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Waterwheel Lounge

Map & Directions 7034 15th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98117
  • American
  • Sun, Sat 10am-2am, Mon-Fri 2pm-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Full bar
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Lot Available


Seattle Weekly's Description

By all appearances-gravel lot, double-wide exterior, dingy interior-this place should be a backwoods Georgia biker bar where you're liable to get your ass kicked just for shaving that morning. In reality, it's a friendly neighborhood bar on the edge of Ballard with stiff drinks, and down-home supper items. The beer selection is diverse and cheap, the burgers and barbecue are tasty and satisfying, and with a front beer garden, there's more than enough space for large parties to congregate - which they do, for the lively karaoke nights, the "Trivia with Geeks who Drink," or jamming out Rock Band-style on the bar's Xbox. All activities are best accompanied by the Waterwheel's drink specialty, the 3-liter Beer Tower.

Member Reviews

  • walter777775 wrote a review for Waterwheel Lounge
    on 02/07/11

    'dive' is the best word to describe this place... although.... its also not. we went for karaoke on Saturday night, and had a blast. the bartenders were super nice, even tho it was crazy busy, and the DJ kept the songs coming. with its martini glass/cheesburger sign, it looks sketchy. but once you're inside, prepare to have fun.

  • Syrah14 wrote a review for Waterwheel Lounge
    on 11/11/08

    This is the place for you! I just went there for the first time over the weekend and it was great! Our bartender was awesome! Within 5 minutes of being there '80 Metallica came on the sound system and a very stiffly poured glass of whiskey was in front of me. It was great! highly recommended. No cover, No Meat-heads, just good old fashion bar flies!

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Tips from foursquare

  • Christopher T. on 02/16/10

    Bring some friends and have a beer tower. You will not be disappointed.

  • Andrea L. on 07/12/11

    Weekend breakfast is amazing, but Karaoke is always good on a weeknight!

  • Serious Eats on 09/09/13

    You'll find karaoke, bingo, and trivia at this beloved Ballard dive.

  • Isabella O. on 11/22/11

    Great dive bar - kinda crazy during karaoke! Sunday breakfast is cheap and totally edible.

  • Hema on 02/25/11

    The fried chicken is delicious but GINORMOUS....enough for two!

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