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Bellingham bar specials and events for Tuesday

There’s plenty to do this Tipsy Tuesday.

Events

Game Night at Rook & Rogue, 5:30pm-10pm

DJ Steve Murray at the Cabin, 6pm

Trivia with John Drum at Skylarks, 6pm

Cribbage – NOBS Night at Kulshan K2, 6:30pm

Pelican Brewer’s Night at Greene’s Corner, 7pm

Ale House and Paint at Archer Ale House, 7pm

Blues Jam at the Wild Buffalo, 7:30pm

Punch Up Comedy Open Mic at the Shakedown, 8pm (signups at 7)

Trivia with host Thomas Mooney at Uisce8pm

Trivia at Boston’s, 8pm

Laura Reed and Sam Vogt at Honey Moon, 8:30pm

Karaoke at the Royal, 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.

Boscoe’s: $2 wells.

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.

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.

Luna’s Bistro: Half off all pizzas.

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, $2 pork tacos for everyone.

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.

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. 

 

Bellingham bar specials and events, Thursday

Here’s where to go and what to do in Bellingham this Thirsty Thursday.

EVENTS

Trivia at Trove Coffee, 5:30pm

Jazz Project Jam at Illuminati Brewing, 5:30pm

Jazz Night at Greene’s Corner, 7:30pm

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

Walter Burkett at Skylark’s, 8pm

Harry Potter Trivia at Boscoe’s, 8pm

Jazz Jam at Honey Moon, 8:30pm

Crystal Myth, Hound the Wolves, Melancholia at the Shakedown, 9pm

Mason Jennings at the Wild Buffalo, 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.

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.

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 and $2 jello shots 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.

 

Mardi Gras happenings in Bellingham

For most responsible adults, you’re a loser if you party all night on a Tuesday. On Mardi Gras, you’re a loser if you don’t.

Fat Tuesday is all about too much fun, so get out there and do stuff that’ll hurt in the morning. Here are a few ideas to get those good times rolling.

The Aireeoke fun machine is throwing a sidewalk Mardi Gras parade at starting at Comics Place on Holly St. at 3:30pm.

Bayou on Bay will be celebrating Cajun-style all night long (and part of the day; they open at 3pm) with tarot readings and face painting, 4pm-9pm, and music from the Hot House Jazz Band at 7pm.

Soul Nite is back at the Wild Buffalo with a Mardi Gras edition at 9pm.

Wrap up the night with the Culture Cafe’s Costume Dance Party Sing-Along with costume prizes, music videos, and bouts of karaoke with Aireekah.

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

Daddy Treetops at Kulshan on James, 6pm

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

Trivia at the Slo Pitch, 7pm

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

Open Mic and Poetry Night at Greene’s Corner, 7pm

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

No Guts, Kali Masi, Vellichor, Iffy Comma at the Shakedown, 8pm

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

90’s Night at the Wild Buffalo, 9pm

Karaoke at the Royal, 10pm

Karaoke at the Boscoe’s, 10pm

Afterparty with Vivienne Duchenne at Rumors, 10pm

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.

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. 

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

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

Luna’s Bistro: All burgers $7,

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, MONDAY

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

EVENTS

Trivia at Paws for a Beer, 6pm

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

Trivia at Paws for a Beer, 7:30pm

Irish and Folk Night at Honey Moon, 8:30pm

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.

Chuckanut Brewery: $3 pints 6-close.

Cocoanut Grove: Cheeseburger with side $5.75.

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.

Out with the old, in with the new: Bellingham bar comings and goings

As I go through the sad business of deleting all the Green Frog’s recurring events from the Bellingham on Tap calendar, I’m moved to run through the notable openings and closings in town this past year (and a couple coming up).

IN:

Black Sheep 

Boscoe’s 

Orion

Rook and Rogue

Best Buds Gaming Lounge

Menace Brewing

Melvin Brewpub

Blue Abode

Copper Hog (same place, new owners)

Red Rum

OUT

Green Frog

Swillery

Real McCoy

Dos Padres

Glow

Der Schweinhaus

 

Did I miss anything? Please feel free to dish bar gossip! – June Hathaway

Sunday Funday: Bellingham bar specials and events

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

Sunday shows and events in Bellingham

Alternative Humane Society Dog Adoption Event at Paws for a Beer, 3pm-5pm

Slow Jam at the Green Frog, 4pm

Empress’s Date with the 11th Doctor at Rumors, 5pm

Trivia at Greene’s Corner, 6pm

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

Forest Beutel at Kulshan Brewing on James, 7pm

Open mic with Chuck Dingee at Culture Cafe, 7pm

Greyhounds at the Green Frog, 8pm

Betty Desire Show at Rumors, 8pm

Castle, Mount Saturn at the Shakedown, 8pm

Panty Hoes Drag Show at Rumors, 9pm

Singalong Time at Cap’s, 9pm

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.

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

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.

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

The Bushwhackers at Old World Deli, 6pm

Buckman Coe at the Green Frog, 7pm

Halo Night at Best Buds Gaming Lounge, 8pm

Selena ft. Mark Williams at the Fireside Martini Bar, 8pm

Bilongo Quintet at Honey Moon, 8pm

Karaoke at El Gitano, 9pm

Thunderpussy, Dryland, Sunfellow at the Wild Buffalo, 9pm

Karaoke at Jalapeno’s Barkley, 9pm

Crooked Neighbours, Bear Axe, Porch Cat at the Shakedown, 9pm

Mark Olson at the Green Frog, 9:30pm

Partylicious with DJ Skyttlz at Rumors, 10pm

Bellingham Bar Specials

Casa Que Pasa: $6 tarantula margaritas.

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

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 drink specials, $2 jellow shots.

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

Village Inn Pub: Prime rib dinner, 4pm-8pm – 8 oz $14.99, 10 oz $16.

 

Fancy bingo, unfancy beer (updated)

UPDATED UPDATE: Fancy Bingo is back! Every third Tuesday at Boundary Bay – event info is updated below.

UPDATE: Sadly, Glow closed in July, 2017. RIP.

What: Fancy Bingo

When: The third Tuesday of every month at 8pm-11pm

Where: Boundary Bay Brewing,  1107 Railroad

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 – Aireekah 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 Fancy 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.