Every seat in the bar of Ballard institution the People’s Pub is occupied by congenial types hoisting pints of beer and eating, eating, eating. A plate of the deep-fried pickles and a pint will erase anything bad from your mind, at least temporarily, and when it comes to the kind of hearty fare necessary to power through dark, cold winters, this is the place. The goulash soup—thick, paprika-colored, with chunks of beef and pieces of spätzle suspended in it—is good; the Wiener schnitzel is epic.
5429 Ballard Ave NW,
Hours: Mon-Tue 4 pm-10 pm, Wed-Thu 4 pm-12 am, Fri 4 pm-2 am, Sat 2 pm-2 am, Sun 2 pm-12 am
Bar/Happy Hour, Cheap, Late-Night Dining
German, Pub Grub
Full Menu, Happy Hour
Pub, Neighborhood Joint
Daily open-7 pm ($4-$8 food menu, $1 off drafts, wine, and cocktails, $6 German bottles, $5 standard bottles, $4-$12 cocktails), 10 pm-close ($4-$8 food menu, $6 German bottles, $5 standard bottles, $4-$12 cocktails).