The 4Bs Ballard Grill & Alehouse is about to be transformed into a 4Bs Tavern under a new owner.
Joel Stedman of The Stedman Group recently acquired the 4Bs, located at 4300 Leary Way NW. The Stedman Group owns and operates six other bars / restaurants around Seattle, including the Magnolia Village Pub and Targy’s Tavern at Queen Anne.
Stedman told My Ballard that he has wanted to open a new location for some time and jumped at the opportunity to buy 4Bs and redo and modernize the old dive. He says the 4Bs Tavern will have a similar vibe to his other places: “fun, neighborhood blue-collar spots.”
The tavern will be heavily renovated and cleaned up, Stedman says, which will include a new coat of paint, cleaning all the old faucet lines, replacing some furniture and adding a few more TVs. Pool tables and games will remain, maintaining a sports bar vibe to the place.
They will feature local beers, “because we all know how good the Ballard beer scene is,” Stedman said.
The food program is still being sorted out, but there is potential for a full-scale pub menu, Stedman says. Some of the 4B staff will be staying for the reopening, and he expects there will be a few new faces behind the bar as well.
4Bs Tavern will be 21 and over and is scheduled to open in mid-December.