March 18

New to SLU: The Lodge Sports Grille

Find beers, cocktails, and good eats at this spot on Fairview.

The Lodge Sports Grille is now open in SLU, just in time for March Madness. This Washington chainlet with locations in West Seattle, Kirkland, and beyond, offers plenty of thirst-quenching drink options, plus an extensive food menu, too.

Take yourself somewhere tropical with some Pacific Punch (mango and blood orange vodka, elderflower, and tropical juices served on draft and topped with dark rum) or sip it old school with a Black Walnut Old Fashioned (bourbon, black walnut bitters, sugar cube, with the oh-so-classic orange peel). Wash away a long workday or celebrate a March Madness buzzer beater with beers like Fremont Golden Pilsner or Georgetown Lucille IPA.

Nosh options trend to elevated bar food. Shareable highlights include Oscar’s Sliders (a trio of hand-formed Italian sausage sliders with melted brie, pickled onions, and a horseradish apricot glaze), pickle fries, and mouthwatering poutine, served here with slow roasted pulled pork gravy and melted cheese.

White plate with steak, salad, and avocado.
White plate of buffalo wings, celery and ranch dipping sauce.

Salads and sandwiches abound on this menu, but the big stars, both in flavor and in size, are the burgers. Check out the Lodge Burger—this signature dish is a mashup of ground beef and elk patty infused with Lodge IPA, topped with jack cheese, Sriracha candied bacon, pickled cucumber slaw, and garlic aioli.

A generous happy hour is sure to attract anyone who’s now back to the office in SLU. Find deals from 2:30 to 6pm and 9pm to close on weekdays and feature $1 off drafts, wells, and 6-ounce wine pours. You can also order food items like nachos, brussels sprouts, boneless wings, and more at a discount.

The Lodge Sports Grill is open Monday through Thursday, 11:30am to 10pm, Friday from 1130am to 12am, and Saturday from 9:30am to 11pm.

Story by Ethan Chung & photographs courtesy of The Lodge Sports Grille.


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