Redline Music and Sports: Welcoming a new WSB sponsor

This morning we welcome a new WSB sponsor, REDLINE Music and Sports. New sponsors are offered the chance to introduce you to their business, and here’s what proprietor Scott Goerig (right) wants you to know: “REDLINE Music and Sports is more than just a ‘bar.’ I say this confidently, as everyday somebody new still comes in the door and immediately becomes a repeat customer. We are still somewhat of a hidden gem in West Seattle; a delicate mix of a welcoming staff, 70+ menu items (we love homemade and fresh!), diverse nightly events, and a non-pretentious atmosphere where you can relax next to the fire and dine on Chef Joshua’s Hand-tossed NY-Style Pizzas. When the weather’s right you can even hang out and relax on our outdoor patio, the largest of any night spot in West Seattle. Perhaps that’s why in just over 2 years we have won ‘Best New Business‘ 2007, ‘Best Food under $10‘ and ‘Best Bartender‘ 2008, and runner-up ‘Best Bar/Pub‘ and ‘Best Happy Hour‘ 2009 (Best of the Westside), as well as many other accolades. Our energy and dedication are simply unmatched, as we knew it wouldn’t be easy to change West Seattle’s perception of the former businesses that have resided at 4439 35th Ave SW [map] over the past decades. When writing this I couldn’t decide which old adage fits REDLINE best — ‘don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it’ or ‘don’t judge a book by its cover.’ Especially with all the amazingly unique businesses in West Seattle, I truly believe it is what’s inside that counts. It wasn’t easy, but shaking the negative connotation associated with our old red building was only made possible by giving customers GREAT food, AFFORDABLE prices, and a FUN atmosphere. If you haven’t visited us yet, please come say hi and learn what hundreds of other West Seattleites already have; a wonderful experience is located just off 35th near KFC and kitty-corner to the West Seattle Golf Course.” You’ll also find REDLINE online at

We thank REDLINE Music and Sports for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news on WSB; find our sponsor team, and info on joining, all here.

39 Replies to "Redline Music and Sports: Welcoming a new WSB sponsor"

  • Westside April 2, 2010 (9:23 am)

    Love supporting WSB sponsors, but not this one. No bar that bills itself as a cougar bar will get my patronage. Ever.

  • HelperMonkey April 2, 2010 (9:32 am)

    Older ladies need love too, Westside.

  • Carson April 2, 2010 (9:32 am)

    I love the menu, but I look at the pictures and I don’t think I am even close to hip enough!!! BTW, a Cougar at my age would need to be close to 60, but it’s not a negative!

  • Carson April 2, 2010 (9:34 am)

    As my wife just pointed out, Maybe they mean Washington State Cougars????

  • daisy April 2, 2010 (9:50 am)

    I think Westside means WSU Cougars. ha ha.

  • bluebird April 2, 2010 (9:52 am)

    redline music and SPORTS

  • Carson April 2, 2010 (10:00 am)

    I guess I need to read a little better. Yea, I would have an issue with THAT kind of Cougar bar…

  • Eraserhead April 2, 2010 (10:08 am)

    the word is cater-corner, but thanks for playing

    • WSB April 2, 2010 (10:16 am)

      It’s one of those “soda vs. pop” arguments you can have if you want, but kitty-corner is a recognized version of the word
      and through 30 years of styleguide writing and enforcing (or following, in the early days), it’s the one we have used in all my newsrooms, including here – Tracy

  • jissy April 2, 2010 (10:20 am)

    Bring back Pizza Pete’s!!!!

  • No Respect April 2, 2010 (10:23 am)

    Hey westside,
    That’s Cougars, as in, Washington State University Cougars. Now go find someone to change your Depends, and read you the fine print in your AARP News Letter.

  • BeKind April 2, 2010 (10:59 am)

    Just because Redline is stated the “coug bar” does not mean that is all it is. This is a fun bar with an AMAZING menu and friendly workers! Don’t be so quick to judge and at least give it a try before you start talking smack. With live bands many nights and lots of entertainment this is definitely a great bar to hang out with, with your friends.

  • COUGARLOVER April 2, 2010 (11:05 am)

    I have been to this bar many times, COUG GAMES, MUSIC Events, EATS, Darts, Pool… and each time I am surprised by the great crowd, fun times, and great service and did I say GREAT FOOD. The place has really turned it around, support WSB and this great Bar & Restaurant!!

    BTW- I love THE COUGS, and A cougar… anytime ladies!!

  • Westside April 2, 2010 (11:11 am)

    That’s exactly my point. No matter how great it is, I will never go because of the stated pro-WSU affiliation. I’m not knocking it at all. Might be great. I’ll never set foot in it.

  • west seattle girl April 2, 2010 (11:20 am)

    I wave been going to Redline for a few years now and have seen them transform this crappy old building into a place I actually like to spend time!! everyone that works there is awesome, the drinks are great, and I’ve found a family-like environment that excludes no one! can’t wait for the summer – the patio rocks!!

  • Bob Loblaw April 2, 2010 (11:34 am)

    I have actually wanted to go in here and try, but am afraid Huskies aren’t welcome. Do they allow Dawg fans inside?

    • WSB April 2, 2010 (11:41 am)

      I think the point of Scott choosing to sponsor WSB was to open his arms (as per photo) and welcome everybody :)

  • Diane April 2, 2010 (11:59 am)

    Love their food! Try it out, you will be glad you did. I go in the early evening right after work, and order something new most of the time. I have a list of old favorites that I can’t resist. The pizza is excellent. Anyway, stop by and see for yourself!

  • Killian April 2, 2010 (12:05 pm)

    Redline is open to all, trust me! Scott gave it a Coug touch because alcohol and WSU went hand in hand!! Old habits are hard to break. Visit, eat, drink, and be merry!! Cool place!!

  • missmandy April 2, 2010 (12:07 pm)

    Redline is a great bar and I highly recommend everyone check it out at least once. Scott has done a wonderful job transforming the place into somewhere you can truly feel relaxed and welcome. Coug affiliation aside (go Coug’s BTW) is is a great place!

  • Rock Steele April 2, 2010 (12:13 pm)

    I am a Husky Fan and patron of the Redline. It’s a great place to meet people, hang out, talk and eat good food. And the women are mostly young and hot btw.

  • COUGARLOVER April 2, 2010 (12:34 pm)

    I have sat SIDE by SIDE with dawgs at this bar and never had a problem.. in fact it’s more fun and entertaining with other fans in there.. IT’s A SPORTS BAR!!

    @WESTSIDE- I am glad this bar doesn’t appeal to you.. i’m not knocking you either, just happy that you won’t be there to ruin my buzz..

  • Twiggie April 2, 2010 (12:34 pm)

    I love Redline! They have great food and a fun atmosphere. As a WSU alumni I frequently visit establishments that are considered “Dawg” affiliated, but yet you will never hear me complain. I think anyone who is not willing to try out Redline becuase the owner is a proud WSU alumni is giving the UW a poor name. There are many proud COUGS in Seattle so I believe WestSide you need to get used to that and venture out of your shell to enjoy a truly wonderful place to hang out. GREAT JOB SCOTT!!

  • minniemouse April 2, 2010 (12:52 pm)

    Redline is super awesome! Fun for all.. its cozy and comfortable!

  • natinstl April 2, 2010 (12:53 pm)

    I have always avoided it because of the outside- gutters hanging down, graffiti, moss on the roof, etc.. It sounds like it’s an okay place so I’ll have to try it out.

  • Executive Chef J.R. April 2, 2010 (12:56 pm)

    The Redline is my Bussiness neighbor and as a Season Ticket holding DAWG Fan I have enjoyed Great Food, Cold Beer and good company at good prices. Also dosn’t hurt to wear my Puple and Gold to show my West Side Pride. And who won the Apple Cup??? Give them a try before you make your decision. I did and was pleasantly surprised.

  • Model Citizen April 2, 2010 (1:08 pm)

    Ive made it my mission to hit every bar in West Seattle and with out a doubt the REDLINE is my favorite. Their fresh ideas and super fun events are what gets me through the door but ultimately it’s their stiff drinks and friendly/professional staff that keeps me coming back. If you haven’t been I highly recommend you check it out, however you may want to kiss your old haunt goodbye your first visit definetely won’t be your last!!!!!!

  • DW April 2, 2010 (1:19 pm)

    What was the problem with the previous business located at that address? I’ve heard the old owner used to own my house as well!

  • coffee April 2, 2010 (1:41 pm)

    Now I will have to try it. I have always been swayed not to because of the way the exterior looks! Isn’t this area slated for a new multi use building? If so, do they get to come back in the new space? That would explain why the building has not gotten much needed exterior work.

  • Derek Lunde April 2, 2010 (2:20 pm)

    They have Big Buck Hunter there. What more do you need? We heart the Redline!

  • ReggieVonB April 2, 2010 (2:34 pm)

    I hate to be the only one to actually say something bad about this bar, but I will do it anyway.

    I do not like this bar at all. The customers are treated with a kind of mild neglect, unless you’re one of the bartender’s or owner’s favorites. That is, unless you’re a hot 22 year old girl, or a 40-50 year old man that spends a lot of money, or one of the frat boys, you’re just a means to an end. Get your drink, order some food, gimme your money and get out.

    Even when you walk in the front door, you’re assaulted by so much clutter on the walls, (neon signs, posters, flyers, drawings, paintings, etc) that your senses become dulled. You don’t even really notice that the roof is caving in above your head in the front dining area by the stage.

    I’m not gonna go into all the things that go on behind the scenes at this place, because frankly, it’s not public business, and I would be out of line to make it so.

    Just know, this place is a black hole. You go there once, meet some friendly people, then only keep going back because all of your new friends go there. Drinks are over-priced, albeit not by much, they over serve, then blame you for being so drunk. Plus, any bar that has dedicated beer pong boards to put over the pool tables is not really somewhere an adult really wants to go. This isn’t the U-District. We’re not college kids anymore. Put it away.

  • KBear April 2, 2010 (2:40 pm)

    So husky cougars are welcome?

  • Bob Loblaw April 2, 2010 (3:16 pm)

    Sounds like home away from home: Mild neglect, clutter, and a roof that needs repairs. Glad I’m a 40-50 year-old man with money to burn!
    See you Monday afternoon …

  • Meghan April 2, 2010 (3:47 pm)

    If you like this type of bar, it sounds like a very good one. If you don’t, don’t go. To stay away because you prefer one team over another seems rather silly. Are you 12 years old?

  • Paul April 2, 2010 (5:07 pm)

    So how is the crowd for Sounders games? Is the Redline a good place to view soccer games?

  • (required) April 3, 2010 (1:28 pm)

    Redline’s website looks great, and the menu looks quite impressive for a sports bar, let alone a West Seattle night haunt. It looks like they really care about music, sports, and good eats — I can’t believe that little place next to the vacant lot and the KFC is so good inside, but wow, I am surprised. Good luck, redline, and thanks WSB (as usual)!

  • toodles April 3, 2010 (8:45 pm)

    The place is gross and a health hazard. This probably will get deleted. Oh yeah.. I’m not a cougar fan either.

  • picot April 4, 2010 (12:18 pm)

    uh-bikini contests, what century are we in? It’s a throwback and not in a good way.

  • moxilot April 5, 2010 (11:42 am)

    It’s a SPORTS BAR, folks. It’s not where you’re going to and have a glass of wine while chatting about the state of WS politics or where you’d go to appreciate the classy decor. You go there to cheer for your team (loudly and passionately as the plays deem necessary) and to have food and beers. Halftime? Bar games galore – including pool, Buck Hunter, darts, touch screen video games, and bean bags. This is where you would go to have fun, and that’s what your expectation should be. If you’d like a quieter bar to grab a beer, there are many fine places in Westie to do it… but this is a great spot to root for your team.

    The only thing I didn’t like was the $1 happy hour food menu. There’s no need to get gimmicky with the food and give me three, tiny deep fried taco things just to claim you have a dollar menu. Make it $2.50 and give folks a decent portion. Other than that, our service has always been good and they’ve always been accomadating when asked to change channels.

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