Welcome to Ballard
Trendy with a relaxed vibe.
Located north of the historic Locks, Ballard has its own trendy, yet relaxed downtown lined with cafes, pubs, boutiques, and bars; the farmer's market is a favorite year-round Sunday tradition. Ballard is dotted with sports fields and playgrounds, and homes in the residential areas blend modern architecture and classic craftsman design. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Burke-Gilman trail borders Ballard to the south and is used by runners & bikers alike. To the west, Golden Gardens Park is perfect for beach barbecues and campfires; it's where the best sunset in all of Seattle is found.
Favorite Spots Around Town
Ballard Coffee Works
Known for pouring love and science into the brewing process.
The toppings bar that tops all toppings bars.
Best Movie Theater
Modern design in keeping with traditional Ballard
Best Dive Bar
Ski-ball and heated outdoor patio, perfect for happy hour or late night.
- Cafes, boutiques, taverns, and pubs
- Craft brewing district
- Year-round weekly farmer's market
- Stone Gardens climbing facility