Best Seattle Bars to Watch the Olympics

If you’ve been keeping up with any of the Olympics this year, you’ve probably noticed that there is quite a handful of local Washingtonians representing the United States, as well as other countries at the London games this year. Our state is represented by hot shot swimmer Nathan Adrian,  Basketball Star Sue Bird, and Adrienne Martelli in women’s rowing. If you’ve been busy outside enjoying the sunshine, or holed up at work during prime Olympic hours, we’ve got a handful of local neighborhood bars that are playing the games non-stop through August 12th, so you can catch team USA in action.

If you’re in Capitol Hill the newest sports bar in town 95 Slide open from 2-2, and the bar is planning on having food and drink specials during major Olympic events such as the basketball finals. If you’d like to feel like you’re in London, hit up one of the  sister English pubs, in Ballard the Market Arms or George and Dragon (operated by the same English owner). Spit Fire and Buckley’s in Belltown will have specials during popular Olympic events, and Spitfire will be hosting a closing ceremony party, similar to the big event they had on opening night. Come on out and experience the Olympic tradition, and success of team USA with your neighboring sports fans through August 12th!

BHC to Host Community Bike Ride

This Saturday May 26th, the Ballard Health Club(BHC) will host a neighborhood bike ride for its members and friends, to promote their once a month club bike ride. The ride will start at noon from

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Bikesport, who BHC is teaming up with to promote the ride together. Each ride is tailored to the participants, and last month’s ride kicked off the series and traveled mostly around the Burke Gilman Trail to Matthew’s Beach and back. The rides generally last 2 hours, and maintain a pace of about 12-14mph throughout. Bikesport’s owner and BHC member Scott K will lead the ride. If you’d like to participate in the ride, or for more information on  BHC activities visit their website.