The longstanding Ballard Ave sports bar, Ballard Loft, reopened over the weekend.
Former Ballard Loft owner Dan Murphy closed the bar in April after 11 years. It remained closed over the summer months as the new owners — Karen and Rory Macalese — took over.
Joe, one of the managers, tells My Ballard that the bar will stay much the same, but with an Irish twist. Expect Irish decor, and a few Irish menu items — think sausage rolls and pasties.
Ballard Loft will be open by 11:30am weekdays, and open by 9am on the weekends.