Recommended Bars near Ballard

Urban Family Brewing

Previously, this popular craft brewery with a focus on sour beers operated out of a small taproom in Ballard in 2014 before moving to a larger space in Magnoli…
1103 NW 52nd Street
Ballard
206-946-8533

Stoup Brewing

Stoup bills its offerings as 'the art and science of beer.' It is both, being a partnership between a food-and-beer-loving scientist, his similarly gastronomic…

1108 NW 52nd St
Ballard
206-457-5524

Staple & Fancy Mercantile

Brought to you by Ethan Stowell (Anchovies & Olives, How to Cook a Wolf, Tavolàta, and more) Staple & Fancy has a local, seasonal, Italianate “staple” menu wit…
4739 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-789-1200
Temporarily Closed

Barnacle

Renee Erickson’s teeny-tiny, Euro-style bar is attached to her renowned restaurant the Walrus & the Carpenter (making it the best-named place ever). Its short …
4743 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-706-3379

The Walrus and the Carpenter

Renee Erickson runs this celebrated Ballard oyster bar, which also serves local clams and mussels, house-smoked fish, frites, and specialty meats, and everybod…
4743 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-395-9227

Tractor Tavern

Also check out shows at the Sunset Tavern here.

The Tractor's got great Americana decor, PBR tallboys, and the best selection of live local and national alt-c…

5213 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-789-3599

Hattie's Hat

With stiff drinks and good food, Hattie’s is one of Ballard’s most beloved dives. The all-American menu has everything from classic burgers with sweet-potato f…
5231 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-784-0175

King's Hardware

This western-style bar, brother to Capitol Hill's beloved Linda's Tavern, is a good place to share a pitcher, but be warned that it's almost always crowded. Wh…
5225 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-782-0027

El Moose

Things people especially love at El Moose: the Mexican breakfasts and the tortilla soup. The former includes excellent chilaquiles, superlative huevos ranchero…

5242 Leary Ave NW
Ballard
206-784-5568

Percy's and Co.

Percy’s and Co., with its “apothecary-style” cocktails, sounds gimmicky, but Percy’s is very handsome and very comfortable, especially if you sit in one of the…
5233 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-420-3750

Bitterroot BBQ

Bitterroot, in the old Acme Rubber Stamp Shop on the corner by Hattie’s Hat, uses an in-house smoker and picturesque stacks of applewood to very good effect, e…
5239 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-588-1577

The Other Coast Cafe

The “other” coast is the East Coast (get it?!). The meats are thin-sliced and tasty, the lettuce etc. is fresh, and the bread is great (baguette-ish but withou…
5315 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-789-0936

The Noble Fir

Seattle’s great-outdoors-related tavern is appropriately outfitted in plenty of beautiful wood, with a library of hiking books so customers can gain “renewed i…
5316 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-420-7425

Moshi Moshi Sushi

Moshi Moshi’s salient feature is the Tree, a two-story-high artificial cherry tree with LED-illuminated blossoms. It would be especially amazing if you were st…
5324 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
(206) 971-7424

San Fermo

San Fermo, located in the conspicuous 19th century house that sits amid all the brick and cobblestone of Ballard Avenue, is a neighborhood Italian restaurant f…
5341 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-342-1530
5451 Leary Ave NW
Ballard
206-257-5761

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

Autumn Martin, former Canlis pastry chef and Theo head chocolatier (and fourth-generation Washingtonian), makes all-organic desserts from carefully sourced, lo…
5427 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-453-3792

La Carta de Oaxaca

Seattle’s first and foremost Oaxacan restaurant remains as popular as ever, winning Seattle’s collective heart with bolder, more adventurous offerings than you…
5431 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-782-8722

Sunset Tavern

The Sunset used to be a Chinese restaurant, and it shows through in the red-and-lanterny décor. It's a divey rock-and-roll bar, and it's fun, with plenty of li…
5433 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard
206-784-4880

Ocho

Ocho feels like a tapas bar should: a crowded, informal neighborhood place, stuffed onto a street corner and easy to miss. Get the garlicky gambas, warm plates…
2325 NW Market St
Ballard
206-784-0699