Oh, sure, you could stalk Sig Hansen and the crew of the Northwestern in haunts in and around Ballard, but that's sort of creepy. Showing

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The Sloop

Oh, sure, you could stalk Sig Hansen and the crew of the Northwestern in haunts in and around Ballard, but that's sort of creepy. Showing up at The Sloop, however, won't make you look like such a slobbering fanboy. It's a known fact that Hansen likes to cavort with the venerable Market Street haunt's scruffy clientele when he's home from sea, and even if he doesn't show up, you'll still be able to suck down ridiculously cheap 34-ounce "Slooper-size" mugs of Rainier and some of the best fish and chips in town. And if your stargazer patience starts wearing thin, there are reasonable odds that Hansen might be bellied up across the street at the Lockspot. If you think Ballard's lost some of its hard-drinking Scandinavian edge, well, you'd be right. But it's still there, and isn't going to disappear as long as the Hansen boys are dropping anchor nearby. —Mike Seely

 
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