Hotel Albatross to close for good on Dec. 31

The bar and restaurant Hotel Albatross (2319 NW Market St) is closing its doors permanently on New Year’s Eve.

Hotel Albatross opened in 2015 as a joint venture between Ballard business owners Zach Harjo from Ocho, and Keith Bartoloni and Andrew Church from Hazelwood. It’s been a staple of the Ballard nightlife scene ever since, known for its funky tiki-nautical vibes, quirky (and delicious) menu, and regular live music.

The final night will include performances from The Juliette Show, who posted a note to tell followers about the closure.

“This is a loss for Ballard and the whole city, and it’s hard to articulate what this place has meant to me and many of the people I consider my best friends,” Juliette from The Juliette Show wrote on Instagram. “This place is a treasure, and it has been the place that I proudly take every single person who visits when I want to convince them that I have a cool life.”

We’ve reached out to Hotel Albatross to learn more about the closure and will update this post with any new information.