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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

#2149 #S1140 - The Sixgill, Seattle - 4/28/2013

Update: Sixgill closed April 15, 2017


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).

It's enough to bring me back in now and then despite the regrettable setting, as the boring back portion of gentrification continues to squeeze old Fremont.

3417 Evanston Ave N, #104, Seattle, WA 98103 - (206) 466-2846
Est. April 24, 2013 - Closed April 15, 2017 - Building constructed: 2012
Previous bars in this location: None
Web site: thesixgill.com - facebook
Articles ranked: thrillist - seattlebeernews - seattlemet - sunset - thestranger - eater - yelp

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