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The People's Pub

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5429 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Tue 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Best Local Bet

Love this place. Don't turn away when you walk in, go to the back by the bar and enjoy some yummy German food. The cucumber and goat cheese sandwich used to be made differently and tasted better, but it was still good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2014
Denver, Colorado
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The Woodlands, Texas
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Food was good but not great. The place needs a coat of paint to brighten it up a bit. I was with a party of 4 and all agreed it was a 3 out of 5 rating. If you are rating strictly about beer, the rating would increase because they have a nice variety.

Thank Roger I
Coupeville, Washington, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

It hurts me to write a bad review for this pub. My husband and I used to dine here frequently a few years ago. The changes in Ballard (parking and congestion) kept us from coming here, until tonight. I love the atmosphere, rough and raw and proletariat. They have a great beer menu. Their deep fried pickles are wonderful. And... More 

Thank Paula S
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Love this place. Don't turn away when you walk in, go to the back by the bar and enjoy some yummy German food. The cucumber and goat cheese sandwich used to be made differently and tasted better, but it was still good!

Thank COMama36
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Love the pretzels, fried pickles, and beer selection. Also like that they seem to always have a table no matter how busy Ballard Ave is. Less crowded and better people inside.

Thank kgold8048
Seattle, Washington
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

People's Pub is a good standby, especially if the rest of the ave is packed with annoying people. The bar staff are super friendly and fun to hang out with, especially on slow afternoons. The beer selection is good, but my favorite menu item is the Reuben. They don't use thin, deli-sliced corned beef. They use actual corned beef brisket... More 

Thank Steve C
Seattle, Washington
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We arrived about 5pm for a 3-6pm Happy Hour. It wasn't very busy. Kinda felt 'empty'. Bookshelf FULL of games in the front where it's family friendly and then in the back, it's got tables for 2 to 20 set up. A few people at the bar. Cartoon Network on the only TV. (Nice diversion from the typical news/sports options).... More 

Thank Grammie62
Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This is a German "style" restaurant in the heart of old Ballard, and is perhapss a landmark and an original. Its one of those places you know by the smell, the odd character and charm of the building itself. When I go in here, the employees are usually watching cartoons on the flat screen in the bar, and listening to... More 

Thank Scott M
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Don't let the name fool you. This is not some Marxist enclave filled with drunk leftists. The People's Pub located in the Ballard section of Seattle is a laid back restaurant/pub with great food. I had a Bratwurst and a Bockwurst that were marvelous served with best sauerkraut I have ever tasted in the US. My wife had the Rueben... More 

1 Thank LeCagot
Seattle, WA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

This is a great place to grab some drinks and tasty bar food with friends. The atmosphere is very relaxed and although it can get loud it's never been too loud for me.

1 Thank wyckedsizter
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

The Gemanic pub food and great beer selection make this a nice choice. There is a view in the bar.

1 Thank AlisonAZ

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5429 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
  • Neighborhood: Ballard
  • Phone Number: 206-783-6521

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: German, American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?