Bellingham bar specials and events for Friday

Bellingham events for Friday

Kill the Keg, Plant a Tree Block Party at Stone’s Throw Brewery, 5pm-8pm

Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Fundraiser at Boundary Bay, 5pm-9pm

Pop Up Sip and Shop at Kulshan K2, 6pm-9pm

Ninkasi Brewers Night at McKay’s Taphouse, 6pm-9pm

Maddie Pritchard and Sam Chue at Culture Cafe, 7pm

Sonja Lee Band at Skylark’s, 8pm

Tyler Clarke at Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, 8pm

Prozac Mountain Boys at Honey Moon, 8:30pm

Karaoke with host Seamus O’Carey at the Village Inn Pub, 9pm

Good Friday Hiphop Night at Glow, 9pm

Ginseng Sawka Drum Attack at Wild Buffalo, 9:15pm

Karaoke at El Gitano, 9pm

Second Hand Suits, Rock n Roll Suicides, Maneken Hand at the Swillery, 10pm

T Sisters, Local Strangers at the Green Frog, 9:30pm

Hobosexual, Wild Powwers, Dryland at the Shakedown, 10pm

Bellingham bar specials for Friday

Casa Que Pasa: $6 Hornitos refreshers.

Chuckanut Brewery: $8 liter steins.

Cocoanut Grove: 6oz. New York Steak Caesar Salad $7.75, domestic bottled beer $2.50.

Glow: $5 mystery drink. $2 wells until 11.

Green Frog: $3 pints 4-7.

New York Pizza: $6.50 Long Islands.

Rumors Cabaret: $2 tallboys 4-close. $3 Long Island iced teas 9-midnight.

Scotty Brown’s: $3 off pitchers of beer.

Bellingham bar specials and events for Tuesday

There’s plenty to do this Tipsy Tuesday.

Events

Fashion Night: movie The Dressmaker starring Kate Winslet, fashion fun with Social Fabric at Vinostrology, 5pm

Trivia with John Drum at Skylarks, 6pm

Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons at the Green Frog, 7pm

Pacman Battle Royale at Reset Arcade, 7pm

Gigantically Hoppy Nikasi Night at Archer Ale House, 5:30pm

Whatcom Women in Business/Ballast Point Night at McKay’s Taphouse, 6pm

True Stories Told Live: Near Misses at the Honey Moon, 7pm

Paint Night: Spring at Archer Ale House, 7pm

Chuckanut Lecture Series: Susan Welch and Adam Foy of Skagit Valley Malting at Chuckanut Brewery, 7pm

Beer Week Bingo with Fremont Brewing at Bayou on Bay, 7pm

BIERS Bingo at the Local, 7pm

Trivia with host Thomas Mooney at Uisce8pm

Trivia at Boston’s, 8pm

Soul Night at the Green Frog, 9:30pm

Karaoke at the Royal, 10pm

Heiress, Dust Moth, Mustard Gas and Roses, Glacier at the Swillery, 9:30pm

80s Night at the Shakedown, 10pm

Specials

Bellingham Bar and Grill: Free pool 9pm-close.

Cap’s Lounge: $4.50 Jameson and Maker’s Mark 7-close.

Casa Que Pasa: $6 Tecate and shot of 2 Fingers Gold.

Cocoanut Grove: Beef taco salad $5.75, Mexican bottled beer and well tequila $2.75.

Chuckanut Brewery: $1.50 kolsch glasses 5-close.

Dos Padres: $7.25 mondo margaritas..

Grand Avenue Ale House: $3.00 PBR pitchers, micro pints, well drinks, or fry basket, 9-midnight.

Horseshoe/Ranch Room: All day happy hour.

Jalapenos, all locations: $2 tacos all day.

New York Pizza: $10 10” pizza, $6.50 craft cocktails.

Nicki’s Bella Marina: Bucket of five beers, boat of onion rings $20.

Northside Restaurant: Half price appetizers, $3.50 drafts.

Redlight: $4 well shots and drinks, $8 doubles.

Reset Games Arcade: Tallboy Tuesday, all the talls $2.

Rock and Rye Oyster House: Industry night, 15% off.

The Royal: Progressive drinks – wells and domestic drafts 50 cents 8-9pm, $1 9-10, $2 10-11, $3 11-midnight, $4 midnight-1am, $2.50 1-close.

Rumors Cabaret:  $2 wells, $4 double wells, $3 tecate/ well tequila combo, and $3 pitchers of PBR from 9pm -midnight.

Scotty Brown’s: $2 off bellinis.

The Shakedown/The Racket: $2 Tuesday – $2 off all tequila shots at the Racket/Shakedown all day, $2 Tecate cans at the Racket 6pm-close, jello shot with each drink purchase at the Shakedown.

Slo Pitch:  Bellingham Brews and pear bombs $4, $1 tacos from 6-9pm. 

Swillery: $1 of most drinks (doesn’t apply to combo specials).

 

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.