5213 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
The Tractor Tavern has been hopping for 20 years now featuring some of the best local musical talent. On busy nights, some have said that they appreciate that the Tractor doesn’t squeeze people in like sardines just because they can. The Tractor will be celebrating Black Wednesday with music of the ’80s versus the music of the ’90s with Dj Indica Jone, Ayron Jones and The Way, All 4 Doras and MoJ. Tickets are just $10, doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.
Seattle, WA 98122
The Garage is located within a 1928 building that once housed a Plymouth dealership and an automotive garage. Today, it is a huge facility (nearly 40,000 square feet) that keeps the look at feel of the old garage with modern touches. The place features 25 tournament-sized pool tables, 20 bowling lanes, six bars, three private rooms and plenty more room to lounge about. For many locals, the place is large enough that it provides a better alternative to bar hopping.
2236 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
Being centrally located, The Ballard Public House Station has a history of being the place where everyone in town would stop by after work to hang out with friends before heading home. Today, things are pretty much the same, only better. The atmosphere is comfortable whether you just want to watch the game on one of the many TV throughout the place or play shuffle board or darts with friends. The drinks are made from scratch and are actually affordable too.
418 NW 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
Located in a friendly neighborhood spot in Phinneywood, 418 Public House is known for its “affordable food, great beer and quality cocktails.” The place features a “Mexican-accented” menu as well as a large selection of beers and cocktails, which is enough for many to stop by, but the locals also appreciate that the friendly staff actually enjoys talking with their guests making the place feel like home. Of course the free shuffleboard is a draw too.
85 Pike St., Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98101
Though The Alibi Room is located within the Pike Place Market, it is set apart from most of the tourist trap places and your practically need to be a local to find it. Located in Post Alley, it’s a picturesque spot with a lot of exposed brick and beams. The bar has a history of attracting local authors and artists to its speakeasy locale. The Alibi Room also receive high marks for their pizza. If you want to impress your out-of-town guests, this is a spot to consider.