Seattle >Arts & Entertainment > Ballroom In Fremont
456 N 36th St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.651953 -122.353128
Neighborhoods: Lake Union, Fremont
Was attach and assaulted by the bouncer – I had a horrible experience. I was waiting for friends and the bouncer thought i snuck in which i did not and the cameras proved that i didnt. Instead of asking me the bouncer attacked and assaulted me. I was chocked then slammed onto the ground twice. the police were called and we are filing a claim against them.
GREAT pizza! – This bar is fantastic.Dancing and high volume crowd on the weekends, and a great happy hour with laidback atmosphere on the weekdays.The pizza is delicious.Not on happy hour the pizza and bar menu can be a little pricey, but the slices are above average in size and the drinks are always stiff.They have a really fun outside seating area with fireplace and outside bar.The service is friendly and usually very quick.I always enjoy going back to this bar whether its grabbing a slice of pizza or drinks on friday night.
Young fun crowd – Drinks are nothing special, but my favorite part is to just hang out with friends there and mingle with the crowd.
Fun People Watching – Fun place to hang on a sat night, lots of people, drinks were $$$
Great place to hang out in Fremont – The Ballroom is awesome- you can have dinner, drink, dance, play pool at pretty good prices. It can get pretty crowded on the weekends, but the weekdays are pretty chill. Generous shots- the first time I went was on my 21st birthday and they hooked me up! The DJ's are cool if you make a music request too. The bartenders are always friendly- its like a neighborhood place that you can still dress up for!
Perfect place to hang out without the annoying Belltown scene.
Great place to grab a stiff one! – I've been here a few times and each time I've played pool - at the same table, nonetheless, for $6 for however long (I believe). The hot female bartenders with great suggestions, patience, and personality (yes, I'm a chick) always give me the drink I'll like - and I like it, and it's a good and strong one. Last time I enjoyed a huckleberry, cranberry, and lime drink that was just fabulous. It was shaken and strained the first time, poured over ice the second time, can't say anything for consistent presentation, but the thing tasted the same. I didn't like the fact that it was $9 per drink, but hey, clearly I bought them.
The appetizers and pizza here are pretty damn good, but the onion rings, man, they are NOT greasy, beer battered and just right. Get there for happy hour to save a few bucks.
Now for the disclaimer: This place is a meat market, a hooking up type of meat market. Sure they have a DJ and some dancing, some trivia nights, but I would not go here alone as a single chick. Yuck. Go with friends and you'll have some fun. But definitely go!
Ballroom Blitz - Dance all weekend long – I've been to the Ballroom a few times since moving to Fremont. It's a big space with a dining area, pool tables, dance floor and a spacious patio with a fire pit. So far my visits have only been on the weekends where the dance floor seems to be primarily a place to hook up. The clientele differ slightly from Friday to Saturday night but the goal seems to be the same at the end of the night. Expect some touchy-feely guys and a soccer mom or two losing their inhibitions on the stripper pole.
I'm not sure if the DJ's are on a permanent rotation or if they have guest DJ's filtering through, but my preference was for the Friday night mix which was heavier on the Hip Hop side and less sing-a-long Top 40 choices.
While the weekend crowd seems to be a bit of a meat market, which I'm not ruling out purely for it's "OMG is this really happening" factor, I've heard that the Ballroom is a completely different place on the weekdays and have a popular Trivia Night on Wednesdays.
Never Again! Avoid this place. – A big group of us attended the NYE celebration at The Ballroom thinking it would be a great time. My brother is married to a Colombian woman and some of her family and friends were here visiting. They speak a tiny bit of English but not enough to know what someone is saying to them. One of the Colombian women had been feeling homesick and sad all day. Late in the evening she was sitting in a booth resting her head on her boyfriend's shoulder. She was not drunk, not sleeping and not belligerent. They were sitting at our booth, keeping to themselves when a "manager" came up and accosted her. He threatened to kick her out because she looked like she was "sleeping." Because she and her boyfriend do not speak English, I calmly told the "manager" that she doesn't understand him and that she is just sad, not drunk. He then got in my face and told me the next person to talk besides her would be escorted out. Again, he threatened to kick her out and again she did not understand him. I repeated that she doesn't speak English and that she is not drunk. He then escorted me out. I requested to talk to a manager and several minutes later the same man came outside. We talked on the street in front of the bar where I again calmly explained the situation. He did not listen to a word I said, accused me of saying obscenities which was not true and then lied to me telling me he speaks Spanish. I did not hear him speak a word of Spanish to my friend and highly doubt he knows the language. Anyway, he dismissed my story, stormed inside and told the bouncer that if I tried to come in to call the cops! Please understand that I was completely calm throughout this situation. If this man was indeed a manager he needs some lessons in people skills. He proceeded to infuriate my entire group by coming back outside and yelling at us and basically made us look like the bad guys in the situation. None of my family or I have ever been treated like that before. For a $25 cover charge, I expect to be treated better. We will never go back. I am going to spread the word about what a horrible place this is.
I am very sorry for the experience that you had this evening. We were in between security managers at that moment and we were using a fill in for those few days. We are currently running with a great security staff and I assure you that you would not be treated in the same way. We are not in the practice of treating our patrons with disrespect. We were in a pinch on a busy weekend and had to run with what we had available. I understand why you would not want to come back. However, that "manager" is not employed by us and will not be working here again. We do not stand for our employees to treat our patrons in this manner. If you do decide to try us again, I would be happy to comp entry for you and some friends so you can come down and get a real feel for the ballroom and the level of treatment that we usually offer here.
Helpful staff also – Also....I dropped my cell phone here in a BIG Saturday Valentines Day crowd and I thought id never see it again. A worker found it and made sure to answer when I called from my friends phone and returned it immediately. Thanks guys!
Great Bar for any occasion – i originally stayed away from this bar because of its fri and sat nights, but i was missing out. This is a great neighborhood hang every other day of the week. It has pool, pizza, photo booth, fire pit. The staff is always nice and the drinks are great. Come check it out!
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