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Bellingham trivia nights

Trivia teams typically have  four to six players, and each player contributes a buck or two toward the  jackpot. Variations abound, so check in with the venue to confirm their particulars. And plan to show up early to grab a table for your team.

This list reflects recurring bouts, but there are often one-off themed trivia nights. Keep an eye on the calendar for those.

Sunday

Greene’s Corner
2208 James St.
5:30pm

Archer Ale House
1212 10th St.
6:30pm, host Will Canepa

Best Buds Gaming Lounge
1121 MacKenzie Ave
Nerd Trivia at 8pm

Monday

Honey Moon
1053 N. State St. (alley side)
First Monday of the month – True Crime trivia at 7pm

Kulshan Brewing Company
2238 James St.
7pm, alternating hosts Justin Smith and Rob Coiner

Rook and Rogue
206 Magnolia
7pm

Paws for a Beer
501 Harris Ave.
6pm

Culture Cafe
210 E. Chestnut
8pm with host Randall Ragsdale

Tuesday

Village Inn and Pub
3020 Northwest Ave.
7pm with Vanessa Vortex

Pizza’zza Fairhaven
1501 12th St.
7:30pm, first and third Tuesdays

Uisce Irish Pub
1319 Commercial St.
Trivia for the Masses most Tuesdays, movie trivia on the last Tuesday of the month. Both at 8pm.

Wednesday

The Cabin
307 W. Holly St.
Music trivia first Wednesday of the month at 7pm.

Slo Pitch Sports Grill
3720 Meridian St.
7pm

Kulshan K2 
1538 Kentucky St.
7pm with Jen Castaldo

McKay’s Taphouse
1118 E Maple St.
7:30pm

Thursday

Stone’s Throw Brewing
1009 Larabee
7pm

Updated for Fall 2018

Round two: Bellingham’s late night happy hours

Out late and looking for a deal? Catch these late night Bellingham happy hours. For the full list of happy hours in town, check our Bellingham Happy Hours page.

Aslan Brewing
1330 N Forest
Late happy hour daily 9pm-close: $12 pitchers, $1 off pints, appetizer and small plates menu.

Best Buds Gaming Lounge
1121 McKenzie
Late happy hour Sun-Thurs 11pm-close, Fri-Sat midnight-close: select drafts, craft bottles and cans $3, well cocktails $4, snacks including chicken nuggets, mac and cheese bites and cheesy tots $4-5.

Black Cat
1200 Harris  Ave., 3rd floor, (360) 733-6136
Late happy hour Mon-Thurs 9pm-close: $1 off wells, drafts and wine by the glass. Small plates including blackened prawn taco, $6, and cheeseburger and fries, $8.

Bob’s Burgers & Brew
Downtown: 202 E. Holly St., (360) 734-1350
Barkley: 955 Newmarket St., (360) 647-3355
Late happy hour Sun-Thurs 8-10pm.

Boston’s Pizza
70 Bellis Fair Parkway, (360) 676-5111
Late happy hour Mon-Fri 9-close: $1 off margaritas, wells, wine and drafts; appetizers $4-$7 including pizza flight, wings, fried pickles, sliders, nachos and loaded “cactus cuts” potatoes.

Brandywine Kitchen
1317 Commercial St., (360) 734-1071
Late happy hour daily 9pm-close.

Boundary Bay Brewery
1107 Railroad, (360) 647-5593
Late happy hour Sun-Thurs 9-close.

Casa Que Pasa
1415 Railroad, (360) 756-8226
Late happy hour 9-11pm: 50 cents off all drinks, half price appetizers and desserts, potato burrito with a tall boy $7, or with a margarita $9. $1 tacos daily after 11pm.

Cascade Pizza
2431 Meridian, (360) 671-0999
Late happy hour daily 8pm-close: $4 house wine and imported beer.

Fat Pie Pizza
1015 Harris Ave., (360) 366-8090
Late happy hour daily 9pm-close: $2.50 wells, $4 doubles, $3 house wines, $3.50 draft beers, $6 martinis and manhattans, $7 shakers, half price wine bottles, appetizers including pizza bites, mac and cheese, and antipasto platter, $3.99-$4.99.

Fiamma Burger
1309 Railroad Ave., (360) 733-7374
Late happy hour daily  8pm-close. $3 for wine and 12-oz craft beer cans, $4 for 16 oz craft cans, and $2 for Olympia and Rainier tallboys, .

Jalapeno’s
Downtown: 501 W. Holly St., (360) 671-3099
Barkley: 2945 Newmarket Pl., (360) 778-2041
Fairhaven: 1007 Harris St., (360) 656-6600
Late happy hour Mon-Sat 9 to close.

Nicki’s Bella Marina
615 S. Harbor Loop Dr., (360) 332-2505
Late happy hour daily 9pm-close, all day Sunday: $1 off wells, wine, drafts, and appetizers.

Pizza’zza
1501 Harris St., (360) 218-7012
Late happy hour daily 8pm-close: $2 slices, $3 local pints, $4 pizza rolls, $5 wine pours and $6 breadsticks.

Rock and Rye Oyster House
1145 State St., 360-746-6130
Late happy hour Mon-Sat 9pm-close: drink specials including $6 wine, house martinis and manhattans, small plates including pork belly poutine and half-dozen oysters, $7-$11.

Skylark’s
1308 11th St., (360) 715-3642
Late happy hour Mon-Thurs 10-close: $3 wells and pints, $4 wine by the glass, $2 oyster shooters, small plates $3-$4.

Slo Pitch Sports Grill
3720 Meridian, (360) 733-2255
Late happy hour daily 9-10pm: 1/2 priced select apps, $3 wells, $2.25 domestic drafts.

Honey Moon: An uncommon cure for the cold

It’s safe to say deck and patio season is over. We’re seeking warmth, Dayquil, and shelter from the storm. If summer is prime time for breweries, Honey Moon is a warm, cozy refuge of winter goodness. Mead is a fermented honey beverage believed to be the oldest alcoholic drink in the world. Honey Moon is one of thirteen meaderies in Washington.

The entrance is tucked away in an alley (the very alley, by the way, that was named the best in town in last year’s Best of Drunk Bellingham survey). Inside is a narrow, high-ceilinged space with brick walls and copper-topped bar and tables. Large windows at the back of the room peek into the back room where mead and cider are made.

Detecting my sniffles, Don, the bartender, fixed me a hot mug of straight mead (formerly Lover’s Mead) combined with the orange and wassail flavors ($7). It wasn’t terribly sweet, and had a distinct honeyed bite. My friend tried a cyser, cider combined with the mead of your choice – in this case, wassail. They also have wine and bottled beer from local breweries.

If you want a snack to go with your mead (and you should – at roughly 14% ABV this stuff is potent), there are small plates and platters for sharing. The soup of the day, lentil coconut curry, sounded delicious, but our empty bellies demanded something more substantial. Macaroni and cheese came hot from the oven in a ramekin, was creamy and satisfying with a bite from dry mustard and white pepper. The small sandwich offering of the day ($7) was chicken with habanero jack cheese and roasted pepper pesto, grilled like a panini and about half the size, was  excellent, with lingering spice. Both came garnished with apple slices and marcona almonds.

We ordered a flight of drink offerings, which was served in what Don said was a repurposed boxcar floorboard. He could have completely made that up, but it was a pretty presentation regardless. Here are the highlights of the tasting:

  • Ciderhead: Crisp, quite dry and light
  • Cyser with mead: Well balanced, tasted more like a traditional cider than the ciderhead
  • “Straight” mead: Floral cloying honey notes- sweet with a flowery character
  • Orange mead: Orange blossom, floral, light, honey, would work well in a cyser
  • Wassail mead: Like fireball for grownups – light sweet and spicy warm goodness

Moving through the produce department . . .

  • Blueberry mead: Sparkly, slight apple cider vinegar, long-lasting fruit-loop finish, perfumy- slight effervescence – blueberry perfume at first, blueberries off the vine after
  • Raspberry mead: A favorite. Acidic, vinegary, tart- tart acidic, would make the best cyser
  • Strawberry mead: Jammy, tart, with big strawberry nose. Fruit bomb! Slightly effervescent
  • Sangria: Fruity, fresh-balanced, warm and orangey

Where to buy: Besides the tasting room, Honey Moon products are available in bottles at

Barkley Haggen

Meridian Haggen

Sehome Haggen

Community Food Co Op – Downtown

Community Food Coop – Cordata

The Market at Lakeway

BevMo!

Elizabeth Station

Cornwall Corner Store

Terra Organica