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Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 76 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to tofu banh mi. Smoked salmon chowder is amazing. Food quality is always top notch.

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JanetW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe during social distancing. Food excellent as always, wait staff quick, courteous. Great place

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vipkadidiac
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was really good, for the most part with generous portions. All staff was super friendly and helpful. Service was slow though - which may be ok if you just go to have a beer and hang out but is annoying when you’re hungry

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MichelleM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boundary Bay Brewery was an exceptional dining experience. Great ambience, attentive server and the food was exceptional. We were extremely impressed. Would definitely eat there again.

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fish Fryday selections were tasty and generous, gumbo had a nice kick, and service was very attentive. We sat outdoors, and were very comfortable with the spacing and quiet dining experience.

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Squito2
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food hit the spot, super chill vibe--thank you!

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MsHeatherNW
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and beer were fantastic! Service and atmosphere wonderful. Never disappoints.

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OlyMan
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Indoor and outdoor seating is available. A late summer dinner on the outdoor balcony with tables widely separated and servers masked felt Covid-safe.

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DarcyR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, surprisingly so compared to what you get at most brewpubs.
They’re taking covid regulations very seriously, I felt very safe.
Most outdoor seating is beautiful, the new tables outside of the bar aren’t as lovely of a setting but still good. Deck seating is ideal.

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KeltzFamily
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were expecting something different for Brunch but our server was so helpful to suggest we stick around for the lunch menu! So glad we did because the food was delicious. I had pulled pork and coleslaw, hubbby had serloin and salad and we both were in heaven with all the flavor! Definitely will be back 🤩

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects were great! Covid precautions obviously taken seriously. Our waiter Dan was absolutely fantastic.

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SharonB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the sun was out but we were in the shade. Food was great as usual.

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Shelbert
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I ordered the Blackberry Thyme cocktail. It was fairly small, no a lot of flavor and $9. I asked the server is she has had the Yam Enchiladas and she said, "Oh yes, that's one of my favorites!" I ordered that, and my husband ordered the sirloin steak. His plate came with a small piece of meat, some broccoli and mashed potatoes, definitely not worth $25. My dinner came and smelled odd. I looked further in it and it was the chicken enchiladas. My husband waved down our server and let her know that I did not receive the Yam and she said, "Ohmygosh, I'm sorry, I'll get that fixed right away." She brought me my plate and left. My husband was already done with his dinner at this point. I cut into one of the enchiladas, took a bite and it tasted like baby food. I opened the enchiladas up and it looked like mashed sweet potatoes, and that was it. There were no caramelized onions, cheese, etc. Our server did not check on us, not once. We got up, went to the front to pay. We let the gal know about our experience and she got our server and my meal was taken off the bill. This is not how I remember Boundary Bay in the past.

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vipChris
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

End of a long bike ride; food and beer were DELICIOUS but food was slow to arrive. Our server was excellent, though.

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vipDragonfly
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our server was very courteous and attentive. We both had the fish tacos which were delicious. I had a summer cocktail “Our Maiden Voyage” that was refreshing and hit the spot. This restaurant has both indoor outdoor seating options and is taking all the necessary safety precautions. Dining there is always a pleasure.

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dianak
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Thanks Madison!

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ParkerZ
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing and so friendly, but safe by selling guests to keep their masks on when joe eating/drinking. The food was very average, but the drinks were awesome! I would definitely go back, maybe try something else. Our waitress was super sweet and kept checking in on us, with speedy service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great overall and our server, Dan T. was absolutely fantastic.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Well distanced. Comfortably social with our two couples.

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SusanT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was good but not great. Very nice outdoor seating area, that we thoroughly enjoyed. Had a fantastic time celebrating the birthday girl. Thank you Boundary Bay!

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RobF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the fish tacos and they were amazing! So so so good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service an food. Great feeling over all an nice to feel safe too eat out during the covid-19 times

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and great time at Boundary Bay Brewery yesterday. We enjoyed Hazy Day IPA with soup and salads. Service was really good as well. We had our dog, who was very welcomed! He had his own water dish with ice. He loves ice. Great lower patio area, which was setting up for their Friday night fish fry. Being from Wisconsin, what’s not to like?!? We will be back for sure.

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EduardoL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boundary Bay Brewery is always a terrific place in terms of atmosphere, service, food and of course, brews. :D Even with COVID-19 in place they were able to accommodate our group of cyclists incredibly well while adhering to health & safety guidelines. Thank you all so much from BBB 😊

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auntiec
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outdoor seating was wonderful. The staff was careful to follow all protocols in time of pandemic. Food is always good...I had the French Dip with grilled onions, yum! Server was attentive and gracious.

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jimk
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their preparation for Covid-19 is outstanding. Felt very comfortable and safe eating out there.

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MissMel
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food I've had has been amazing. But my favorite is their homemade root beer. That is my all-time favorite and the first thing that I recommend to anyone I take or recommend that they go here.

Also, I love their local art on the walls. ENJOY!

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DanielL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the nitro stout was really smooth with great flavor. The loaded nachos (my son ordered as a meal) were huge and came with very good salsa and guacamole. Bangers and mash were a little unique compared to Irish pubs I’ve had them at before, but the flavor was great and the mashed potatoes and gravy went perfect with it (also the added mashed peas were different but very good). My other son got the Mac and. Cheese which was very creamy and had lots of depth with multiple cheeses. Prices were much cheaper than expected to include very reasonable growler fill prices.

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AngelaL
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing food and fantastic service. Highly recommend the yam enchiladas and peanut butter cheesecake!

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SteveG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe distance protocol. Yam enchiladas outstanding!

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KaseyP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had our favorite, Salmon Chowder with great beer! Thanks to Boundary Bay for helping us feel safe in their socially distanced environment outside!

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You guys do a great job and are a credit to downtown Bellingham. Your staff is inevitably courteous and efficient. Your wide selection of local brews is terrific.

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HopsHeidi
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server, Kirsten was just delightful! Delicious food, and very attentive service from Kirsten. Love what they did with the outdoor patio, social distancing tables and it looks nice with the extra flowers & plants. Food was also quick to come out. Everything that occured once we were seated was perfect.

The only slight issue was checking up front. The person stationed there took literally 12 minutes to help the guy in front of me(AT LEAST, this is when i started looking at the time, and he was being helped before I even showed up!), and all I needed was to be seated(I had even booked a reservation before hand). 2 different people came over to help her, but not one tried asking me what I needed. The guy in front of me(had a to go order I think) and I were the ONLY ones in line and the bistro was pretty empty so it was very disheartening that I was ignored for so long. By the time she finally helped me I was well over 10 minutes after my reservation time. She wasnt friendly either. Maybe she was new? Which i would normally be patient with, but then when she did get around to helping me she didnt say sorry for the wait, or anything. NOTHING. Borderline rude.

If you have a hostess checking people in, they are the front line of your business and the face of greetings first thing in the door. Maybe be more selective who you are putting out there as the first impression of Boundary staff. Friendly, courteous, and attentive. If I hadnt had the reservation and was meeting people i would have left. And i would have left waaaayyyyy before she ever got around to helping me.

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Duffer33
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Covid has taken it's toll on resturants and brew pubs but give kudos to BB for their efforts to normalize it as much as possible, Plenty of outside seating both up and down and the food was great as usual. Had a great lunch with buddies.

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TomOFaye
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beer was good as was expected. Fairly typical pub fare- seafood chowder was good but I’ve had better- a little thin and more potatoes than seafood. The bratwurst was ok... husband thought it’d be without a bun but it was ok... nothing that you couldn’t have purchased at grocery store. Server pleasant. But went to Twin Sisters Brewing day before and they were friendlier, hummus plate fantastic and salmon tacos outstanding they would get a five, thus only a four for BB.

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ChrisandherMum
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as usual. We loved to be able to get out to one our favorite outdoor spots, and the way you have it set up was creative and beautiful. I'm sorry that you're having to take such precautions during this terrifying time, and for the financial loss I'm sure you're feeling. I hope, one day that we can all think less about that and more about enjoying our community and all it's wonderful members. In the meantime, thank you for the obvious care you took in between customers, and the attentiveness to individual needs. Thank you as always

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LisaW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Made a reservation for outside seating. Arrived a few minutes before our reservation (6:45 pm) and were told we couldn't be seated outside because the people who had reservations for 7:00 pm (who weren't even there yet) wouldn't be able to sit outside if we took an outside table. When we asked the hostess why that mattered to our reservation, she stated that we couldn't be served and finished eating by 7:00, which still didn't explain why we couldn't sit outside. We decided to stay anyway and eat indoors. We had to ask for silverware after our food was delivered and had to ask for water refills. We also asked for salt and pepper, which we never did receive. Won't be going back.

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Moesy2020
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great idea to make a seating reservation, no wait. Parking was a little crazy. I had to drive a couple blocks away. Food great! I know the waitress had a duty, and regards to safety, we had to wear our mask unless eating, including being served. Great location.

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LaurelF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! First time for brunch and we will definitely be back.

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TomM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to hang with friends. We enjoyed the great weather and great food and beer.

FAQs

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 647-5593.

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 76 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.