Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Active Beers: 64
Beer Ratings: 646
Beer Avg: 3.66
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
British Columbia (Canada)
3.58/5 rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
First the good: love the room, the beer garden, the whole ambiance. It's great! The service was just as great. It was busy and our server was doing a fantastic job of being personable and making sure everyone was happy. Amazing! The menu has a good selection that is sure to please a wide variety of people. Speaking of which, it's a good mix of patrons from sporty-bikesters to hipsters to everyday working people. I wish patrons were allowed to choose the 6 beers in the sampler but it covers nearly all their regular offerings ... and when I asked about the two keg beers the great server happily brought me mini tasters in addition to the 6 on my tray.
Now for the bad: I really didn't like any of their beers. They were totally disjointed, tasting like they were just thrown together without any sense of balance. The listed alcohol levels were reasonable but the lack of a balanced accentuated the alcohol which made the beers taste even worse. I didn't finish any of the eight I tried. I thought I had hit the beers on an off day but a local beside me was raving about their big and bold taste.
So I'm torn about recommending BBB to friends. How about: it's a fantastic beer destination but just don't drink the beers.
Maybe it's just me so I'll give the beers another chance another time ...
06-29-2014 16:06:21 | More by EspressoGuy
4.08/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This local Bellingham pub epitomizes the Bellingham culture. Down to Earth, natural, somewhat artsy, and laid back. They serve a solid IPA. For me, it is especially tasty on cask. This is one of our favorite places to go in the summer for afternoon beers, plus it is very much, kid friendly. The outdoor seating/beer garden is nice, the events they have here are always fun, and it is centrally located in downtown Bellingham. Their beers are solid, the food is good, and the people are nice.
04-08-2014 00:32:49 | More by mabermud
4.6/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
They have a great brewpub. The beer isn't the best I've had, but I've been spoiled over the years. Overall, its great quality, the Cascadian Dark is one of my favorites. The food is the best I've had at a brewpub, try the yam enchiladas, I thought it sounded crazy at first, but they are amazing. The staff is incredibly helpful and fun to be around, especially after a few pints. Very much recommended if you find yourself in Bellingham.
03-31-2014 18:47:56 | More by heyealex
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
Great Beer! Fish Tacos are a great choice to pair with their excellent IPA. The Barleywineish is a great choice. Also they were pouring a single-hop Amarillo that was out of this world. I have been enjoying this brewery for years and will continue to frequent Bb when I make it to a Bellingham. Great location.
02-02-2014 17:18:57 | More by jellikit
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Loved it here. My first time was today. Service was great, although there wasn't as many beers to choose from than I thought. The tap house section of the brewery looked neat too with the option for the love music. I enjoyed the platter I had and I'm not much of an IPA guy but none of them weren't too bad. I was happy to see the hockey game on at the bar. I live up north, I want to watch hockey not football. Ill definitely be coming back after my deployment. I'm moving to fairhaven so ill be enjoying this place for years to come.
01-02-2014 03:14:09 | More by Gaffattack
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro in Bellingham, WA
91 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.