Night Life

As the sun starts to set over the bay the nightlife awakens. Being a college town the downtown area is usually packed Wednesday- Saturday night. Rest assured it’s not just for clubbing either there is a wide range of establishments for a more low-key crowd as well.

Cocktail Bars – Downtown Bellingham

  • Black Sheep: This little hole in the wall combines my two favorite things: mix and match tacos and alcoholic beverages, from margaritas to cervezas with lots of fun surprises in between.
  • Temple Bar: This beloved bar boasts dark lighting, steamy windows, red velvet wallpaper, and a seasonal and always delicious menu of drinks and plates on the smaller side.
  • Kombucha Town:Hip, airy bar & hangout featuring fermented foods, kombucha cocktails & local art.
  • Rock and Rye Oyster House: Airy, brick-lined locale in a historical building serving New American cuisine, seafood & cocktails.
  • Redlight Kitchen & Bar: Delicious, uniquely crafted cocktails. Fun old building with some interesting history
  • L&L Libations: Downtown cocktail bar w/ fun, comfortable atmosphere, cocktails, craft beers & food! Happy hour 4-7 daily w/ specials on food & drinks. 
  • BACK DOOR: Styled, Cozy, Craft Cocktail Lounge that Specializes in your drinking palate and provides an inclusive space
  • Uisce Irish pub: Vibrant Irish bar offering beer pints & cocktails, plus occasional live jazz music.
  • The Shakedown:Intimate bar & performance venue offering live rock, karaoke & comedy, plus falafel & cheesesteaks.
  • The Orion: New space-themed bar in Bellingham downtown. The interior is beautiful. Murals decorate just about every wall and the constellation room is amazing. 
  • The Local Public House: We are a local pub that specializes in craft beer and great food. We offer a full-service restaurant, pub games, the best bar food in Bellingham, and a huge selection of beer on tap. Wine, cider, liquor, and cocktails are also available. Casual atmosphere and friendly service.
  • Endgame Bellingham: Endgame Bar & Restaurant is a gaming bar whose primary focus is on creating an inclusive nerdy community. We have 4 rotating taps of draft beer, a large cocktail list, hot sandwiches & snacks, and over 300 free board games.
  • Jack’s: Bar with an old school vibe and classic cocktails
  • The Ranch Room:The Horseshoe Cafe & Bar is a classic, all-day eatery & bar has been serving up hearty American comfort food in Bellingham since 1886.
  • Cap Hansen’s Tavern: Has that hole in the wall feel & friendly local neighborhood bar atmosphere with great drinks & laid back people
  • Redrum:Their drinks are on point (think floral accouterments and the occasional drink on fire) and their decor is insane – you feel like you’ve been transported into a dark paradise as soon as you enter the place.
  • Beaver Inn: Free popcorn?  Skee ball? it’s really relaxed and it’s a great place to go if you want to sit down for a drink with your friends.
  • Cabin Tavern: Casual cabin themed bar makes you want to don a flannel and camp slippers and get a cocktail or local beer to wash down the queso.
  • State Street Bar: Great dive bar. Nice selection of local beers, mixed drinks, and ciders. They have a rather extensive fried food menu, and a couple different bar games. Comfy chairs, pool, air hockey, and skeeball make this a fun place to unwind.
  • Bayou On Bay: Spacious 2-story Cajun restaurant providing hearty dinners, plus brunch, beer & cocktails.
  • Bellingham Bar and Grill:Check out our bar and grill menu, and our nightly drink specials. We’re also the home of progressive wells: every Wednesday double well drinks start at $2.00 at 9 pm and increase by $0.50 every half hour until close.”
  • Casa Que Pasa:Creative burritos, tacos & a vast tequila selection served in a funky atmosphere with local artwork.

Night Clubs – Downtown Bellingham

  • Underground: Dance & Night club
  • The Royal Night Club: Night club
  • Studio B:Studio B is a fresh atmosphere of music, dance, and spirit’s
  • Rumors Cabaret:Hopping, gay-friendly nightspot offering live music, DJs, drag shows & cocktails.
  • Wild Buffalo House Of Music: Funky, brick-walled club with bar & dance floor offers live blues, rock, reggae shows & more.
  • Kombucha Town:Hip, airy bar & hangout featuring fermented foods, kombucha cocktails & local art. It turns into a night club at night.

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