Nightlife

Top Choice Brewery in Ballard & Discovery Park

Populuxe Brewing

Microbreweries too large for you? Move down a notch to a nano-brewery. The latest beer craze in Seattle favors the really little guys, such as Populuxe, who carefully nurture their beer barrel by barrel before servi…
Bar in Ballard & Discovery Park

Noble Fir

Almost qualifying as a travel bookstore as well as a bar, Noble Fir’s highly curated, hops-heavy beer list might fill you with enough liquid courage to plan that hair-raising trip into the Amazon, or even just a tre…
Bar in Ballard & Discovery Park

Jolly Roger Taproom

A secret treasure tucked away off busy Leary Way, Maritime Pacific Brewing’s Jolly Roger Taproom is a tiny, pirate-themed bar with a nautical chart painted onto the floor. These days it's less scurvy-barnacle and mo…
Pub in Ballard & Discovery Park

MacLeod's

This Scottish-style pub sells the inevitable phone book’s worth of whiskey varietals in a bar overlooked by the framed countenances of notable Scots. However, MacLeod’s trump card might just lay in its adjacent eati…
Pub in Ballard & Discovery Park

Conor Byrne

A bit of old Ballard they chose to leave behind (or perhaps just forgot about), Conor Byrne is a raffish Irish pub bivouacked in an old terracotta-brick building that has been a bar of some sort since its inception …
Bar in Ballard & Discovery Park

Sexton

This place is definitively new-school Ballard with a drinks menu that has a strong bourbon and cocktail bias (it's a little pricey, so come during happy hour, from 5pm to 7pm). The interior sports intentionally worn…
Bar in Ballard & Discovery Park

Hattie’s Hat

As long as there's a Hattie's Hat, a bit of old Ballard will always exist. This classic old divey bar has been around in some guise or other since 1904. It was last revived with new blood in 2009 but hasn't lost its…
Bar in Ballard & Discovery Park

King’s Hardware

King's Hardware is like a time capsule from old Ballard, before the hipsters descended – the walls are loaded with taxidermy, the scuffed wooden benches reek of marinated beer and the best in-house art is on people’…
Craft Beer in Ballard & Discovery Park

Ballard Beer Company

If you really can't decide in which of Ballard's many breweries to rest your tired legs, you can sit on the fence at this new taproom-cum-bottle shop which offers a revolving selection of the neighborhood's best – a…