Monday, January 19th, 2015
Where in Whatcom County to Watch the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX
Teresa Schmidt

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WHAT JUST HAPPENED??!! The Seahawks are going back to the Super Bowl, that’s what! And most of us just had mild heart attacks watching it happen.

Of course, this time of year, everybody is a Seahawks fan. The defending Super Bowl champs will do that to a person. That means all the 12th men and women (and dogs, too) in Whatcom County will gather on February 1 to watch the game, enjoy tasty beverages, hoot and holler, and cheer the Seahawks on to victory. But the question is, where is the best place to gather?

Football’s always more fun in a crowd, especially when there’s plenty of beer, cocktails and snacks to fuel the excitement. And no matter which area of Whatcom County you’re in, I’ve got the lowdown on a close-by bar or brewpub to take it all in.

And if you’re heading to a house party, check the list to see where to fill your growlers, so you’ll be welcomed with open arms and empty mugs.

Where to Watch the Super Bowl!

Downtown Bellingham

New York Pizza & Bar has four big-screen TVs in the restaurant and six in the bar, so adults and kids can all have a great view of the game. They’re doing Happy Hour all day, on beverages and food items. 902 N. State St., Bellingham WA. 360-733-3171.

The crew at Aslan Brewing Co. gets super excited about the Seahawks and this will be the newish brewery’s first Super Bowl, so you can expect an over-the-top celebration. They are offering two food specials: blue deviled eggs (yes, blue!) with a yam baked potato for $7.00 and chili cheese fries for $9.00. Plus, pitchers of always-organic Pilsner and OPA will be only $10. 1330 N Forest St Bellingham, WA. 360-778-2088

Aslan Brewing Co, Bellingham, Craft Beer, Brewery, Restaurant, Brewpub

The Waterfront will have plenty of food and beverage specials, like burger baskets for $3.00 and cheeseburger baskets for $3.50. Domestic beers (Bud, Bud Light, Coors, MGD and the like) are $2.50 and pitchers are $7.50. And you can find some amazing good local brews on tap, as well–like Kulshan IPA and Chuckanut’s Bean Stop Porter. 521 W Holly St. Bellingham, WA. 360-676-1755

Waterfront Seafood & Bar

Boundary Bay Brewery will be plenty lively, with two TV screens and a giant projector screen in the taproom. The brews will be flowing by the pint and by the growler, so step up early to get yours filled with delicious IPA, Scotch Ale, Bellingham Blonde, Oatmeal Stout, Amber Ale, ESB, or Dry Irish Stout. And if you really want to be the hero at your Super Bowl party, show up with a growler of Boundary Bay anything AND a pan of their outrageously delicious mac and cheese. They’re selling it to go for game day, but you have to pre-order by emailing ilana@bbaybrewery.com. 1107 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham, WA. 360-647-5593. 

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Poppes 36o in the Lakeway Best Western is having a fun Super Sunday party with Happy Hour pricing and food specials throughout the game. Doors open early, and you can catch every play on their eight big-screen TVs. 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 360-746-6476

At Bob’s Burgers and Brew, it will be happy hour all day and all the action on the big screens in the bar. Expect a crowd. 202 E. Holly St., Bellingham WA. 360-734-1350.

Not Quite Downtown Bellingham

Elizabeth Station is having an “Interactive Super Bowl Party,” which sounds like a hoot. Each time Marshawn Lynch scores a touchdown, everyone shakes hands. And if Michael Bennett sacks Tom Brady, everyone will ride an imaginary bike around. Plus, chili dogs. And beer. Lots of delicious craft beer from the 16 taps.  1400 W. Holly St. Bellingham, WA. 360-733-8982.

Cocoanut Grove is a sports bar, so you know they will have an enthusiastic crowd cheering on their Hawks. They will be open early, with happy hour all day and special giveaways during the game. 710 Marine Dr. Bellingham, WA. 360-671-6756

McKay’s Taphouse will have microbrew pints for $3.50 and pitchers for $12.00. 1118 E Maple St, Bellingham, WA. 360-647-3600

Bellingham Beer Week, Craft Beer, Bellingham WA, McKay's Taphouse, Machine Works Brewery

On and Off the Guide

The folks at Extremes Sports Grill & Pizzeria know how to throw a Super Bowl party. They’re opening early and expect to be full by 11:30, so plan on arriving in time to fuel up with a BBQ buffet of pulled pork, shredded smoked chicken, rib tips, potato salad, slaw, baked beans, and mac and cheese. They’ll also have drink specials to go with their 25 beers on tap. The game will be featured on three giant screens.  4156 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA. 360-647-7066.

Located just a few blocks off of Meridian, Jeckyl & Hyde Deli and Alehouse will be offering their entire menu at half price and brews at happy hour prices on game day. 709 W Orchard Dr, Bellingham, WA. 360-715-9100

Slo Pitch Sports Grill will have food and drink specials and giveaways; expect the bar to start filling up around 12:30. 3720 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA. 360-733-2255

Out on Mount Baker Highway

Chair 9 in Glacier will be raucous on game day, starting with a pre-game Punt, Pass & Kick contest in the parking lot. Games for kids and grown-ups, with prizes for the winners will get everyone in the mood even before Idina Menzel starts belting out “Oh say can you see.”

Inside, you can enjoy pizza and appetizers, lots of good beer and cocktails, too. Doors open at 11:00, so grab your seat early—they are expecting a BIG crowd. Luckily, the giant-screen TV will provide each fan with an excellent view of every play. 10459 Mt. Baker Highway, Glacier, WA. 360-599-2511.

Ferndale

Maggie’s Pub is a fun place to gather anytime, and on Super Bowl Sunday, it will be even better. Maggie herself is cooking up some spicy chili and homemade cornbread, and she’s offering $1 off pints if you’re wearing Seahawks or Maggie’s pub gear!
2030 Main St., Ferndale, Washington 360-656-6848.

Birch Bay

The Will’O Pub and Café is an English pub that does American football game day right. They will have a raucous crowd filling up on $1 tacos and appetizer specials, along with some special blue Seahawks-themed drinks: the Shermie, the Beast Mode and the 12th Cocktail. The Will’O will be open early on Super Bowl day. 7714 Birch Bay Dr. Birch Bay, WA. 360-778-2852.
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Blaine

Packers Oyster Bar at Semiahmoo Resort will be featuring fun food and beverage specials on Super bowl Sunday. Local and regional brews will flow and craft cocktails will be stirred and shaken to perfection. 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy., Blaine, WA. 360-318-2090

The Wheelhouse Bar and Grill has plenty of big-screen TVs so everyone gets a good view of the game. They will be open early, with all-day happy hour. 746 Peace Portal Dr. Blaine, WA 98230 Phone: 360-332-3512

 

Where to Grab or Fill a Growler in Bellingham

Kulshan Brewing Company Pick up one of Kulshan’s delicious brews in RTG growlers and pills (counter-pressure-filled, even!). Plus, they’ll be selling four-packs of the Bellingham Beer Week 2014 Collaboration brew, Whatcom Wheat, for only $9 per four-pack. A delicious bargain! 2238 James St. Bellingham, WA. 360-389-5348.

Wander Brewing will open early for game watching or growler filling. Ooh, and they have a new session IPA on tap. Can’t wait to try it. 1807 Dean Ave. Bellingham, WA. 360-647-6152

Bellingham, Craft Beer, Pumpkin Beer, Wander Brewing

Chuckanut Brewery will be offering happy hour through the entire game, and it’s a great place to bring the kids. Or fill up your growler with one of their award-winning brews. 601 W Holly St. Bellingham, WA 360-752-3377

The Copper Hog always has a great lineup of microbrews to choose from. Or if you need a LOT of beer, order a keg ahead of time and you’ll have the best party in town. 1327 N State St. Bellingham, WA. 360-927-7888 (Talk to Logan or Aaron.)

Elizabeth Station Check out what’s on their 16 taps at BeerMenus.com, and if you’re in need of a keg of something special, call ES at 360-733-8982  for pre-game pickup. 1400 W. Holly St. Bellingham, WA.

Bellingham Beer Week, Craft Beer, Bellingham WA, Elizabeth Station

BevMo! will open at 9:00 a.m. so you can beer up and be home in plenty of time before kickoff. On tap and ready to fill your growlers are nine beers from around the region, plus a cider. Kegs ready to go, too! 114 W. Stuart Rd. Bellingham, WA. 360-746-3110.

Cheers to all the 12s! GO HAWKS!

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About the Author:

Teresa Schmidt, a copywriter who owns and operates Sprout Creative, comes from a long line of brewers, bootleggers and saloonkeepers. She moved to Bellingham 13 years ago to write, hike, ski and paddle—but it was the beer that really sold her. She also loves wine. And cocktails. And good food. To work it all off, she runs around in the woods at every opportunity.

12 Comments »

  1. Last time I talked to the people at Copper Hog, they weren’t doing beer to go. And definitely not keg orders.

    Comment by Jono — January 26, 2015 @ 8:59 am

  2. Thanks for the tip! Is that just for SB?

    Comment by Teresa Schmidt — January 26, 2015 @ 10:09 am

  3. Beer to go is a special liquor license so unless they got that since I asked, I don’t think they’ll be able to sell kegs & growlers. However, the Up & Up does kegs & bottles to go, I think if you ask really nicely they might fill a growler for you too. Definitely want to put the order in ASAP.

    Also noticed some of your links out to the various bars/restaurants have the bellingham.org stuff tagged on the front. Might need to switch the link to have the full http:// at the front

    Comment by Jono — January 26, 2015 @ 10:55 am

  4. Well, the Hog’s website definitely says growlers and kegs to go:http://www.thecopperhog.com/abouts/

    I will give them a call to confirm. Thanks much!

    Comment by Teresa Schmidt — January 26, 2015 @ 11:04 am

  5. I drove by The Green Frog last night and their marquee had “Growler Fills” on it.
    .b.

    Comment by Brian — January 26, 2015 @ 1:31 pm

  6. Thank you Mr. Bellingham Tap Trail!
    Green Frog: 1015 North State Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

    Comment by Teresa Schmidt — January 26, 2015 @ 1:51 pm

  7. Checked with the Copper Hog and they do indeed fill growlers (bring your own) and if you want to order a keg, give them a call and get the details. Or, order a keg from Elizabeth Station!

    Comment by Teresa — January 27, 2015 @ 9:34 am

  8. The Star Club will have the game on. We’ll have free snacks and drink specials.

    Comment by Brock Blatter — January 27, 2015 @ 1:23 pm

  9. Awesome! Thanks for letting me know.
    Star Club: 311 East Holly Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 360-927-1938

    Comment by Teresa Schmidt — January 27, 2015 @ 1:36 pm

  10. Any kid friendly places to watch the SB?

    Comment by Wolf — January 30, 2015 @ 12:09 am

  11. I”m not sure what you specifically mean by “kid-friendly,” but most every place on the list welcomes kids. However, they may have their TV screens in bar areas where 21+ is the rule (Boundary Bay, for example). I know for sure that New York Pizza and Chair 9 have TVs throughout both the bar and restaurant areas, so everyone can see the game. I’ve always seen kids at McKay’s, and I’m sure Buffalo Wild Wings at Bellis Fair Mall caters to everyone. Hope this helps!

    Comment by Teresa Schmidt — January 30, 2015 @ 8:38 am

  12. Family locations?

    Comment by Debe — February 1, 2015 @ 2:24 pm

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