Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen

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Chuckanut Brewery & KitchenChuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
BA SCORE
3.74/5
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354 Ratings
Chuckanut Brewery & KitchenChuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

601 W. Holly St.
Bellingham, Washington, 98225
United States

(360) 752-3377 | map
chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
38
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
354
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.75/5
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
37
pDev:
11.47%
 
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 18
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4.63/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of Red_Zeke
4/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Mellow is the first word that comes to mind. Gentle acoustic folk music in the background fits the relaxed feel of this spot.

Chuckanut has 8 taps, 5 German styles and 3 British. Don't go here looking for West Coast IPAs, or Imperial Stouts. They do lagers and pilsners and Kolsch, and they are very good at it.

The food is equally good. We had tuna poke, clams, an oyster po boy, and a fabulous bread pudding.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of gandres
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited on an afternoon Saturday, December 26, 2015
Bartender was very attentive even with a full restaurant
Limited choice coming from brewery
location and place is very good but parking is a challenge

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Photo of kristinc
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of flagmantho
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I visited Chuckanut on a recent trip to Bellingham and I quite liked the place. It's got a very welcoming brewpub atmosphere that I dig, and the staff were all cool and knew the product. There were about 8 beers on tap, mostly German styles and focused on lagers. The selections I had were pretty decent and I could definitely see spending a few hours there quaffing these session-strength lagers. Overall I'd say it's definitely worth a visit.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
4.05/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of mabermud
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Nice selection of beers if you enjoy lagers. This place was voted best small brewery of the year on BA a few years ago. Most notably, this place offers the best food amongst all of the breweries in Bellingham. I like it.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of soccerbrew
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Ghoerner91
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of tongatim
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

This place is amazing for one reason: the consistent quality of their beers, especially their lagers. Will and Mari Kemper put their passion for great beers into action, not just in their mission statement. Not the swingin'st joint in Bellingham, no live music, and food that is merely good in a town that already serves a lot of good food. Initially, a lot of turnover of wait staff made for spotty service, but lately they seem to be retaining staff, who seem to have become infected with the Kempers' passion for great beer and show it in their interactions with customers.

Want great beer---especially absolutely fresh classic European lagers? This is the spot.

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Photo of staceya2
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

I came here a few times, enjoy their beer, but on one visit I brought 2 of my friends from out of town in for a few beers. When we were about to leave I ordered a growler fill to-go and the server broke the top of my growler while pressing it upside against the machine that sprays water into them. He refused to replace it for me and the owner came in and was extremely rude to me and still did not replace it. It seemed like such a small thing to ask but they were so rude that it was slightly embarrassing for them and I have not gone back since. I recommend everyone that I talk to now to only visit the other breweries in town.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of PhillipNordwall
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham, WA
Brewery rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 354 ratings