In and Out

Farewell to Old Ballard Liquor Co and Hello to Skål

Raise a glass—or, better, an ale horn—to Ballard's shuttered aquavit oasis, but also to a Viking-inspired beer hall opening this spring.

02/19/2019 By Haley Gray

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Updates on Beloved Chains 85ºC Bakery and Shake Shack

Plus Ballard adds another brewery, and Old Ballard Liquor Company gets ready to open a bar.

08/24/2018 By Rosin Saez

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

Opening Dispatch

Of Course a Scandinavian Cafe Is Opening in Ballard

Old Ballard Liquor Company brings Nordic food to its aquavit taproom.

06/30/2016 By Rosin Saez

Oily Fish Love

Welcome to Seattle Herring Week—No, Seriously

Fresh herring makes a rare appearance on Seattle menus. Here's why.

06/09/2015 By Allecia Vermillion