Public House restaurant to reopen this month in downtown Ferndale

A beloved neighborhood bar and brunch spot, Public House in downtown Ferndale is planning to reopen this month after renovations and a change in ownership.

Returning diners will notice a 1,000-square-foot, 82-seat garden patio designed by Ron & Roman, a new menu with traditional pub fare, plant-based and gluten-free items and a second kitchen solely for vegan cooking. 

Public House and Garden's traditional pub burger with bacon and a sunny-side-up egg.

The revamped Public House and Garden is expected to debut Dec. 21. 

Originally opened in 2013, Public House and its neighboring sister restaurant Antihero were sold earlier this year by Working Class Outlaw Group, which oversees Ferndale’s Imperial, to Brian Kramer’s Hometown Restaurant Group, owners of One-Eyed Betty’s and Pop’s for Italian. 

Kramer has been a restaurateur in this block of downtown Ferndale since the 1990s. He also owned Rosie O’Grady’s, which closed in June.