Local Talent

Fiendish Conversation with Ruler's Matt Batey

The indie musician talks about why it took seven years to record his first album and the warm reception it's received.

09/05/2018 By Stefan Milne

Keeping Up With the Scandinavians

Freya and Skål Keep Ballard’s Nordic Roots Alive

Two new establishments—a beer hall and a cafe—exalt Ballard’s Northern European heritage.

08/14/2018 By Rosin Saez

Restaurant Review

Review: The Evolution of Joli

Weirdly, it’s the shakeups that put this lovely Ballard dining room on its most solid ground.

04/25/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Hopped Up

Trailbend Taproom Is (Softly) Open in Ballard

A proper restaurant (oh yeah, with 42 taps of beer) in the heart of the brewery district.

03/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Drink Like Thor

Ballard Is Getting a Viking-Inspired Beer Hall

Skål Beer Hall will land in the former People’s Pub space this summer.

02/27/2018 By Stefan Milne

Dessert Alert

Oh, the Sweetest Thing: Frankie and Jo's Ballard Scoop Shop Opens March 2

Find it on Northwest 70th Street next to neighbors Rosellini's, Delancey, and the Pantry.

02/23/2018 By Rosin Saez

City Hall

Understanding the Burke-Gilman Trail's Legal Battle

How 1.4 miles became a neverending saga for the city.

02/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Yesssssss

Salt and Straw's 2 Seattle Locations Are Here

The Portland ice creamery opens its Ballard scoop shop on February 9, with Capitol Hill not far behind on February 16.

01/31/2018 By Rosin Saez

Cidergeist

Locust Cider Lands in Ballard

The Woodinville company brings the neighborhood its first cider taproom.

01/03/2018 By Stefan Milne

Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants in Ballard Right Now

Destinationworthy pizza, fiery Southeast Asian noodle soups, and a bounty of brunch: One of Seattle’s most storied neighborhoods also houses a lot of terrific food.

11/13/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Gather 'Round

Gather Kitchen and Bar Opens in Ballard This Week

Caviar pie, pig ear fries, duck rillettes...it all arrives this Thursday, October 5.

10/03/2017 By Rosin Saez

Hopped Up

Ballard's New Obec Brewing Brings a Backyard Vibe

Yes, yes, Ballard has a lot of breweries. This is another one. Deal with it.

09/05/2017 By Stefan Milne

Whistle While You Workwear

Patagonia Opens a Flagship Store in Ballard

Rugged workwear abounds.

08/29/2017 By Rosin Saez

Review

Asadero Ballard Is a Carnivore's Mesquite-Tinged Dream

The screaming value on the high-end cuts of meat is one of many reasons to visit this Mexican steak house.

08/23/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants 2017: Mean Sandwich

It isn’t fancy—just a few booths, a big walkup counter, and seating that wraps around the ample front windows. But…those sandwiches.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Sales & Events

Wear What When: August 7–13

This week get yourself to Chophouse Row for an alfresco self care fest, the epic Summer Warehouse Sale at Callus, and Patagonia's opening weekend in Ballard.

08/07/2017 By Rosin Saez

A New (Drinking) Joint

Cannabis City Owner to Open Bar in Ballard

It's called Ballard Republic. It's opening this fall. And yes, it was meant to be a marijuana shop.

07/17/2017 By Amber Wright

Nailed It

Juniper Is Bringing a Natural Nail Bar to Ballard

Treat yourself to an eco-friendly mani-pedi beginning February 2.

01/30/2017 By Rosin Saez

Seattle Sound

Binge Watch the Seattle Music Scene at Macefield Music Festival

A guide to the the fourth edition of Ballard's loaded local music fest.

09/28/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld