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Hale's Ales Brew and Pub Restaurant

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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
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Jerk chicken!

We've been here several times in the past, but it's been a couple years since the last time. We moved out to the suburbs but we decided to spend a day in the city. My husband loves the jerk chicken sandwich at this place! So of course he ordered the jerk chicken sandwich with jojos. I ordered a cup... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
kwanjai206
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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UKLass09
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Stay away from this place - been many times and it's been ok Obviously there was no manager working as the two chicks and the guy serving were too busy chatting and doing nothing The person who was taking care of the whole place (Jason H) was ok My food was cold after I waited for the bacon to be... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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178 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We've been here several times in the past, but it's been a couple years since the last time. We moved out to the suburbs but we decided to spend a day in the city. My husband loves the jerk chicken sandwich at this place! So of course he ordered the jerk chicken sandwich with jojos. I ordered a cup of... More 

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Thank kwanjai206
Brighton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This place is great, located in the charming Ballard section of Seattle. The ale and beer selection is interesting, and though not massive, it's really diverse and we had a great time trying a number of different brews. The food was very good as well (great meatloaf) and the service pleasant and knowledgeable.

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Calgary, Canada
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank MelZim
Colorado
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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395 reviews
233 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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147 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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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233 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 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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Thank MarcoSeattle_WA
Lihue
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156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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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: Pub, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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