Best Bellingham Happy Hour

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Jordan Stambaugh

Who doesn't love a good happy hour?

We rounded up the best local happy hour spots to unwind in Bellingham, all week long.

Best Craft Cocktail Happy Hour

Redlight | 3-7pm Daily

The mixologists at Redlight really know how to mix up the magic with unique flavor profiles and combinations using their own house infused spirits. Our pick would be the Blue Raja (Blueberry Mint-Julep) – blueberry-infused bourbon, house made mint syrup, orange Angostura bitters, soda water.

What sets Redlight’s Happy Hour apart? Most places we’ve found only offer a few basic cocktails on their happy hour menu, whereas Redlight offers $1 off of nearly all of their crafty concoctions! 3pm-7pm daily.

Redlight Kitchen & Bar

1017 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225



Best Beer Happy Hour

Mckay’s Taphouse | 11am-6pm Daily

So many beers (over 50 on tap!) and so many hours to be happy with specials from 11am- 6pm every day! They also serve delicious pizza and other pub food staples like sandwiches and wings.

McKay's Taphouse

1118 E Maple St, Bellingham, WA 98225



Best Wine Happy Hour

Artifacts | 4-6pm Wednesday to Saturday

The crew at Artifacts has created a really special space here next to Whatcom Museum, which makes it a perfect stop before taking in some new art exhibits. We can’t wait to visit on a sunny day to sip some vino on their beautiful patio.

Happy Hour is from 4pm-6pm Wednesday to Saturday, featuring $2 off of tap wines and $1 off of the small bites menu. Psst…the goat cheese with onion jam was delicious!

Artifacts Cafe & Wine Bar

202 Grand Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225


Best Natural Wine Happy Hour

Gainsbarre | 3-6PM Thurs-Mon

If natural wine is your thing, look no further than this adorable, minimalist wine bar in downtown Fairahaven. Gainsbarre only features wines that have no additives, and are organic, biodynamic, or sustainably produced.

Happy hour is from 3-6PM Thursday through Monday (the only days they are open). Look for discounts on select food and an asterisk* on select wines for a dollar off.


1143 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225


Healthiest Happy Hour

Culture Café at Kombucha Town | 3-6pm & 10pm-late Daily

When you are looking for a happy hour with fresh options, Culture Café is where it’s at! 3pm-6pm, and 10pm-late (plus they have fun activities every night of the week) $4 draft beers, $3 wines, or choose your favorite spirit with a FREE Kombucha mixer. Our favorite picks for food: Kombucha Town poke salad or their Town Tacos. You really can’t go wrong here!

Culture Cafe

210 E Chestnut St STE 2, Bellingham, WA 98225



Best Family-Friendly Happy Hour

Aslan Brewing in Bellingham WA

Aslan | 2-5pm & 9-10pm Daily

Granted, Aslan makes our list for one of the best happy hours with, or without kids in tow, but for the sake of this collection we do feel like they offer the best family setting with something for everyone. Kids love to color, sip their house-made root beer, and munch on the delicious waffle fries. Grown-ups can enjoy $1 off 16oz or 20oz beers, or $2 off a pitcher. Our go-to food items are the pulled pork tacos which are generously filled for a mere $2.50 each and a fresh salad for $5.

Aslan Brewing Company

1330 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225



Best Happy Hour with Appetizers

Rock and Rye Oyster House | 4-8:30pm Daily

Airy, brick-lined locale in a historical building serving New American cuisine, seafood & cocktails. Excellent oysters to go with your beverage of choice!

Rock and Rye Oyster House

1145 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225



Best Boozy Beverage

The Real Mccoy | 4-7pm Tuesday – Saturday

OK, The Real Mccoy’s boozy beverage isn’t part of their happy hour, but it’s definitely worth mentioning. If you’re in need of a sweet and boozy treat, be sure to order their bourbon milkshake made of créme de cacao, borghetti coffee liqueur, vanilla ice cream, and topped off with a generous helping of branca menta whipped cream. Won’t pony up for full price? They offer $5 gin and tonics (hint: homemade tonic) and medium sized burgers for $6 (for meat eaters and vegetarians).

The Real McCoy Home Bar & Kitchen

114 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225



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