Grand Opening Weekend at Ringer’s Pub and Grill

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Ringer’s Pub and Grill has been open for about a week but this weekend they have their official grand opening event. They have tons of new flat screen tv’s that will be showing the UFC fight on Saturday night. Apparently Sharkey’s Pub (the former bar in this location) was known for it’s darts at one time and Ringer’s is bringing this back. They have a great setup for playing darts with your friends. See the photo below for the details on Saturday’s event. If you end up making it to Ringer’s Pub this weekend come back and comment and let us know what you think. Ringer’s Pub and Grill is located in Cedar Plaza on 44th and 228th.

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  1. Gave 'Ringers' the old lunch time try, and although they did a fantastic job cleaning up the dive that was once Sharky's, I can't say that I was overly impressed with the new Pub & Grill.The Pub is well equipped with HDTV's to sooth the cravings of the die-hard sports fan, but don't sit near the digital jukebox, or you'll think you're in a high schooler's 'thump' mobile. Time to turn the bass down folks… I think my brain is separating from my skull. The audio was blaring (mostly bass) some sports TV channel, but that channel was only on 1 of the 20 or so TVs in the room, and that was WAY over in the corner. Hmmm… can I NOT watch an infomercial while at the bar please?While I got a bevvie rather promptly, my presence did seem more a nuisance than a welcome to the less than cheery bartender this quiet mid-week lunch-time. Being one of two customers in the whole place, I was counting on at least a hearty 'Hello!'. Oops, I guess I was in the wrong place.The cook was very pleasant, despite being out of french fries to accompany my cheeseburger. He sincerely apologized for not having this bar staple on hand, while the grumpy bartender shrugged and scurried off to do his fantasy football drafts. Ok, tater tots will do. Oh, can you overcook those please? I like the crunchy taste of unfiltered deep fryer oil. Oh, also, make sure my burger is a little on the chilly side? Thanks. Perfect.All in all, not exactly the perfect experience I was expecting from a brand new bar in MLT. But, I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and chock up my ill experience to the early jitters of a new business. They'll get another chance in a week or so. I just hope they get the service right as this little Pub has alot of potential.

  2. Gave ‘Ringers’ the old lunch time try, and although they did a fantastic job cleaning up the dive that was once Sharky’s, I can’t say that I was overly impressed with the new Pub & Grill.rnrnThe Pub is well equipped with HDTV’s to sooth the cravings of the die-hard sports fan, but don’t sit near the digital jukebox, or you’ll think you’re in a high schooler’s ‘thump’ mobile. Time to turn the bass down folks… I think my brain is separating from my skull. The audio was blaring (mostly bass) some sports TV channel, but that channel was only on 1 of the 20 or so TVs in the room, and that was WAY over in the corner. Hmmm… can I NOT watch an infomercial while at the bar please?rnrnWhile I got a bevvie rather promptly, my presence did seem more a nuisance than a welcome to the less than cheery bartender this quiet mid-week lunch-time. Being one of two customers in the whole place, I was counting on at least a hearty ‘Hello!’. Oops, I guess I was in the wrong place.rnrnThe cook was very pleasant, despite being out of french fries to accompany my cheeseburger. He sincerely apologized for not having this bar staple on hand, while the grumpy bartender shrugged and scurried off to do his fantasy football drafts. Ok, tater tots will do. Oh, can you overcook those please? I like the crunchy taste of unfiltered deep fryer oil. Oh, also, make sure my burger is a little on the chilly side? Thanks. Perfect.rnrnAll in all, not exactly the perfect experience I was expecting from a brand new bar in MLT. But, I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and chock up my ill experience to the early jitters of a new business. They’ll get another chance in a week or so. I just hope they get the service right as this little Pub has alot of potential.

  3. I hope so too… it definitely has potential to be a hot spot for sports fans, brew fans and grub fans, but it'll be a tough sell if they don't get a little friendlier and ensure the food is hot!

  4. I want to comment on Ringers Pub & Grill. I have been in several times and it is actually what the MLT Community needs! I think it's a great addition to the MLT Community!! There was a huge remodel with a lot of care,hard work and thought that went into the Pub. Everyone from the Bartenders to the wait staff go out of their way to welcome you and tell you to have a nice night when leaving-I heard it time and again! For being open a couple of weeks I think they are doing fantastic!! Great Pub food. Tater Tots are suppose to be crispy! It's a Sports Bar -it's going to be noisy-if it was too noisy-ask management to turn the music down? I welcome Ringers Pub & Grill and will be a frequent customer.

  5. I want to comment on Ringers Pub & Grill. I have been in several times and it is actually what the MLT Community needs! I think it’s a great addition to the MLT Community!! There was a huge remodel with a lot of care,hard work and thought that went into the Pub. Everyone from the Bartenders to the wait staff go out of their way to welcome you and tell you to have a nice night when leaving-I heard it time and again! For being open a couple of weeks I think they are doing fantastic!! Great Pub food. Tater Tots are suppose to be crispy! It’s a Sports Bar -it’s going to be noisy-if it was too noisy-ask management to turn the music down? I welcome Ringers Pub & Grill and will be a frequent customer.

    • I’m very glad that others are have had a better experience than some, but there is also a theme here… I’ve read and heard first hand a few other comments on Ringers where they seem to play ‘favorites’. One group may have a FANTASTIC experience, where another group right at the next table seems to get left in the cold. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll give Ringers another chance for sure, but the first run wasn’t very good. I saw this too… I tried engaging in conversation a few times with the bartender, complimenting them on the remodel, and was blown off… however, when another customer entered the bar, it was love at first sight and conversation galore (one he knew, the other he met on the spot). Just seems inconsistent….rnrnAnd, just for clarity… the tots were burnt, hurt my teeth kind of crispy… didn’t finish them.rnSports bar? Yep, it is… again, I was one of two people in the whole place, and I did make a comment about the bass. It was ignored. Oh, and I was having a GREAT day that day too… as another commenter said my experience was due to me ‘having a bad day’. That’s why I took myself out to lunch! I was having a fabu day! :)rnrnIn any case… the first round was a bust, but hopefully the next round at Ringers will yield an experience that will make me a Ringer-Regular, because it IS what MLT needs, and they DID do a great job on the remodel. Maybe they’re just not a lunch time place, but a Friday night, or game time place… I’ll give it another chance though.

    • Okay, so I’m sitting here in Ringers, utilizing their free wi-fi, to which I was VERY quickly supplied the password to, and enjoying some Monday Night Football.rnrnMy first instinct in this is to write a ‘review’ but I know that not necessarily what Dustin wants, so I will surmise this in that my second visit was FAR better than my first, and if this level of service keeps up, this much needed MLT business will be a spot for me again and again. The food STILL has some room for improvement, but everything else was spot on! The bartender was attentive immediately (note, it was a different bartender) and A.M. (my server) was kick butt… rnrnIf you live around MLT, make this a definite stop for some football or just a quite bevvie on the way home…

      • Glad to hear this experience was better than the last. I’m in agreement with everyone that MLT needs a business like this where people can get together, watch sports games, etc. Especially w/ community favorite Sorelli closing recently. There just aren’t that many places for people to get together in town.

        • I really wish someone would take over the old ‘Richie D’s’ spot… that facility is PHENOM for a massive sports bar, restaurant and more… (if you don’t know, it’s the huge vacant retail space adjacent to Double D meats). Richie D’s was a vain attempt originally at an MLT OTB location, with several pool tables, dozens of TVs and a massive dance floor and incredible sound system. Unfortunately, I think it was the wrong recipe for the location (and the service sucked, which is why I’m ALWAYS critical of service… in the long run, it can KILL a business). Anyway…. it’s another great location for SOMETHING. Unfortunately, I personally don’t have the captial… anyone wanna loan me a few hundred thousand dollars to get something going? :)rnrnOh well, in the meantime, we have Ringers… the new MLT hotspot with some great service… keep it up!

          • If I’m thinking of the same location as you, I think I’ve been there. I want to say that is was around 2000-2001 I wen to a concert there that I believe was put on by Calvary Fellowship. Seemed like a really cool space with lots of potential. According to the Snohomish County Assessor, Calvary sold the property to someone in 2002 who then sold it again to the “Seattle Washington Korean Association in 2007.

          • I’m racking my brain to remember what it was before Richie D’s… Richie D’s itself went through a couple of minor iterations before it finally closed, but under the same name.rnrnNothing against religious gathering places, but I’m really hoping it does not become a ‘Casey Treat’ type of location as I’ve seen other large retail spaces become. Case in point,due south of the above referenced location. Mountlake Terrace needs revenue generating small businesses, and I hope something can be put there that will continue this positive new blood that the Red Onion and Ringer’s has brought in.

  6. I'm very glad that others are have had a better experience than some, but there is also a theme here… I've read and heard first hand a few other comments on Ringers where they seem to play 'favorites'. One group may have a FANTASTIC experience, where another group right at the next table seems to get left in the cold. Don't get me wrong, I'll give Ringers another chance for sure, but the first run wasn't very good. I saw this too… I tried engaging in conversation a few times with the bartender, complimenting them on the remodel, and was blown off… however, when another customer entered the bar, it was love at first sight and conversation galore (one he knew, the other he met on the spot). Just seems inconsistent….And, just for clarity… the tots were burnt, hurt my teeth kind of crispy… didn't finish them.Sports bar? Yep, it is… again, I was one of two people in the whole place, and I did make a comment about the bass. It was ignored. Oh, and I was having a GREAT day that day too… as another commenter said my experience was due to me 'having a bad day'. That's why I took myself out to lunch! I was having a fabu day! :)In any case… the first round was a bust, but hopefully the next round at Ringers will yield an experience that will make me a Ringer-Regular, because it IS what MLT needs, and they DID do a great job on the remodel. Maybe they're just not a lunch time place, but a Friday night, or game time place… I'll give it another chance though.

  7. Okay, so I'm sitting here in Ringers, utilizing their free wi-fi, to which I was VERY quickly supplied the password to, and enjoying some Monday Night Football.My first instinct in this is to write a 'review' but I know that not necessarily what Dustin wants, so I will surmise this in that my second visit was FAR better than my first, and if this level of service keeps up, this much needed MLT business will be a spot for me again and again. The food STILL has some room for improvement, but everything else was spot on! The bartender was attentive immediately (note, it was a different bartender) and A.M. (my server) was kick butt… If you live around MLT, make this a definite stop for some football or just a quite bevvie on the way home…

  8. Glad to hear this experience was better than the last. I'm in agreement with everyone that MLT needs a business like this where people can get together, watch sports games, etc. Especially w/ community favorite Sorelli closing recently. There just aren't that many places for people to get together in town.

  9. I really wish someone would take over the old 'Richie D's' spot… that facility is PHENOM for a massive sports bar, restaurant and more… (if you don't know, it's the huge vacant retail space adjacent to Double D meats). Richie D's was a vain attempt originally at an MLT OTB location, with several pool tables, dozens of TVs and a massive dance floor and incredible sound system. Unfortunately, I think it was the wrong recipe for the location (and the service sucked, which is why I'm ALWAYS critical of service… in the long run, it can KILL a business). Anyway…. it's another great location for SOMETHING. Unfortunately, I personally don't have the captial… anyone wanna loan me a few hundred thousand dollars to get something going? :)Oh well, in the meantime, we have Ringers… the new MLT hotspot with some great service… keep it up!

  10. I'm racking my brain to remember what it was before Richie D's… Richie D's itself went through a couple of minor iterations before it finally closed, but under the same name.Nothing against religious gathering places, but I'm really hoping it does not become a 'Casey Treat' type of location as I've seen other large retail spaces become. Case in point,due south of the above referenced location. Mountlake Terrace needs revenue generating small businesses, and I hope something can be put there that will continue this positive new blood that the Red Onion and Ringer's has brought in.

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