It has been too long! Almost 6 months since my last post.
Trivia nights are usually a monthly occurrence with my friends. We like to try new trivia places around Seattle and the most recent trivia night was at Fado Irish Pub.
The Trivia (Wednesdays) with GeekswhoDrink:
Trivia started at 6:30pm. This is actually a perfect time for me. There is enough time to stroll out of work and find parking downtown (free parking after 6pm). There were about 8 rounds with one round as an audio round. The categories were broad and relatable. This trivia was the best trivia I have been to around Seattle.
The Food/Drinks at Fado:
During the week, happy hour goes from 4-7pm, which is perfect timing for trivia. You can get all happy hour food for $4.00 and drinks $3.00+. The draft beer of the month was $4.00 and was an amber. Some other happy hour drinks included Jameson and Ginger Ale, and a house red and white wine.
The happy hour food menu is one of the best I have seen in Seattle. There is a variety of good choices from delicious Guinness BBQ Wings to Slow Roasted Pork Belly. Our table of 6 people split the Rosemary and Parmesan Thick-cut Chips and was plenty for us. I also ordered Pork Belly and a Hummus plate. The Pork Belly came with 3 small pieces. So it was a bit small, but full of flavor and very tender. I could eat about 10 of them if they were in front of me and I would have no regrets. The Hummus plate was a very nice surprise. It came with Red Pepper Hummus, feta cheese, olive paste, and plenty of warm pita bread. This $4.00 option is usually $7.95 and great to share with up to 6 people.
Service at Fado:
The restaurant was packed for trivia (make sure you make a reservation!). The restaurant seemed to be well staffed. Our server was very good. We had many of our group stagger in at different times and she was prompt at serving each of them. Our food came out in a reasonable time and she was nice enough to let us know when happy hour was going to end. I wish I had got her name, because I would request her every time!
I am a bit biased on giving Fado a 5 star atmosphere score. They have a soccer theme and always have a soccer game playing on their television, if possible. Since I love soccer more than any other sport they already have a leg up on other restaurants. But other than that, the restaurant has a relaxed feel. During trivia it was loud, but I have been there other times with it being very casual and just a great place to hangout. I could easily stay there for a few hours and not even realize that much time had gone by. I also have to mention that Fado is walking distance to Safeco and CenturyLink Fields.
Atmosphere: 5 – Full of energy during trivia. Casual and relaxed during other times.
Food Quality: 4 – I only had happy hour food, but it was delicious.
Services: 5 – Great service during a busy night.
Bikeability: 4 – Riding from West Seattle is very easy and close. Bike racks are easy to find.