The Sixgill starts out considerably handicapped for my tastes as it is located on the ground floor of some box-ish condos that are the antithesis of what has made Fremont an attractive neighborhood. The owners (Ellen Kelly and Rick Weersing of Ballard's Noble Fir) compensate for this with a nautical theme, a lot of nice wood and books, but it still feels more like downtown Bellevue than Fremont.
But I could not complain about the drinks and food. While there is still a beer emphasis here (36 rotating taps), this place adds some very nice cocktails and food selections by Eric Stover (Ocho, Tom Douglas). I had a nice Old Sharkey (rye, green Chartreuese, Apernol and grapefruit bitters) with the house Negroni (Punt e Mes, Averna and Four Roses bourbon -- which is their well!). I also enjoy the Steakwich (flank steak, smoked mozzarella, garlicky kale, chimichuri) and Little Fingerling Potato Skins (goat cheese fondue, bacon salt).
Est. April 24, 2013 - Closed April 15, 2017 - Building constructed: 2012
Previous bars in this location: None
Web site: thesixgill.com - facebook
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