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Hale's Ales Brew and Pub Restaurant

Ballard
American, Seafood, Hamburgers, Pub
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4301 Leary Way Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107
206-708-1544
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9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 12
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice brew pub that offers dynamite entertainment too

Hale's was one of Seattle's earliest craft brewers and they still stand out as one of the top choices today. Their brew pub, located between Fremont and Ballard, is a great destination, whether looking to sample beers, grab a relaxing meal, or take in one of the great shows offered at their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Steve F
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Bellevue, Washington
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Colorado
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Since this was catered, I can't review the regular menu. However, the food they provided for our group was pretty good. The poached salmon was really good, and tasted very fresh. They also provided lasagna that was awesome. There was also grilled sirloin, that had a good flavor, but was tough. A little marinating would have gone a long way!... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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187 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Hale's was one of Seattle's earliest craft brewers and they still stand out as one of the top choices today. Their brew pub, located between Fremont and Ballard, is a great destination, whether looking to sample beers, grab a relaxing meal, or take in one of the great shows offered at their adjoining Palladium theater (the Moisture Festival in the... More 

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Seattle
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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've reviewed places in many parts of the world based on no more than a few encounters. Hale's is close to home, a place I know very well. It's an untypical week if our family doesn't show up at Hale's at least once; typically we'll be there 2 or 3 times, mostly for dinner. While Hale's is a brew pub,... More 

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Seattle, WA
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131 reviews 131 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Immediately off the Burke Gilman trail, this brew pub is a great location for a brunch destination bike ride. As you would expect they have the Hale's Ales but they also have a few guest beers as well. The food was classic American weekend fare; omelets, waffles, pancakes, etc. Burger and more traditional dinner food was also available. I ordered... More 

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Lihue
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110 reviews 110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We happened to be by Hales during lunch time so stopped in. Service was very nice and friendly. They have a lunch special menu besides the regular so plenty to pick from. The brews were good, in fact the bitter that I enjoyed was the best I have had since visiting the UK last June. The food was reasonably priced... More 

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Seattle
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238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A very nice place to go after work for some beers. A large modern dining room with a good selection of beers brewed onsite. It can get quite busy but finding seats is usually doable. They also have a patio that's great in the summer.

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139 reviews 139 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Another evening, another brew pub. Again partner sampled two recommended beers and enjoyed both of them. The food was average - what you would expect from a pub really. The waiter was attentive - busy but made sure that things were ok and stopped for a chat. The pub was busy and we were lucky to get a booth rather... More 

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Bend, OR
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The beer here is extremely good, especially the stout! The food was fine, though nothing special. Take the time to walk around the brewing facility inside. You'll see "open" fermentation - different from most brewhouses. Since this is one of the first craft brewers, going back to 1983, it's worth a visit and a pint just for that!

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place was packed and I'm not sure why. It was okay, but not wonderful. It was very noisy and the beer mediocre.

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Phoenix, AZ
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

So, I waited to write this review until I went back, just to make sure it wasn't me that was having a bad day. I have been back three times and it simply seems that the staff there don't enjoy their jobs. There is no conversation, small talk, beer conversation or any of the fun stuff you'd expect. The beer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4301 Leary Way Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
  • Neighborhood: Ballard
  • Phone Number: 206-708-1544

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hamburgers, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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