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!)