Video Profile of Linda Derschang and a Sneak Peek at the Bait Shop

A screenshot from American Hipster's video profile of Linda Derschang

If you've been to a bar on Capitol Hill lately, there's a good chance it was one opened by Linda Derschang.

Since launching the bar Linda's (707 East Pine St.) in 1994, Derschang has been on a major roll, piloting some of the hippest hangouts in the neighborhood, including Oddfellows Hall and Smith. And now she's about to open two more: the Bait Shop and Tallulah's, both also in Capitol Hill (as Leslie Kelly reported in our November issue). 

Derschang is profiled in the last of a series of videos about Seattle trendsetters called American Hipster. The film's producers, David Fine, Peter Furia and Beau Lewis, are from Seattle and have also profiled Rachel Marshall, Steph Kesey and Erin Pollock; Chris Porter and Kayte Olsufka of Bumbershoot; Michael Marian, and several other "hipsters" in other cities around the country.

This profile, made by David Fine, Kimi Milo and Tyler McPherron, shows several charming behind-the-scenes moments as Linda goes about the work of launching (hopefully) another successful spot, collaborating with support staff, which includes her daughter. But most exciting is getting a brief glimpse at the Bait Shop's location and menu.


This post has been updated since its original publication.