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Hale's Ales Brew and Pub Restaurant

American, Bar, Pub
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4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4538
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Loreto, Mexico
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Pretty tasty bar food. I had the pork sliders which our waiter informed me was uncured bacon. Poor piggy. Pretty tasty as long as you are not fat-phobic. The homemade soft pretzel was found wanting by the Philadelphian (they consume 2 zillion freshly made soft pretzels daily) in our group.

Thank R B
RWHales, Public Relations Manager at Hale's Ales Brew and Pub Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for a tasty meal. We appreciate your business and hope you come again soon! More 

Spokane, Washington
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

New menu item "pork schnitzel" is worth a try. I had to add a little salt and pepper but, along with a pint of Red Menance it was filling, well crafted meal! -They also serve asparagus cooked to perfection.

Thank travelingWAteacher
RWHales, Public Relations Manager at Hale's Ales Brew and Pub Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you liked the "pork schnitzel". Thanks for coming in and enjoying a meal with us. More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

First, we've been regulars at Hales for years so perhaps I'm biased. But that's really the point - we are regulars because they ALWAYS have really good beer and fine, basic food. They have great beer brewed on site, and also features great beers from other local breweries. Being brewers they know their stuff so if you want to talk... More 

Thank DavidMattern
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We love to try brew pubs to taste local beers. Hales has the best hefeweizen around. Their chef is amazing. For pub food you can't beat it. Their happy hour appetizers are great. And their regular menu has lots to choose from. We have never been disappointed when we have eaten at Hales.

Thank Jan N
RWHales, Public Relations Manager at Hale's Ales Brew and Pub Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for you kind remarks. It sounds like you are a frequent visitor. Cheers! More 

Bellevue, Washington
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306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Although we've always liked Hales for their beer and fine pub, the entertainment at the Hales Palladium is a big winner. We attended the Moisture Festival last night, Seattle's annual tribute to vaudeville and off beat humor. There are so many talented folks in this area. Combine that with great sponsors like Hales and a ton of dedicated volunteers and... More 

Thank Steve F
RWHales, Public Relations Manager at Hale's Ales Brew and Pub Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for attending the Moisture Festival at Hale's Palladium. This time of year Hale's is buzzing with activity with new spring beers and entertainment. More 

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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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140 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank kwanjai206
Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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.

Thank BTNHome
Calgary, Canada
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44 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4538
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
  • Neighborhood: Ballard
  • Phone Number: 12067061544
Hales is a pioneer in the craft beer scene starting 33 years ago in 1983. Ales were inspired by England where Mike Hale studied brewing. There is a pub on site with 20 taps and a full menu.

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