Neighborhood pub The Stepping Stone (5903 24th Ave NW) has reopened under new ownership. The new owners are Darren and Liz Miller, who purchased the bar in July. The Millers have strong ties to the now-closed Viking Tavern; not only did they meet there 13 years ago, Darren was bartender and bar manager at The Viking for over a decade. They purchased The Stepping Stone back in July, and while they kept the name, they changed several aspects of the pub.
“We really wanted to brighten the place up and make it warm and welcoming. We want people to feel like they are in their second living room”, says Liz Miller in a release. They plan to serve beer, wine, snacks and small plates. “Since we are such a small place we are going to see what all we can do in the space when it comes to food so our small-plate menu will be a work in progress for a while” says Darren.
The hours will be noon to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to midnight on Sundays.
Photo from The Stepping Stone’s Facebook page