Brimmer & Heeltap

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’s locally inspired innovations and our bartender Jeff's concoctions.

Treat yourself to something truly tasty tonight - our super delicious steak tartare with nori rice crackers and soy-cured egg yolk!

Green is the Word

Foraged plants like stinging nettles and fiddlehead ferns won't be on the menu for too much longer...come in soon for a taste of something springy and delicious! “The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” – Harriet Ann Jacobs It never ceases to amaze us just how spectacularly green Seattle is this time of year. I guess that’s one of the upsides of living in such a rainy place. The garde

We got so excited about Mother's Day last weekend we forgot to mention that Sunday also marked the one year anniversary of our brunch program! Here's to the next year of tasty weekend mornings at B&H!

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” – Harriet Ann Jacobs

A Season of Fresh Flavors and Tiki Concoctions at Brimmer & Heeltap

Check out what's shakin' behind the bar and in the kitchen at B&H these days! If April brought us rain showers (and Seattleites can all attest that it did), here’s to hoping the rest of May brings all kinds of colorful flora, sunshine, and patio season vibes. We’re all restless for nights spent out in the garden and around the fire pit; we look forward to sharing many o

[05/14/17]   🌼 Happy Mother's Day to all the hardworking, beautiful, motherly folks out there! 🌼

Seattle - From quirky waterside neighborhoods to swanky craft cocktail bars with sweeping city views, you’ll find a little of everything in this ever-changing city.

Some kind words coming all the way from Omaha about us and our lovely Ballard neighbor The Walrus and the Carpenter! We agree that making a few foodie stops in north Seattle is a must when visiting town for a long weekend! Seattle is a vibrant, eclectic mix of rocky beaches, hipster coffeehouses, majestic mountains and some of the best craft cocktails in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s an insider’s guide to must-see

End today on a sweet note with our pineapple tart, made with
pineapple rum bavarian cream, jerk spiced macadamia nuts and tamarind caramel sauce.

Our talented culinary team always finds ways to elevate vegetables. This marinated root vegetable salad is served with a beautiful black garlic aioli and is one of our favorite things on the menu!

We absolutely


General Manager

Jen Doak

Culinary Team

Mike Whisenhunt, Executive Chef




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425 NW Market St
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 5pm - 10pm
Wednesday 5pm - 10pm
Thursday 5pm - 10pm
Friday 5pm - 12am
Saturday 5pm - 12am
Saturday 9am - 2pm
Sunday 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 9am - 2pm
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