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Sunday, January 21, 2018

#2613 #S1279 - Pono Ranch, Seattle - 9/7/2014

Pono Ranch, Seattle, WA
Pono Ranch doesn't seem like a sort of place that could last many years, but it also seems to be exactly the sort of thing Ballard needs. As the Ballard neighborhood and nearby Fremont sacrifice their funky, unfussy spirit to burgeoning condos and upscale restaurants, here is suddenly a touch of a Burning Man communal space built around a 1903 45' steam crane. It feels like a hippie beach camp, and it's the sort of place where you are torn between telling all your friends and trying to keep it as secret as possible for as long as possible.

The breezy outdoor area defines the character of the place and thus it is, of course, substantially more fun on warm, sunny days. That should probably come as no surprise given that owner Jon Burgett designed the decor and menu with his years in Hawaii in mind -- "Pono," says Burgett, means organic balance and harmony.” (westsideseattle) There are corhhole games, shared wooden tables, a fire pit, and a stage that hosts live bands of a large variety of styles.

Pono Ranch, Seattle, WA
The menu skews a bit Hawaiian, including choices like Huli Huli Chicken and Kahalui Rice mixed in with more prosaic tavern fare, and organic, local ingredients. There is a nice, small selection of beers with a number of cocktails you would sip on the beach. The service can be hit and miss -- it is not the sort of place you want to go when you are in a rush.

Pono Ranch, Seattle, 
Pono Ranch, Seattle, WA
4502 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 - (206) 258-2162
Est. Feb 2014 - Building constructed: 1981
Previous bars in this location: None known
Web site: - facebook
Reviews: westsideseattle - seattlemet - westsideseattle - yelp - tripadvisor 

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