Photos: 9 Places To Eat And Drink Seriously Well In Ballard

We've already gone over one of the essential stops for any trip to Seattle, Pike Place Market. But for those of you who prefer to follow the less obvious route, spend a day exploring Ballard. It's a located in a former Nordic fishing village that was swallowed up by the urban sprawl of Seattle — soon achieving trendy suburb status [see it on a Google map]. "A sleepy little drinking village with a condo problem" read a t-shirt we found in one of the neighborhoods excellent bars, which we stumbled upon during a weekend of drinking both old fashioned and new fangled. Here are the highlights, in pictures. You can read the whole story here.