For sports fans, where you watch your favorite team play is a big deal. What’s that you say? You can watch all of the games from your couch in your pajamas? Sure you can, but there’s something to be said about the camaraderie felt watching a game with fellow sports lovers at a local pub or restaurant. Lucky for you, I’ve created a list of some of the best in the area! Note: this list is NOT ranked.
EPIC is, well, epic for a lot of reasons – one of them being that it’s located inside Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Another reason I love EPIC is because of the ginormatron. What is that exactly? It’s the massive 30’X10’ HDTV monitor that puts you right in the action watching the game. Add a full bar, 20+ beers on tap and delicious pub fare, EPIC is a great place to catch a game. Make a weekend of it and stay at the hotel!
Post Street Ale House
Post Street Ale House is a convenient game-watching spot located in the heart of downtown. For your drinking pleasure they keep 26 beers on tap, and with seven 55-inch screens, you’ll see every play.
Jack & Dan's
Jack & Dan’s is a legendary Spokane sports bar, especially for basketball fans. Thanks to its location in the Gonzaga University district and its connection to NBA superstar and Spokane native John Stockton, it was once ranked one of the best sports bars in America by Sports Illustrated. You know that camaraderie I mentioned earlier? Grab a seat at Jack & Dan’s and you’ll feel right at home.
Fast Eddies Bar and Grill
At Fast Eddies, you’ll find 13 flat screen TVs, heaps of classic bar food and a glass that’s always full. What more could you want? If you want to cheer on your favorite team with your friends, this is the place to go.
Most people visit No-Li Brewhouse for great beer, but now you can visit No-Li for great beer AND great games. With a recently installed 9ft television screen, you can watch your favorite teams while savoring a "Spokane style" brew. And beer isn't all they've got - you can order burgers, baked mac & cheese and more from the pub menu.
The Swinging Doors
The Swinging Doors is a family-owned, family-friendly restaurant that has been in Spokane for more than 30 years. Starting as just a small pizza parlor, it has grown into a full service restaurant. With more than 60 TVs, a pool table and more, it’s the perfect place to catch the game with the family.
The Ref Sports Bar
The Ref is a great sports bar in Spokane Valley. Walk in and you’re greeted by a huge oval bar that has six large flat screens in the center. TVs are scattered all over the restaurant, and they do a great job of playing a myriad of sporting events on the different screens.
Now, stay with me here. Red Robin is known as a family place, and while that’s still true, it’s recently undergone some major renovations. There are three locations in Spokane, and each has split the restaurant into distinct sections - a bar area with TV screens being one of them. Now you can watch the game while enjoying a meal, without having to listen to someone sing “happy happy birthday from all of us to you.” Score!
True Legends in Liberty Lake is an awesome place to watch the game, no matter the day or time. The sports bar offers lunch, dinner and a great happy hour, and they’re also open for breakfast on the weekends to accommodate those early morning games. Even better, kids eat free on Sundays!
Two locations – both great options! The Onion Bar and Grill is known for serving up delicious burgers, but they also have a full menu with a variety of eats. Cheer on your favorite team from a seat in the restaurant downtown, or visit the Area 51 Taphouse at the north location.
24 Taps is located in the heart of downtown Spokane and includes a full bar menu, tons of taps and, of course, TVs. Pull up a seat at a high top table and root for your team over a basket of fried pickle chips.
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