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Hattie's Hat - 29 Reviews - 5231 Ballard Ave Nw, Seattle, WA 98107, Seattle, WA - Bars Reviews - Phone (206) 784-0175
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Hattie's Hat

5231 Ballard Ave Nw, Seattle, WA 98107
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 784-0175
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It's barely above a dive bar, but that's what I like about it. The drinks are stiff, the food is yummy, (the Salmon Club kicks a** and the burgers are one of the best kept secret...


I went to Hatties for a late Sunday Brunch. I was expecting a hole in the wall with greasy, hearty bar food. The food was fine, nothing to write home about. But the service really...

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Gotta Love the Pabst Tall Boys 10/27/2006

Hattie's Hat was a great experience. I never hang out in Ballard, but we were going to a show down at the Sunset and needed a place to crash beforehand. We met up with a couple friends and sat in one of the half circle booths, which was probably the best idea of night next to ordering a round of Pabst Tall Boys. I really enjoyed Hattie's because of the ambiance. I didn't get the feeling that it was a trendy, scenester bar. It just sort of was and you either liked it or didn't. The interior at night is dark, very dark. There is random stuff all over the walls -- artifacts that look like they've been there since the beginning of the bar. The waiter was really cool, but really slammed. The place was busy. I saw people in there from all walks of life, which I appreciated. It's definitely not a classy upscale wine bar so don't expect that. Expect a great place with a great vibe. My advice would be to go with some good friends and shoot the breeze all night. One tip: Get the Pabst Tall Boys. Even if you aren't a cheap beer drink just do it for the experience. Another tip: Hattie's is a great place to hang out before going to see a show at The Sunset or any other place on that strip. Spend about an hour there beforehand and loosen up with a drink or two. more

Excellent Breakfast, Excellent Bar 9/13/2005

Hattie's is really two places in one. On weekends Hattie's serves an excellent breakfast. Perfect food after a late night of drinking. Plus, breakfast served until 5 for you late-risers. For those of you who like a cocktail during breakfast, Hattie’s serves excellent Bloody Mary's and Mimosa’s. During the evenings Hattie’s is a great neighborhood bar. Stiff drinks, and amazing bar food such as burgers and grilled sandwiches. I have had the best grilled cheese sandwich EVER at Hattie's. It was a combination of chesses and grilled onions and tomatoes. If I lived in Ballard, I would be a Hattie’s regular. more

cute, yummy restaurant 8/19/2005

The front is a bar, and the back is a restaurant. They have a small menu, but everything we had was really good, including some really unique sweet potato fries with prosciutto, chilies, and cheese on them. The decor is a really charming mix that can only be described as French Country Diner. more

I Miss the Old Breakfast Menu 8/17/2005

This used to be a great Sunday morning breakfast spot. One of my closest friends absolutely loves this place, and often a group of us would get together for some end of the weekend breakfast and inappropriate chatter. I was horrified a few months ago when I last ate there to see the new breakfast menu. They completely changed it and eliminated omelets all together. I loved getting an omelet with hash browns there. I was so disappointed, I haven't been back since. I hope they change the menu soon because I have many fond memories of eating there. more

Neighborhood Cubby 8/17/2005

Avoid the weekends but during the week sit up at the bar and have the bartenders remember your name and drink (save for one shorter woman who is everything but amiable). Drinks are cheap and made with care, food is fresh and plump, surprisingly so for bar fare. The atmosphere is womderful - moody and red, with the great wood bar standing high covering the entire back wall of the from foot to ceiling. When sitting at the bar watch out for the mirrors, as they'll remind you how much you've had to drink. more

Eggsellent Breakfast 8/16/2005

Hattie's Hat is well known for offering a great night time atmosphere with a good bar and live music, but perhaps their best attribute is least known. Hattie's Hat offers brunch on the weekends. This brunch offers excellent traditional choices, such as bacon and eggs, pancakes, and Egg's Benedict. They also offer an excellent selection of breakfast cocktails, such as mimosa's and bloody mary's. Hattie's Hat has nearly saved my life before after a long night out with friends. Give it a try if you are in Ballard sometime. more

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Hattie's Hat Food & Bar 7/30/2005

If you are looking for a good place to eat in Ballard, Hattie's Hat is one of them. Its not only a restaurant, but it has a bar inside as well. I really like their fish and chips. It comes with coleslaw and french fries. They also feature a breakfast and dinner menu. Try them out, it might be a place of your choice. more

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I Heart Hattie's 6/19/2005

Hattie's is Old Ballard. Hattie's is stiff drinks. Hattie's brings in all kinds of people. Hattie's is a great place to get a solid meal, the kind where you know exactly what you're getting. I LOVE their Smoked Salmon Club. If you want to hang out in an unpretentious bar, have a stiff drink, and eat a good diner-style meal, then Hattie's is your place. I HEART Hattie's! more

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Hard drinks for good time people 6/14/2005

Ballard has changed so much in the past decade that at some points, it is unrecognizable. The Matador is bringing in the bridge, tunnel and expressway, meatmarket striped shirt crowd, so if that's not your bag, steer clear. You pass the new boutiques, renovated shops, expensive decor, and then you get a whiff of smoke, bourbon and omelttes as you pass Hatties and you sense the true spirit of old ballard. Hatties is holding down the old school flag and minus the repainted sign and back of the building, it hasn't changed much--step back in time. There are very few places where people of all backgrounds can sit together and have a drink, talk about random topics and have a good laugh. The breakfasts are great, the bartenders are awesome and the drinks are consistently strong. I miss the old 45 jukebox which had a copy of the Replacements "I'm in Trouble" and various Cash singles, but they still play great tunes. more
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  • The Scene
    From the classic wooden bar to the friendly bartenders and loyal neighborhood crowd, this is Ballard the way it should be experienced. Much of the decor has gone essentially...

  • 5/31/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    3:00 PM ? 2:00 AM Mon ? Fri 9:00 AM ? 2:00 AM Sat & Sun
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Ballard, Adams