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“Loud and Lively”
Review of The Real McCoy

The Real McCoy
Ranked #126 of 456 Restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: American
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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 a conversation. The service was ok, and staff friendly enough.

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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, like my dining companion, the bytheglass wine list had some savvy, interesting choices (but considering the owner, it better!).

But the food side needs work to be a gastro destination. Though the tapas were tasty and well-prepared (our favorite: the smokey mushroom tacos), the portions are very small and four weren't enough of a meal for two. Too, the kitchen was slow, so by the time we realized we were still hungry it was too late to order more.

So, great concept and great room. We'll be back, but we won't come hungry.

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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 in no time. Last night my hubby asked for 'something interesting with tequila' and the owner/bartender mixed up his "Devil on the Dotted Line" - a wonderful blend of reposado, smoky mezcal, amontillado and celery bitters - fabulous it was too! We tried a few of the small plates and particularly enjoyed the braised beef short ribs with the risotto cake and the lamb skewers. The Real McCoy is definitely a place we look forward to visiting again whenever we're in Bellingham.

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Reviewed 17 April 2013

Just open two months, the Real McCoy is a great addition to the bar scene.
The drinks are fabulous and hand crafted. The bartenders are skilled and charming. The waitstaff is fun, charming and skilled. The atmosphere is busy, hip and exciting. The crowd is upbeat, relaxed, mixed age, and lively. And tapas menu is tasty. Some bars are prosaic. This one is poetic. Dylan Thomas would make it a regular haunt.

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Thank Jamie M
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