The Bit Saloon (4818 17th Ave NW), which was set to close on November 1, but hung on awhile longer, will reopen under new ownership and possibly a new name later this winter or spring.
Jessica Young and Jamie Bernard are signing papers this week to take over ownership of one of Ballard’s oldest bars. “We were looking for a bar in the Ballard or Fremont area because we really like the neighborhood,” Young tells us. “We had the opportunity to do this and we’re really excited,” Bernard added.
Before opening “as soon as possible,” the two are going to give the old bar a facelift. It will be the same bar, just updated a little bit, “a little more cozy,” Young says. Along with the fresh look, they are talking about changing the name from The Bit Saloon to The Two Bit Saloon. “We don’t want to stray to far from the original name,” Bernard tells us.