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King's Hardware

Map & Directions 5225 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
  • Bar Food, Burgers
  • Sun, Sat 12pm-2am, Mon-Fri 4pm-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Fireplace, Wifi Access, Free Wifi
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar, Pitchers
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

Set on Ballard Avenue near the Tractor Tavern, this Linda Derchang joint (Linda's Tavern, Oddfellows, Smith, and Viceroy are her others) is comfy as a worn leather chair, with all the charm of a favorite old ski lodge. On a recent Monday night, the place was packed, though service was friendly and quick. The thick, artisan burgers are fresh, juicy, and made with Misty Isle Farms hormone-free beef. A pint of beer, a gourmet burger, and a bobcat rug-—what more could you want?

Member Reviews

  • cchilton1 wrote a review for King's Hardware
    on 04/29/10

    They have skee ball!!!

  • nurbernhardt wrote a review for King's Hardware
    on 07/12/09

    This bar is why I like to visit Ballard. I love the atmosphere in the back patio. And where else can you play skee ball?

  • on 05/06/09

    To state it in the language of the SAT, sweet potatoes are to regular potatoes as that cool European exchange student is to the popular kids in your high school. No matter how great regular fries seemed before, one bite of the exciting new tuber's sweet taste and firmer texture makes old spuds seem pedestrian and ordinary. Sweet-potato fries have spread through Seattle like an... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Seattle Met on 11/09/11

    Some joints stay new forever; some are old souls from the moment they blow the foam off the inaugural pint. That's King's Hardware. Credit Linda Derschang and partners for its blazing authenticity.

  • Angie M. on 12/09/09

    Skeeball for .25 a game!

  • Greg F. on 07/01/11

    Avoid this place on the weekends unless you like hanging out with ex frat boys and the worst humans imaginable.

  • In Ballard on 06/24/11

    Any place you can get a pint, play skeeball and get a haircut has to be good!

  • Tim A. on 05/15/09

    order a tall boy rainier. count the dead animals on the walls. find the jackalope with a fake moustache.

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