Baseball is back! After the snowiest February ever, spring is more than just a welcome season–it’s the bridge between “hope” and “eternal” when it comes to our beloved Mariners. And with the Sounders march to the MLS Cup underway, you know what you need to do: grab the kids and head to one of these kid-friendly sports bars to catch all the action. Scroll down to learn more!

Ballard Loft

Ballard Loft

Down at the southern end of Ballard Avenue lies this rocking sports joint which has a kid's menu, table activities and all the games, drinks and bar food our winter-escaping heart's desire. Oh, and happy hour is seven days a week. Minors welcome until 9 p.m., which is bedtime anyway. Batter up!

5105 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle, Wa 98107

Chuck's Hop Shop

Joshua Huston

Kids and baseball go together like beer and baseball, so--transitive property!--kids and beer go together. Nowhere is this truer than at Chuck's Hop Shop which has close to 1000 beers to choose from and nearly that many kids and dogs in a giant cornucopia of fun. There are two locations: the Central District and Greenwood, so take your pick. Maybe both? That's called a Chuck's doubleheader.

2001 E. Union St. (Central District)
Seattle, Wa 98122

656 N.W. 85th St. (Greenwood)
Seattle, Wa 98117

Giddy Up Burgers

Katherine Compagno

Less than five years old, Giddy Up is already an institution in its Frelard neighborhood. To call it a sports bar, or a burger joint, or a kid-friendly restaurant somehow misses the point. It's more like a gigantic romper room filled with kids, suds, sports and burgers. And saddles, leather saddles everywhere. Yee-haw!

4600 Leary Way N.W.
Seattle, Wa 98107

Lowercase Brewing

Mee M. via Yelp

All the cool kids are going to Georgetown, but what about the under-aged minors? Be the hippest mom, dad, aunt or uncle and take 'em to Lowercase Brewing. They've got the games, award-winning beers and ciders and the kids are welcome to run around and play all day.

6235 Airport Way S.
Seattle, Wa 98108

Madrona Arms

Madrona Arms

This place looks like a small town village football pub in England, and even though football here could mean Sounders or Seahawks, that's the essence of Madrona Arms. The whole family is welcome, with a kid's menu and smashing pub grub. Keep one eye on the Mariners, and the other on the Sounders, they've got plenty of screens.

1138 34th Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98122

The Park Public House

The Park Public House via Yelp

Great bar food, a rockin' kid's menu, 12s, Huskies and Cougs everywhere. This friendly Phinney Ridge neighborhood tavern is where everyone might not know your name, but they will—just as soon as you become a regular.

6114 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98103

The Ram


The Huskies are gone from March Madness--boo!--but that doesn't mean the whole family shouldn't wear purple and gold to The Ram, a rite of passage for students and parents visiting U-Dub. Be sure to check ahead for daily specials, but little kids can eat for as little as $1 with an adult meal purchase. Combine that with screens everywhere and...go Dawgs!

2650 N.E. University Village St. (University Village)
Seattle, Wa 98105

401 N.E. Northgate Way, #1102 (Northgate Mall)
Seattle, Wa 98125

31920 Gateway Center Blvd. S.
Federal Way, Wa 98003

3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, Wa 98402

9020 Market Pl. N.E.
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

10520 Quil Ceda Blvd.
Tulalip, WA 98271


Reuben's Brews


Even in a city filled with breweries, walking into Reuben's always feel like an event. It's the go-to taproom for Sounders games, and they open early to make sure fans catch every minute of the action. With a rotating roster of food trucks, and discounts on dine-in deliveries, neither parents nor little ones need ever go hungry. Invite all the parents, order a Crikey and make your own party—you won't be the only ones.

5010 14th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, Wa 98107

Rookies Sports Bar and Grill

Alex C. via Yelp

Some of the venues on this list are brewhouses with TV screens, or kid-friendly restaurants that also go sports crazy. Rookies is a sports bar, period, end of sentence. And they love kids! Put a Ken Griffey Jr. jersey on your wee one, pick out a vintage Edgar Martinez for yourself and head to Columbia City. With 14 flat screen TVs and happy hour Monday through Friday, you can't go wrong here. 

3820 S. Ferdinand St., #101
Seattle, Wa 91881

The Westy Roosevelt

The Westy

Sometimes we win and sometimes we lose, such is the nature of being a sports fan. Win or lose, shouldn't we be at The Westy Roosevelt, which has numerous beers on tap, craft cocktails and over 120 whiskies? Whether celebrating or commiserating, this is the place to be. All ages are welcome until 10 p.m., so stay for the extra innings.

1215 N.E. 65th St.
Seattle, Wa 98115

—Natalie Compagno


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