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BalMar

BalMar

(Now Closed)
Lounge and Bar$$$$
Ballard, Seattle
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  • In Ballard
    In BallardJune 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The best place in Ballard to see and be seen! Some of the best Mac and Cheese you will ever find and a great atmosphere to sip drinks and relax or hit the dance floor with live DJs Friday & Saturday n
  • Alicia P.
    Alicia PadovichFebruary 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Pre-prohibition style cocktails with modern twists. The staff is super personable and are more than willing to help you with drink selection and education. Come in during the week. Weekends are silly.
  • Toby M.
    Toby McKesMay 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't come here on the weekend. It's Monday night, happy hour all night, amazing bar tender (Kate), incredible cocktails. We accounted for 50% of the entire guests. Ballard is worthless on weekends.
  • Leslie W.
    Leslie WilsonOctober 17, 2011
    Our waitress, Alicia, was awesome. The busser, whose name I didn't catch, was very entertaning. The bartender, Justin, however was neither...to put it nicely.
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin M.June 5, 2012
    Super creative and fun drinks! Try a cocktail! Avoid the frittata. Flavorless.
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DulasApril 28, 2011
    The bartenders are slow to respond but the drinks are well-priced and the food is awesome.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HackmeisterApril 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The cocktails are great, but the beer list is equally impressive Read more
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarbreJanuary 19, 2010
    Great food, great drinks and a fantastic environment. Definitely a destination spot for a great night out. Read more
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MitrovichNovember 18, 2012
    Upstairs dance floor can be fun but beware: people are way too casual about ripping farts... You've been warned.
  • Stefan
    StefanApril 16, 2015
    Decent drinks. Come here if you like dancing while being watched by security guards.
  • Rohit G.
    Rohit GopalMarch 21, 2016
    Crowded, but good drinks. DJ was really lazy, more of a jukebox than anything.
  • 4sqSeattle
    4sqSeattleApril 8, 2012
    Some of the best drinks in Ballard! Plus a great 4sq Day sponsor!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PirnkeDecember 11, 2011
    I would recommend reserving a table ahead of time.
  • Paul C.
    Paul CastonMay 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour food and drinks all day every Monday!!
  • elizabeth S.
    elizabeth ScottJanuary 17, 2011
    Cool interior. Nice place to tuck away for a drink. Read more
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BennettSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Come Sunday-Thursday. Rad cocktails.
  • Paul C.
    Paul CastonMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent food at great prices!!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HoangJanuary 19, 2013
    Got a section reserved and received easily some of the worst service in my life. They screwed up all our drinks and it took an hour to get one. Unbelievable.
  • Yvonne
    YvonneDecember 10, 2011
    $5 to go upstairs to dance- why???
  • Heather M.
    Heather MoAugust 7, 2010
    Come for th silly line you have to stand in to then shout at your friends to have a convo.
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BennettAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask Justin about his Philosophy cucumbers.
  • Shannon G.
    Shannon GarciaFebruary 21, 2010
    Another vote for the mac and cheese. Their whole happy hour menu is full of win.
  • James M.
    James MaloneMay 11, 2010
    This place is full of rapists on the weekend - the DJ who assaults my ears and the single white people who commit violence against my retinas by creepily grinding on the dance floor.
  • Heather M.
    Heather MoAugust 7, 2010
    So now that I waited in line outside, I'm now waiting in line inside to go upstairs where my friends already have a table??? Why would I ever do this again?
  • Katie G.
    Katie GregoryJuly 7, 2011
    Artichoke cheese balls!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BalcerakAugust 7, 2010
    Come here early or on a weeknight. It's way too loud, way too packed and takes way to long to order drinks.
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth L.May 23, 2011
    Zero ventilation, fire code hazard.
  • Peggy D.
    Peggy DolaneJune 18, 2010
    The napkins embody the brand: luxe.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CoxMarch 21, 2010
    The dj on Saturday night is super bad. Super bad and not in a good way.
  • Mona N.
    Mona NomuraOctober 13, 2009
    Mac and cheese with the fried onions OMG
  • Derek C.
    Derek ClovisJuly 2, 2011
    Really? They make you pay a $5 cover to go upstairs. They weren't doing that a year ago.
  • Franck C.
    Franck CurierMarch 29, 2010
    This place is like THE one to avoid at all costs. Bad service, and almost got to call the cops to have our cards back.
  • Kristy B.
    Kristy BolsingerAugust 31, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    the mac and cheese is the epic noms
  • Laural H.
    Laural HillMarch 7, 2009
    Go to Balmar and get the lamb sliders.
  • unjin l.
    unjin leeFebruary 20, 2010
    really bad Sylvester stallone pick up lines. ewwwwㅋ
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