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Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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Boundary Bay Brewery & BistroBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Active Beers: 67
Beer Ratings: 670
Beer Avg: 3.67
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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 by otto251068:
Photo of otto251068
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

otto251068, Oct 26, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of Donkster46
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Donkster46, Sunday at 09:58 PM
Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Rifugium, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of soccerbrew
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

soccerbrew, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of EspressoGuy
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%

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 ...

EspressoGuy, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Sound_Explorer, May 18, 2014
Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev -2.4%

KStark, May 13, 2014
Photo of mabermud
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

mabermud, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of heyealex
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

heyealex, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of staceya2
5/5  rDev +22%

staceya2, Mar 27, 2014
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Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro in Bellingham, WA
91 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.