towel, they have great to-go options.
Bonus: Turnpike is gluten-free and vegan friendly! Options for everyone is always a bonus.
Address: 6900 E Green Lake Way N
Notes: Multiple TVs that are nicely angled so you can get a great view in any seat. It is intimate with about 80 seats, so we advise to come early and hungry for brunch. Everything under the sun from lox bagels and benedicts to hamburgers and dips. Brunch and lunch come together happily here.
Bonus: Obviously, the beer.
Address: 2106 N 55th St
Notes: Big screen TV projector for big games and offer happy hour everyday from 4pm-8pm. Good old fashioned American pub fare, we hear great things about the mac and cheese and burgers. Talented bartenders who can mix up just about anything. Did we mention pudding jello shots?
Bonus: If you need to let out some steam, there’s a pool table, darts and old school board games.
Address: 309 NE 45th St