Ballard Locks • Scandinavian • Breweries
Ballard was once a working-class town with Scandi roots; now it's one of Seattle's hottest neighborhoods. Indie bars and craft breweries buzz with happy beer nerds, and some of the most exciting restaurants in the city serve seafood along Ballard Avenue. On the weekends, locals in upscale outdoor gear stock up on locally grown goods at the farmers market before heading to watch boats pass through the Ballard Locks. Welcome to easy living.