Last chance to say farewell to The People’s Pub

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.”

“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.

The People’s Pub is closing down

The People’s Pub, the German bar on Ballard Ave NW, is closing on August 12.

The pub opened back in 2000, known for their German fare with pretzels, fried pickles and wiener schnitzel. The owner’s reasons for closing are still unconfirmed, but the above Facebook user, S.s. Emerald, suggested it’s for financial reasons.

My Ballard has contacted the owners for comment. We’ll update with any new information.