Old Ballard Liquor Co.


4421 Shilshole Ave NW

Suzi Pratt

When I want to take out-of-towners to a restaurant that feels truly unique, I drive them to this aquavit distillery and cafe right by the Ballard ship canal, where Lexi and team offer a tasting board of locally sourced herring that’s pickled in house, and flights of their house-produced aquavit (they can’t serve you more than 2 ounces, as they currently function on a distillery license). The seating area is small, little more than one counter and one handsome wooden table in the middle of the store, but this is what you want—a front-row seat to learn more about aquavit, the history of old Ballard, and the people you’re sharing some delicious cardamom bread and homemade butter with. CORINA ZAPPIA

Old Ballard Liquor Co.

4421 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Restaurant Details
  • Features Breakfast/Brunch
  • Cuisine Scandinavian
Bar Details
  • Features Air Conditioning
  • Scene
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