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The 2 Bit Saloon to close in September

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on July 14th, 2014


By Joe Veyera

After four years in Ballard, the 2 Bit Saloon (4818 17th Ave NW) has announced it will be closing its doors on September 20, marking the end of an era in the neighborhood’s bar scene.

The news was announced on the bar’s Facebook page on Sunday afternoon:

First off, I’d like to thank everyone for their love and support over the past 4 years, we never would have made it this far without each other. With that being said I have some bad news, the 2 Bit will officially be closing September 20th, 2014. We started with a benefit and we will be ending with a benefit for suicide prevention.

The former Bit Saloon reopened in May of 2010, when Jessica Young and Jamie Bernard took over ownership of the institution. The Bit Saloon had been in Ballard since 1947 (originally called John’s Offshore Tavern), and its dive bar atmosphere was a local favorite.

Between now and its closure in late September, the bar will now be accepting cash only.

For more information on the 2 Bit Saloon, click here.

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3 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Anon // Jul 15, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Sad, was a fun venue for concerts.

  • 2 Bill // Jul 16, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I wonder what will go up in its place? Maybe condos! Ooohh, or a snooty BBQ restaurant!

  • 3 Scott // Jul 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Damn! Horrible news! Now I’m gonna have to find another dive bar to haunt

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