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Sunday, September 02, 2012

#1759 - The Overflow, Sedro-Woolley, WA - 4/21/2012

The Overflow is a classic redneck dive bar, generally pleasant for dive bar fans, if sometimes a bit rough around the edges. When I stepped out into the early afternoon sun shining on the back patio, the first thing I heard was a fellow named Dave explaining that "I'm not trying to be an asshole." One wonders what he might be like if he were actually trying, as he then addressed a fellow patron with an angry, "Bruce, you pimple dick fuck!" Bruce opined unhappily something to the effect that the assessment as a pimple dick fuck was in error, and after some posturing and separation of the two, a woman lectured Dave for breaking a promise he had apparently made earlier about not being rude. In defense of his behavior, Dave repeatedly explicated his hypothesis that Bruce is a pimple dick fag fuck, but the two were repaired to different portions of the bar with no manifest resolution of the matter.

The bar appears to have been around since at least the 1940s. It is listed as "Starky's Tavern" in the 1948 Polk Guide. Noel Bourasaw notes, "That Ferry Street location was called the Four Aces for 50 years until Gloria Jean Meiers changed the name in the mid-1990s. She closed the tavern for a couple of years and her sons, the Meiers brothers, reopened it as a cocktail lounge in 2004."
 
In any case, the Overflow is a fairly fun place to stop in for a beer or simple cocktail. Just watch out for Dave.


109 Ferry St, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 - (360) 855-9080 
Est. 2004         
Previous bars in this location: Starky's Tavern, Four Aces Tavern, Gloria Jean's

2 comments:

peggie Gilbert said...

OMFG!!!!!!!!!! When the eff did this pic get taken????????

Anonymous said...

Your standard small logging town dive bar. The waitress has interesting tattoos and the locals are a little older, and probably on disability. Your basic Mack n Jack, karaoke, and pool place. Sometimes the oder of MJ from the "beer garden". Always interesting, but don't take your date there unless they write for the New Yorker.