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A lumber mill maritime town annexed in 1907, Ballard today is a well-to-do Seattle neighborhood recognized for its picturesque waterfront views and its Scandinavian heritage. Home of the Nordic Heritage Museum, Ballard is a cultured, environmentally conscious, dog-loving neighborhood with a trendy bar and restaurant scene. Read ahead for our 10 favorite bars in Ballard, Seattle.
If you love cocktails, you’ll definitely love The Gerald. Serving house favorites like the ‘Hemingway daiquiri,’ made with grapefruit and lime juice, and citrus driven drinks like the ‘lion’s tale,’ made with bourbon, St. Elizabeth allspice dram, lime juice, angostura bitters, and complicated libations like ‘the grass cloud,’ with Zubrovka bisongrass vodka, chamomile vermouth, lemon juice, egg white, and simple, The Gerald’s hand-crafted cocktails are sure to rejuvenate the weariest traveler.
Address and Telephone: 5210 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA USA +1 206-432-9280
Serving small plates and hand crafted cocktails, The Sexton charms with its perfect alignment of Southern comfort food, refreshing drinks, and a pleasant atmosphere. You can ‘bet on your bartender’ and order a custom, one-of-a-kind cocktail a bartender will make on a whim based on your choice of booze. Or you can order from a list of tempting drinks, including a spicy and sweet ‘Carlita’s way’ (made with sotol, lemon, elderflower liqueur, aperol, muddled cucumber, and habanero tincture) and some of the best old fashioned mixed drinks in town.
Address and telephone: 5327 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA USA +1 206-829-8645