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Old Ballard Liquor Co.Cafe

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$30 and under
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IMPORTANT NOTE: We can not always honor same-day reservations made online. If you would like to make a same-day reservation, please call the distillery directly at 206.858.8010.

The Old Ballard Liquor Co. is a tiny Scandinavian distillery and cafe in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Paying homage to the area's history as a Scandinavian fishing and blue collar neighborhood, the focus is on quality, contemporary Nordic liquor and food, both made in-house.

The rustic twelve-seat cafe is located immediately on the distillery floor and is a completely unique dining experience. The plates are designed for aquavit pairing and meant to be shared. Both the liquor products and menus rotate and change with the seasons, and there's always something new to try in the tasting room.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Scandinavian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Wed–Sun 1:00 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(206) 858-8010
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering requires a minimum of one week's advance notice. Catering menus are specially built for each event and feature seasonally changing items. Please feel free to contact the cafe for more information.
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Cross street
14th Ave NW
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Parking details
Free Parking is available in the lot in front of the distillery, and additional street parking is easily available in the surrounding area.
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Public transit
"D" Line stop at NW Leary Way & 15th Ave NW
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Incredibly unique place, unlike anywhere I've ever been before. The tasting room is tiny and intimate, and visitors can see straight into the back room of the distillery, which was fascinating for me. All of the drinks I had tasted AMAZING, and we left with a few bottles of aquavit and cherry bounce for later. The staff members were all quite helpful and attentive. All in all, a truly wonderful experience.


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