The six-year anniversary could’ve been a fun one for a bar called The Sixgill, but unfortunately the Noble Fir sibling in Fremont closed this month after four years in business.
Owners Ellen Kelly and Rick Weersing shared the sad news on Facebook, with the silver lining that the venue won’t sit empty, as “new friends” are launching a fresh concept soon: Swel Restaurant.
Sixgill, named after a species of shark sometimes spotted in the Puget Sound shallows, opened in April 2013 in the Saturn building at 3417 Evanston Ave N. It was a worthy successor to the barebones Noble Fir, continuing to focus on craft beer but in a bigger space with a kitchen and a patio.
Stay tuned for updates on Sixgill’s successor, Swel; meanwhile, check out Eater’s recommendations for Seattle’s top beer bars if you’re feeling lost without a craft draft in your hand. Brouwer’s Cafe is the closest option to Sixgill’s former home, while Ballard’s Noble Fir isn’t prohibitively far, either.