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Sunday, September 02, 2012

#1761 - Old Timers, Sedro-Woolley, WA - 4/21/2012

The Old Timers lies discretely behind a cinder block facade with all the charm of a prisoner of war camp. The building was constructed only about a decade ago, but the Old Timers has been in this location for many years, starting out as "Cook & Adams." Cook & Adams are listed at this address at least as late as 1948. "The Old Timers started in 1937 as a partnership between Eddie Adams, the world's champion shingle-packer of 1899 (April 16, 1899, Skagit County Times) and Ford Cook, the first three sport letterman at Sedro-Woolley High School." (SRJ)

Thankfully, the bar is decidedly less severe on the inside, with a quirky hodgepodge of decor, from an odd small stage framed with rough timbers, vintage and recent photos, and doors covered with bottle tops. It has a fairly typical selection of beers and spirits, and we had very friendly service from bartender Rindi. There were not many people there when we went, but a female yelper notes helpfully, "If you like to try to date men who are missing teeth - this is the bar for you!" And a male reviewer adds, "Not too bad if your looking for toothless loose women or late night bar fights."

219 East State Street Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 - (360) 855-0802
Est. 1937
Previous bars in this location: Cook & Adams
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The old bar had more character, but the bartenders are always very cute. It was a little rougher a few years ago, but has mellowed out. The new building was built hell for stout. The old building was literally falling down around the customers.