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Top bar recommendations from locals

Sushi Restaurant
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“Super yummy sushi made with all our awesome local seafood. Happy hour happens at lunch and in the evening! A great deal on great food. Http://www.Billybeachsushi.Com/”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great cocktails (on the pricy side, but fancy) in a quirky tiny bar. Good for dates. Sometimes they have a DJ spinning odd music at night.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“This is our favorite place to grab a slice or a whole pie. Located in the heart of Ballard, it’s easy to stop in for a tasty bite to eat.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“(0.8 miles) Casual and cozy with a delicious pub-food menu, pinball, and solid liquor & beer selection”
  • 22 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Enjoy great fish and chips and totems. Also. good burgers. The locks are right across the street.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“This vegan haven satisfies even the most staunch carnivore with its inventive and varied vegan food and cocktails. It’s very hip, so make reservations if possible.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Incredible happy hour specials on drinks and food plus damn near a dollar tacos!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Happy Hour 3-6 - the best oysters and drinks in iconic old Ballard. One of my favorite spots!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Small cocktail bar with awesome drinks. Go here if you are eating at Walrus and Carpenter, Staple and Fancy or Marine Hardware (which are all great and in the same building).”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Funky tiki themed bar with a mix of ‘exotic’ and ‘classic’ dishes. I recommend the ramen and tofu buns ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“Irish pub with live music (often blue, folk, americana). I recommend their ginger cocktails...they mettle it fresh!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“Attached to a game store, this decent food spot known for its large list of games that you can check out and play while you hang”
  • 16 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Not sure which brewery to visit? Try all the local beers at Ballard Beer Co. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Favorite sushi restaurant in Ballard. Fantastic all day happy hour on weekends. Get the crispy spicy tuna rolls!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“The best sushi in town! All-day Happy Hour on Sundays - what could be better?”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“A great place to relax with a glass of beer, cider, or wine with a great selection of cheese and antipasti, Pacific Northwest themed. ”
  • 14 locals recommend