New Businesses Opening Up in Ballard

Keep your eyes out for new restaurants and businesses to frequent. There’s a few that opened this week or will soon that I cannot wait to check out. Here’s a list of what you can expect to see in Ballard. Let’s support these local businesses:

The Highliner Pub & Grill

The Highliner Pub & Grill has reopened! While it’s not exactly located in Ballard, it is only a hop away, located at Fisherman’s Terminal. Stop by if you want some of the freshest seafood or tasty burgers and sandwiches. It also has 15 craft beers on tap, which I cannot wait to try, along with 20+ bottled beers. While it closes a bit early on the weekends, it sounds like a great place to catch a Sounders game. Here’s the basic information:

  • Address: 3909 18th Ave West
  • Phone: 206-261-1254
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-11pm, Fri – Sun 10am-12am
  • Happy Hour: Mon-Fri, 4pm-6pm
  • Website
  • Facebook

Po Dog

Po Dogs are much more appetizing than this

The local, late-night, hot dog spot, Po Dog, is expanding and coming to Ballard. While the location and hours have not been announced yet, it has been confirmed by the PoDog founder, Laura Olson. Thank you, Laura, for expanding your business to Ballard. I’m already dreaming about eating a South of the Border Dog on Ballard Ave.


Full Tilt Pinball and Ice Cream Parlor

Full Tilt Pinball and Ice Cream Parlor is in Ballard. I repeat – the magical place that combines the joy of playing pinball with the bliss of handcrafted, innovative ice cream flavors has expanded out west to Ballard (Or maybe it counts as Fre-lard. What exactly are the boundaries of Frelard?) Neighborhood debate aside, I love Full Tilt’s ice cream. Mmm I can taste the Butter Toasted Hazelnut ice cream now. I also love pinball and the Ballard Full Tilt will house FIFTEEN pinball machines. Game on!

    • Address: 5453 Leary way NW
    • Website
    • Facebook
    • Upcoming Events:  Pinball Tournament this Friday, October 28th, starting at noon.
      Saturday, October 29th, free performance for the kids by the local kindie band, The Not Its.

Ballard Auction Company

Nowthere’sanauctionhouseandnowit’sinBallard..and whew. Basically, Ballard is now home to the Ballard Auction Company. Yes, we now have a live auction house, according to MyBallard. The auctioneer is Mr. Bengstsson, who operated the Fremont auction house 13 years ago. I’m excited to check this out because I’ve never been to an auction house before, I’m always looking for potentially good deals, and I want to hear someone who can speak faster than I can.  Check out the website for more info and to find out when the next scheduled auction is: