Sunday Funday: Bellingham bar specials and events

Where to go and what to do in town on Sunday.

Sunday shows and events in Bellingham

Slow Jam at the Green Frog, 4pm

Trivia at Greene’s Corner, 5:30pm

Trivia with Jeff Zweirs at Boundary Bay, 5:30pm

Trivia with Jen Castaldo at Archer Ale House, 6:30pm

David Rogers at Kulshan Brewing on James, 7pm

 

Open mic with Chuck Dingee at Culture Cafe, 7pm

Movie Night: Wild Zero (ft. Guitar Wolf) at the Shakedown, 8pm

Eric Taylor at the Green Frog, 8pm

Panty Hoes Drag Show at Rumors, 8pm

Singalong Time at Cap’s, 9pm

Mo’s Parlor: Space Rock Anime Night at the Swillery, 9pm

The Betty Desire Show at Rumors, 10pm

Sunday bar specials in Bellingham

Bob’s Burger & Brew, downtown  All day happy hour.

The Cabin: All day happy hour, $6 bloody marys.

Cafe Akroteri: All day happy hour.

Casa Que Pasa: $4.50 bloody marys, mimosas and lime rocks margaritas.

Cascade Pizza: Double wells $3.25, 50 cents off beer, wine and top shelf all day.

Cocoanut Grove: All day happy hour, roast beef sandwich $6.25.

Dos Padres: $4 bloody marys and caesars.

El Gitano: All day happy hour.

Green Frog: $15 grilled cheese bloody mary, Slow Jam, 4pm.

Horseshoe/Ranch Room: $1 off micro pints.

Nicki’s Bella Marina: All day happy hour.

The Racket: $3 wells, $1 off drafts, $6 infusion bloody marys, and $4 mimosas, all day.

Redlight: $10 grilled cheese and bloody mary all day, game night – board and card games, 8pm-midnight.

Reset Games Arcade: $1 off all beers.

Rumors: Homosocial Hour, $2 wells 6pm-9pm

Scotty Brown’s: $2 caesars and mimosas.

State Street Bar: Free pool.

Temple Bar: All day happy hour.

The Up and Up: Free pool.

Village Inn Pub: Free pool 1-9.

Quick Bite: Rook and Rogue Game Pub

by June Hathaway

Started my Sunday with breakfast at Rook and Rogue, the new board game pub in the old Port of Subs space at 206 Magnolia. They have approximately 700 board games on hand, covering all skill levels. Most are free to play, but R&R does have memberships that grant access to the super-fancy games.

Check out the nerdy-ass menu, ogle my Muggle Breakfast and Cyborg Mimosa, and admire our charming server Cassie. Rook and Rogue is soft open now, so they’re still tweaking things. They will be holding a grand opening celebration on May 27th.

 

Fancy bingo, unfancy beer (updated)

What: Fancy Bingo (and beer tasting on February 8) UPDATE: Cheap beer tasting will go on all month. There’s still time!)

When: Every Wednesday at 8pm

Where: Glow Nightclub, upstairs at 208 E Holly St.

For the past few years bingo games have been popping up, generally as monthly or one-off events. Now Glow Nightclub’s bingo is a weekly event – you can get you dabber on every Wednesday.

Each drink purchase gets you one free bingo card (with three grids); you can nab more for $1 each. The proceedings are made a little weirder with “bingo lingo,” nicknames for numbers that traditionally mixes British rhyming slang and military jargon. The Glow crew’s own contributions to the lexicon include “69, dinner for two.” Alas, 68 is “dinner for one.”

Host Aireekah Laudert lovingly bundles themed prizes from sponsor merch and, in one recent game, props left behind by a bachelorette party.  Past prizes have included a Hecka Goth bag –“Quoth the Raven” incense, krampus soap, and a sweet Sailor Jerry’s tee — and the Stay at Home basket that included a leopard print onesie and a microwave egg cooker.

Fancy dress is welcome but not required – bingo caller Aireekah Laudert and her accomplice Jackie Kersten (who ran bingo at the old Cabin Tavern) are fancy enough to carry the whole room.

This week’s game includes a cheap beer tasting to determine which mass-market swill is the finest. I got in touch with Aireekah to learn more.

BoT: Is this a blind tasting?

Aireekah: It’s a blind tasting! There will be seven different beers along with a sheet that tells you what beers are being served, but not in order. Then you guess which beer is which! Whoever gets the most correct wins a big prize at the end of the night, which they don’t need to be present for to win.

Also, there will be a special prize for the best description of a beer! And lots of swishing of cheap ass brews in mouths, talks of nuances, head, and legs.

BoT: Will there be palate cleansers? I read somewhere that they are an important part of a serious beer tasting.

Aireekah: We will have Glow’s regular array of tapas including cheeseballs, cotton candy, gummy worms, pretzels, and more! Did you know that Glow is Bellingham’s premier tapas bar?

BoT: Tell me why bingo is a thing I should do.

Aireekah: Fancy Bingo is an amazing thing to do because bingo rules. We feature the best Bingo Lingo brought to you from the UK, the USA, and Glow. Also it’s an excuse to dress up like you’re going to the Golden Globes or a brunch with the Golden Girls!

And we have SO MANY PRIZES! Our sponsors include Sea Witch Botanicals, La Fiamma Woodfire Pizza, Red Boots Design, The Pickford Film Center, Comics Place, Shrimp Whisperer AK, and Glitt3r Lyfe! There’s even opportunities to win things without getting a bingo! It’s a blingo miracle every single frakin’ Wednesday.