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

One Inch Lower

Barre3 Opens in Ballard

Ballard, rejoice. The butt-busting Barre3 is now in your neighborhood.

07/13/2016 By Colleen Williams

Review

Gracia Brings Mexico's Antojitos to Ballard Ave

Intensity of flavors and exactitude of sourcing are top priorities at Chester Gerl's new Mexican spot. Well, those and tequila.

05/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Opening Dispatch

Chase Lounge Brings Seafood and Arcade Games to Ballard

Mussels, oysters...and pinball.

04/25/2016 By Emma Engelfried