This week we highlighted Five Reasons to Get Excited About Witness Bar, and as of Thursday, you can "witness" the hype for yourself. (Couldn't resist the pun.) The Southern church-inspired watering hole at 410 Broadway E on Capitol Hill is not only open for nighttime cocktails and food, but also for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
Percy’s and Co.
After a series of soft openings last weekend, Ballard Avenue’s newest bar is open for business. This apothecary-inspired joint will serve superseasonal plates alongside drinks primarily made from fresh herbs. It’s in the former Old Town Alehouse space at 5233 Ballard Ave NW.
Twelve years ago, Café Solstice left its coffee cart post on Capitol Hill’s Broadway in favor of a bigger, indoor space on University Way. And now, according to Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, the cafe is returning, opening a second location inside the Lyric building at 10th and Thomas.
Back Bar at E. Smith Mercantile
Although it’s been in the works for a while, E. Smith Mercantile is almost ready to unveil an intimate craft cocktail bar, says Eater Seattle. The back bar will also serve beer and wine, but it wants to focus on “organic and obscure spirits.” Expect a soft opening in about three weeks.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
The burger chain is planning to join the culinary droves that are migrating to Ballard, according to My Ballard. Although an exact location cannot be confirmed at this time, the company says to expect an opening sometime early next year.