The Bit Saloon reopens as The 2 Bit Saloon

The old Bit Saloon has undergone a makeover and is now open as The 2 Bit Saloon (4818 17th Ave NW.)

Earlier this year, Jessica Young and Jamie Bernard took over ownership of the Ballard institution and gave it a facelift. It’s the same bar, just updated a bit, “a little more cozy” Young told us back in January. The 2 Bit Saloon celebrated its grand opening last weekend. They have live music lined up for weekend entertainment and DJ Bobcat spins on Wednesdays. You can stay up-to-date on the happenings at The 2 Bit Saloon on their Facebook page. (Thanks Robby and Jason for the tip!)

‘G Wizz’ coming to 8th and Market

Once a cafe, a new establishment by the name of “G Wizz Bistro” is preparing to open soon along 8th Ave. at Market St.

According to the sign on the door, G Wizz will have beer, wine, home cookin’ and “open jam sessions on our stage.” It will also have a 7-foot screen and meeting space rentals. No word on an opening date.