The mostly happy saga of Yonder Bar – a unique neighborhood-based business located on the 1st Ave Safe Street – is coming to a close next month. Forced to close almost a year ago because of a singular complaining neighbor, then reopening a month later due to fast-tracked legislation and community support, Yonder Bar will now shutter permanently on Saturday February 26th.
From founder Caitlin Braam: “As our one-year extension under the ‘Bringing Business Home’ bill comes to an end, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this amazing little space than by sharing a pint with those who made Yonder Cider and Yonder Bar possible – all of you!”
From now through February 26, Yonder be offering up six seats inside of Yonder Bar to enjoy a pint and “send our little garage bar off in style”. On the following days, six spots are available for reservation each hour:
- Wed-Fri 4-8pm
- Sat 12-8pm
- Sun 12-6pm
Reservations are $5 each. All reservation fees will generously be donated to the Phinney Neighborhood Association. Pints, merch and to-go product will be purchased separately while at Yonder Bar. Each reservation is for one person. If you are planning on visiting with someone, you must make two separate reservations, as space is limited. All guests inside Yonder Bar must be 21+ and provide proof of vaccination with ID. Reservations are limited to 50 minutes, but you are welcome to book back-to-back reservations if you’d like to stay longer! No bathrooms on site.
Don’t worry, Yonder will still be present in the neighborhood! Local places in Phinneywood that carry these delicious ciders (either draft or package) include: Ken’s Market, Cornuto, Chez Phinney, Ridgewood, The Chicken Supply, The Yard and soon, Sip & Ship.
Also, just down in Ballard, Yonder is collaborating with Bale Breaker to create the BBYC Taproom. Beer and cider drinkers will be able to come together under one roof to enjoy more than 30 taps at a newly renovated taproom. There will be 6,200 square feet of outdoor space, rotating food trucks, outdoor firepits and so much more.
Questions? Contact [email protected].