Forget Forbidden, Ynot Is Back In Everett

August 23, 2016

Downtown Everett, Everett


Co-Owner Yvette Otto points to the Ynot sign soon to replace the Forbidden.

“I tried to embrace the Forbidden name but there was zero positive feedback,” said co-owner Yvette Otto. stopped in today after seeing a banner out front saying the Ynot name was returning. In May the television show Bar Rescue came to Everett and did a full make-over replacing the sports theme with more of an Asian style.

“I tried to defend it for two months,” said Otto. “Customers were confused and many even thought we changed ownership.” September 1st will mark the third year of ownership for Otto and Jon Ellis. Otto says she really liked many of the things the Bar Rescue show did but the name Forbidden wasn’t working and the menu wasn’t right. They’ve brought back many but not all of the old Ynot menu items and have put the sports theme back into play.

They did permanently end the Goldfish Racing and retired the track, which is now on display up on the back wall. The Ynot remains kid friendly with a special kids menu and has also added acoustic music on Thursday evenings. If you’d like to see the episode of Bar Rescue featuring the transformation into Forbidden, it is expected to air on the Spike TV network on September 25th.

The show is expected to have a crew back in Everett sometime in the next few weeks to film some follow-up scenes. If you’d like to learn more about the Ynot Sports Pub and Grub check out their Facebook page here.


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