Woodinville's Big Daddy's is Closed

The bar and restaurant was known for it’s live music nights, drawing bands from across the Puget Sound.


, Woodinville’s only restaurant or club with daily live music is closed. Owner Mike Summerfield told Patch Monday that he closed over the weekend.

“This is not a great time to talk, we’re packing up now,” Summerfield said. “I don’t know what’s next but we are closed.”

Summerfield would not say why he closed the Woodinville business that has been in town for about 10 years. He not only ran the venue, but could often be

What you like to see go into the now vacant space? Tell us in comments.


--Brian Soergel contributed to this story.

Kirkland Tony August 08, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Serious bummer. I will remember so many of the staff... Tracy (who left a while ago), Shawn with shorts even in show, Sable (who's name always brought fake wrestling to mind, but she's real and really cool)... I will remember the great bands, the good food - seriously, in Woodinville, only outclassed by Barking Frog, Redhook, Purple and Herb Farm, and that's serious competition there - the bizarre LED lights, the cool marble tables. Lunches with a beer with business partners. Fries to die for. Once every three months or so being pleasantly surprised that they had Jalapeno Poppers. Years and years ago Bothell lost B.C. McDonalds. Great place, mediocre food, but at the time Bothell had few choices. More recently we lost Waldos in Kirkland. Big Daddy's was both the best and the last such culture on the Eastside. (Please note that culture cannot survive in a wine bar, or near Volvos or Birkies. ;) )
Denise Tieskie August 17, 2012 at 08:42 PM
It need's to be a night club again. It was the only place open to listen to music and have a drink after 8:00 in Woodinville. Woodinville shuts down very early. Karaoke would be a great idea too!
AaronBlues August 17, 2012 at 09:00 PM
My wife and I stopped here frequently after work to play a few games of pool. The other two establishments were depressing/annoying (depending on which one you go to) to visit, so this was always the stop. Great staff, nice tables . . . . shame.
Annie Archer August 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM
I've never been Denise, but I know the Horseshoe Saloon has Karaoke.
Donna Routt September 26, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I just learned over the last summer of this great place!! I loved it, so much good music and biggest dance floor. It makes me sick that Big Daddy's will no longer be there. I drive over an hour one way just to go there and felt it was the best place ever for good music and dancing. And everyone was so freindly the best in the Northwest as far as I am concerned when it came to customer service. Really so sad and it is a shame that we can't have more places like this!! Regards, Donna Routt


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