Lock & Keel

5144 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle
(206) 781-8023

Recent Reviews

Timothy Pounds

Great bar, great service, and great music. I have never had a bad experience in this establishment and will be frequently

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Ryan Oliver

Odessa was such a great bartender tonight. Even though it was a busy Wednesday she still took time out of her shift to ask me what I wanted and needed to have a good night. A couple of people were being aggressive but she handled it with grace. I admire her and will be back at lock keel. she is one of my favorite bartenders and she showed it tonight!!!

Tyler Barreira

Worst place ever. Lady was an absolute cow of a

Atmosphere: 1

Food: 1

Service: 1

Max M.

My favorite bar in Ballard! Great priced drinks. TRY THE FROZEN IRISH COFFEE! I will be back!

Jeff W.

I've always had good vibes here. Particularly great bar in the winter as it's always warm. Not sure how they do it, as it's high ceilings old brick building like everything on Ballard Ave but they have the heat dialed in! Solid beers on tap, good liquor selection. I love coming here for a few pints with friends. Occasionally will get slammed at night but in general there's always room yet never feels empty. Plus, a big canoe/kayak looking thing hanging from the ceiling. Don't forget to look up)

Emily Shea

Walked into the bar on a tuesday night. Joking and laughing w 2 of my friends. We give the guy our ID’s and make a few jokes. He then goes “actually i’m not going to serve you guys tonight” and when we asked why he said “doesn’t matter i’m just not” and kicks us out. needless to say he will not be getting our business anytime soon.

Atmosphere: 1

Food: 1

Service: 1

Savannah Townsley

I didn’t have the food so ignore the 1 star. But - this is my only review I’ve ever left in light of how rude the staff is, I think it’s necessary to not give lock and keel your money unless you are in an undeniable desperate situation. ***enter with caution***

Atmosphere: 1

Food: 1

Service: 1

Tim Merritt

Good food good

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Zachary Mann

I lived in Ballard for a little over 2 years. This was by far my favorite bar. That was until me and some friends had met up there to go bar hoping. This was our first stop of the evening. We were sitting at the bar joking and laughing, had 2-3 drinks and the owner cuts us off and kicks us out. We asked why, what did we do and he kept saying “you’re fine it’s just the liquor board has been really harsh lately” this was around 5 in the afternoon mind you. Needless to say I used to love this place, now I’m not the biggest fan.

Atmosphere: 5

Service: 3

Dave Blake

Lock & Keel is a Ballard staple. If you want a laid back atmosphere where you can get a reasonably priced drink and play a few games of pool, this is one of the best spots in Seattle! We've also enjoyed having company events here - the management was very friendly and accommodating to us!

Atmosphere: 5

Service: 5

Dana Robb

Super friendly staff, great

Atmosphere: 5

Service: 5

Edgar Escobar

Chill bar, easygoing vibe.

Atmosphere: 5

Henry Simon

Great spot. Went for a solo drink before friends arrived in the neighborhood. Awesome vibes, reasonably priced drinks, super kind bartender (the one I had). Overall, would and will come back here often as a Friday decompression chamber.

Atmosphere: 5

Service: 5

Nora Xue

Jay was great! He was very friendly throughout the night. He made sure everyone was taken care of, and when I accidentally forgot to close my tab, he came running out to give me my card back. Would definitely recommend!!

Martin Sisk

Friendly staff! Watched the home run derby and had a couple rounds with a friend afterwards. My friend brought their dog and they had treats! Had a bit of a weird moment with the last bartender on shift where the dog jumped on to the booth's bench for a few seconds and the bartender immediately started yelling over our conversation to threaten to cut us off, which, uh, weird thing to have happen at a dog-friendly bar, but the other two staff I interacted with were great!

Atmosphere: 5

Service: 4

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