Ballroom

★★★★☆
because sometimes, size does matter
  • 456 N 36th St

    Seattle, WA 98103

    Cross street: Francis Street

    Map & Directions
  • 206-634-2575

About Ballroom

Hours
Open Mon-Sat 4pm-2am Sun 10am-2am Happy Hour Mon-Sat 4pm-7pm Sun 12pm-7pm
Reservations
Make A Reservation

Food

Food
More choices in Seattle:
Resultset_next

Serious Pie

316 Virginia St Seattle, WA

Resultset_next

Toscana Pizzeria

601 Summit Avenue East Ste 103 Seattle, WA

3.6452 31
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Ballroom was?
Write a Review
.

I had a horrible experience. I was waiting for friends and the bouncer thought i snuck in which i did not and the cameras proved that i didnt. Instead of asking me the bouncer attacked and assaulted me. I was chocked then slammed onto

3
★★★★★

I had a horrible experience. I was waiting for friends and the bouncer thought i snuck in which i did not and the cameras proved that i didnt. Instead of asking me the bouncer attacked and assaulted me. I was chocked then slammed onto

.

This bar is fantastic.Dancing and high volume crowd on the weekends, and a great happy hour with laidback atmosphere on the weekdays.The pizza is delicious.Not on happy hour the pizza and bar menu can be a little pricey, but the slices are above average in size and the drinks are always stiff.They have a really fun outside seating area with fireplace and outside bar.The service is friendly and usually very quick.I always enjoy going back to this bar whether its grabbing a slice of pizza or drinks on friday night.

2
★★★★☆

This bar is fantastic.Dancing and high volume crowd on the weekends, and a great happy hour with laidback atmosphere on the weekdays.The pizza is delicious.Not on happy hour the pizza and bar menu can be a little pricey, but the slices are above average in size and the drinks are always stiff.They have a really fun outside seating area with fireplace and outside bar.The service is friendly and usually very quick.I always enjoy going back to this bar whether its grabbing a slice of pizza or drinks on friday night.

.

Drinks are nothing special, but my favorite part is to just hang out with friends there and mingle with the crowd.

1
★★★☆☆

Drinks are nothing special, but my favorite part is to just hang out with friends there and mingle with the crowd.

.

Fun place to hang on a sat night, lots of people, drinks were $$$

2
★★★★☆

Fun place to hang on a sat night, lots of people, drinks were $$$

.

The Ballroom is awesome- you can have dinner, drink, dance, play pool at pretty good prices. It can get pretty crowded on the weekends, but the weekdays are pretty chill. Generous shots- the first time I went was on my 21st birthday and they hooked me up! The DJ's are cool if you make a music request too. The bartenders are always friendly- its like a neighborhood place that you can still dress up for!

Perfect place to hang out without the annoying Belltown scene.

2
★★★★☆

The Ballroom is awesome- you can have dinner, drink, dance, play pool at pretty good prices. It can get pretty crowded on the weekends, but the weekdays are pretty chill. Generous shots- the first time I went was on my 21st birthday and they hooked me up! The DJ's are cool if you make a music request too. The bartenders are always friendly- its like a neighborhood place that you can still dress up for!

Perfect place to hang out without the annoying Belltown scene.

.

I've been here a few times and each time I've played pool - at the same table, nonetheless, for $6 for however long (I believe). The hot female bartenders with great suggestions, patience, and personality (yes, I'm a chick) always give me the drink I'll like - and I like it, and it's a good and strong one. Last time I enjoyed a huckleberry, cranberry, and lime drink that was just fabulous. It was shaken and strained the first time, poured over ice the second time, can't say anything for consistent presentation, but the thing tasted the same. I didn't like the fact that it was $9 per drink, but hey, clearly I bought them.

The appetizers and pizza here are pretty damn good, but the onion rings, man, they are NOT greasy, beer battered and just right. Get there for happy hour to save a few bucks.

Now for the disclaimer: This place is a meat market, a hooking up type of meat market. Sure they have a DJ and some dancing, some trivia nights, but I would not go here alone as a single chick. Yuck. Go with friends and you'll have some fun. But definitely go!

2
★★★★☆

I've been here a few times and each time I've played pool - at the same table, nonetheless, for $6 for however long (I believe). The hot female bartenders with great suggestions, patience, and personality (yes, I'm a chick) always give me the drink I'll like - and I like it, and it's a good and strong one. Last time I enjoyed a huckleberry, cranberry, and lime drink that was just fabulous. It was shaken and strained the first time, poured over ice the second time, can't say anything for consistent presentation, but the thing tasted the same. I didn't like the fact that it was $9 per drink, but hey, clearly I bought them.

The appetizers and pizza here are pretty damn good, but the onion rings, man, they are NOT greasy, beer battered and just right. Get there for happy hour to save a few bucks.

Now for the disclaimer: This place is a meat market, a hooking up type of meat market. Sure they have a DJ and some dancing, some trivia nights, but I would not go here alone as a single chick. Yuck. Go with friends and you'll have some fun. But definitely go!

Pros: Strong Drinks and Great Onion Rings!

Cons: Meat market, and not the kind of meat ya want

.

I've been to the Ballroom a few times since moving to Fremont. It's a big space with a dining area, pool tables, dance floor and a spacious patio with a fire pit. So far my visits have only been on the weekends where the dance floor seems to be primarily a place to hook up. The clientele differ slightly from Friday to Saturday night but the goal seems to be the same at the end of the night. Expect some touchy-feely guys and a soccer mom or two losing their inhibitions on the stripper pole.

I'm not sure if the DJ's are on a permanent rotation or if they have guest DJ's filtering through, but my preference was for the Friday night mix which was heavier on the Hip Hop side and less sing-a-long Top 40 choices.

While the weekend crowd seems to be a bit of a meat market, which I'm not ruling out purely for it's "OMG is this really happening" factor, I've heard that the Ballroom is a completely different place on the weekdays and have a popular Trivia Night on Wednesdays.

1
★★★☆☆

I've been to the Ballroom a few times since moving to Fremont. It's a big space with a dining area, pool tables, dance floor and a spacious patio with a fire pit. So far my visits have only been on the weekends where the dance floor seems to be primarily a place to hook up. The clientele differ slightly from Friday to Saturday night but the goal seems to be the same at the end of the night. Expect some touchy-feely guys and a soccer mom or two losing their inhibitions on the stripper pole.

I'm not sure if the DJ's are on a permanent rotation or if they have guest DJ's filtering through, but my preference was for the Friday night mix which was heavier on the Hip Hop side and less sing-a-long Top 40 choices.

While the weekend crowd seems to be a bit of a meat market, which I'm not ruling out purely for it's "OMG is this really happening" factor, I've heard that the Ballroom is a completely different place on the weekdays and have a popular Trivia Night on Wednesdays.

Pros: Pool tables; Photobooth

Cons: Meat market on the weekends

.

A big group of us attended the NYE celebration at The Ballroom thinking it would be a great time. My brother is married to a Colombian woman and some of her family and friends were here visiting. They speak a tiny bit of English but not enough to know what someone is saying to them. One of the Colombian women had been feeling homesick and sad all day. Late in the evening she was sitting in a booth resting her head on her boyfriend's shoulder. She was not drunk, not sleeping and not belligerent. They were sitting at our booth, keeping to themselves when a "manager" came up and accosted her. He threatened to kick her out because she looked like she was "sleeping." Because she and her boyfriend do not speak English, I calmly told the "manager" that she doesn't understand him and that she is just sad, not drunk. He then got in my face and told me the next person to talk besides her would be escorted out. Again, he threatened to kick her out and again she did not understand him. I repeated that she doesn't speak English and that she is not drunk. He then escorted me out. I requested to talk to a manager and several minutes later the same man came outside. We talked on the street in front of the bar where I again calmly explained the situation. He did not listen to a word I said, accused me of saying obscenities which was not true and then lied to me telling me he speaks Spanish. I did not hear him speak a word of Spanish to my friend and highly doubt he knows the language. Anyway, he dismissed my story, stormed inside and told the bouncer that if I tried to come in to call the cops! Please understand that I was completely calm throughout this situation. If this man was indeed a manager he needs some lessons in people skills. He proceeded to infuriate my entire group by coming back outside and yelling at us and basically made us look like the bad guys in the situation. None of my family or I have ever been treated like that before. For a $25 cover charge, I expect to be treated better. We will never go back. I am going to spread the word about what a horrible place this is.

0
★☆☆☆☆

A big group of us attended the NYE celebration at The Ballroom thinking it would be a great time. My brother is married to a Colombian woman and some of her family and friends were here visiting. They speak a tiny bit of English but not enough to know what someone is saying to them. One of the Colombian women had been feeling homesick and sad all day. Late in the evening she was sitting in a booth resting her head on her boyfriend's shoulder. She was not drunk, not sleeping and not belligerent. They were sitting at our booth, keeping to themselves when a "manager" came up and accosted her. He threatened to kick her out because she looked like she was "sleeping." Because she and her boyfriend do not speak English, I calmly told the "manager" that she doesn't understand him and that she is just sad, not drunk. He then got in my face and told me the next person to talk besides her would be escorted out. Again, he threatened to kick her out and again she did not understand him. I repeated that she doesn't speak English and that she is not drunk. He then escorted me out. I requested to talk to a manager and several minutes later the same man came outside. We talked on the street in front of the bar where I again calmly explained the situation. He did not listen to a word I said, accused me of saying obscenities which was not true and then lied to me telling me he speaks Spanish. I did not hear him speak a word of Spanish to my friend and highly doubt he knows the language. Anyway, he dismissed my story, stormed inside and told the bouncer that if I tried to come in to call the cops! Please understand that I was completely calm throughout this situation. If this man was indeed a manager he needs some lessons in people skills. He proceeded to infuriate my entire group by coming back outside and yelling at us and basically made us look like the bad guys in the situation. None of my family or I have ever been treated like that before. For a $25 cover charge, I expect to be treated better. We will never go back. I am going to spread the word about what a horrible place this is.

Pros: big place

Cons: management, security

.

Also....I dropped my cell phone here in a BIG Saturday Valentines Day crowd and I thought id never see it again. A worker found it and made sure to answer when I called from my friends phone and returned it immediately. Thanks guys!

2
★★★★★

Also....I dropped my cell phone here in a BIG Saturday Valentines Day crowd and I thought id never see it again. A worker found it and made sure to answer when I called from my friends phone and returned it immediately. Thanks guys!

Pros: Pool, dancing, alcohol

Cons: None really

.

i originally stayed away from this bar because of its fri and sat nights, but i was missing out. This is a great neighborhood hang every other day of the week. It has pool, pizza, photo booth, fire pit. The staff is always nice and the drinks are great. Come check it out!

2
★★★★★

i originally stayed away from this bar because of its fri and sat nights, but i was missing out. This is a great neighborhood hang every other day of the week. It has pool, pizza, photo booth, fire pit. The staff is always nice and the drinks are great. Come check it out!

Pros: pool tables, photo booth, great drinks, friendly staff

Cons: weekend nights

.

We went in there on July the 3rd during the zombie walk. We were dressed as zombies but besides that we acted normal. The bartender ignored us and told his waitress that the punching period of the night was about to start. One of the customers jokingly asked him where his zombie spirit was and he said that it was the fact that he had to work more that upset him. We left after hearing this and went next door where we had a great time.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We went in there on July the 3rd during the zombie walk. We were dressed as zombies but besides that we acted normal. The bartender ignored us and told his waitress that the punching period of the night was about to start. One of the customers jokingly asked him where his zombie spirit was and he said that it was the fact that he had to work more that upset him. We left after hearing this and went next door where we had a great time.

.

The Wednesday night trivia at the Ballroom is by far the best trivia night in town! We have been to many different trivia nights around the city and they don't even come close. Every once and a while we will go try out a new trivia spot and we quickly run back to the Ballroom, nothing else compares! Tommmy is a great host, with an awesome personality who keeps everyone engaged, has great questions each week, keeps the game going at a good pace and the trivia has different facets which keep it interesting. Whether we win or lose we always have an amazing time at Trivia with a Twist!

2
★★★★★

The Wednesday night trivia at the Ballroom is by far the best trivia night in town! We have been to many different trivia nights around the city and they don't even come close. Every once and a while we will go try out a new trivia spot and we quickly run back to the Ballroom, nothing else compares! Tommmy is a great host, with an awesome personality who keeps everyone engaged, has great questions each week, keeps the game going at a good pace and the trivia has different facets which keep it interesting. Whether we win or lose we always have an amazing time at Trivia with a Twist!

Pros: Trivia, the staff

Cons: none

.

I went to The Ballroom with friends a few weekends ago and we had a great experience! Unlike some other places in Fremont and around Seattle, this place actually has enough space to move around and quite a bit of seating to accomodate its guests. It does get busy at night, but not overly-crowded which makes for a good atmosphere. The bartenders were great and all the drinks I had were wonderful! We chose to sit by the firepit, which was a nice spot to warm-up after walking outside in the cold. There's a good mix of people here, pool tables are clean and well-kept and the DJ and dancing were pretty good, as well. I recommend going before 10 to avoid cover charges and to get priority seating.

2
★★★★★

I went to The Ballroom with friends a few weekends ago and we had a great experience! Unlike some other places in Fremont and around Seattle, this place actually has enough space to move around and quite a bit of seating to accomodate its guests. It does get busy at night, but not overly-crowded which makes for a good atmosphere. The bartenders were great and all the drinks I had were wonderful! We chose to sit by the firepit, which was a nice spot to warm-up after walking outside in the cold. There's a good mix of people here, pool tables are clean and well-kept and the DJ and dancing were pretty good, as well. I recommend going before 10 to avoid cover charges and to get priority seating.

Pros: Ambience, service, seating, music, drinks

Cons: Parking can be a pain

.

Fremont in general is a great place for college students to let lose for a night (and possibly into the next morning). The atmosphere of Ballroom is laid back and exciting. The music is great for dancing, though the crowd is sketch. However, everywhere you go, you have to watch out for the crowd, especially at bars. It's a great environment that fits a variety of people. It's nearby other bars, so it's easy to bar hop if you end up not liking it.

4
★★★★☆

Fremont in general is a great place for college students to let lose for a night (and possibly into the next morning). The atmosphere of Ballroom is laid back and exciting. The music is great for dancing, though the crowd is sketch. However, everywhere you go, you have to watch out for the crowd, especially at bars. It's a great environment that fits a variety of people. It's nearby other bars, so it's easy to bar hop if you end up not liking it.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I have been going down to Fremont for a couple years now, after I returned from college. The atmosphere in general is amazing and the town is just fun to be in. Until you get to the ballroom. I read on here from 2007 that purses were stolen from people and coats etc, Ill give you one more. I was there with a crowd of like 12 people, we knew what we were getting into when we walked in, crowded bar, loud music and so-so drinks, which was essentially just what we were looking for. What I was not looking for was to have something put in my drink...I ended up blacking out (after one drink that I remember drinking mind you) and passing out in a corner. Luckly my fiance was there to carry me out of the bar while I was still passed out. The scariest part of all this was that he carried me out past the bartenders, past the bouncers and no one asked a thing, like "Hey does that belong to you?" Nothing. I could have been carried out by the creep who put something in my drink. Not a good crowd, if you choose to go keep an eye on your purse, coat and your drinks.

1
★★☆☆☆

I have been going down to Fremont for a couple years now, after I returned from college. The atmosphere in general is amazing and the town is just fun to be in. Until you get to the ballroom. I read on here from 2007 that purses were stolen from people and coats etc, Ill give you one more. I was there with a crowd of like 12 people, we knew what we were getting into when we walked in, crowded bar, loud music and so-so drinks, which was essentially just what we were looking for. What I was not looking for was to have something put in my drink...I ended up blacking out (after one drink that I remember drinking mind you) and passing out in a corner. Luckly my fiance was there to carry me out of the bar while I was still passed out. The scariest part of all this was that he carried me out past the bartenders, past the bouncers and no one asked a thing, like "Hey does that belong to you?" Nothing. I could have been carried out by the creep who put something in my drink. Not a good crowd, if you choose to go keep an eye on your purse, coat and your drinks.

.

I have been a regular at the Ballroom since the day it opend. I have seen the Ballroom change and grow and the Ballroom it is today is the BEST!! It is a great place to hang out during the week and early on the weekends. I admit sometimes I like to people watch late night on the weekends. The entire staff at the Ballroom is GREAT! If you go in there once, the next time they remember you! That is a rare find in Seattle. Everyone needs to give the Ballroom a try once!

2
★★★★★

I have been a regular at the Ballroom since the day it opend. I have seen the Ballroom change and grow and the Ballroom it is today is the BEST!! It is a great place to hang out during the week and early on the weekends. I admit sometimes I like to people watch late night on the weekends. The entire staff at the Ballroom is GREAT! If you go in there once, the next time they remember you! That is a rare find in Seattle. Everyone needs to give the Ballroom a try once!

Pros: Great space and staff

Cons: NONE!!

.

I am so appalled, all around not a good experience if it weren't for the company I was with! Our waitress at first was very nice and helpful but as soon as she got a couple of tables of guys she was only to be seen flirting with them. Our second round of drinks sat at the bar for five minutes before I got up to get them with our waitress MIA. If you decide to give them a try anyways I recommend sticking with beer as the rest of their drinks are weak, seriously WEAK. The music I swear they kept bumping up the volume 10 notches every 30 minutes. It was difficult to carry on a conversation when we first got there but it just kept getting louder. I woke up with a sore throat from trying to talk. It seems like they are trying to compete as a "club" with Belltown or something. Then to top it all off at the end of the night when we asked for our check we waited another ten - fifteen minutes before I got up AGAIN to go do something our waitress should have been on top of. I shouldn't have to go ask AGAIN for my bill. Sadly enough the tab was started on my card therefore I couldn't just pay in cash and be done. Unfortunately our party had six people at one point during the night and therefore they charged us the automatic gratuity. She didn't deserve the 18% but the rest of the staff didn't deserve to be stiffed on her behalf. I can't stress how much I DO NOT recommend this bar.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I am so appalled, all around not a good experience if it weren't for the company I was with! Our waitress at first was very nice and helpful but as soon as she got a couple of tables of guys she was only to be seen flirting with them. Our second round of drinks sat at the bar for five minutes before I got up to get them with our waitress MIA. If you decide to give them a try anyways I recommend sticking with beer as the rest of their drinks are weak, seriously WEAK. The music I swear they kept bumping up the volume 10 notches every 30 minutes. It was difficult to carry on a conversation when we first got there but it just kept getting louder. I woke up with a sore throat from trying to talk. It seems like they are trying to compete as a "club" with Belltown or something. Then to top it all off at the end of the night when we asked for our check we waited another ten - fifteen minutes before I got up AGAIN to go do something our waitress should have been on top of. I shouldn't have to go ask AGAIN for my bill. Sadly enough the tab was started on my card therefore I couldn't just pay in cash and be done. Unfortunately our party had six people at one point during the night and therefore they charged us the automatic gratuity. She didn't deserve the 18% but the rest of the staff didn't deserve to be stiffed on her behalf. I can't stress how much I DO NOT recommend this bar.

Pros: The wings were good.

Cons: Poor service, poor service, poor service, poor service.

.

On weekends, it's a huge scene. Three quarters of the hook ups are initiated by women. Consequently, guys who go around hitting on women are guys that other women don't want. The men who do the best are those who get along well with (and are recognized positively by) other men.

The large booths are often taken over early by groups on weekends, sometimes for special occasions. So get there early or reserve a space if you're planning a soiree. Avoid open-toe shoes, large purses and dangling cell phones.

Only people with limited exposure to the real world leave their personal items unattended in any large establishment. Security at the Ballroom has improved dramatically. Overtly drunk people are not admitted or are 86'd if they drink too much inside.

Weeknights are pleasant in such a large space. There's a DJ on Thursday nights too, when it's not crowded. I love their pizza.

It's drawing a more diverse crowd now. The Ballroom is always a good time.

2
★★★★★

On weekends, it's a huge scene. Three quarters of the hook ups are initiated by women. Consequently, guys who go around hitting on women are guys that other women don't want. The men who do the best are those who get along well with (and are recognized positively by) other men.

The large booths are often taken over early by groups on weekends, sometimes for special occasions. So get there early or reserve a space if you're planning a soiree. Avoid open-toe shoes, large purses and dangling cell phones.

Only people with limited exposure to the real world leave their personal items unattended in any large establishment. Security at the Ballroom has improved dramatically. Overtly drunk people are not admitted or are 86'd if they drink too much inside.

Weeknights are pleasant in such a large space. There's a DJ on Thursday nights too, when it's not crowded. I love their pizza.

It's drawing a more diverse crowd now. The Ballroom is always a good time.

.

I used to be a big fan of the Ballroom when I was in college but recently I have been dissapointed with the crowd that is taking over. Rather than college kids, it has become a thug bar. On a recent visit my purse was stolen from right next to me. It had my belongings and a friend's inside. At the time of the theft, the staff was less than helpful even though our wallets and keys were taken. The next day, they failed to return my phone calls and when I finally got a hold of them, they left me on hold twice for more than 3 minutes. This is not the first time I've had things stolen here. About three years ago, someone stole a coat of mine that was at the table with us.This is not the bar it used to be and I would not recommend it. If you go, keep your coat and purse on....the crowd is not to be trusted.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I used to be a big fan of the Ballroom when I was in college but recently I have been dissapointed with the crowd that is taking over. Rather than college kids, it has become a thug bar. On a recent visit my purse was stolen from right next to me. It had my belongings and a friend's inside. At the time of the theft, the staff was less than helpful even though our wallets and keys were taken. The next day, they failed to return my phone calls and when I finally got a hold of them, they left me on hold twice for more than 3 minutes. This is not the first time I've had things stolen here. About three years ago, someone stole a coat of mine that was at the table with us.This is not the bar it used to be and I would not recommend it. If you go, keep your coat and purse on....the crowd is not to be trusted.

Cons: Crime

.

WOW!!! Did I get an introduction to party time last Saturday night! I was playing pool with a friend of mine an all of a sudden there was people kicking next to us giving us help on our pool shots, as well as buying us shots and drinks. This place is incredible!!! I will be here every other day. Amanda ROCKS! Thanks for the greatest customer service, this is something very rare in a heavy stream industry like this. Thanks to all, I will see you very soon...

The Tiqulia and Carrona was Great!!!
Take care'

Frankie S.

2
★★★★★

WOW!!! Did I get an introduction to party time last Saturday night! I was playing pool with a friend of mine an all of a sudden there was people kicking next to us giving us help on our pool shots, as well as buying us shots and drinks. This place is incredible!!! I will be here every other day. Amanda ROCKS! Thanks for the greatest customer service, this is something very rare in a heavy stream industry like this. Thanks to all, I will see you very soon...

The Tiqulia and Carrona was Great!!!
Take care'

Frankie S.

Pros: Amanda, the drinks, and everybody else that put this event on.

Cons: PARKING, Please take a cab!!!

.

About a dozen pool tables, heated outdoor area (fireplace and heatlamps), small dance area (with a cage) and a few tables and stools to lean on... this place is typically packed with decent looking, drunk college kids. Yes, I was one of them, but now that I'm not I still enjoy it very much! I like that you can chill out and play pool, and once you've got a good buzz go and tear up the dance floor. It can get packed in there, though. The food is typical bar fare, large portions and decent priced. It's really a good time for anyone in their twenties.

2
★★★★★

About a dozen pool tables, heated outdoor area (fireplace and heatlamps), small dance area (with a cage) and a few tables and stools to lean on... this place is typically packed with decent looking, drunk college kids. Yes, I was one of them, but now that I'm not I still enjoy it very much! I like that you can chill out and play pool, and once you've got a good buzz go and tear up the dance floor. It can get packed in there, though. The food is typical bar fare, large portions and decent priced. It's really a good time for anyone in their twenties.

.

Basic facts - pool tables, good beer and general congregational space makes the "Ball Room" seemingly attractive. Fremont has a lot of circulation of people on the street which usually makes for eclectic crowds, especially on the weekend. However, such is not the case for the Ball Room. Drunken college girls and guys are in full force and are hard to gauge - sometimes entertaining but usually just a cause for going elsewhere. However, the general experience of this otherwise clique-y meeting spot improves if you are able to secure a pool table that isn't in the way of people back-and-forthing from the dance floor. The floor is often sticky in high traffic-areas and the high-traffic areas are often consumed by clowns.

1
★★★☆☆

Basic facts - pool tables, good beer and general congregational space makes the "Ball Room" seemingly attractive. Fremont has a lot of circulation of people on the street which usually makes for eclectic crowds, especially on the weekend. However, such is not the case for the Ball Room. Drunken college girls and guys are in full force and are hard to gauge - sometimes entertaining but usually just a cause for going elsewhere. However, the general experience of this otherwise clique-y meeting spot improves if you are able to secure a pool table that isn't in the way of people back-and-forthing from the dance floor. The floor is often sticky in high traffic-areas and the high-traffic areas are often consumed by clowns.

Pros: good beer, pool tables (when available)

Cons: weekend crowds, general attitiude of younger patrons

.

A perpetual Greek Row field trip extravaganza. Although I must admit that I've only been there on Fri/Sat nights, I can assure you that at those times you'll be banging elbows with all sorts of of Kappas and Deltas and so forth. This is where Mr. and Ms. Greek put on the ritz and go be cooler than you. Unsurprisingly, the place is a bonafide "meat market," yet there seems to be a vibe unapproachable hostility among the female patrons. Maybe I'm just a wuss, but I think it's actually that thier a bunch of skanks who'd prefer a man who waxes his chest and employs a devil-may-care attitude when it comes to bottoning the top of his shirt.

0
★☆☆☆☆

A perpetual Greek Row field trip extravaganza. Although I must admit that I've only been there on Fri/Sat nights, I can assure you that at those times you'll be banging elbows with all sorts of of Kappas and Deltas and so forth. This is where Mr. and Ms. Greek put on the ritz and go be cooler than you. Unsurprisingly, the place is a bonafide "meat market," yet there seems to be a vibe unapproachable hostility among the female patrons. Maybe I'm just a wuss, but I think it's actually that thier a bunch of skanks who'd prefer a man who waxes his chest and employs a devil-may-care attitude when it comes to bottoning the top of his shirt.

Pros: hey, they got booze, eye candy, very busy pool tables

Cons: soulless, unjustifiable cover, crowded

.

The Ballroom is my fave bar, hands-down. It's not a club, but has a dance floor with AWESOME music and the best thing is that you can come in jeans and t or a dress and feel right at home. Plus the people are really friendly and it's a great place to meet guys!

PROS: Good music, Great People
CONS: Crowded on Weekends, Parking

4
★★★★☆

The Ballroom is my fave bar, hands-down. It's not a club, but has a dance floor with AWESOME music and the best thing is that you can come in jeans and t or a dress and feel right at home. Plus the people are really friendly and it's a great place to meet guys!

PROS: Good music, Great People
CONS: Crowded on Weekends, Parking

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

this place is always fun. Definitely a place to easily meet new people. If you go home w/out at least some digits, go home and stay there.

1
★★★☆☆

this place is always fun. Definitely a place to easily meet new people. If you go home w/out at least some digits, go home and stay there.

Pros: crowded, hotties

Cons: crowded

.

everybody knows about the ballroom, tuesday nights is college night, and it is less crowded and easier to meet people and dance. lots of locals on week days. super fun! good, fun crowd!

2
★★★★★

everybody knows about the ballroom, tuesday nights is college night, and it is less crowded and easier to meet people and dance. lots of locals on week days. super fun! good, fun crowd!

Pros: strong drinks, hot bartenders, outdoor area

Cons: line on weekdends

.

Yeah, I'm sure the dancing is great if you can ignore the beer being spilled down your leg by the extremely drunk couple making out next to you. No actual dancing occurs here, in fact the last several times I've been there the closest I've seen was people too drunk to walk leaning on eachother. It's basically a big meat market where it's impossible to get a drink and it's too crowded to move. The music was okay, outside is nice, those are it's only redeeming factors.

1
★★☆☆☆

Yeah, I'm sure the dancing is great if you can ignore the beer being spilled down your leg by the extremely drunk couple making out next to you. No actual dancing occurs here, in fact the last several times I've been there the closest I've seen was people too drunk to walk leaning on eachother. It's basically a big meat market where it's impossible to get a drink and it's too crowded to move. The music was okay, outside is nice, those are it's only redeeming factors.

Pros: outside available, trendy

Cons: crowded, expensive

.

Not really everything I hoped it would be, but plenty of nice eye candy. Just don't talk to anyone, trust me on this one. It's too cliquish, and the beauty there is only skin deep. Great place for pool though (if you can find an open table). A few too many frat boys for my liking though....but all in all, a great club, especially for Fremont.

2
★★★★☆

Not really everything I hoped it would be, but plenty of nice eye candy. Just don't talk to anyone, trust me on this one. It's too cliquish, and the beauty there is only skin deep. Great place for pool though (if you can find an open table). A few too many frat boys for my liking though....but all in all, a great club, especially for Fremont.

Pros: Great Layout, Huge Bar, Good for pool

Cons: Long Lines Fri/Sat, Frat hangout, Cliquish

.

After hearing friends rave about the legendary "ballroom" I decided to see what all the hype was about. Needless to say, I was far from disapointed. The cocktails were great, the staff was friendly and there were plenty of people to meet. I would definitly recommend this bar to anyone who has recently graduated or would just like to run into some old friends.

2
★★★★★

After hearing friends rave about the legendary "ballroom" I decided to see what all the hype was about. Needless to say, I was far from disapointed. The cocktails were great, the staff was friendly and there were plenty of people to meet. I would definitly recommend this bar to anyone who has recently graduated or would just like to run into some old friends.

Pros: Hot guys and gals, Casual, Comfortable

.

In my opinion, I am way too old for this place, but I've been a few times with work friends... Much to my surprise, I have consistently been approached by fratboys offering stud service, which has been somewhat flattering and very amusing. I've always had a great time, but probably for the wrong reasons! The pool tables seem very crowded, and any place else is better for dancing - the DJ might as well be playing some cheap 70s compilation CD and the dance area is in a sweaty little cave. What this place seems to do best is provide space for rather conventional young people to flirt and get drunk and act "wild." It's definitely fun for what it is.

2
★★★★☆

In my opinion, I am way too old for this place, but I've been a few times with work friends... Much to my surprise, I have consistently been approached by fratboys offering stud service, which has been somewhat flattering and very amusing. I've always had a great time, but probably for the wrong reasons! The pool tables seem very crowded, and any place else is better for dancing - the DJ might as well be playing some cheap 70s compilation CD and the dance area is in a sweaty little cave. What this place seems to do best is provide space for rather conventional young people to flirt and get drunk and act "wild." It's definitely fun for what it is.

Pros: meat market, yummy wine selection

Cons: meat market, smoky, crap DJ

.

This place is ok on weeknights, and I especially like sitting outside when it's nice. But the place can be a real meat market on the weekends...

2
★★★★☆

This place is ok on weeknights, and I especially like sitting outside when it's nice. But the place can be a real meat market on the weekends...

Message from Ballroom

If you are looking to enjoy a great night out with friends, have a few drinks and watch a game or two, or rally the gang and play some pool, The Ballroom in Fremont is the place for you. Come down to Fremont, grab a bite and a drink or two and sit outside on our patio by the fire pit and enjoy a nice Seattle night.

More about Ballroom

Fremont's premier bar and lounge is here at The Ballroom. Great beer, wine and specialty cocktail menus, amazing pizza and appetizers will keep you going while you enjoy a sporting event on one of our 8 large screen TVs, play pool one of our six regulation size tables, or just sit outside on our patio by the fire pit enjoying a nice Seattle evening. With happy hours daily at our two bars, Trivia nights on Wednesdays, and Dj's playing the hottest cuts, there is no better place to spend a night out on the town than here at The Ballroom. Private parties, corporate events, birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties are welcome here with guests all 21 years of age or older. Catering is also available.

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Ballroom, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review