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The Real McCoy

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114 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4402
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16:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Bellingham, Washington
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming here since it opened upon the recommendation of friends who, like us, like a good drink and want well-prepared, interesting food to go with it. What we have found for several years now is a relatively cozy place (the bar seats around 9, the comfortable room another 30 or so) that consistently attracts a wide clientele from... More 

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Thank Joseph C
Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

When I go out for a drink I like to enjoy the subtler aspects of the evening. As a business owner in a college town I spend some evenings around noise, but when I go somewhere alone or with a small group I always end up at the Real McCoy. The bartenders here are impeccable, consistent, professional, and thoughtful. This... More 

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Thank Luke B
Billings, Montana
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

My daughter and I had a fun meal with sharing several tapas. We each enjoyed a fruity local craft cocktail that was delicious. The service was timely and perfect.

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Thank jeaniellana
Prague, Czech Republic
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Sure, it is a great place. Good food, Pleasant atmosphere. etc. But there is one really good reason to go here. They have Sheepdip. A blended whisky. If you never have had it, life is incomplete. And only they seem to stock it in Bellingham. Perhaps in WA.

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2 Thank Kygelia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

A bellinghamster recommended us this restaurant/cocktail bar and we were more than supprised by the great food and cocktails served. We had the whole Valentines special menu with fresh oysters, pate with toast, deliciously tender lamb chops and a cheesecake to top it all off. All courses were served with excellent recommended wines, cocktails and digesteves. Only thing missing was... More 

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Thank Roosje Kay V
Bellingham,Washington
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

We prefer eating early, rather than late, and are fans of happy hour dining. The Real McCoy, recommended to us by friends, fit the bill perfectly. Arriving on the early side of happy hour, we settled in with our drinks and decided to try the Braised Painted Hill Oxtail and the Painted Hills Beef Slider from the happy hour menu,... More 

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1 Thank LocalFoodLoverNW
Bellingham, Washington
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Finally got around to trying this place and am sorry we didn't go sooner. Excellent selection of specialty cocktails and some interesting appetizers to choose from. Only gave it four stars because it is very expensive for the drinks and the food. At least $9 for a cocktail and most of the food was in the same price range for... More 

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Thank gpc1
Des Moines, Washington
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We went for a drink and small bite before a show. Friends we were visiting suggested The Real McCoy, I wasn't to impressed with the menu, though what we ordered was very good. The salad was fresh with a light spritz of dressing. Being a Saturday night, they were very busy and it was extremely loud, hard to carry on... More 

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Thank lmhendu
Bellingham, Washington
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515 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Needed a before-show dinner so finally made our first visit. Great decor and atmosphere; hipsterish but not snooty. Great place to have a drink. From the bar, we especially loved and reccomend the Prospect Street Sour; it's racy, complex blend of rye whiskey with yellow chartreuse, lemon peel and cardamom bitters served up. For those more into wine than cocktails,... More 

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Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Cloverdale, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

First few times we drove past the location, we thought this was a kitchen store - so glad we decided to look more closely! What a great bar - relaxed atmosphere, efficient, friendly staff, good food and wonderful cocktails. The menu is interesting, and you could order about any drink you could imagine and they'd whip it up for you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4402
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?