12th Man Fever: Best Kid-Friendly Spots to Watch the Super Bowl

The match up is set. The tee-shirts are printed. And families across Seattle are preparing to cheer on the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks as they take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. If you weren’t one of the lucky season-ticket holders to win the Super Bowl lottery (yah, us either), then you’ll need a place to cheer on the Seahawks with every touchdown on February 2nd. Sure, you could watch the big game from your living room (where you might also be forced to watch Dora reruns) or you could venture out to a kid-friendly Super Bowl hot spot. These places are going to be packed with Seahawks fans so you and your little ones can get your 12th Man on!

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Belltown Pub
With TVs in every direction you look, there isn’t a bad seat in the house at Belltown Pub! Surprised to find a kid-friendly place to watch the Super Bowl in the heart of Belltown? We know it’s strange, but it’s true! And besides having a great kids’ menu, they also have games to keep your little ones entertained while you catch just one more play and plenty of room for them to get up and stretch their legs.

Belltown Pub
2322 First Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98121
Online: belltownpub.com

Madrona Eatery & Ale House
Wiggly kids who could care less about the game? Head to the Madrona Eatery & Ale House. They’re stocked with bins full of books, toys, crayons and coloring sheets to keep the kiddos entertained so that you can catch a touchdown or two. Plus, the kiddos will find countless items to choose from on their own menus, and you can nosh on their appetizer specials. Bonus points for having a changing table in the bathroom!

Madrona Eatery & Ale House
1138 34th Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98122
Online: madronaalehouse.com

Maggie Bluffs
Boats and beers and (foot)ball! They have a little bit of everything at Maggie Bluffs. Hidden beneath a super-posh waterfront restaurant, Palisades, Maggie’s is a place for families to love – the staff is accommodating, sweet and always brings out extra napkins with your meal. Plus, that ice cream sandwich your kids get after their meal gives you enough time to order one more pint! Maggie’s is loaded with TVs in every corner, so you’ll be able to catch the game easily.

Maggie Bluffs
2601 W. Marina Pl.
Seattle, Wa 98199
Online: maggiebluffs.com

Magnolia Village Pub
Locals to the Magnolia neighborhood probably won’t appreciate us revealing their favorite spot to watch the game with kids, but it’s too good not to share! There are flat screens on every single wall at the MVP, which makes the game easy to watch while you have some appetizers and lunch! Try to get there early enough to snag one of the booths along the wall, or along the front of the restaurant with the big glass doors that look out onto the sidewalk. Kids need a  halftime break? Walk up the block to the Magnolia Playfield and burn off some energy at the playground! You can get there by walking past the Starbucks towards the baseball fields, then up the little path, past the tennis courts.

Magnolia Village Pub
3221 W. McGraw St.
Seattle, Wa 98199
Online: magnolia-villagepub.com

The RAM at University Village
Families love The RAM for family-friendly dining anytime (especially after dragging your kids from store to store at U Village!), but if you’re looking for somewhere to catch the game with some root beer-aged fans, you’ll especially love it here. There are huge flat screens along the back of the main dining area that are visible from most tables. Plus, the kids’ menu at The RAM is incredible – they get to pick from a variety of choices for sides and such — and so is the beer selection for mom and dad. Take the kids outside into University Village during halftime to get their wiggles out – there’s a playground in the center of the Village, in case it wasn’t already on your Seattle favorite’s list!

The RAM at U Village
2650 University Village
Seattle, Wa 98105
Online: theram.com

Bonus location: The RAM at Northgate Mall
401 N.E. Northgate Way, Suite 1102
Seattle, Wa 98125
Online: theram.com

Red Line WS
Families in West Seattle will be flocking to this new family-friendly sports bar and restaurant to watch the Seahawks defeat the Broncos. And there’s a good reason why. With dozens of flat screens lining the wall, each seat offers a prime viewing spot of the game. Plus, the arcade style video games will keep little ones occupied and the food is not only family-friendly, but delish. Order up a NY style pizza for the kiddos and some gourmet sliders, saucy wings and a local craft beer on tap for you, and you’ve got the perfect end to the football season.

Red Line WS
3478 S.W. Avalon Way
Seattle, Wa 98126
Online: redline-ws.com

The Triple Door
This year, the Triple Door is offering Seattle families two unique ways to watch the big game. You can catch all the plays in the iconic, 270-seat Mainstage Theatre which hosts an impressive 16’ screen and state-of-the-art sound and lighting. In addition to comfortable, plush half-moon booths, a full menu service from Wild Ginger will be available for you and your tots. If your family prefers to take in the game with a bit more privacy, The Triple Door’s suites will also be available for reservations and private parties. These four intimate box suites create an exclusive setting, and can fit up to 10 of your closest pals. If you think these options sound like a touchdown, be sure to make reservations now!

The Triple Door
216 Union Street
Seattle, Wa 98101
Reservations: 206-838-4333
Online: tripledoor.net


520 Bar and Grill
Tucked away in Old Bellevue, 520 Bar and Grill is an itty-bitty restaurant with a fantastic enclosed outdoor dining space that expands their Super Bowl capacity! A popular spot for Bellevue locals to catch the game or meet with friends, 520 Bar and Grill is also a great place to take your kids – the food is a huge step above the typical sports bar fare (but without the stepped up prices!) and you can always take them next door to Downtown Bellevue Park to run around for a quarter… or two.

520 Bar and Grill
10146 Main St.
Bellevue, Wa 98004
Online: 520barandgrill.com

Lucky Strike
Wait? Bowling? We thought this was all about football? Well, coincidentally, one of the best places to watch the Super Bowl with kids on the Eastside is Lucky Strike. Book your lanes in advance (as in, now!) and enjoy the big screens over the pins – they bowl, you watch. Really, it’s the best idea you’ve had all year!

Lucky Strike
Lincoln Square
700 Bellevue Way N.E., Suite 250
Bellevue, Wa 98004
Online: bowlluckystrike.com

Will you be watching Super Bowl XLVIII with your kiddos? Where is your fave kid-friendly place to catch the big game?  Let us know in a comment below. 

– Kristina Moy & Katie Kavulla

Photo credit: Seattle Seahawks Facebook page