Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
3750 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 671-4600
Fax: (360) 671-6487
Bars & Cafes
The sun shines quite pleasantly on this gorgeous Italian restaurant nestled in the Bellingham Bay area. Guiseppe's Al Porto is the epitome of good food and comfort. The decor of the place is a casual yet upscale affair. A generous patio full of dainty chairs and tables acts as the perfect location for a nice lunch along with carefree chatter. It's also one of those places where everyone celebrates their little achievements in life, be it anniversaries or job promotions. The joyous mood is visible throughout the restaurant. The menu offers Italian fare with a sea food twist and the bar is equipped with an impressive spirit list. The service is also very helpful and accommodating. All in all, Guiseppe's Al Porto is a guaranteed hit amongst folks.
With skilled baristas who mix strong flavorful blends of coffee and a strong espresso guaranteed to wake you up, The Black Drop Coffee House is a coffee shop worth visiting. You can also get a gift basket for a friend from here.
Cabin Tavern is a local bar that is ideal to hang-out before a show or post concert. It offers a variety of drinks and regular pub fare like burgers and short eats. The highlight of the place being the Karaoke here; it also features pool tables, dart boards and other video games. This is a cash-only establishment, however it does have an on-site ATM machine. For more details and updates, call ahead.
Filling in the void left by closure of Club 3B, Hollie Huthman and Marty Watson have opened The Shakedown, giving Bellingham a much needed music venue. An interesting thing about Shakedown is that everything right from food served here to the music played lends a local feel to it; volunteers having in-depth knowledge about the local music history and young musicians make for a friendly staff. Playing a dual role, bartenders here not only control the bar, but have raided the DJ booth too, blending the good music with equally soothing drinks. You can sit back in the bar and enjoy the concert or try your hand at pool or pinball and similar games. The events held here cater to the young and old, and Shakedown presents a combination of latest style with old school music. When in Bellingham, do visit this place and be a part of this music mania!
With picnic benches to sit on in their deck area and a laid back, casual atmosphere both inside and outside, Green Frog Acoustic Tavern is a bar which serves classic drinks and typical snacks found in pubs. This bar is also the venue for several small concerts and music events of local artists.
Dim lights and mellow reddish hues rule the ambience of this cozy bar on North State Street. It is an ideal spot for a romantic date with lighted candles on the table and soft jazz played by the bands in the backdrop. Adding to this wonderful experience is the varied libations on offer, right from the sinful cocktails to the exquisite selections of red, white and sparkling wines. Choose a table at the cozy corner and sip on a glass of tequila and apple cider mix known as Rock Bottom Riser or the sublime Pinot Grigio. Complement these delicious drinks are food items like sandwiches, meat and cheese board, and Smoked Salmon Avocado, which are prepared from organic and locally sourced ingredients. The bar is open for those who are 21 years and above, with its calender featuring a mix of local and national bands. Call or visit their website to know more.
Located inside the Viking Union Building at the Western Washington University, The Underground Coffeehouse is a preferred meeting point for students in the campus, and is always abuzz with various activities. Open on all days of the week, you can indulge in conversations with an espresso kick or tasty sandwiches. At night, the cafe hosts various events like open mic nights, quiz nights and concerts that attracts students in large numbers. The intimate space, which is equipped with amazing light and sound technology, allows you to enjoy the electric performances of bands belonging to varied genres of music like jazz, pop, folk and rock. Call ahead to know more about the venue.
If you want to enjoy some coffee and cookies with a good book, come to Book Fare Cafe. Located on the second level of Village Book shop, the cafe serves a seasonal fare of sandwiches and baked goods.
Mustangs Bar & Grill is the newest hot spot in Vancouver where a lot of country and rock is being churned out by the local artists, and it's an every week gig. Their food is absolutely delicious and what's more you have good music playing for you while you enjoy your meal and your chilled pint. Happening, hip, young and a place you would want to be seen in, so for further details check out their website or just give them a call.
This place is all about Trinidad, from Calypso music such as SOCA, Chutney and more in Surrey. They also hold cultural events for fellow Caribbeanites and Trinidadians to create more awareness of the culture amongst the neighborhood. Lively and vibrant as the country, your feet will never stop tapping.