Acorn Eatery to open as new sports bar

Come football season there will be a new place on Crown Hill to watch all your favorite teams. Louis and Hayley Uhm are turning the Acorn Eatery into a sports bar called The Thirsty Fish.

Louis has dreamed of owning a sports bar for more than seven years, but he wanted to buy a place, not rent it. “I couldn’t afford anything until the commercial real estate market tanked,” he says. Uhm took full advantage of the recession to follow his dream. “I pulled out all my retirement and put it into this place,” he tells us.

The sports bar will feature seven TVs which can all be tuned to different games. Six of the TVs will be inside and there will be a 50-inch plasma on the deck. “I’m going to have the NFL Ticket,” he says, “There’s not very many places that have it because it’s very expensive to carry it.”

The bar will be open to those of legal drinking age and the food menu will feature northwest fish including halibut, salmon and ling cod. The regular hours will be 3:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. but Uhm will open early on the weekends during football season so fans don’t miss their favorite team.

The Uhms plan to open The Thirsty Fish in mid-August. (Thanks Robby for the tip!)

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chops
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chops

yes. so long bleachers and your topping-less nachos!

JoeBallard
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JoeBallard

Hopefully the Goofy’s crowd will stay put…

Barney Stinson
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Barney Stinson

Nice!

phinney
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phinney

What?! Topping-less nachos at bleachers?! Bleachers nachos are great. I doubt this “fish house” will even have nachos!

Nora Bell
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Nora Bell

Will be nice to have a sports bar over there and of course I’ll give them a try. But does everyplace in Seattle have to be so fish obsessed? I hope the menu will have more variety than just more dang fish.

SunsetRider
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SunsetRider

Football-oriented, or baseball too? And dare I ask…any other sports? Football and baseball are all I’m really interested in, but it’s nice to be aware if they cater to some of the others.

chops
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chops

phinney–
i love the bleachers, but that did happen to me twice there.
ordered nachos and got a plate of tortilla chips. dry. told them nachos usually have a lil’ something on top of the chips. plate came back with cold cheese sprinkles on the top.
probably just someone subbing for the cook, but then it happened again a week later.
i’ll still go to bleachers for the occasional game and beer, but i’ve given up on the bleach-o’s.

hope they have nachos at the new place and that they don’t come with fish on top.

eric
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eric

that’s pretty cool that they’ll have NFL Ticket or whatever – miss games every year to that scam!

not far from my house so i hope its worth supporting.

Juan Valdez
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Juan Valdez

This place is going to be the shizzizle!

bmvaughn
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bmvaughn

Sloop still have some of the best Nachos…

JoeBallard
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JoeBallard

any more updates as to when they are opening?

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