Your camping trip got cancelled - turns out that trying to pitch a tent in the pouring rain is wildly counterproductive. Once you’ve dried off, head to The Noble Fir, a bar that feels a lot like a cabin hideaway in the mountains. A cabin hideaway with string lights, beer, wine, delicious charcuterie and cheese plates, and a library area full of old books, that is. Not to mention a bathroom, which is more than we can say for that campsite your friends picked out.
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Ballard is known for its breweries, but there’s plenty to drink here in addition to beer. Here are the best bars in the area.
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Sexy Alley Puffy Tacos
Sexy Alley Puffy Tacos is a Mexican takeout window in Ballard that serves tacos and tater tot nachos.
Staple & Fancy Mercantile
Staple & Fancy Mercantile is an Italian restaurant in Ballard that serves a $60 tasting menu option.
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192 Brewing Company
192 Brewing Company is a brewery in Kenmore with a huge patio and tasty bar food.
Red Mill Totem House
Red Mill is where you go for a casual burger in Ballard. And onion rings. And milkshakes.
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The Walrus And The Carpenter
There are a lot of oysters in Seattle, and Walrus And The Carpenter has some of the very best. Hit the Ballard spot for excellent seafood and drinks.
San Fermo is a charming Italian restaurant in an old house where an indie rom-com would take place. Use it for a first date in Ballard.
Gracia is a cute, but pricier Mexican spot you should hit up during happy hour. The $4 tacos are very much worth the early dinner.
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