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 Brunch Heatmap: Where to Eat Now, February 2017

Consider joining us this weekend when you make your brunch plans. We even take reservations! The hottest brunch options in the city

[02/16/17]   We're hiring amazing line cooks. Apply today!

Brian has been hard at work concocting beautiful new cocktails for you to try! Come by tonight and ask him to make you a Salt Bae - a delicious mix of bourbon, apple shrub, alpine liqueur, lemon, mezcal and salt.

"Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly." - M.F.K. Fisher

Happy Valentine's Day! We hope your day is filled with all kinds of love and good food! <3

We <3 brunch! Come join us today and tomorrow from 9-2 for delicious cocktails, homemade sausage & bacon, eggs how you like 'em, and friendly service!

Even though it feels like the sun has retired for good, we've harnessed some seriously spring-y vibes at the restaurant thanks to Fremont Brewing. We just started pouring their fantastic Lush IPA, which they crafted as "a reminder of Spring’s coming, its rebirth and promise of sunny days forever." Yes please!

Seattle’s Top Restaurant Standbys of 2016: ‘Vif, Forever and Ever, Amen’

Thanks for the shout out Nicole Sprinkle and Eater Seattle! As always, we feel super grateful to be part of Seattle's vibrant, delicious food scene. <3 Local food writers share their compulsive dining habits

Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Dinner at Brimmer & Heeltap

Valentine's Day is just a week away...have you made your reservations yet? We can't wait to serve you and your sweetie(s) Chef Mike's special multi-course menu - click the link for a preview! "Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly." - M.F.K. Fisher We invite you and your sweetie(s) to join us this Valentine's Day for a special prix fixe dinner at the restaurant. We're opening on a Tuesday so we can delight you with a beautiful mul...


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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