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52 Weeks: LTD Bar & Grill, Seattle, WA

LTD Bar and Grill. Picture courtesy of fremontuniverse.com.

Week 14 of 52- we are behind, most sincere apologies. by the end of the week, we will be caught up.

LTD Bar and Grill

309 N. 36th Street

Seattle, WA 98103

Rank: 3.5/5 (Yea that’s right we changed our ranking style. As the weeks pile up, it’s very difficult to fairly rank one venue against another. Plus we also need to think about genre, if we can’t compare apples to apples, then we shouldn’t compare at all. we will however do a top 10 at the end of the 52 Weeks.)

Type of Establishment: Sports Bar

BEERS ON TAP (at time of visit) —>

Deschutes Black Butte Porter

Elysian Immortal IPA

Odin Brewing Co.’s Odin’s Gift (Ruby Ale)

Rainier- oh yea

and others not worth mentioning.

BOTTLE OPTIONS: As far as I know, there aren’t any bottle options aside from your Miller Light, Bud Light, Corona….

FOOD OPTIONS:  Your typical sports bar. The wings were above average, the fries were fresh-cut fair style and we promptly doused them in vinegar. The chicken nachos were stacked with goodness.  Other than that, expect to see burgers, tater tots and other unhealthy food options.

A word about the wings: they are delicious. I believe that they are deep fried briefly and then finished on the grill. They have grill markings and a nice smoky finish. The wings themselves are massive – some of the biggest ever seen. You get 10 in an order at 9.00 (at happy hour they are 5.00 – but you only get 8).

There are a few sauces to choose from: BBQ, Teriyaki and Spicy. Of course, we always defer to Spicy Buffalo style. The sauce is good and full of flavor – not straight from the bottle (i hope.)

BAR OPINION:

This is a great sports bar with at least 10 flat screen LCD TVs strategically placed around the area. We were able to watch an NBA Cavs playoff game and the Dodgers v. the Giants simultaneously. The best thing about the place is that they situate their televisions at eye level behind the bar. This means no leaning back to stair upwards – i hate that.

The bartenders were decent. I would not rave about their attitude, but there were a few Midwestern transplants that knew how to treat a paying customer. They will do what they can to get your game on the tube and ensure that you have all the fixings needed for your food.

One great option is the shuffleboard. Brand spanking new and almost always available. They also pack a pool table, a massive patio and open and shut garage doors to give you that open air feeling.

With an IPA in one hand and a nice, plump wing in the other, you can go ahead and call this a sports haven. It’s nice to see a few regional micro brews on tap at a sports bar. Beer enthusiasts like sports and vice versa. All in all, if you want to catch a game, indulge in food while watching others exercise and NEED a decent beer to do so, then this is your place.

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