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Top bar recommendations from locals

Pizza Place
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“IN the heart of Ballard. Pizza and Flat breads served with your favorite cocktail. they have a great happy Hour.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Serving creative noshes and quality cocktails in a contemporary lounge setting. Located in Seattle's beautiful Ballard and Green Lake neighborhoods.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“good cocktails, good food, not too expensive - our go-to place in old ballard”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Happy hou....half day from 4-10 on Sundays. Grab a seat on the patio or the bar. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Constantly changing list of 99 craft brews in the fridge and several droughts on tap. Good bar food (sandwiches and soup etc.)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pub
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“The quintessential classic Seattle bar. It used to be a library but was converted to a bar with games, darts, shuffleboard, and a great divey Seattle vibe.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This place has the best vibe. It's a little jazzy cocktail place that is a little "Portlandia" but in a non-pretentious way. There's usually live jazz on weekends too.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Great pies and dessert cocktails. Try a slice of the Bumble Berry or the Boozy Nut Pie. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This place is just great. They have live music many nights, lots of dogs sniffing around and of course, great beer. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Lots of unique restaurants, bars, coffee shops, live music and some really good dessert places. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Soccer or football watching in Ballard, British Bar, it's partner exists in Fremont, the George and Dragon.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Old-fashioned tavern serving beer & pub grub in a no-frills space with brick and wood accents. Slooper-size your beer.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Scotch and the best fish ‘n chips - like eating cod wrapped in a fried pillow.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Another Ethan Stowell favorite. Get the fried chicken and biscuits - you won't regret it! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Northern Italian restaurant in nearby Ballard - absolutely recommended. Cocktails made with herbs grown on the roof. Fresh, locally-sourced food. Excellent wine list. Brava!”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This place makes for a perfect night out especially a night when the weather would allow you to enjoy the outdoor patio space and live music on the weekends.”
  • 9 locals recommend