Festival Season (Extended)

Freakout Festival Hits Ballard with an Excellent Lineup

The indie fest is back with what might be its strongest lineup yet.

11/13/2018 By Stefan Milne

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