Best Breweries in Ballard, Seattle

Seattle has a reputation for craft beer, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more craft beer-dense neighborhood in Seattle than Ballard.

I should know, I lived in Ballard for years and watched breweries come, go, expand, and grow. 

Again, there are many great breweries in Seattle, but this article is going to focus on breweries that you can find (and enjoy) in Ballard.

Best Breweries in Ballard

Ballard is spoiled with great beer and fantastic spots, and I’m sure there are some that will open in Ballard and I’ll inveitably miss because I haven’t updated the article yet. Oh well. In any case, here’s a list of the best breweries in Ballard, ranked in terms of my personal favorites.

  1. Stoup Brewing
  2. Reuben’s Brews
  3. Fair Isle Brewing
  4. Urban Family Brewing
  5. Lucky Envelope Brewing
  6. Cloudburst Brewing
  7. Wheelie Pop Brewing
  8. Old Stove Brewing
  9. Bale Breaker/Yonder Cider
  10. Obec Brewing
  11. Great Notion Brewing
  12. Bickersons Brewhouse

Honorable Mentions

“Honorable Mentions” means that I didn’t include them in the list for some specific reason (which I’ll list below), but I still consider it a go-to spot for craft beer or a good drink in Ballard. Ok, the list.

  • Ballard Beer Co. It’s technically a taproom.
  • Trailbend Taproom. Also technically a taproom (albeit with good food and a great location).
  • Skal Beer Hall. They might not brew themselves, but they have some drinks made specifically for this location.

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