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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: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks

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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Beer!

I visited Hale's Ales one morning as I was driving around Seattle. One thing that I really enjoyed about this place is as soon as you walk through the door, the strong smell of the brewing process washes over you. I love how the brewing equipment is so accessible - you can see all of it, nothing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
jgiro403
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I visited Hale's Ales one morning as I was driving around Seattle. One thing that I really enjoyed about this place is as soon as you walk through the door, the strong smell of the brewing process washes over you. I love how the brewing equipment is so accessible - you can see all of it, nothing is hidden. The... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Do not go here for the food or the ambiance. The interior looks like it was purchased from an Applebee's that closed down. The mac and cheese was dry and had no flavor; the burger was well done even though it medium rare was ordered. The beer was good as was the service but unfortunately that did not make up... More 

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Colorado
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37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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191 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
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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47 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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53 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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74 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Hale's Ales Brew and Pub Restaurant

Address: 4301 Leary Way Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107
Phone Number: 206-708-1544
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
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
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hamburgers, Pub

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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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