Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

4.4
218 reviews
$30 and under
Brewery

Top tags:

Great Beer
Casual

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro in Bellingham, Washington is independently owned and operated. Since 1995, this eatery and brewery has gained popularity by serving fresh beer and food made from local ingredients. Adding to its character is the fact that Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro is housed inside a historic warehouse that was built in 1922. During nice weather, the deck is open and there is also a beer garden that is used for barbequing and enjoying outdoor concerts.

Aside from the amazing beer at Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, the food here is great too. There is hummus, chips and salsa, Bavarian pretzels, three different kinds of nachos and an incredible pulled pork sandwich.

Experiences

  • Miles Harris Unplugged: Each Monday, Music & Food

    $30.00 per person

    Nov 15 - Dec 27, 2021

    Join us, Mondays on the deck to kick back & enjoy free music from Miles Harris. Reservations are strongly encouraged for this event. When you join us, you will be able to order food off of our full food, drink, and dessert menu. Keep an eye out for weekly specials if you’re feeling adventurous! Settle your bill when you're ready to leave. 1. Two Sets of Music 2. Cozy Atmosphere 3. Menu Specials You have probably seen Miles Harris and his six string all over Bellingham. He has a deep love for many different styles of music, so you are just as likely to hear him play Dolly Parton as Hendrix and anything in-between. With burning guitar chops and silky vocals abound you know you are in for a treat. Preview: https://vimeo.com/651762714

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 218 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JoelF
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed an outstanding dining experience as we always do! The service, food and beverages were all excellent.

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JaynieR
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dan was a great server! The chicken wings were delicious and so were the ribs. Great variety of beer.

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DennisT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was very good, Lamb Burger cooked just right with a decent salad. The staff was very helpful and attentive although. The Stout, as usual was outstanding.
I would suggest they become more aware of Bellingham's parking situation. Bellingham still has parking meter and fairly close enforcement and the lot across the street is permit only during the day. Believe that weekends and evenings are free.
Always a go to place when in Bellingham.

JB
JuliaB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere and value. Loved the costumes of the servers.

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SQbham
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our Bookclub gets together at Boundary Bay once a month. We like to sit outside in the tented deck. Service is excellent and attentive. We’re there at least a few hours and never feel rushed. Separate checks are never a problem!

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vipkaren
Nashville
52 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our service was impeccable, food was great except for soups not being hot😕‼️

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vipJfk66
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were from out of town needing something simple on a Monday night. The service was very professional and unobtrusive. My carrot soup was excellent and the house salad was better than the usual for those and the portions were very large for the combo. My husband, however, thought his brisket was lackluster but was glad it was not too salty. Eat in the bistro for a quieter experience.

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DaveN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good beer, the beef stew was delicious! Noise level is better with less tables, I like that.

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AlyssaW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to this restaurant for our anniversary with our children and found that it fit everyone’s needs perfectly. My kid was able to pick something that he liked and my hubby was able to find something for his vegetarian diet.

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GregE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Boundary bay is pretty difficult to beat. Food is great and beer selection is good too. Been there many times and have never had a bad experience.

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KelliR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Unfortunately the server was very busy and didn’t check in. Once forgot to bring items. And brought my adult daughter a child’s drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was delicious and our server was attentive even though we were slow to select menu items. We chose patio seating because of COVID and in Spring they had had heaters, but no heaters on the rainy September day. They offered blankets, but we needed heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good food and service. Funk band was great during dinner.

EE
vipEdEd
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was ok, but we would likely not return. My wife loved her Harvest Salad with the Salmon add-on. I was much less impressed with the pan fried wings. The wings were quite meaty, but somewhat underdone. My Caesar salad was hohum.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect temperature, outside on the balcony overlooking the beer garden with a very good Irish band playing. Great beer, excellent food.

MB
MichaelB
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

This is the first time this have ever happened and I have been eating at Boundary Bay since 2007. The chips for out Everything Nachos were a bit stale.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great beer. Ceaser salad had way too much dressing.

MA
MayaA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

3of us had the fish tacos which we enjoyed. My husband had the French dip which was so so. Dry bun even with the au jus and meat dry as well.
Way too noisy with the big band. We couldn’t converse.

BM
vipBigMeatNoWhammy
Seattle
75 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Vegan options. Beer was splendid. Something for everyone. A must if you are in Bellingham.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on Friday. They had music in the back so sitting on the patio was the perfect spot!

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vipSoooo
Mobile
58 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Boundary Bay is always a good choice! They can very very busy as they are a popular Bellingham dining spot so it is great to be able to make a reservation! Very pleasant servers and nice meal choices. We had wanted the Friday fish fry but with the smoke conditions we wanted to eat in so it wasn't available. We were able to make other delicious choices! Always a winner.

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richbham
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Usually busy at peak times but making a reservation is a good way to go especially if you want to sit outside. They have done a great job during the pandemic.

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vipAnne
Seattle
85 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is amazing. So many great options for vegetarians. The music from the beer garden was really fun. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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ShellieP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reuben sandwich was amazing as were the chowder and salads! Our server was excellent as was the host. So fun!

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BeeCee
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Overall I think this was a good meal -- I know there is a worker shortage so our server was overworked and inattentive. I don't blame her but it definitely put a damper on enjoyment. We didn't get refills of water or pop nor was asked if we wanted another beer.

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AndyL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

couldn’t hold a conversation, it would have been perfect off the music was just a little softer. We went to the skate park afterwards and it sounded like the music was being piped in there.

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CynthiaC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

SUPER noisy, no air conditioning, food was very bland and service was very slow. Definitely need to add items to menu, fries etc.. for the cost of entrees it should include more options. Will not be returning.

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Professor
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

True Bellingham vibe.

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TheRev
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

There was some confusion at the host station about our reservation, but a more experienced staff member arrived and fixed things. Service was good, food good. It was trivia night in another part of the restaurant, but the volume was loud enough that when the trivia host was talking we just waited to resume our conversation. Still a must-visit every time we’re in town.

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richbham
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice outdoor deck, live music often in the beer garden.

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ArthurTate
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Good food for a reasonable price. Friendly service.

MP
vipMikeP
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Awesome beer, food and service- will come back for sure!

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Hailee
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic! And the beer was great too! They had live music and the venue had a lot of energy. Definitely felt a sense of normalcy in this COVID times. We will definitely be going back.

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PaulH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice attitudes, pleasant people at other tables, good simple food. Definitwelty recommend, will go there again.

MB
MichaelB
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

I should be able to order and receive another beer before my first beer is done.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed at Boundary.

JM
JennieM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Terrible service basics overshadowed what was supposed to be a fun family gathering. The server genuinely looked annoyed the whole evening. She had probably too many tables to wait upon inside and out. But she was incredibly abrupt. She never asked if anyone wanted another drink or anything else. Her unhappiness was palpable

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KateP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

What happened to this place? It used to be so good with friendly service. It's gone beyond down hill. It took us over an hour to get our food, so long that we ended up getting it boxed to go, which wasn't worth it. Worst ruben I've ever had, dry meat and slapped together with no meat on one side of the sandwich. We came on Father's day at 11:30 and it wasn't even that crowded. We have kids so waiting an hour plus for food is not an option for us. We will not go back as I've heard from others since going that they too have had similar experiences.

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alder
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food outstanding especially the green salad. IPA, as usual tasty

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Yulurt
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

One of our orders was served so late the rest in our party were almost done with theirs. Only a little apology; they shouldn’t have charged for it. Food was not as good as we remembered.

FAQs

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 647-5593.

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 218 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.