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Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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Boundary Bay Brewery & BistroBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
BEER AVG
3.69/5
Based on:
60 Beers
360 Reviews
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 39
Visits: 58
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1107 Railroad Ave.
Bellingham, Washington, 98227
United States
phone: (360) 647-5593

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Reviews: 39 | Visits: 58
Reviews by otto251068:
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4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Atmosphere: Nice long bar, plenty of tables in the place. My favorite thing about Boundary Bay (besides the beer) is the beer garden. A great place to sit outside with plenty of seating and they also have a couple kegs out there so you don't have to walk inside. If you sit inside the place feels so open.

Quality: For what they have, the quality is great. Just take a look at all the medals and awards littering the walls.

Service: Plenty of staff. Always someone walking around that you can flag down if you need something. If you sit at the bar the bartenders are always attentive. Never had a problem with the service.

Selection: More than a dozen beers to choose from. BB always has most of their "staple" beers on tap, and then a rotating seasonal list. I'm a big variety fan so BB is a good place where I can always get something I haven't had in a while.

Value: Overall, a bit on the pricey side, but their beers are top notch. One of my favorite places in Washington. (980 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sails_Ambassador
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Noooddle
4.01/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Rutager
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Moose90
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of TheBungyo
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Boundary Bay has long been a staple in the NW craft beer community and even after all these years they're still on their game. Most of their offerings are very good, and the food is consistently good as well. Plus, there's usually a few offerings on cask. All of this coupled with great service make this a must visit when in Bellingham. (338 characters)

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of mr-jj
4.5/5  rDev +10%

I like the vibe of this brewpub. Lots of energy, friendly servers, great menu and food, and a good beer selection. (115 characters)

Photo of ZachT
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Donkster46
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of soccerbrew
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
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 ... (1,301 characters)

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mabermud
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
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. (492 characters)

Photo of heyealex
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
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. (438 characters)

Photo of staceya2
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jellikit
4.05/5  rDev -1%
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. (310 characters)

Photo of Gaffattack
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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. (535 characters)

Photo of stokeliosis
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of denverick
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro in Bellingham, WA
91 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.