Neighborhood

Ballard

172 locals recommend

Tips from locals

Kristin
June 2, 2022
Ballard is a hip waterfront neighborhood with trendy restaurants, indie shops, bars and craft breweries. Check out Ballard Ave NW & Market St for cute shops, great food, trendy coffee shops, beautiful 19th century buildings, or stop by the Sunday Farmer's Market (9am-2pm). Ballard has over a dozen breweries within walking distance of each other. Golden Gardens Beach and the Ballard Locks are popular destinations. Restaurant recommendations: -Asadero -Cafe Munir -Sunny Hill -Copine -Rupee Bar -Sabine Cafe & Market -Schmaltzy's Delicatessen -Brimmer & Heeltap -Pestle Rock -Shelter -Ray's Boathouse -Vera's Pizza & Bar -The Walrus & The Carpenter -Moshi Moshi -Billy Beach -Salt & Straw Ice Cream -Portage Bay Cafe -Mean Sandwich -Un Bien -Matador
Ballard is a hip waterfront neighborhood with trendy restaurants, indie shops, bars and craft breweries. Check out Ballard Ave NW & Market St for cute shops, great food, trendy coffee shops, beautiful 19th century buildings, or stop by the Sunday Farmer's Market (9am-2pm). Ballard has over a do…
Danielle
April 28, 2022
If we head to the city, we love to spend a day or afternoon strolling around Ballard. After visiting the Troll Bridge, The Ballard Locks and the Burke-Gilman Bike trail, we love lunch at Ray’s Boathouse. Strolling the the main drag and side streets of Ballard is really fun. It is chock full of quirky vintage thrift shops, coffee shops, bookstores and pubs. It has charming sidewalk seating for many of the eateries. We love to stroll around and sample desserts from several of the unique desert shops like The Pie Bar, Salt and Straw and Salt and Sugar Bakery.
If we head to the city, we love to spend a day or afternoon strolling around Ballard. After visiting the Troll Bridge, The Ballard Locks and the Burke-Gilman Bike trail, we love lunch at Ray’s Boathouse. Strolling the the main drag and side streets of Ballard is really fun. It is chock full of quirk…
Dylan
March 27, 2022
Ballad has tons of great restaurants, shops and breweries. Sunday farmers markets happen year round! Parking can be tricky, walk to south to Holman & Mary and take the D-line or 40 south to Market street.
Betsy
December 1, 2021
Try Ballard Avenue. It is the historic street in Ballard with lots of cool shops and restaurants
Diane
October 7, 2021
Cute neighborhood. Some of the best restaurants and clubs all in a small area of downtown Ballard. A new big batch of beer breweries have cropped up in the last couple of years. Continue west to the Ballard Locks and watch the boats go through and tour the fish ladders

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