Trudy’s Bar Seatac

Submitted by Markydoodle October 3rd, 2010
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If the sign is any indication, I would say the patrons of Trudy’s Bar in Seatac Washington are interesting characters.

Located on what was once a main highway south of the city of Seattle, it is now mostly bypassed by travelers on I-5.

The sign is congratulating Seattle’s Women’s National Basketball Association 2010 Champs.

Trudy’s sits across the street from a gas station I frequent by the airport, and I was sad that I hadn’t taken a photo of the building, but I found this one online.

3 Responses to “Trudy’s Bar Seatac”

  1. Allee Willis

    This sign is so bizarre. It’s got this fantastic shape and then they go and put that rectangular piece across with BAR on it, completely ruining the shape, Not to mention that it’s a totally different font.

    I wonder what Trudy’s was before it was a bar as it totally looks like they slapped that piece over what was originally there. If not, the sign maker had to have been so drunk as had to have been Trudy when she accepted it.

    Should you ever pass the sign at night coming from or going to the airport I’d love to see a shot of it lit up. Or at least 40% lit up as it looks like such a big chunk of neon is gone.

    I do hope that the Women’s National Basketball Champs were able to have their big win party at a slightly more elegant place!

  2. Mark Milligan

    I am actually looking forward to the shorter daylight hours as I travel this winter so there will be more opportunities to capture signs that are fired up.

    Even if I’m not coming or going on 99 one of these winter evenings when I’m in Seattle I’ll drive over to see it!

    And to your point, I’ll take a closer look one day as well to see if I can answer the question about slapping something on later.

    Have fun in Madison, I can’t wait to see the video. You will be spectacular!