Ever wish there was a women’s sports bar in Seattle? Your wish becomes reality this weekend!
Seattle is home to several fantastic women’s sports team, including the Seattle Storm and OL Reign. However, Seattle resident Jen Barnes struggled to find a local pub where she could watch these teams compete. She found herself wishing that there was a women’s sports bar in Seattle. Now Seattle’s first women’s sports bar Rough & Tumble is opening in Ballard this Friday, December 9, 2022. It will prioritize women’s sports on its screens, but that’s just part of its mission.
Read on for all the details about Seattle’s new women’s sports bar!
Due to open this Friday in Ballard, Rough and Tumble will have more than a dozen TV screens dedicated to broadcasting women’s sports. Unlike a similar pub in Portland called the Sports Bra, Rough and Tumble won’t limit itself to women’s games only (Barnes is a fan of other Seattle teams as well, such as the Sounders and Seahawks). That said, the family-friendly pub hopes to instill an appreciation of women’s sports in all ages.
Rough & Tumble will prioritize more than women’s sports. According to a press release, in addition to having women’s games on their screens they are pledging to act as a safe space for LGBTQAI+ young athletes and host inclusive sports gatherings and private events. Rough & Tumble welcomes kids, teens, families, and collegiate athletes. You’ll also find an all-season, covered and heated outdoor space there.
Every detail has been carefully thought-out, down to the food and beverage menus. They will serve beer, wine, and other beverages sourced from women-owned and run producers, and the food menu will highlight vegetarian fare and ingredients from the Ballard Farmers Market.
Swing by Rough & Tumble this Friday, December 9 starting at 2:00 p.m. for their opening weekend festivities. In addition to the games and an “all-out celebration,” there will be some surprise special guests. We can’t wait to go have a beer and show our support. The vibes are sure to be incredible.
Rough & Tumble Pub
Address: 5309 22nd Ave NW, Seattle
Hours: Mon-Thurs 3:00 to midnight, Fri 2:00 to 1:00 a.m., Sat 9:00 to 1:00 a.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.