In the heart of Ballard, the BalMar is an urban lounge for dining, cocktails, & parties, with the largest selection of craft & local spirits in the neighborhood and a rotating selection of craft beer. Happy hour food/drink specials nightly until 7pm. Large party reservati...
Decent drinks. Come here if you like dancing while being watched by security guards.
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.
Upstairs dance floor can be fun but beware: people are way too casual about ripping farts... You've been warned.
Super creative and fun drinks! Try a cocktail! Avoid the frittata. Flavorless.
Happy hour food and drinks all day every Monday!!
Some of the best drinks in Ballard! Plus a great 4sq Day sponsor!
Excellent food at great prices!!
I would recommend reserving a table ahead of time.
$5 to go upstairs to dance- why???
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.
Come Sunday-Thursday. Rad cocktails.
Ask Justin about his Philosophy cucumbers.
Artichoke cheese balls!
Really? They make you pay a $5 cover to go upstairs. They weren't doing that a year ago.
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
Zero ventilation, fire code hazard.
The bartenders are slow to respond but the drinks are well-priced and the food is awesome.
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.
Come here early or on a weeknight. It's way too loud, way too packed and takes way to long to order drinks.
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?
Come for th silly line you have to stand in to then shout at your friends to have a convo.
The napkins embody the brand: luxe.
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.
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.
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.
The dj on Saturday night is super bad. Super bad and not in a good way.
Another vote for the mac and cheese. Their whole happy hour menu is full of win.
really bad Sylvester stallone pick up lines. ewwwwㅋ
Mac and cheese with the fried onions OMG
the mac and cheese is the epic noms
Go to Balmar and get the lamb sliders.