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.

The 38 Essential Seattle Restaurants, Winter 2017

We're so honored to be included on this list of exceptional Seattle restaurants. We love serving all of our friends and neighbors and it makes us feel especially proud to be in such great company. Thanks Eater Seattle! Your guide to Seattle's greatest restaurants for any occasion

Vendor Spotlight: Steven Smith Teamaker

Check it out: in this new blog post we highlight one of our beloved vendors, Smith Teamaker. Photo credit: Will Foster Photography. It should come as no surprise that we’re really into details. We obsess over the finer parts of service and food preparation because we know that doing so is one of the things that makes coming in to dine with us such a positive, welcoming experience. From the...

Bright and flavorful homemade ricotta, grilled bread, and a healthy serving of fruit...come kick off your weekend with us at brunch!


Seats are quickly filling up for our special 3rd Anniversary Dinner this Sunday! Make your reservation today! Brimmer & Heeltap is a gastropub in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.

It's not too early to start thinking about our bartender Kate's amazing Bloody Marys and weekend brunch, right?

Chef Whisenhunt's lamb shoulder fried rice is a delicious play on a banh mi that features warm spices, pickled chiles, carrots, daikon and mint. Trust us - it’s everything you want to eat when it’s cold outside.

We're turning 3 this month! Join us for dinner this Sunday, January 15th to help us celebrate 3 wonderful years of being your friendly neighborhood bistro. In honor of the occasion, Chef has prepared a special throwback menu featuring old faves like the squid fried rice.

You can find more info here:

That's a Wrap Baby!

Every January we find ourselves counting our many blessings and reflecting on the wild, wonderful year we just spent together. In this new blog post, Jen shares some of her favorite moments from 2016. <3 Did you know that the word nostalgia is a compound of two Greek words nóstos & álgos, referring to homecoming and ache? Now that 2016 is behind us, we’re experiencing a little homesickness and relief for another year gone by. At B&H we take comfort in the events of our past, the personal ties and t...


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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