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Quality Athletics

121 S. King St. (1st Ave.) Send to Phone
206-420-3015 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A Pioneer Square sports bar that makes a play for food-loving fans.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Quality Athletics, Seattle, WA

Quality Athletics Restaurant Review

: While TVs shimmering with multiple games litter the walls, they do so in a shy way, allowing the décor --- one part high school locker room, one part hall-of-fame-museum, one part gastropub --- to speak as loudly as the screens. But this is hardly a typical sports bar. The food receives equal play with coy nods to sports bar classics: wing options include jerk-spiced duck wings, or crispy charred chicken wings with sweet chili buffalo sauce, black garlic ranch dressing, and pickled celery spears. Mains range from bar basics (although the BLT raises the bar by combining house-made bacon with butter lettuce and lemon-pepper aïoli) to pork broth “ramen” (their quotes). Unlike so many temples to athletics, the “Finish Line” here is worth crossing for flash-fried vanilla funnel cake, or house-made sorbet with a side of pickled fruit cocktail and a cookie. Never losing sight of its heritage or fans, Quality Athletics’ best offerings are at the bar. Drafts overflow with local craft beers, and servers crack tallboys of domestic and imported favorites. Themed cocktails such as the “Honorable Mention” (rye, Amaro CioCiaro, maraschino and orange bitters) alternate coasters with standards like a zippy Bloody Mary and a “Seattle Freeze,” a slushy beverage prepared in rotating flavors.


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