Pubs in Ballard
Part of the Ballard Brewery District, short walk from Hale's, simple taproom with house beers on tap. Food can be brought in, and Bourbon and Bones is close by and recommended.
Long overdue in Seattle, this cavernous neighborhood alehouse features only Washington beers and ciders on its taps. The bottle selection in the coolers is a little more wide-ranging. But when you're in a state with 350 breweries, why not feature them on tap?
Cozy little locals' pub right on NW 65th Street. Simple menu of panini, well thought-out beer list.
The brewery has more than three decades behind it; the pub, not quite as much, but it's been a Ballard fixture since the mid-1990s. It's still a popular local pub, and is now the eastern starting point for the Ballard Brewery Tour.
Roomy taproom with kitchen and range of popular house beers. Maritime Pacific is the second-oldest of Ballard's breweries, operating since 1990.
Former home of Hilliard's brewery, now an outpost for California's Lagunitas Brewing. Cavernous taproom and brewery, simple interior, and now there's an on-prem kitchen.
Opened in spring 2015, continuing the growth of Seattle's Ballard Brewery District. Roomy inside, outdoor seating in clement weather.
Sister pub to Fremont's Sixgill, featuring an eclectic range of local, regional, and other craft brews. Pub snacks to accompany.
Small cozy taproom plus beer garden in good weather at this small-scale nanobrewery, with beers named after local mountains and other geographical sites. Pre-filled growlers available to go, too.
Challenging to pronounce correctly (looks like "obek" but pronounced "obetz"), this is a newer Ballard Brewery, conveniently situated between Stoup and Rueben's taprooms. Broadly themed after Czech lagers, the variety on offer is much wider than that. Big taproom, beer garden, friendly owners and bar staff.
Small-scale artisanal neighborhood brewery in the Ballard Brewery District. The brewery is small but its range of beers on offer isn't. Beer garden in good weather.
Simple no-frills taproom with big selection of crowd-pleasing beers brewed on-premises. Taproom moved to 14th NW location in May 2015, bigger with more seating and roomy beer deck in front. Reuben's has rapidly emerged as one of the best in the region. Photo above is original location a couple of blocks away.
Open since fall of 2013, and already a winner at World Beer Cup 2014. Brewery with taproom, no kitchen but food can be brought in or purchased from food truck parked outside.