Brimmer & Heeltap

We are a bistro and bar located in Ballard that welcomes hungry diners, beverage enthusiasts, neighbors and visitors alike.

The name Brimmer & Heeltap commemorates the proper pour, one that teases the top of the glass and culminates in a satisfying glimpse of the bottom. Like a good toast, Brimmer & Heeltap is a place that evokes camaraderie – a sense of where we've been and where we want to arrive.

In early 2012 we endeavored to set our own table. The idea was to fashion a destination just on the other side of your doorstep: a gathering space for friends, with all the comforts of home and a uniquely crafted menu of small bites, family style plates and thoughtful libations.

We opted for a quarter of the city where we feel intrinsically connected. Ballard is a lauded destination for its entrepreneurial temperament and flourishing establishments – the proximity to other dynamic Seattle neighborhoods being the proverbial icing on the cake.

Thanks to the dedication (and appetites!) of friends and family we are looking forward to cultivating an eatery that we’re proud to hang our hat in.

We invite you to pull up a seat and share in Chef Mike Whisenhunt’s locally inspired innovations and our bartender Brian Hibbard's concoctions.

Seattle Turkey Trot 2017

Early Bird registration for the Seattle Turkey Trot is open! Who can join us for this scenic 5K Run/Walk/Jog benefiting Ballard Food Bank this Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov 23rd? Such a great way to help bring food and hope to our neighbors in need during the season of giving. For more information and to register, visit See YOU at the ‘Trot! A 5k run, walk or job on Thanksgiving Day morning in Seattle, from beautiful Sunset Hill to the picturesque Golden Gardens Park.

Autumn Themed Family Suppers

Sunday Family Suppers are back! The culinary team has created two incredible Autumn inspired menus for you and your friends for October & November. Beginning Sundays in October and running through November, Brimmer & Heeltap will set a farm-to-table feast for you and 12-22 of your nearest and gastro-loving dearest. With back to school rituals well underway and folks crossing fingers for an Indian summer, we have something for you

Oktoberfest Dinner with Stoup Brewing

We are so excited to announce a dinner with Stoup Brewing at the end of this month on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 pm. The party will commemorate Oktoberfest and their new autumn releases. Seating is almost sold out.

A link to our site is below with information and purchase information. Tickets are $67 per person including tax & gratuity. Join Stoup Brewing for a Munich inspired night of incredible autumn beers and Chef Mike’s inspired food in our private garden studio. Seating is very limited and will sell out quickly. Guests will be welcomed with Stoup's celebrated Pilsner as we mingle and talk shop with Lara Zahaba &

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There's nothing better than dining alfresco during Seattle's gorgeous summer months. Come early this weekend to secure a table on our pretty garden patio! Plan ahead for the next sunny day

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Our Bread and Butter

When was the last time you came in and had some of our delicious bread? It’s not unusual for dinner guests to walk into our open kitchen at the end of a meal, happy and full, to thank the culinary team for preparing such special plates of food for them. We love it when this happens, and when new patrons give us superlatives like, “Chef, that was the BEST bread I h

The Best Brunches in Seattle

Call ahead or walk in to brunch with us bright and early tomorrow! 🥓🥞🍳🥂 Bloodys, burgers, and Benedicts: Don't sleep on these Seattle brunch specials.


A deeply creative person, Sam excels as a pantry chef and has even helped elevate our dessert program by experimenting with complex flavors and turning them into inspired frozen desserts. He’s been in the trenches during many a brunch service, and is now taking ownership of the grill station.

Not only have Sam’s technical skills improved immensely in his time at B&H, his patient, driven disposition has propelled him to become a leader among his teammates. Crew members from both the culinary and service teams seek out Sam for creative solutions or questions about food. His focused, positive, and easygoing presence inspires his teammates and makes him a pleasure to work with.

Be sure to say hi to Sam on your next visit!

Here's a fun little throwback of Jen and Chef Mike when the restaurant was just starting to come together! #Throwbackthursday

General Manager

Jen Doak

Culinary Team

Mike Whisenhunt, Executive Chef




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425 NW Market St
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Wednesday 5pm - 10pm
Thursday 5pm - 10pm
Friday 5pm - 10pm
Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm
Sunday 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 9am - 2pm
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