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BalMar

BalMar

Lounge and Bar$$$$
Ballard, Seattle
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  • In Ballard
    "great atmosphere to sip drinks and relax or hit the dance floor"(3 Tips)
    Rohit G.
    "DJ was really lazy, more of a jukebox than anything."(4 Tips)
    Shannon G.
    "Another vote for the mac and cheese."(4 Tips)
    Paul C.
    "Happy hour food and drinks all day every Monday!!"(3 Tips)
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  • In Ballard
    In BallardJune 24, 2011
    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
    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
    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.
  • 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
  • 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
    The cocktails are great, but the beer list is equally impressive Read more
  • Rohit G.
    Rohit GopalMarch 21
    Crowded, but good drinks. DJ was really lazy, more of a jukebox than anything.
  • 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.
  • elizabeth S.
    elizabeth ScottJanuary 17, 2011
    Cool interior. Nice place to tuck away for a drink. Read more
  • Stefan
    StefanApril 16, 2015
    Decent drinks. Come here if you like dancing while being watched by security guards.
  • 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.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PirnkeDecember 11, 2011
    I would recommend reserving a table ahead of time.
  • 4sqSeattle
    4sqSeattleApril 8, 2012
    Some of the best drinks in Ballard! Plus a great 4sq Day sponsor!
  • 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.
  • Paul C.
    Paul CastonMay 1, 2012
    Happy hour food and drinks all day every Monday!!
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BennettSeptember 29, 2011
    Come Sunday-Thursday. Rad cocktails.
  • 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?
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CoxMarch 21, 2010
    The dj on Saturday night is super bad. Super bad and not in a good way.
  • Yvonne
    YvonneDecember 10, 2011
    $5 to go upstairs to dance- why???
  • Paul C.
    Paul CastonMarch 19, 2012
    Excellent food at great prices!!
  • Mona N.
    Mona NomuraOctober 13, 2009
    Mac and cheese with the fried onions OMG
  • 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.
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    TabbedoutMarch 26, 2012
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  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BennettAugust 30, 2011
    Ask Justin about his Philosophy cucumbers.
  • 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.
  • Peggy D.
    Peggy DolaneJune 18, 2010
    The napkins embody the brand: luxe.
  • Kristy B.
    Kristy BolsingerAugust 31, 2009
    the mac and cheese is the epic noms
  • Laural H.
    Laural HillMarch 7, 2009
    Go to Balmar and get the lamb sliders.
  • Katie G.
    Katie GregoryJuly 7, 2011
    Artichoke cheese balls!
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth L.May 23, 2011
    Zero ventilation, fire code hazard.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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