The Swinging Doors was established in May of 1981. With only a few employees to start, owners Bob and Barb Materne turned a small pizza parlor into a huge restaurant that offers the best sports viewing in town. Now with 43 employees, they continue to be the best sports bar in Spokane.

A family owned business, The Swinging Doors has been a part of Spokane for over 30 years. Our restaurant offers huge portions and a wonderful atmosphere second to none in the Spokane area. Our sports bar has over 50 TVs to watch all your favorite sports, as well as Golden Tee, a pool table, bumper shuffleboard, and much more.

The Swinging Doors has become the place to be. Whether it's catching your favorite sporting event on one of our many televisions, eating the breakfast, lunch or dinner you've been craving, or meeting your friends, The Swinging Doors is definitely your place to meet, eat, and have fun!

Barb and Bob

Banquet areas to reserve for your gathering or party

Happy Hour 3pm-6pm Everyday

          $2 off appetizers during Happy Hour and 20% off all Beers, Wine, and Cocktails.

Full bar with beer, wine, and cocktails

Families welcome until 10pm nightly

Free WiFi!

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Washington State Lottery games are available at The Swinging Doors! Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto, Hit 5, Match 4, Daily Game, Daily Keno, and scratch tickets—we have it all! For your convenience, we pay out any winning ticket up to $600, no matter where you bought it!

We also have 19 pull-tab games! Our new $2 and $5 ticket games have HUGE top prizes!!

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Spokane's Best Sports Bar

We have digital satellites and subscribe to the MLB Extra Innings, NBA League Pass, ESPN Gameplan, FOX Soccer Channel, the Big Ten Network and regional FOX Sports Networks.

With over 50 televisions and several sports packages, we'll find that obscure game no one else can get. You'll never miss a game!

  • Over 50 televisions
  • 14' HD projection screen
  • 70" 3-D Plasma set
  • 15 satellite receivers
  • Audio Fetch App
  • Watch your favorite college team
  • Full Bar
  • 27 Beers on Tap
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Inlander Readers' Poll

Voted Best Sports Bar in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (Hall of Fame Inductee), and 2017.

Restaurant of the Year 2003

Washington Restaurant Association Spokane Chapter

Best Sports Bar

Best of Spokane Winner 2014

Winner 2014

The Best of Spokane

Best Sports Bar

Best of Spokane Gold 2014

2014 Gold

Best of Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living