Want to get Bellinghammered? These are our top picks for the best places in Bellingham to get your drink on, whether you want to just grab dinner and drinks with friends, sit and hangout at a bar, or get your groove on. We can point you in the right direction.
Dinner & Drinks
The Copper Hog
The copper hog is a gastropub which refers to a bar and restaurant that serves high-end beer and food without pretension. The copper hog is most notable for their beer selection, which is always top notch offering an assortment of different brews. The menu changes pretty frequently, so there is always something new to try.
Hours: Mon - Fri: 12:00 pm to 1:00 am Sat - Sun: 9:00 am to 1:00 am (breakfast menu from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Sat & Sun)
Location: 1327 N. State Street
Bayou on Bay
Bayou serves Cajun/creole food which is probably why I love it so much, but that's just one of many reason. The atmosphere is great, a really laid back vibe. They also have an oyster bar. They offer a lot of authentic southern drinks. I suggest the Sazerac or the New Orleans buck, both traditional drinks from old New Orleans.
Hours: Dinner: Tues- Thurs 4- 10pm Fri & Saturday 3 - 11pm Sunday 3 - Late Lunch: Tues - Fri 11- 4pm Brunch: Sat - Sun 10-3 pm
Location: 1300 Bay St. Bellingham WA
If it's summer time Boundary Bay is always my first selection. You can't beat their beer garden on a warm summer night. They're home brews include: Bellingham Blonde, Scotch, Imperial Oatmeal Stout, IPA, Amber. You can also get beer to go in growlers, one gallon bladders and kegs or bring in your own container it just needs a lid and a designation of volume.
Hours: Mon - Sun: 11:00 am to midnight Dinner: Sun-Wed 5-10 Thur-Sat 5-11
Happy Hour: 4-6
Location: 1107 Railroad Avenue
MORE RESTAURANTS WITH DRINKS...
Bob's Burger & Brew 202 E. Holly Street
Jalapeno's 501 West Holly
New York Pizza & Bar 902 N. State Street
The Temple Bar
One of the best happy hours in town. You can get a bottle of wine and a cheese platter for $15. If you don't believe me just look at their awards. The temple bar was voted Bellingham's best happy hour four years in a row in 08, 09,10,11. Let's see if they can make the list again for 2012.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-close Sunday 3-close
Location: 306 W. Champion Street
Grand Avenue Alehouse
Pumpin’ Pints since 1998
Daily Drink Specials: Monday: Bucket Night! Four tall boy cans for $6. Choice of Highlife, Olympia, or Rainer, 9 pm-midnight Tuesday: $2.50 Tuesdays! PBR pitchers, micro pints, well drinks 9 pm-midnight Wednesday: Burger, fries, and pint of PBR $5, 6-10 pm Thursday: $2.50 Rolling Rock Pitchers and $1 off top shelf, 9 pm-midnight Friday/Saturday: Bartender’s choice (changes weekly), 9 pm-midnight Sunday: $2 well drinks all day, $2.75 Sessions bottles, 9 pm-midnight
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 am-2 am Saturday 3 pm-2 am, Sunday noon-2 am
Location:113 Grand Ave
Uisce Irish Pub
If you want an authentic Irish experience in Bellingham this is the place to be. Uisce (pronounced Ish-Kah) Beatha is the definition for Whiskey in Gaelic. Uisce's boasts the largest Irish whiskey and scotch selection in Bellingham. If you decide you like the place you can't miss out on Trivia Tuesday one of their busier nights. Don't make Saint Patrick's day the first time you decide to go to Uisce's!
Wild Buffalo House of Music also know as 'The Buff' is one of Bellingham's most well known music venue's. Bringing in big name such as Tech n9ne, Marcy's Playground, Blue Scholars, and Swollen members. You will find the place packed on a Wednesday night especially during the summer for reggae night. They have a calendar on their website every month listing all the events, shows, and cover prices.
Rumors has designated itself as Bellingham's only alternative nightclub. Their motto is From Gay to Straight to Drag Queens to DJs, everyone is welcome (21+). This is one of the great things about Rumors it doesn't matter who you are feel free to dance to heart's content on their dance floor with no judgment. They have nightly drink specials and themed nights. One of my favorites being throwback Thursdays with an added bonus of no cover. It will sure be a fun night!