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!)