Whatcom County is home to many breweries in Bellingham, WA! Recreation Northwest is proud to partner with many local businesses and organizations, including some of the best breweries in Bellingham, WA! We are sure we can all agree there’s nothing better after a hike or camping trip than sitting down at a local pub that has expertly brewed its own beer.
These are some of our favorite Bellingham breweries that have supported Recreation Northwest programs in the past! Find out where you can dazzle your taste buds in Bellingham!
Aslan Brewing Co./Aslan Depot
If you are looking for one of the coolest places to drink locally-brewed beer, Aslan Brewing Co. at the Aslan Depot in downtown Bellingham should be near the top of your list. Located in the historic Union Depot building, you will forget you’re sitting in a Bellingham microbrewery and feel like you’ve been transported back in time.
Their unique tap list (which includes beers with papaya, mango, chocolate notes, and more) will have your mouth buzzing and the food menu is just as delicious (especially the poutine)! You’ll have to keep visiting so you can try ALL the varieties and combinations! With Aslan’s tasty food options, it’s no wonder Aslan’s one of the best breweries in Bellingham, WA!
Boundary Bay Brewery
Boundary Bay Brewery is a long-time institution in Bellingham and one of the oldest local breweries in the area. Through the last 25 years, this Bellingham brewery has shown its dedication to the community through its philanthropic efforts, events, and community involvement!
Oh, and of course their beer tap list is filled with incredible locally crafted beers that locals and visitors have come to love. Boundary Bay also has a great Bellingham beer garden that is fantastic in nice weather and gets converted into a haunted house for Halloween (and other uses). While everyone loves to eat and drink at Boundary Bay Brewery because of it’s amazing location and friendliness, they also deliver their beer. Yes, please!
Kulshan Brewing Co.
Kulshan Brewing Co. is another community favorite because of its Trackside beer garden and steady calendar of events…including a strong weekly trivia night! It is definitely a place you want to end your latest adventure.
With amazing hand-crafted beers available all year round and lip-smacking seasonal options (with names like “Party in the Woods”), you will always be happy with your beer selection at Kulshan Brewery. And if you can’t make it to trivia night or for the live music, they also offer local beer delivery!
Lost Giants Cider, Co.
While not a beer brewery, Lost Giants Cider, Co. definitely deserves a spot on the list of the best breweries in Bellingham, WA. If you’re looking for something different, but still locally hand-crafted, you will find it in the craft cider at Lost Giants.
They take advantage of the abundance and variety of apples produced in Washington State, their cider menu includes options with pineapple, elderberry, habanero, and more! Need your cider fix but can’t get out? Get your locally-crafted cider to go!
Stones Throw Brewery
Stones Throw Brewery is a favorite because it embodies everything that makes Bellingham and Bellingham residents great: sustainability, community, and outdoor adventure! The tap room is kid and dog friendly, and is the perfect place to gather before or after your latest hike or adventure. It’s our tradition to end our work parties at Stones Throw to quench our thirst.
It is also a really cool place to stay overnight if you need an AirBnB in Bellingham before heading off to your adventure. This Bellingham brewery has some delicious beers on tap and the food trucks will definitely hit the spot after coming off the mountain!
Proud Recreation Northwest Community Partners
All of us at Recreation Northwest frequent these local Bellingham breweries and are proud to call them community partners. So the next time you need a place to start or end your outdoor adventure, a place to meet friends, or somewhere to take a date, be sure to try some of these Bellingham bars.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.