(Photo courtesy Big Al's)
Whether you are celebrating touchdowns, homeruns, goals, or baskets scored, here is where to cheer on your favorite team while in Vancouver USA.
No matter what day or time, Thirsty Sasquatch is open and filled with forest green scarves and classic MLS chants during Portland Timbers matches. Grab a discounted pint while yelling “GOOOOAAAALLLL” with a taproom full of soccer-loving fans.
Ben’s Bottle Shop loves NFL Sundays with brunch specials and $4 pints during Seattle Seahawks games. Watch the football soar close-up next to the projector or take a seat back at the U-shaped bar surrounding 24 rotating taps. And don’t forget the 20 coolers full of just about any beverage you can think of. For Monday Night Football, head to Beaches Restaurant and Bar to find special happy hour menus with game time munchies.
Mt. Tabor Brewing – The Pub is all about the rivalries. Whether it’s a Pac-12 match-up between the Washington State Cougars and the Oregon Ducks or a Curry vs. Curry NBA playoff family feud, there is always an accompanying pizza to fuel the fight—complete with team-colored ingredients and half-and-half combos. There’s no confusion who the owner of Taps Growler House is rooting for: crimson and gray all the way. They host Washington State Cougar viewing parties for every game (University of Washington Husky fans be warned).
Find an eclectic mix of sports on at Double Barrel Taphouse from UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) to Eagles football games—yes, the team from Philadelphia (the owner is a big fan). Thursday Night Football coincides with ladies night and the Portland Trail Blazers fill the screens during the NBA season. Low Bar will also show events outside the major professional leagues, like the Kentucky Derby, and strives to show every game of the NCAA’s March Madness tournament.
For that big venue stadium feel, check out Big Al’s Sports Bar & Grill. Drop your kids off at the arcade or bowling alley housed within the same entertainment center, while you glue your eyes to one of the many jumbo screens playing all the games at once. For the ultimate football-watching experience at the casino, visit ilani’s Tom’s Urban for a $10 burger and beer deal and $3 off a two-handed, 40-oz stein. Main Event Sports Grill has the ‘s’ word right in its name, with elevated bar food and a homegrown attitude. (Find growlers clad with several different Pacific Northwest logos for a fun souvenir or gift.)