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Hale's Ales Brew and Pub Restaurant

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

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
A brewpub that is also a reasonable food option for weekend brunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
MarcoSeattle_WA
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Seattle, WA
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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902 reviews 902 reviews
506 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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
17 helpful votes 17 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The first time I met friends, they ordered for me, food was great! I had really little interaction with the waiter so had no idea.... The second time I came with my entire family. We walked in, seated ourselves and waited there for 5 minutes. The waitress walked all around us but took her forever to say anything. We came... More 

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Howell, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Decent atmosphere, typical pub feel. The true treasure is the HSB burger! Grilled onions, Beechers cheese, avocado, bacon... Drooling just thinking about it! I would come back to Seattle just to get that burger.

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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
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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