Local hockey fans have been waiting for this moment for a long time. On Wednesday, July 21, the city’s much-heralded new professional sports team, the Seattle Kraken, will select their full roster of 30 players. from a list of unprotected players across the NHL, one from every other team except the Las Vegas Golden Knights. This expansion project (airs on ESPN2 at 5:00 p.m. PT) will have a lot of pomp, including an official starred event at Gas Works Park. But for those who want to support local businesses, there are also nightlife in the neighborhood at various sports bars and restaurants. Here are some notable places that will be hooked to each player chosen.
Since its opening in 2012, this Greenwood Bar was known as Seattle’s premier destination for die-hard hockey fans. There’s a menu of Canadian specialties, including poutine “flights”, as well as twelve rotating taps to wash them down. Owner Tim Pipes says he expects a full house on draft day and will open the doors at 2 p.m. with the event playing on every TV in the joint.
Bosk Brew Works
This family brewery in Woodinville has a relaxed atmosphere and an outdoor patio which is suitable for both dogs and children. It is also the advertisement of a watch the party for the expansion draw, with the doors opening at 4 p.m. On the menu, malted IPAs and lager beers, and there will also be a food truck parked outside.
The location of Queen Anne’s the iconic local burger franchise takes a look at all the hype this week for the Seattle NHL team, install a giant screen in the parking lot to attend the repechage festivities, supplemented by a few lawn games. Dick is too sends its new food truck towards West Seattle Brewing Company, where he will camp during the event and prepare pancakes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Queen Anne Beer Hall
This cavernous bar at Lower Queen Anne with a Bavarian flair has gained a reputation as a good sports venue, with a giant screen on display for major events and plenty of German beers on tap. For wednesday party, there are liters of Fremont Sky Kraken on offer, as well as $ 8 Kraken Rum and Cokes, plus wings at 75 cents. Those who want to stay after the last player is chosen will be entitled to a live DJ.
While it’s more of a Midwestern sports bar (it was recently bustling with Milwaukee Bucks fans watching the NBA Finals), this Fremont den Also shows a lot of support for the hometown teams. It is one of the many bars listed as operating with the Seattle Kraken for local watch evenings, and should be a lively place to catch the current while ordering appropriately named dishes such as “hat trick” mac and cheese.
Recruit bar and grill
Columbia City is reliable brewery to watch sport serves solid bar bites (like Irish nachos, topped with beer cheese and grated corned beef) and strong drinks in a welcoming space. For the expansion project, there will be some discounts on Kraken Rum cocktails, as well as half-price all-day wings in flavors such as Buffalo, Dry Smoke, Honey Mustard, and Spicy Garlic. There is also a happy hour which runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.