American FootballIt’s September! I know it’s hard to believe when the sun is shining in Bellevue, and it’s supposed to be 80 degrees this weekend, but summer’s fading away. We always reflect with lament at how fast it flies by, but then we remember…Fall = Football! The NFL and NCAA wash our fall blues away, and here’s a list great places to catch all the action in Downtown Bellevue.

520 Bar & Grill
– The closest we have to a neighborhood ‘Cheers’ pub, 520 Bar & Grill is my favorite place to watch football. It’s an especially great place to go if you’re a Husky fan; you’ll find more purple at this place than crimson! Plus, if the weather holds out, they even have a flat-screen on their outdoor patio.
10146 Main Street
425-450-0520

Earls
– The TV’s may not be huge, but there are lots of them. The bar’s big, and you can pretty much see the game from anywhere you sit. The do turn the sound on and up for football games and will even be offering brunch.
700 Bellevue Way
425-452-3275

Joey Bellevue
– They have a giant screen that drops down over the bar, as well as multiple smaller TV’s on each side of the room. The crowd is usually enthusiastic, and it’s the only place in town to get an ‘Iceberg’ in your beer. I also hear the servers aren’t bad looking.  😉
800 Bellevue Way NE # 118
425-637-1177

Lot No. 3
– The best place to cozy up in a leather chair for a casual, relaxing game day. They have a projector that drops down in the front of the restaurant, and you’ll have a good view of it, whether you’re sitting up above or down below. You also can’t beat their weekend brunch menu, complete with 4 different Bloody Marys!
460 106th Ave NE
425-440-0025

Lucky Strike
– A great place to catch all the action, especially if you want to squeeze in a game or 2 of bowling. There’re ample places to sit in the lounge or at the bar, and enough TV’s to have a good view. It’s a good place to go with a group, if you want a better chance of finding space to sit all together.
700 Bellevue Way NE
425-543-5137

Munchbar
– It’s the new kid on the block for football fanatics this season and has turned out to be the place for Seahawks fans. Not only do Seahawks players frequent this Downtown Bellevue hot spot, but Munchbar now hosts The Official Seahawks Aftergame Party on Sundays from 9 PM – 11 PM. With video screens throughout the restaurant, this is the place for football fans to see and be seen.
505 Bellevue Square
206-307-1475

The Parlor
– All weekend long, Thursday – Monday, The Parlor will have their 12 TV’s and 9-foot HD screen tuned to football! In addition, there will be drink specials all night. They will even be open for breakfast starting at 9:30 AM on Saturdays and Sundays all season long.
700 Bellevue Way NE
425-289-7000

Rock Bottom Brewery
– This place is an old fan favorite – it’s a traditional brewpub that hosts sports fans on a regular basis. There are TV’s in the bar and an 120″ HD  projector screen screen upstairs, so it’s another great place for large groups. They also have brunch and drink specials on Sundays for their NFL Sunday Ticket.
550 106th Avenue NE
425-462-9300

The Spot Off Main
They open every Saturday and Sunday at 9:45 AM specially for football season and have an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet for only $10! They have 5 HDTV’s and 3 projector screens, so you won’t miss the game.
20 103rd Avenue NE
425-646-6434

Let us know if you have a favorite Downtown Bellevue spot to watch football, and leave a shout-out to your favorite team in the ‘comments’ section!

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