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Sunday Funday: Bellingham bar specials and events

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

Sunday shows and events in Bellingham

Mojo Music Fest at Boundary Bay, 11am-4pm

Slow Jam at the Green Frog, 4pm

Kill the Keg for DVSAS at the Local, 5pm-close.

Trivia at Greene’s Corner, 5:30pm

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

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

Marcel and Nakos at Kulshan Brewing on James, 7pm

Open mic with Chuck Dingee at Culture Cafe, 7pm

The Burying Ground at the Green Frog, 8pm

Panty Hoes Drag Show at Rumors, 8pm

Singalong Time at Cap’s, 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. Closed today,

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.

BELLINGHAM BAR SPECIALS AND EVENTS, MONDAY

Where to go and what to do on Monday night in Bellingham. Updated every week.

EVENTS

Moto Night at the Cabin, 5pm

Irish Dance Show with Norah McLaughlin and Gallowglass at Boundary Bay, 6pm-10pm

Trivia at Kulshan Brewery (James St.), 7pm

Open mic hosted by Trace Rezidoux at the Green Frog, 7pm

Julian MacDonough Trio at Honey Moon, 8pm

Miserable, Zen Mother, Justus Proffit at the Shakedown, 8pm

Guffawingham comedy open mic at the Green Frog, 9:30pm

Music Trivia with Crystal at the Racket, 9:30pm

Lip Sync Battle  at the Wild Buffalo, 10pm

Karaoke at Rumors Cabaret, 10pm

Karaoke at Bellingham Bar and Grill, 10pm

DEALS

Bellingham Bar and Grill: $2.50 wells, $5 Jager bombs, $5 Touchdowns, $5.50 AMF.

Cap’s Lounge: $3 micro pints 7-close.

Casa Que Pasa: $3 microbrews and $4 nicaraguans.

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

Chuckanut Brewery: $3 pints 6-close.

Cocoanut Grove: Cheeseburger with side $5.75.

Dos Padres: $2.75 margaritas.

Grand Avenue Ale House: Industry night – happy hour prices for food service workers.

Honey Moon: All day happy hour.

Horseshoe/Ranch Room: $6 corona and well tequila shot, free pool all day.

Nicki’s Bella Marina: $10 burger and beer.

Ovn Pizza: All you can eat pizza and salad bar, $12.85.

The Racket: $3 gimlet or bourbon rocks, each come with a Lucky Strike, 9pm-close.

Redlight: Tall boy of Montucky Lager and a shot of Bulleit Bourbon for $7.

Rumors Cabaret: $3 micro pints, $6 Ciroc vodka, $2 Montucky Cold Snack and Old German tall boys.

Scotty Brown’s: $2 off mojitos, $5 off bottles of wine.

Slo Pitch Sports Grill: $2.50 burgers, $4 garlic fries from 6-9.

Bellingham bar specials and events for Saturday

Live music, dancing and other over-21 fun in Bellingham tonight.

Bellingham Events

Singer’s Saturday at the Fireside Martini Bar, 4pm

Fia at Old World Deli, 6pm

Bar Tabac at the Temple Bar, 9pm

Spaceband at Boulevard Park, 7pm

Anissa Quintet at Skylark’s, 8pm

Bruce Parker and Carr Johnson at the Fireside Martini Bar, 8pm

Damon Jones at Honey Moon, 8pm

Karaoke at El Gitano, 9pm

Partylicious with DJ Party Rock at Rumors, 9pm

Raekwon at the Wild Buffalo, 9pm

Surfer Yeti, Indianna Hale, Ash Reiter at the Swillery, 10pm

Graymatter, Cat Passidy at Culture Cafe, 10pm

Swirlies, Cruel Summer, All Over Me at the Shakedown, 10pm

Bellingham Bar Specials

Casa Que Pasa: $6 tarantula margaritas.

Cocoanut Grove: Hot dog and fries $5.25, domestic pints $2.75. 

Dos Padres: $4.50 double driver.

Glow: $2 Pabst, $5 mystery drinks. $2 wells until 11.

Grand Avenue Ale House: $2.00 off  micro pitchers with 18 wings, 5-10.

Horseshoe/Ranch Room: $4 blood orange screwdrivers.

The Royal: $2 wells 9-11.

Rumors: $6 doubles.

Slo Pitch: $3 Coors Light, $4 duck farts.

Village Inn Pub: Buy one entree get the second for half price, 4pm-8pm.

 

Bellingham bar specials and events for Friday

Friday fun in Bellingham, updated weekly.

Bellingham events for Friday

Sleepy Alligators at Boundary Bay, 6pm

Isaac DeVange and Kaeli Earle at Lovitt Restaurant, 7pm

The Spencetet at Skylark’s, 8pm

Joe and Carole Young at Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, 8pm

Scrub at Honey Moon, 8:30pm

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

Reggae Night with Blessed Coast at Boundary Bay, 9pm

Karaoke at El Gitano, 9pm

Mickey Avalon at the  Wild Buffalo, 9:30pm

General Mojo’s, Hilary Susz, Victor Simpson at the Shakedown, 9:30pm

Flashback Friday at Rumors, 10pm

Bellingham bar specials for Friday

Boundary Bay: Fish fry in the beer garden. 4pm.

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.

Green Frog: $3 pints 4-7.

Rumors Cabaret: $4 Long Island iced teas, $6 double wells, $4 Long Beach Iced teas 9-midnight.

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

Bellingham bar specials and events, Thursday

Staying in town for Stringband/Meltdown weekend? Here’s where to go and what to do in Bellingham this Thirsty Thursday.

EVENTS

Caitlin Jemma and the Goodness at Boundary Bay, 5pm

Funk Fury at Aslan, 5:30-7pm

Cheers and Paint at Greene’s Corner, 6pm

Bingo hosted by NSEA at Bayou on Bay, 7pm

Roger Quiggle at Skylark’s,  8pm

Open jam with Pat McFarland at the Village Inn Pub, 8pm

Good Sleep, the Jack Mortensen Band, Shimmertraps at the Shakedown, 8pm

Karaoke at Zen Sushi, 8pm

Lefty and the Right Hand Band at Honey Moon, 8:30pm

Tropicana Thursday at Rumors Cabaret, 9pm

Karaoke at the Culture Cafe, 10pm

Karaoke at the Royal, 10pm

SPECIALS

Archer Ale House: $5 Moscow Mules, Gin Mules, and Hot Mexican Mules.

Boundary Bay: Subdued happy hour – $1 off pints and BBQ food 4pm-6pm.

Cabin Tavern: $3 tacos (3 for $8), $6 margaritas.

Cap’s Lounge: El Jimador $4.50, Hornitos $4 7-close.

Casa Que Pasa: $5 Pabst and shot of Pancho Villa Gold.

Cocoanut Grove: Meatball sub with side $6.75, Mike’s Hard $5.

Grand Avenue Ale House: $3 Rolling Rock pitchers, 9-midnight or when the tap runs out.

Horseshoe/Ranch Room: $4.75 Jack and coke.

Nicki’s Bella Marina: Spring feature drink menu, $6.

Northside Restaurant: Taco night – 3 tacos/$3, taco salad $7, margaritas $3.

Redlight: Industry night – $1 off everything but combos, half price call tequila.

Rumors Cabaret: $6 specialty shaker drinks all night long and $3 PBR Pitchers, and $2 wells from 9pm until midnight.

Scotty Brown’s: $2 off margaritas.

Slo Pitch: Rotating micro and Cuervo, $4, slider trio $6.99 5-9pm.

Village Inn Pub: Burger special – $3.95 from 4pm-8pm.

 

Bellingham bar specials and events for Wednesday

Your Wednesday roundup on where to go and what to do in Bellingham. Updated every week.

Bellingham Events

Game Night at Rook and Rogue, 5:30pm

Music at Maritime in Maritime Heritage Park, 6pm-8pm

Brewer’s Cruise  at San Juan Cruises, 6:30pm

K2 Trivia with Jen Castaldo at K2 Kulshan Brewing on Kentucky Street, 7pm

Trivia at the Slo Pitch, 7pm

The Alkis at Kulshan on James, 7pm

7 Seas Brewers Night at the Green Frog, 7pm

Spin Jam Hooping and Flow Toys at the Wild Buffalo, 7pm

Irish Night with Jan Peters at Stone’s Throw Brewery, 7pm

Greg Pitsch at Greene’s Corner, 7pm

Trivia with Monique at McKay’s Taphouse, 7:30pm

Open Mic at Honey Moon Mead & Cider, 8:30pm

Beer Garden DJ Dance Party at Boundary Bay, 8pm (all ages until 10pm)

Trivia at Rumors, 9pm

90’s Night at the Wild Buffalo, 9pm

Karaoke at the Royal, 10pm

80s Remix at the Green Frog, 10pm

Karaoke at the Swillery, 10pm

Talent Show at Rumors, 11pm (signups start at 9pm)

Bellingham Bar Specials

Archer Ale House: 20% off all whiskey, $5 scratch whiskey gingers, and whiskey flight specials.

Bellingham Bar and Grill: Progressive wells start at 75 cents at 9, go up 50 cents every half hour.

Bob’s Burgers and Brew, Downtown: $3 half order of wings, 7pm-11pm.

The Cabin: $3 hot dog and a tall boy.

Casa Que Pasa: $5.50 Tarantula margaritas, $5 spider bites.

Chuckanut Brewery:  Buy a pint, get the second for $2.25 6-close.

Cocoanut Grove:  BBQ chicken sandwich $5.75, micro pints $3.00. 

Dos Padres: $2 double-it, 15% off with WWU ID.

Grand Avenue Ale House: Burger, fries, and pint of PBR $6, 5-10.

Green Frog: $4 well drinks 4-7.

Homeskillet: Taco Wednesdays – $3 tacos.

Horseshoe/Ranch Room: Pabst or Rainier and well whiskey shot, $5.50, game night – 10% off food for gamers.

Nicki’s Bella Marina: $1 off all whiskey and ribs.

Redlight: $1 off all infusions, $5 blonde redheads.

Rock and Rye Oyster Bar: $15 steak frites and a pint.

The Royal: Well drinks $1 8-9pm, $2 9-11pm, free pool.

Rumors Cabaret: $1.25 PBR pints and $3.75 Fireball 9-close, $2 wells 11-midnight.

Scotty Brown’s: $5 off bottles of wine.

Slo Pitch Sports Grill: Wing night, wings 29 cents each.

Wild Buffalo: Hula hoop happy hour 7:30 – 9:30, $2 Rainier tall boys, $2 wells, $3 pints.

Today on Tap is a daily event roundup compiled by June Hathaway for Bellingham on Tap. Bar specials change from time to time, so please let me know if you see an error so I can fix it in future editions. Thanks in advance from your humble editor!

Bellingham bar specials and events for Tuesday

There’s plenty to do this Tipsy Tuesday.

Events

Trivia with John Drum at Skylarks, 6pm

Bift! Improv Night at Boundary Bay, 6pm-8pm

Pink Drinks with Peadar and Bradley at the Cabin, 7pm

Jason Eady at the Green Frog, 7pm

Renaissance Fair at the Culture Cafe, 7pm

Punch Up Comedy Open Mic at the Shakedown, 8pm

Trivia with host Thomas Mooney at Uisce8pm

Trivia at Boston’s, 8pm

City of Pines at Honey Moon, 8:30pm

Soul Night at the Green Frog, 9:30pm

Pride Afterglow Drag Show at the Swillery, 10pm

Karaoke at the Royal, 10pm

80s Night at the Shakedown, 10pm

Specials

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

Bob’s Burgers and Brew, Downtown: $2 tacos, 3 for $5, all day in the bar.

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

Green Frog: $2 wells, $2 pints until 11pm.

Horseshoe/Ranch Room: All day happy hour.

Jalapenos, all locations: $2 tacos all day.

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:  Trashy Tuesday – $2 wells, $2.50 beer in a bag, 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).

 

Cheap Wine Chronicles: Five Ton Zinfandel, 2013

by June Hathaway

So I went to the Gross Out to buy dish soap and coffee and came home with two bottles of this zinfandel. At 2/$6, how could I not?

After an epic struggle with the cork (seriously, it’s not supposed to be this hard) I was rewarded with a dry-but-not-tannic, round and oaky red with a pronounced woody aftertaste.

Not as big as I would expect from a zinfandel but definitely richer than other wines at this price point, and tastes delicious with a Criminal Minds marathon. It ain’t five tons – more like twelve ounces – but I recommend you buy some before it all gets scooped up.

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.