FOLLOWUP: Return of West Seattle’s most famous cow!

Just hours after we visited The Best of Hands Brewery and Barrelhouse, looking ahead to its Friday grand opening (here’s our story from last night), the iconic cow has reappeared atop the 35th/Webster building. Thanks to the readers who tipped us! The Best of Hands website tells the cow’s backstory. (When the brewers took over the former John’s Corner Deli building, they promised it would stay, but it went out of view last spring because of the remodeling.)

19 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Return of West Seattle's most famous cow!"

  • Yma March 5, 2019 (12:47 pm)

    So glad to see this finally opening. So glad to see the cow back! Thank you Best of Hands! We’ll be there

  • momof3boys March 5, 2019 (12:52 pm)

    Welcome Back!!  And welcome to the neighborhood “Best of Hands”

  • ETay March 5, 2019 (1:38 pm)

    the readers… who tipped you… about the cow. :)

    • Karen Crnich March 6, 2019 (7:39 am)

      Ha Ha..that poor cow has been tipped so many times..thought hed just gotten tired og it and would never come back!!

  • Wseattleite March 5, 2019 (1:45 pm)

    Yay Cow!  And good luc Best of Hands, caretaker of the Cow. 

  • Max March 5, 2019 (1:47 pm)

    Thanks to the readers who tipped us!” Glad they did not tip the cow!

  • Sarah March 5, 2019 (1:49 pm)

    Whooo the cow is back, we’ve missed you. Smile

  • BettytheYeti March 5, 2019 (1:53 pm)

    I just drove by and spotted “Merriam!” 🐮 Saison’s are in my wheel house.  I can’t wait for the official opening.  Yay!

  • Oakley34 March 5, 2019 (4:05 pm)

    oh happy day!

  • CarrieP March 5, 2019 (5:49 pm)

    I remember the Senior prank at Sealth HS involved stealing this cow. Obviously, they got it back but I’m curious about what the story is on that aspect?

    • RC March 7, 2019 (11:04 am)

      HA! i believe it was the class of 82 that did it, my senior year. i was NOT involved but it became a folklore story for decades

      • west sea neighbor March 7, 2019 (11:39 am)

        @RC, some other teens stole it last year and damaged it in the process. They had just finished repainting it, and then had to repair and repaint again. All while trying to get their business open.

  • John Q Lincoln March 5, 2019 (7:53 pm)

    Once again herd mentality takes over.

  • KM March 5, 2019 (9:13 pm)

    So mooving to see how a neighborhood can join together for the love of a cow.

  • Joan March 6, 2019 (9:16 am)

    When I first mooved to Seattle, I lived next door to that cow! Glad it’s back!

  • Brontosaurus March 6, 2019 (11:10 am)

    I was so pleased to see the cow back, as I drove by yesterday. My (now middle schooler) son used to shout “cow on top of building, moo!” every time he saw it when he was little. So many memories and an icon of West Seattle.

  • henrythepainter March 7, 2019 (6:35 am)

    I go it  stop by  and  check out  the  beer  🍻 also the  cow , who else it’s going?

  • John R. McNamara March 7, 2019 (4:10 pm)

    I think the Cow was a holdover from when the store was known at Bee’s market and her husband was a butcher; It was a combination neighborhood store and butcher….Holler

  • Amber March 8, 2019 (3:43 pm)

    Glad the cow isn’t mooooving

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