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The Archer Ale House

$$ - $$$American, ,
1212 10th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7013
+1 360-647-7002
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
1212 10th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a subterranean old school bar and tavern. A real locals type of hang out place. Great food and friendly service. In fact we knew the bartender, Tiffany, from a few years ago. She is great! We sat at the bar and enjoyed drinks...More

Thank Explorer1904
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Had drinks and played one of the many games they had stacked. Good food and fun atmosphere and close to our hotel. The stairs were ominous and steep, but we managed.

Thank jmbradley1121
Reviewed 28 May 2017

If you are looking for pub fare with an excellent beer and bar selection this is the place. You could be in Scotland for all you know except no one here speaks Gaelic. There is nothing on the menu that is not great, drinks have...More

Thank bert360
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The beer and booze are good the prices are high for what you get and the portion sizes are small. If you want to leave feeling hungry go to Archers. I got the cheddar bacon burger it was the size of a hockey puck and...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I am more of an "eater" rather than a "drinker," so I generally steer clear of restaurants that seem to have more emphasis on liquids rather than solids. It is a big mistake, however, to think that the Archer Ale House is not serious about...More

1  Thank Dr-Jill-from-NH
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Archer Ale is located down a set of stairs in a basement and at first glance appears to be a pretty typical Northwest tavern - low key, casual. However, the hidden treasure is quickly revealed by its ambitious menu and a kitchen that totally delivers...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 2 December 2016

On our way to take visiting family for oysters on Chukanut Drive and couldn't wait, so we ducked in here for a bite. What a find! BEST FOOD EVER. The clam chowder was the best I've ever had, as was the mushroom, truffle and Swiss...More

1  Thank Erab1964
Reviewed 31 October 2016

very casual with prompt service, 5 of us totally enjoyed our dining experience, lots of craft type bers to choose from

1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We came for dinner. What a treat. It was like going to the United Kingdom without the airfare. We ordered a couple of beers. They have quite a few taps and a few that they change with seasonal brews. Food was delicious. Waitstaff is friendly...More

2  Thank Boyshe
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place! I have yet to have a bad meal. This is a regular casual date for my boyfriend and I. The shepards pie along with the truffle mac and cheese are our favorites. They make their own ginger beer for moscow mules. Delicious....More

2  Thank TravelByCastle_13
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 10th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7013
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-647-7002
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Established in 1992, we are an English style pub located in the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham. We feature a rotating draught selection of import & craft beer with an extensive bottle list. We serve fresh, seasonally inspired cocktails & over 100 fine whiskeys. Our full menu includes upscale pub style food such as Shepherd's Pie & Pot Pie as well as house ground natural Painted Hills burgers, steaks, fresh fish & fresh local oysters. Our menu is made in house & features locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. We offer a weekly trivia night, steel-tip darts, local & national sporting events, brewers & distillers nights/pairing dinners & a variety of board games
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