I'm looking for a place that turns the volume up so you can hear the game, isn't pretentious and serves passable food. I live near Greenlake (Tangletown neighborhood) so anything I can walk to gets bonus points. More bonus points for having a good selection of beers on tap.
Pretentious = The Ram, Fox, Jillian's... corporatey places where the servers wear black. No thanks.
I do like George & Dragon, but it's unreliable for American sports (they often get bumped for EPL).