A sports bar in Seattle seems to be a rare thing, so Goofy's is a nice find. A couple of years ago business was slow, then it picked up soon after to become something of a gangster-crowd haven, and now it seems like it is straight off the peninsula or out of Tacoma when observing the jeans and baseball cap crowd ranging from 21 to 71. There is a lot of good things about the place and some bad. \r
Stopping in after a big Seahawks win last week in the playoffs they had one bartender working for the entire bar/restaurant (with probably 65-70 people), so patience was required, though she was fantastic and sweet. The CO2 must have been low - a friend got a vodka soda and the soda was flat, and when she switched to rum and coke the coke was flat - both were happily comped. The White Russian's were tasty and packed a wallop and the beer was nice and cold. The burgers were pretty tasty and the fries were really good. Another woman who'd been sitting at the bar reading decided to put on an apron (maybe her shift was starting), and the attention to our table (of 5) was improved over what was already a great job by an overextended bartender. \r
The TV's are clear and there are many - I want to say about a dozen or more. Just about every spot offers a view of the game. The front area is table's and chairs in the bar area (pull-tabs available), and into the back is a game room with more bistro tables and stools surrounding three pool tables with TV's also very nearby. \r
Hiring some more folks would greatly improve Goofys, though they don't appear to be hurting for business.
Pros: hardworking staff with attention to detail
Cons: understaffed (?), drunken sports fanatics (can be a pro sometimes...I guess it is the playoffs)