BIZNOTE: Last week for The Lodge in The Junction

We’ve finally confirmed via an in-person visit today what readers have reported hearing from employees as well as from the trivia host – that the West Seattle location of The Lodge Sports Grille is about to close. New Year’s Eve will be its last day, The Lodge opened in then-new Junction 47 seven years ago; its website currently shows five other locations around the metro area. The about-to-be-vacant 4,200-sf West Seattle space is listed for lease (here’s the flyer); it’s in Junction 47’s east building.

104 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Last week for The Lodge in The Junction"

  • WestSeattleBadTakes December 26, 2023 (12:43 pm)

    That will probably be empty for some time.

    • WSB December 26, 2023 (2:18 pm)

      For reference: Elsewhere in Junction 47, when Vine & Spoon and Alchemy were evicted, it only took five months for tenants to surface – Haymaker and Phoenecia. That was spring 2019, but still worth noting.

      • Lauren December 29, 2023 (5:47 pm)

        I hope you’re right and the space gets taken over again soon! Has there been any update about the old space where Tacos Guaymas used to be? That’s been vacant for awhile. 

        • WSB December 29, 2023 (6:06 pm)

          Nothing new. The person who bought the building was pursuing opening a restaurant, applied for a liquor license, but there’s nothing in the permit file since somebody filed a complaint last year accusng them of working on a “major remodel” without a permit; the city investigated and found no violation.

  • Me December 26, 2023 (1:03 pm)

    The old rock sport 

  • Graciano December 26, 2023 (1:21 pm)

    Covid has taken it’s toll…
    Seattle’s minimum wage passed onto the consumer.
    Lack of parking, besides the pay parking. This is one of the main reasons I no longer goto the WSJ. 

    • WSB December 26, 2023 (2:07 pm)

      May be a well-kept secret but the flyer touts access to 25 spaces in the garage.

      • Diane December 26, 2023 (8:27 pm)

        am I reading the flyer correctly, the lease is $200, 640 per month?  and what is NNN?

        • josephl December 27, 2023 (3:35 am)

          NNN is a reference to the costs in addition to the base rent per month. The three N’s indicate all types of costs that the tenant must pay. These will include the operational costs to their own space (utilities and all maintenance resulting from typical operation), the operational costs of the common area, and real estate taxes and insurance for the entire property. 

        • JunctionResident December 27, 2023 (9:06 am)

          The asking rate on the lease is $40/SF triple-net. That equates to $14,080 per month, while the tenant will need to reimburse the landlord for triple-net expenses (common area maintenance, utilities, real estate taxes, etc) on top of that rent as well.

    • Kt December 26, 2023 (2:20 pm)

      Please share where you are going that has free parking and inexpensive food or are you wanting to keep that a secret?

      • JPS December 26, 2023 (3:18 pm)

        related to the above comment, the closing Lodge.

      • shadowtripper December 27, 2023 (4:16 pm)

        If you want free parking, reasonably priced food covering all ethnic tastes, no drugs being sold or used on street or in their parks, try the Eastside.  Bellevue Square is a 14 minute drive midday.  My wife and I used to eat at the window seats in The Lodge and watch the drug traffickers and street merchants selling stolen goods in the park across the street.  

    • Amy December 26, 2023 (2:24 pm)

      >4 dollars to park in a lot for 2 hours is what is keeping you out of the Junction?

      • WSB December 26, 2023 (3:43 pm)

        $2.50 for 2 hours, at least in the Junction/Diamond lots.

    • James December 26, 2023 (2:59 pm)

      Free street parking and inexpensive lot parking.   Good grief!  Stay home and snivel to yourself.

      • Wseattleite December 26, 2023 (4:18 pm)

        It’s odd how people can look down their nose at people who have different struggles than they do. You are showing your true colors James. Not cool. 

        • Tim December 27, 2023 (7:55 am)

          To be fair, if people are struggling enough to worry about the cost of parking, especially at those rates, they really shouldn’t be going out for food and drinks either. 

        • lolwhat December 27, 2023 (11:52 am)

          Are you serious? If $2.50 for PARKING is a ‘struggle’ for you, you’re not eating at a McDonalds, let alone an actual restaurant. The insurance on that car probably costs 3 times that per day. A single gallon of gas is almost twice that depending on the day lmao. If you can’t do $2.50 for parking then you need to WALK to the grocery store and stock up on Ramen. Definitely don’t try to go to restaurants where the lowest you’ll pay for anything is $10.

      • KS December 27, 2023 (8:20 am)

        In regard to the parking issue being brought up, Not everyone in Seattle works in big tech and has endless cash flow. So we make priorities,and if allowing us more money for essentials or going out once on awhile for a meal  means avoiding parking fees then we do it.. many of the younger generation do not know or understand or have to make sacrifices or choices even on under $10 items.. I for one rarely  buy myself a store bought tea( I am not a coffee drinker,) unless I have been given a gift card adds up when you think of how much people spend,  sometimes daily on their Starbucks!! Anyway it seems here in WS we have some of the friendliest community oriented people around but also some of the nastiest too..If we all could keep on the positive side and wish the staff well and hope they find a new job soon we will be more in the spirit of community

        • lolwhat December 27, 2023 (12:14 pm)

          What are you getting in the junction where 2.50 parking isn’t the lowest cost item? If you can’t do 2.50 for parking, you definitely can’t do a tip and you probably shouldn’t be trying to go to a sports bar. You might get lucky and catch a PBR special but you’re probably looking at one beer at a place like the lodge for $10. Save the “omg so privileged” nonsense for the grocery store. Bars and restaurants ARE a privilege, and an expensive one. They’re far from a necessity. If $2.50 was stopping you from being in the junction, you weren’t going to the lodge anyway. 

    • Mr J December 26, 2023 (5:44 pm)

      Feelings aren’t facts. I still don’t understand why so many on here assume they know the reason a business is closing. Probably a lot of factors, but we don’t know, so assuming it’s free parking in a garage, or not kid friendly or Seattle Minimum wage is wholeheartedly ignorant. It seems that most people on here actually know what the City / State wage laws are, but Google is free. It’s not much, especially if they are tipped employees it’s only $16.50 which isn’t enough to survive on. What is high is that rent. Assuming the NNN are low and about $6.50SF you’re looking at well over $16K a month for that space. But like I said we won’t know. I feel sad for the employees.

    • alki_2008 December 26, 2023 (7:13 pm)

      I don’t think COVID or Min Wage are the impetus here. The Lodge restaurant group has been troublesome for many years. It initially went through bankruptcy and a forced sale over 5 years ago, then opened more locations before fully stabilizing. I’m honestly surprised they’ve stayed open at the Junction for as long as they have.

    • datamuse December 26, 2023 (9:07 pm)

      This is an odd comment considering how many other restaurants in the Junction are open and doing business.

  • Craig Threlkeld December 26, 2023 (1:23 pm)

    Mediocre, on their best days.W. Seattle will be improved by their absence.

    • Joe December 26, 2023 (3:45 pm)

      Great place – will miss it 

  • Myron December 26, 2023 (1:31 pm)

    Will miss this place. Hate to lose it.

  • Myron Jenkins December 26, 2023 (1:35 pm)

    Hate to see this place close, it’s unique in the junction.

  • Westseadad December 26, 2023 (1:48 pm)

    The junction isn’t a good destination for families, the focus on banks, consignment shops and bars keeps it low on our list, white center and Burien are better options.

    • Kristina December 26, 2023 (3:39 pm)

      I have a very different experience of The Junction than you do! Ice cream at Husky Deli, dumplings at Dumplings of Fury, burgers at Elliott Bay, anything at Bakery Nouveau. We went to a Christmas play at Arts West, we walk through the farmers market, my daughter has practically grown up at Pegasus Books. Cupcake Royale, brunch at Easy Street then browsing the stacks. Buffet at Maharaja. Outdoor burgers at Coastal. Finding treasures at NW Art & Frame or Curious Kidstuff (how many birthday presents did we get there, so grateful that they wrap things!). Due Cucina is a good addition, too. I feel guilty because I am still leaving out some favorites, but it’s a partial list anyway.I raised my daughter here, and now I am watching my neighbors enjoying raising their families here too (getting treats at Husky Deli with a six year old and a two year old is one of life’s finer moments!). I am sorry it hasn’t been great for you, but for my daughter and I it’s a bit like Stars Hollow (Gilmore girls) and I can’t believe my good fortune that we get to live here. 

      • Matt Vaughan December 27, 2023 (4:32 am)

        Thank u Kristina, I agree….the Junction is and has always been a great place for kids. Maybe better than ever. I have a 10 and 12 year old and they meet friends and walk/shop around. Farmers Market year round !!! Great for families on Sundays. Husky can’t be beat as probably the greatest family business in Seattle (4 generatons). Elliott Bay caters to families, hard to do as a brewery, but they do it. Talaricos, Cupcake Royale, Bakery Nouveau, Pagliacci, …and shops like Curious Kidstuff, Escape Artist, Snip-Its, By and By, Rush Hour are all great and family friendly…and even though some businesses like Mystery Made, Fleurt or  Menashe may not cater to kids, when u look at what they do for our community it’s astounding. These are mom + pop operations and kids feel really comfortable in these establishments. Is there a jewelry store anywhere in the PNW that does as much for kids and families? There isn’t! Pegasus Books has an excellent selection for kids (and the entire fam). As the owner of Easy Street Records/Cafe, we take great pride in being family friendly, our prices stay cheap for this reason (seen the kids menu?) and we hire young local youngsters, oftentimes their first jobs. There’s not a record shop anywhere in this state where kids feel as accepted, safe, and understood as they do here in the Junction. U bring your kids to any instores this year (free and all ages)? Come to any listening parties? Macklemore (in attendance), Gracie Abrams, Taylor Swift, Melanie Martinez, Janelle Monae, Lana Del Rey…? The West Seattle HS basketball party? 15-16 year old Princess Pulpit band from WS? All girl teenage band, Linda Lindas?  Regarding parking….y’all do know street parking is FREE (that’s very rare in any biz district in King County) and it wasn’t until just a few years ago we started charging for the parking lots…still very cheap considering. Also, keep in mind, our annual Street Fair (Summerfest) is the most family friendly outdoor event of any street fair in Seattle and arguably throughout the NW…and it’s FREE, paid for by the Junction Merchants themselves ! We have great schools that are all very close to the Junction, kids have a safe haven in the Junction…and the businesses take great care in looking out for our youngsters. Having the YMCA, West Seattle Bowl, Arts West, NW Art and Frame, West Seattle Performing Arts, School of Rock, Holy Rosary, all close by also adds a lot to the charm, culture, and well being of our kids and families. Anyone go to the tree lighting and the Hometown Holidays events? What about Harvest Fest? Trick or Treat in the Junction? Get involved. U may not know just how good u got it. – Matt Vaughan @easystreetguy

        • K December 27, 2023 (1:26 pm)

          I grew up in a suburb of the Midwest.  The only thing I could walk or bike to was a convenient store.  I pinch myself every day that I get to raise my kid in this community.  We are SO incredibly lucky to have all the establishments and opportunities we do, not to mention this all takes place virtually on the shores of the Puget Sound.  I don’t know how it could be any better. Thank you to the amazing business owners in our community! 

      • Sandwitch December 29, 2023 (9:32 pm)

        The grilled focaccia sandwiches at the Husky Deli are delicious too!
        Pegasus Books is a in old books for store credit. There’s plenty of cool stuff in the Junction and you don’t even need to look too hard. And I don’t even have kids.

    • Tavier De Vil December 28, 2023 (9:29 am)

      “The junction isn’t a good destination for families…”
      Yours would seem to be an outlier opinion. I see parents and children there all day long enjoying all  that the junction has to offer. It’s a thriving business district that serves the community well. Would you rather take your kids to a mall? 

  • Alex December 26, 2023 (1:54 pm)

    I’m honestly surprised it lasted this long.

    • JunctionResident December 27, 2023 (9:09 am)

      Yea, it was a large space and I felt like most times there were tons of empty tables, seemed like it would be 20% occupied.

  • Morgan December 26, 2023 (1:59 pm)

    Could still use a sports bar in junction….just. Different than this. More family oriented?

    • alki person December 26, 2023 (3:37 pm)

      No to the “family oriented.”  How about an adult only space?

      • Melba Tost December 26, 2023 (6:13 pm)

        Second that. There are plenty of family friendly spots all over the area. We don’t even go into some of the restaurants or breweries anymore because there’s so much unmitigated mayhem. Adult only spots where you can enjoy conversation at a reasonable volume would be welcome for these empty nesters! 

        • Neighbor December 28, 2023 (12:33 am)

          There is no shortage of adult-oriented  sports bares in the area.  The Lodge is among the worst.  Corner Pocket is diagonally opposite this spot and is only chaotic later on weekend evenings.  Maharaja’s bar is always quiet and welcoming to adults.  I haven’t been in to the new Poggie Tavern but it was always chill in my experience.  Shadowland is also generally quiet.  Outside of the Alaska Junction Admiral Pub is another great option with a variety of activities every night of the week.

      • EP December 26, 2023 (6:21 pm)

        Adults  only – Matador, Shadowland, Boxbar to name a few ….

        • X December 26, 2023 (8:04 pm)

          Camp West and Supreme Pizza to add a couple more. 

          • Jason December 27, 2023 (9:34 am)

            Those aren’t sports bars. Shadowland only has two TVs…

      • Jeepney December 27, 2023 (9:56 am)

        Try the Poggie Tavern in the Junction, adults only and great ambience.

    • K in WS December 26, 2023 (8:44 pm)

      West Wings in Admiral is what you want. Better beer on tap, awesome TVs, and very reasonable food. Kids ok in the dining area.

    • Andrew December 27, 2023 (2:00 am)

      Go to the Westy dude. It’s great food, atmosphere, drinks and all the TVs to melt your sports brain. 

  • Michael Waldo December 26, 2023 (2:11 pm)

    I have enjoyed the Lodge for a couple of years.  The staff is friendly and the food is good. Plenty of TV screens for sports fans. Parking is bad but we always found a street spot to park.  It is a large space. Wonder what can fill it?

  • Watertowerjim December 26, 2023 (2:15 pm)

    Shoot.  Great atmosphere if you love sports.  Solid, but a bit expensive menu.  Going to miss it for sure.  And yes, public parking below (was) the best kept secret in the junction.  Guessing those spots will be full now though!  😂 Just don’t  try squeezing in your SUV! 

  • The Earl December 26, 2023 (2:19 pm)

    Boo hoo another chain business bites the dust.

    • Watertowerjim December 26, 2023 (2:30 pm)

      I never understood these comments.  Is it somehow bad for chains to take advantage of scale and best practices to provide reasonably priced menus and consistent service?  I feel like it’s cool (dare I say “woke”) to slam chains.  Do you not go to “chain” grocery stores, gas stations and banks?  Feels like a virtue signaling thing.  If you don’t like them, don’t go.  Others might enjoy chains like Chipotle or Starbucks, etc. obviously a lot of us do or they wouldn’t be so prevalent.

      • gpm206 December 26, 2023 (9:53 pm)

        good job bud – you managed to get “woke” and “virtue signaling” into your comment. You could have won a bingo by adding antifa or BLM. Womp-Womp.

        • Jason December 27, 2023 (9:35 am)

          I agree. Watertownjim comment is weirder than the original. Chains don’t need extra help. Local all the way!

          • my two cents December 28, 2023 (3:07 pm)

            Jason – you avoid portage bay cafe too? bakery nouveau? uptown espresso? chains too …

      • lolwhat December 27, 2023 (11:57 am)

        no chain does any of that lol

        they provide food at the highest price you’re willing to pay and pocket the rest. Thats what all businesses do. The difference between a local owner and a chain is where that money ends up afterwards. Local owners feed back into the community. corporate profits funnel back to investors in other communities. Employees are also more likely to be treated like s–t and disposed of by corporate entities. I don’t recall the last time a mom and pop shop did “layoffs” lmao. 

  • Morgan December 26, 2023 (2:20 pm)

    Wonder if you could put Korean BBQ hoods in there..,portage bay doesn’t have much direct parking and is obviously smoking it.dont blame the WSJ for this…but there is a good argument for creating residential infill that protects small biz convenience stalls over time there.

    • west sea neighbor December 26, 2023 (3:01 pm)

      This!^^^ West Seattle is hurting for some good (or just any) Korean food. Soondubu Jigae please!

      • WSB December 26, 2023 (3:42 pm)

        Did you miss the announcement of Miso Chef Korea in Highland Park?

        • west sea neighbor December 26, 2023 (8:41 pm)

          I suppose I did, I’ll definitely try it. But it appears to be more of a takeout style place.  Would be great to see a full Korean restaurant here. But if your response is any indicator of west Seattle’s appetite for Korean cuisine,I suppose that is too much to hope for.

    • Lauren December 29, 2023 (5:58 pm)

      Oh man, a full-scale Korean restaurant would be awesome! Or dim sum!

  • Ihhh December 26, 2023 (2:24 pm)

    Hopefully not the place for another gym.

  • Mike December 26, 2023 (2:25 pm)

    We were there the night the NBA shut down either just before the games or mid game in some cases. I remember watching it on the TVs while sitting at the bar there and just talking to the bartender about how surreal it all was. We went back a few times in the past couple years and it just was not the same. The ambience felt dead and the food was subpar. I hope a new intriguing restaurant can open in that space.

  • Craig Threlkeld December 26, 2023 (2:26 pm)

    Well, good Overrated and overpricedWhite Center and the C-ID D are right there.W. Seattle doesnt end at the bridgeHowever, those who never leave the “rock” DO make it pleasant for the rest of us.That being said, there are a bunch of servers and line cooks who are getting screwed at particularly bad time of the year 

    • Pam December 26, 2023 (4:00 pm)

      West Seattle DOES end at the bridge….? C-ID is in downtown Seattle. Would love if we could bring Chinese or Japanese to the junction though. 

  • M December 26, 2023 (2:27 pm)

    I seem to remember an issue with unpaid taxes a while back, does this have anything to do with the closure?

    • WSB December 26, 2023 (2:35 pm)

      That was six years ago. I already checked court records, no current problems there.

  • Keith December 26, 2023 (3:01 pm)

    Sad to see this close — it was family friendly, the staff always made my daughter (a regular from age 9 to 12) feel like a VIP. One of the few places you could get a table without waiting for hours. 

  • Alki resident December 26, 2023 (3:15 pm)

    The food was awful which is sad for a cute establishment. I miss the Rocksport. Great menu and excellent entertainment. White Center and Burien has much better food choices and easy to access parking” free” anytime. 

  • Bummer December 26, 2023 (3:24 pm)

    A friend will drive over from Bellevue to visit me.  He always wants to go here to eat.   He’ll be bummed to hear this news.

  • SLJ December 26, 2023 (4:17 pm)

    This is sad. Our family goes there often. We can always get a table, food is good, lots of drink choices, and plenty of sports to watch.

  • Brenda December 26, 2023 (4:20 pm)

    We liked this place and sad to see it go. Enjoyed the stew and parking was never an issue (unlike the other comments).  You have two feet, people!  Park and WALK or take the bus.  It’s  okay. We took the 50 to the WSJ and enjoyed many adult beverages….no parking and no need for a designated driver.

    • Alki resident December 26, 2023 (7:23 pm)

      You have two feet people. You sound angry and assume everyone can get around as easy as you. Good for you for having zero issues going to the junction. 

    • C December 26, 2023 (10:25 pm)

      While I agree parking is not a big deal for me in the junction, I have a partner who is in a wheelchair so the “you have two feet” comment is unnecessary and a little tone-deaf. Not everyone has the same physical abilities to get places. Just something to keep in mind. 

      • Foop December 28, 2023 (10:23 am)

        And here we are with the ableist concern trolling. Carcentric infrastructure such as the junction (massive roadway, itty bitty sidewalk) is more of a detriment to disabled folks than pedestrian-centric building.

  • Brooke December 26, 2023 (4:32 pm)

    We always enjoyed The Lodge. Sorry to see them go!

  • martin lee December 26, 2023 (6:15 pm)

    This place was AWFUL, Good riddance.. 

  • Junction dude December 26, 2023 (8:03 pm)

    A sweet piece of Kent gone for ever. I’ll not miss it.

  • 26er December 26, 2023 (8:16 pm)

    Too small a space for Din Tai Fung…how about dough zone?!? I’d pay for parking daily if it meant xao long bao were on the menu. 

    • Local December 27, 2023 (5:31 am)

      I am desperate for some XLB in West Seattle!

  • MC December 26, 2023 (8:50 pm)

    I, for one, will miss The Lodge. I found it to have a much more open and welcoming ambience than RockSport. And while the prices might have been higher, I thought the food justified them. If you haven’t been there in a while, give it another chance before they close. Last month, I had an excellent burger there.  And the trivia on Tuesday nights is fun; the host is welcoming, funny, and entertaining. In response to some of what others have said: *IF* you are mobile (can walk a block or two), I can’t imagine ever NOT being able to find free parking. I love White Center, Burien, and Georgetown, but The Lodge was one of the good ones in West Seattle. I’ll miss it. If your looking for a sports bar to take its place, I recommend The Westy on 35th. 

  • Peter December 26, 2023 (10:18 pm)

    What’s up with all the people piling on a story about a business closing to toss around their fake complaints about parking? Here’s a fact for y’all: it is extremely easy to find free parking in the junction, I never have any problem finding free parking in the junction, there is tons of it. So stop blaming your unwillingness to support local businesses on parking, that’s total BS. If you don’t like the West Seattle, just move away and spare us all your ridiculous concern trolling. 

    • WestSeattleBadTakes December 26, 2023 (11:50 pm)

      Standard fare for WSB comments. And they aren’t trolling, they are serious. They’ve bought the idea that auto-oriented planning is best and must continue.

      Four lanes of traffic, two lanes of parking in the Junction? Why would anyone want to be there? But this is the place these folks say must remain the same.

      They don’t care about business or people though, all the data tells us businesses thrive because people will want to be in places that aren’t clogged with cars. But no, we need more parking. How much? Doesn’t matter. It must be plentiful and free. The priority must be to store empty metal boxes free of charge.

      I wish it was just trolling, but it is not and these ideas must be opposed.

      • CarDriver December 27, 2023 (7:00 am)

        WSBT. Your comment isn’t trolling?

        • WestSeattleBadTakes December 27, 2023 (1:26 pm)

          Only a troll would think this is a response.

          • CarDriver December 27, 2023 (4:38 pm)

            WSBT. Thanks for confirming your responses. And, sorry I’m not a troll. Happily living in the real world.

      • Sandwitch December 29, 2023 (10:56 pm)

        Legit take. I would like to see a statistical analysis showing the overlap of the anti bike lane, anti light rail/public transit/pro parking community. In my personal experience, the people most vocal in their opposition to bike lanes and public transit don’t use them. They drive, everywhere, all the time, and the mere thought of looking for parking is enough of an inconvenience that they’re happy to ignore all the potential benefits of these assets to complain about lack of parking. 

  • Chad December 27, 2023 (12:13 am)

    Hopefully such a large space can be filled with pickleball courts, so we can end the Lincoln Park debate AND play Indoors year round. That or a food hall with carts/stands and food from all over the world. Please, just something interesting and modern,  and not another chain or milktoast restaurant.

  • Reed December 27, 2023 (7:16 am)

    Hopefully a Persian, Afghani or Iraqi restaurant will take its place. West Seattle could benefit from a more diverse food scene.

    • lolwhat December 27, 2023 (12:06 pm)

      Seattle in general could benefit from less bland restaurants. Even the supposed good places are usually mediocre on their best days. Nothing I like more than trying some place and paying 80-100 dollars for food I could have done better than in my own kitchen. 

      • Derek December 27, 2023 (1:48 pm)

        I agree on Persian/afghani food, I would be a welcomed addition. Please no more sports bars or Italian or pizza!!! Ack

  • tunatoes420 December 27, 2023 (8:56 am)

    Dough Zone please.

    • Foop December 28, 2023 (10:19 am)

      Dough zone is a 20 minute bus ride away in ID.

  • Mr. Man December 27, 2023 (9:17 am)

    The Lodge sucked!! Bring back Rock Sport. West Seattle needs a REAL sportsbar. 

  • JP December 27, 2023 (9:21 am)

    Sad but not surprised. The Lodge had so much potential- I liked the space and there is a dearth of sports bars like this in West Seattle, but seemed poorly managed. On more than one occasion they did not have access to the network for games I wanted to watch  (e.g., college football games on Peacock) which should not happen at an establishment whose primary function is a sports bar. Food was mediocre and the place was always understaffed and empty even during prime sporting events like March Madness, fall football weekends, etc. Would love for this place to remain a sports bar but with capable management.

    • Brad Knife December 31, 2023 (1:10 pm)

      My feelings exactly. It was a little more lively before the pandemic, but so much squandered potential with this place. Every time I went there it was clear that management was trying to run it as cheaply as possible. As someone with no car, I still yearn for a sports bar in the junction with some actual ATMOSPHERE (Maha’s bar is great, but small). 

  • Jason December 27, 2023 (9:32 am)

    Not a fan of the Lodge. One of the worst vibes in all of Seattle. And they closed in Greenwood and Pioneer Square too. I would like to see an adult-only sports but better vibes. Also the new bar needs MLB Extra Innings so I can watch out of market games in the summer! It was absurd they did not have this. I miss Alki Pub so much!

    • Roxy December 27, 2023 (10:57 am)

      Not in the junction but, the Westy is an adult only sports bar with a great vibe. The only negative is that the food is pretty hit or miss depending on who’s in the kitchen. But I think this has gotten better with the new chef. 

      • jason December 27, 2023 (12:00 pm)

        Westy is okay but Junction is walkable for me… I want something in the neighborhood. I do miss Alki Pub though just because of MLB Extra Innings. Does Westy have that? Westy is also kind of small and crowded.

      • lolwhat December 27, 2023 (12:08 pm)

        I hope you’re right because my experience is that it was decent once but pretty bad the next 3 times. Guess I can give it a fourth shot some time soon. It’s an expensive mistake to keep making though.

  • Scarlett December 27, 2023 (1:08 pm)

    The WSB comment thread has turned into Yelp.  1st world whining for a country that is apparently feeling financially flush and eating out more and more, up  8% in the latest economic numbers. 

    • Oh Seattle December 27, 2023 (7:12 pm)

      Every time there is a “Scarlett” comment, I am reminded of the recurring Debbie Downer skit on Saturday Night Live years ago. Thanks for giving me that laugh.

      • Scarlett December 27, 2023 (7:32 pm)


  • knifey spoony January 3, 2024 (9:34 pm)

    I will miss the Lodge. Been going there since it opened. Trivia nights there were always a blast. Fun host who always made us laugh. The boom boom shrimp were delicious. The staff were friendly, especially if you were a regular. Best of luck to all the workers. Thank you for the good times!

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