May 11, 2018
Sully’s Snow Goose is a cool kind of cross between an old hunting cabin and a ski lodge. There’s lots of white wood, a pitched roof, taxidermy up on the walls along with a collection of snowshoes, skis, and ice-skates. Located in quiet Phinney Ridge, it has a nice neighbourhood feel. Service is warm and inside there’s a fireplace, a big barrel full of peanuts, and nearly 30 taps of fine beer to choose from. Prices are pocket-friendly, while beer is important here, it’s not a shrine or a temple, a local crowd come here to talk – and watch – sports while they sip their suds. The bar has history, dating back to the 1930s it was one of the first licensed taverns in Seattle, and has been owned by the current owners for ages. It’s a warm, old-school character-rich place, with a toasty fire for nights when the wind’s howling outside.