About us

Black and Woman-owned

Fish Ladder Lounge was established in January of 2023, a second restaurant location started by Alison & Ryan here in the heart of Ballard. Alison & Ryan are passionate about community and food, both things are highly revered in any project they take on. This location holds a special place in their hearts as their humble beginnings were selling hot dogs from midnight to 2am to the hungry club crowd years ago. They are excited to transform the Fish Ladder into a place where adults, families, dogs, kids and collegiates alike gather to live life, eat good food and have a cocktail or three!

our menu


Always a reason to party

The "Patio" at the Ladder is the perfect place for your party or gathering. We pride ourselves on making space for people to celebrate life events or just get through the week. We can tailor food or drink items for your people with some advance planning. Please fill out this form for larger groups to ensure we get it right and you have everything you need to gather and celebrate.



Let us know you're coming

While reservations aren't required, if you want to let us know you're coming and make sure there's a space for you, fill this out! Otherwise, tables are usually first come, first serve.




4910 Leary Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA


Operating Hours
Tues-Thurs 4pm-10pm
Fri 4pm-12am
Sat-Sun 12pm-12am
Kitchen Hours
Tues-Fri 4pm-10pm
Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm