Where to watch the Seahawks with little twelves
The whole family can have fun — and a bite to eat — at these kid-friendly, TV-equipped spots both in Seattle and on the Eastside.
Seahawks fans come in all ages, and while it can be fun to have people over to watch the game at your home, if you’ve got a whole family full of football fanatics — little ones included — getting out to celebrate our hometown team can be a fun treat. Finding a kid-friendly spot that is also fun for the adults can be tough, so we rounded up some of the best options for you. Take your pick and go Hawks! (Here's their 2019 schedule, so you can start making plans.)
The Woodshop at McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell is fully equipped for Seahawks Sundays with flat-screen televisions, shuffleboard, pinball games, pool tables and pub fare. Kids are welcome (although they can’t sit in the bar area) and will have fun playing games in between touchdowns. Make a whole day of the trip and stop by the saltwater swimming pool on the grounds before the game.18607 Bothell Ave. N.E., Bothell
A family-friendly taproom on the Eastside, Bellevue Brewing Company is a locally owned craft brewery with great food. There are always plenty of families and kids running around the roomy and casual spot, and the game isn’t shown on just small televisions — there is a large screen, too. It’s a great spot for large parties, too: Consider getting one of the private rooms with a couple of families for some extra fun.1820 130th Ave. NE, Bellevue
3. Tavern Hall
This big restaurant in Bellevue Square as a whopping 30 flat screens, plus four shuffleboard tables. You can watch pretty much any game here — college ball, the NFL, everything in between. Get here early on game days, because it does get crowded. The booths and tables are roomy, though, and with TVs everywhere you turn, there's not a bad seat in the house.Bellevue Square, on the corner of Bellevue Way and NE 8th St., third floor.
Norm's is family- and pet-friendly. Grab a booth, tuck in the kids and the dog, and watch the game from a favorite Fremont neighborhood pub. Leashes are required — for the dogs, that is. (If you bring one for your wandering toddler, we won't judge.) Bonus: stop in for Mario Kart races on Wednesdays.460 N. 36th Street, Fremont
And ... If you are lucky enough to have tickets to a home game, here are some family-friendly activities close to CenturyLink Field:
Open to all fans three hours before each home game, Touchdown City is inside of the CenturyLink Field and Event Center and boasts interactive games, contests, airbrush tattoos, hair painting, food and more. Admission is free and if you time it right, you may catch a glimpse of mascots Blitz and Boom, or a performance by the SeaGals.
Older kids will really enjoy seeing the fans and setup at the Hawk Alley Tailgate. This premier tailgate spot is a friendly combination of three of the biggest tailgates coming together—Hawk One, The Beast Bus and the Blue Line Express. There is music, food, drinks and even a tricked out RV with autographed memorabilia and flat screen televisions showing ESPN. Proceeds from the tailgate go to local charities including Ben’s Fund for autism awareness.
Editor's note: This article was published in 2018 and updated for 2019.