Ocho, a new spanish style bar in Ballard, opened its doors to the public this evening. I had the pleasure of attending an open house reception last night and had the opportunity to preview some of the appetizers and cocktails Ocho will be featuring. Hosted by owners Zach Harjo and Gelsey Hanson, the reception delighted all who attended and the food and drinks did not disappoint. The menu consists of Tapas (small plates) which means you can get a tasty bite for as little as $2. The drink prices vary. A delicious Sangria (red or white) is $8 – which is absolutely worth it. The $10 Margarita is a little stiff in price but also comes across as a stiff drink altogether (and given that taxes are included in the prices on their drink menu – it ends up being pretty reasonable). Zach and I stepped out of the bar for a few minutes to have this conversation about the birth of Ocho. Enjoy, and I look forward to seeing you at Ocho in the near future.