Egan's Ballard Jam House

2.5 out of 5 stars
based on 5 Reviews
1707 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-1621



Typical earnings for each musician

based on input from 1 review

Paid via…

  • Lump sum?: Yes (1 vote)  No (1 vote)  
  • Cover?: Yes (1 vote)  No (1 vote)  
  • Donations?: Yes (2 votes)  
  • No pay at all?: No (1 vote)  
  • Free food?: No (1 vote)  
  • Free drinks?: No (1 vote)  
  • Paid to play?: No (1 vote)  

Business practices

  • Non-profit?: No (1 vote)  
  • Musician-run?: No (1 vote)  
  • Rental fee?: No (2 votes)  
  • Books local acts?: Yes (2 votes)  
  • Books out-of-town acts?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Promotes the acts it hires?: Yes (1 vote)  


  • Piano?: Yes (2 votes)  
  • Piano in tune?: No (2 votes)  
  • Keyboard?: No (2 votes)  
  • Drumset?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Keyboard amp?: No (2 votes)  
  • Guitar amp?: No (1 vote)  
  • Bass amp?: No (1 vote)  
  • Direct box?: No (1 vote)  
  • PA system?: Yes (2 votes)  
  • Sound person?: Yes (2 votes)  

The room

  • Stage?: Yes (2 votes)  
  • Backstage/Green Room?: No (1 vote)  
  • Space for dancing?: No (2 votes)  
  • Serves Food?: Yes (2 votes)  
  • Liquor License?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Capacity: 0-50 (2 votes)  

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Reviews from musicians



1 Review
1.0 out of 5 stars   


My band was called last minute to fill in for a band that flaked. The staff were rude to the point of confrontation. Lousy sound to boot. I mean we did these guys a solid and got nothing out of it and for me, I was just a few days out of a surgery it was a total waste of time. One star is too many.



11 Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars   


Small as mentioned, yet still has charm and good location. Good staff. I like egans.


Human Gno

1 Review
3.0 out of 5 stars   


Nice intimate room. Friendly staff. However, I've played there a few times and there is a cover charge for each band (they go around and ask for another cover charge from everyone to stay and watch the next band) so it's easier to keep an audience if bands communicate beforehand and do a joint cover. Play mostly for tips.


Pooh Bear

3 Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars   


Nice, friendly staff. Pretty small, so even if you pack the place, you won't make a lot of money unless you're a small group. They have a small kit and a baby grand. the piano needs regulation. Half price on drinks. Good espresso.



11 Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars   


Very, very small. I like intimate shows too however and Egans is a good place to book with their communicative staff and show options available. Decent food, small on selections however. Book a show and don't expect too much and you will enjoy.