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Bars and nightlife in Bellingham

Top bars

Brewery
“One of the OG breweries in Bellingham. The food is good, it's a great place to catch a game. The beer is safe but delish anyway.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bar
“Very busy place - the food is delish too. Go on a weekday for the best seats and service. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“The second location for Kulshan this one highlights some of their experimental beers. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the best places in town for live music! Shows often sell out fast so check before you go.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Brewery
“Definitely in the running for our favorite brewery. If you like creative craft beer, you should check it out. No restaurant, but they do have rotating food trucks.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Nice evening venue amidst the entertainment district... good wine and eats; rather noisy at times. Excellent venue after a movie or play or whatever...”
  • 22 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“This tap house is everything. We just love the bottle shop and the rotating taps. We are so lucky to have this in our neighborhood. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Very surprising German beer selection, in fact only German styles. This one has been around since 2008 and has more of a restaurant feel than a modern brewery. The smoked Rauch bier was tasty. ”
  • 20 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Bar
“One of the best places in town for live music! Shows often sell out fast so check before you go.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love the decor and the food at Scotty's is wonderful. Great happy hour too. Barkley is a fun area and close to Regal Cinema for a movie after dinner or lunch.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Cheap and delicious - your hole in the wall kind of place. Try their potato burrito, but make sure you bring an appetite or plan on taking 1/2 home with you. Excellent sauces. Ambiance is nothing special.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Rock Club
“A favorite venue in the local music scene. Performances from local and touring rock bands. 21 and up. Partners with the next-door Racket Bar and Pinball Lounge.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Known as a gay bar where all are welcome to come dance and have a good time. Here and Glow are where locals choose to go dancing (as opposed to students that might choose a couple of other places downtown). All of the nightlife clubs are within walking distance. Many do not charge cover or if they do it's just a couple of bucks. Generally no dress codes, casual to formal, choice is yours. It's Bellingham ie laid back.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great decor, not much in the way of food but nice for a drink after dinner. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Both a restaurant and bar, Bellingham Bar & Grill has amazing drink specials and a one of a kind staff. You won’t be bored at this high energy, up beat bar. On one half tables to enjoy each other’s company and the other pool tables line the room. It’s an awesome place to get together and start the night.”
  • 1 local recommends

Music venues

Performing Arts Venue
“Historic theatre that features top quality performers and the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Rock Club
“A favorite venue in the local music scene. Performances from local and touring rock bands. 21 and up. Partners with the next-door Racket Bar and Pinball Lounge.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Make.Shift is a maker’s space located in the heart of Bellingham’s arts district supporting artists and bands by providing 21 studios, an award-winning gallery, a live music performance space and a low-power radio station KZAX 94.9. They are an all-ages space dedicated to a policy of no drugs, no jerks, no booze.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Music Venue
  • 1 local recommends