Although Ballard is known as lil’ Scandinavia, it has a diverse group of restaurants and bars. Saturday night in Ballard is like going to a 21+ version of the EPCOT World Showcase. Along with having a German pub, an English pub, and many Irish pubs, Ballard is now home to a Scottish pub – MacLeod’s Scottish Pub, located at 5200 Ballard Avenue. It opened for business yesterday.
MacLeod’s is in the hands of the Bastille owners, James Weimann and Deming Maclise, as well as an Edinburgh native, Allen MacLeod, to make it authentic. As expected, the Scottish pub serves primarily scotch – 50 different varieties for now. Pair your single malt scotch with a food offering, like its soup, savory pies, smoked salmon, and various meat and cheeses.
MacLeod’s Scottish Pub takes the place of Ballard’s Harlow Saloon. It is located in the Junction building, a gorgeous brick building on the corner of 20th and Ballard, near Second Ascent, the Tractor, and Conor Byrne. I think it’ll be a great fit for the Ballard crowd.