Ballard’s going to need some elastic waist pants, because Pie Bar is now open on Market Street.
Taking over the old Great Harvest Bread site at 2218 NW Market St., next to Secret Garden Books, Natalie Stroeve opened the doors on Friday, March 13. Stroeve and sister Alyssa Lewis are also responsible for the booze and pie concept on Capitol Hill, with their Olive Way location that opened in 2013.
"My twin sister stayed in Capitol Hill and I took Ballard. It was best for the sisterhood to have our own empires," Stroeve tells Eater. "We absolutely love Ballard. It’s like we opened Pie Bar on its own little island in Seattle. The neighborhood has been so welcoming."
The savory and sweet offerings are available daily at 11:00 a.m. at their walk-up window or 4 p.m., both until "late." The full bar inside features pie-infused martinis, craft cocktails, beer, wine, cider, and their "famous Apple Pie Moscow Mule."
Unfortunately for people under 21 who love pie, there’s no seating inside that isn’t a designated bar. Fortunately for people who don’t like children, there's no seating inside that isn’t a designated bar. However, it seems they’re working on making an all-ages section, and the pie is always available at the window to-go.
Back in October, when they announced their plans to open, the sisters told Eater they’d be open sometime at the end of 2014. The space is much bigger than their first spot, with an oven Lewis said is as big as the kitchen on Cap Hill.
A weekly menu is posted on their Facebook page.
2218 NW Market St.