Craft Ales, Coffee
Located in northwest Seattle, Ballard is one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods. Along the waterfront and inland, you can find independent shops and restaurants, plus lovely destinations for sunbathers and picnickers. If you find yourself thirsty for a local brew, take a tour of some of the area bars.
Ruben’s Brews — This family-run brewery has won more beer awards than any other Washington brewery since they opened in 2012. Come see what all the fuss is about. 24 brews are available on tap at any time.
Peddler — Bring your bike to this microbrewery that supports cyclists with special discounts, repair services, and indoor parking.
Lucky Envelope — The name of this bar derives from a Chinese tradition of elderly family members giving younger ones red envelopes filled with cash. The hue itself is said to bring good luck and prosperity. Hey, a little superstition and a raspberry sour (or two pepper pale ale) never hurt anyone.
Stoup — Stoup prides itself on the scientific precision in its brews. Trust us: sipping on their Annihilate This IPA or Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Strong Ale is a pretty fantastic chemistry lesson. Hungry? Food trucks camp outside everyday.
Urban Family — At Urban Family, find your clan by rallying around inventive concoctions such as Strawbarb, a strawberry and rhubarb imperial sour, or Fog Machine, their newest IPA that smells like peaches and mandarin and (their words, not ours) “the best weed you’ve ever had.”