Best Sports Pre-Funk Bar

Collins Pub

With CenturyLink Field just a couple of blocks away (straight up Second Avenue South) and a bistro-style menu a cut above, it's definitely Collins Pub. The prices are a bit on the upscale side, but the food's worth it: Menu highlights include great fish-and-chips, a fine pork chop, and an immense house salad generous with the blue-cheese crumbles and candied pecans. The tuna sandwich is not the StarKist/Miracle Whip combo the phrase suggests, but a thick slab of seared, sushi-grade ahi. The Collins also offers "the best premium beer selection downtown," advises a friend who knows. The Sounders fans who pack the (potentially) sun-soaked sidewalk seating seem to agree. GAVIN BORCHERT 526 Second Ave., 623-1016,

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