Located in the heart of Ballard at the intersection of Ballard Avenue and Market Street, the BalMar brings cocktails, conversation and comfort together. Settle into our unique space for exceptional service and adventurous food and drink.The BalMar is housed in a two-story 1920s building that was originally a Ballard department store. The 4,000-square-foot space has been given a facelift, but maintains many of its original features and character, such as exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and light fixtures. A seismic retrofit added 90,000 pounds of concrete and 27,000 pounds of steel, much of which was used as architectural elements. The lounge melds old and new, with contrasting elements and styles, from repurposed church lights to custom-built red terrazzo bars; from industrial metals to soft pillows. Effort was made to use reclaimed materials as much as possible, which are incorporated into contemporary artisan touches throughout.