After 17 years in the neighborhood, The People’s Pub is closing its doors for good on Saturday, August 12.
One of the pub’s original servers, Katy Sewall, wrote a piece for Crosscut about the closing. In it, she remembers the bar’s early days. “…In my day, most of the Pub’s customers worked on Ballard Avenue. Musicians and servers mixed with drunk fisherman and frequently-defending-my-honor Chittenden Locks workers.”
— Crosscut (@Crosscut) August 10, 2017
“We will grieve the Pub’s passing, especially those of us who grew up there, developing asthma in its smoke-filled back room and tacking up inappropriate notes from customers in the liquor closet. We will remember days when the booze rose up to meet the crew of a docked fishing boat, and the smell from single-malt scotch night mixed with the perfume of the blond servers from up the block,” Sewall wrote.
No news yet on what will take its place; we’ll update with any new information.