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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.