The story of Bit house
We fell in love with the old brick West Building by the Morrison Bridge and purchased the space in 2014. Wanting to preserve the old saloon look and feel, we hired Elk Collective Design to help us re-imagine the space. The floors are constructed from old bourbon barrels and the bar is made of Oregon wine barrel staves. Brick and brass run throughout the rooms and the chandeliers saved from the East Bank Saloon still hang overhead as a nod to what once was. Our goal is to be your favorite local whiskey & cocktail bar with all of the knowledge and none of the pretense.
*Bit House : Built in 1896 & Newly Minted in August 2015
*The name: A Bit is a form of currency dating back to the 1800’s and was commonly used in the US until the US government minted its own currency and made it illegal to use foreign monies. One Bit was equal to 1/8 of a dollar (or ¢12.5). Back then you could buy a whisky for two Bits or a beer for one. Saloons were often commonly referred to as Bit Houses.