Kelly O’Brien’s Irish pub to open next week

Ballard is getting a new Irish pub and the owners know a thing or two about the business.

The Tellefson family owns Sully’s Lounge (1625 Queen Anne Ave N) on Queen Anne and are expanding to Ballard with Kelly O’Brien’s (5410 17th Ave NW.) The name is family-inspired, too. Kelly is Marcus Tellefson’s wife’s name and O’Brien is his mother’s maiden name.

We spoke with Marcus Tellefson who says that the family-owned pub will serve traditional pub grub. “We’ve got cheap happy hour food that we do all day, everyday,” he tells us, with happy hour drink specials from 4 to 6 p.m. On the menu will be mac & cheese, lamb sliders, wings, shepherd’s pie and “we’ve got a killer hot corned beef sandwich,” Marcus says. “It’s my mom’s recipe.”

Once they’re open, which will be either Wednesday or Thursday of next week, they’ll be open Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 2 a.m. (Thanks Stan for the email tip & Gordy for posting in the forum!)


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Zazongas
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Zazongas

Great.  Because, you know, if there’s one thing Ballard has a dire shortage of, it’s bars.

Maybe they could build a few condos on top too, just to make sure we’ve got that angle covered, too?

Dave
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Dave

what a jealous prick. someone is trying to earn a buck. win or loose its there ass.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

1 person likes this.

Chill Pill Slaughterer
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Chill Pill Slaughterer

*lose
*it’s
*their

This is why we can’t afford to make cuts to education!

Scott
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Scott

Eye wisch these poeple good luk.

Dee
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Dee

I went to Sullys regularly when I lived on QA and it was much better than the usual stuck up places on the hill I for one am looking forward to it and if they build condos on top even better it’ll bring more women to the area !

Dee
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Dee

All those extra tax $ can go towards the education budget it’s a win win !!
I for one wish them the best of luck !

motorrad
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motorrad

Since they are handing out liquor licenses faster than parking tickets I applied for one for my van. I will be parked and serving at the GG dog park lot between 4-7 most weekdays and floating on the weekends. Couldn’t get a food permit as that is a bit tougher. So booze only. Bring snacks.

ilike
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ilike

me can has corn beef sammich?

Ticky
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Ticky

“stuck up” places on the hill?

Would that be Queen Anne Cafe, that gross pizza place, 5 spot,  Safeway, Starbucks, or whatever inhabits (and inevitably fails) the corner opposite the now-closed Peets?

QA’s rep as posh and snobby is waaaaaayy over exaggerated. It’s actually nice over there. It’s like Ballard, but without the Bums, bars, drunk hipster wannabees,  faux environmentalists, and  gazillions of condos…

great idea
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great idea

It sort of looks/sounds like the type of pub you’d find in a mall or airport maybe.

Gurple
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Nice — right around the corner from Egan’s.  That’ll make for a fun evening. 

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Wow – I did not know that condos were/are chick magnets. You know what women like? Men who are literate and can spell.
Maybe this will be a high-class pub and instead of trivia night they’ll have a spelling bee.

Anon
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Anon

Just fake promise to bring monorail/light rail/whatever to Queen Anne and it’ll be full of condos in a year too.

Anon
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Anon

So basically, this place is like the Old Pequliar, except less beer, less Irish inspired food AND it’s in the gullet of a giant condo building, which means douchebags galore.  I think I’ll stick this with the Shelter on list of bars to avoid.

Barney Stinson
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Barney Stinson

What a sad life you must lead.

rae
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rae

wow! congrats! the more the merrier!

BallardBrains
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BallardBrains

Three egregious mistakes IN THREE WORDS! Is being illiterate on the internet the new competitive sport?

Commitment to a bit!
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Commitment to a bit!

You accidentally spelled “these” and “good” correctly. Please try harder next time!

A_sonofabitch
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A_sonofabitch

What, no steak and mushroom pie? No haggis? No ox tails? No kidney’s and toast.  There not even offering  a proper Irish stew. Irish fare my ass! But yet again you can get fobbed off for $14.50 for a piss ant cheesteak wit wiz. Which cost  less than $3.00 including  labor to make.
DA, ah, ah. ah  NO!!!!  This place is about as Irish as my Great uncle Izzy behind who BTW was a  Rabbi.
What a joke

anon
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anon

I think you are confusing it with an English/Scottish bar !

O'guest
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O'guest

Haggis is Scottish, you tool.

Anon
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Anon

I cry myself to sleep every night that I can’t fit in with the Belltown crowd that hangs around Ballard :(

CrabCakes
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CrabCakes

It is built under Apartments!

I can’t wait for it to open.  I would got to Pequliar more, but get tired of being accosted by bums all the time.

CrabCakes
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CrabCakes

It is built under Apartments!

I can’t wait for it to open.  I would got to Pequliar more, but get tired of being accosted by bums all the time.