Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

4.5
177 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery

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
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 177 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Yulurt
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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DinerNess
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was slow, food was very small portions for the price, and gnats were all over the place.

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TaunnaE
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We live Boundary Bay Brewing. Everyone is friendly, and the food is always great.

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AndyB
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to dine with friends. Good food, nice ambiance.

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Heysus
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I'm laughing as we didn't need a reservation. For the first hour of our lunch we were the only diners. Oh well. I'd return.

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ScottD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner with conversation thanks to the quiet environment.

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katrinas
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first trip to Bellingham and this was our first stop! Great food, great beer flight.

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MaryP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Disappointed. Out of multiple menu items. Kitchen could not get the complete order out to the table at the same time. Wait staff was trying their best but for now I will say we will NOT be coming back.

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JudyW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed being able to eat outside on the covered back deck with the open ends. Good food, beer, and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A family whirlwind trip to Bellingham.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Great! Great!


Great service, great food, great beer. Go here!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

My companions loved their meals. The bread which came from a local vendor was delicious. The Bahn Mi tasted fine, but was more reminiscent of a BBQ pulled pork sandwich with Cole slaw. I was not looking for that type of flavor profile. I wish I'd known as there were other items on the menu I could have ordered.

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GregE
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Captain of the boat beer sampler was great. Sockeye salmon meal was excellent.

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KeriClark
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely dinner! And our daughter really enjoyed having her birthday dinner here!! ❤️

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DavidV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first trip to Boundary Bay was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and answered our questions with clarity and enthusiasm. The food was generous and well done, well seasoned, and presented well. The mustard served with the Bangers & Mash was so good, we asked to take home the remainder - and our waiter brought out an additional container to our surprise. Evidently they were a bit short-staffed in the kitchen and although we were not too worried about the time between receiving our beers and then dinner, our waiter comped our beers because he felt it was too slow. We were not about to complain and ate everything, so their self-perception of good service was nice to see. We'll be back, this was very friendly and enjoyable both in decor, atmosphere, friendly service, and quality dining. The beer menu is strong, as one might expect, with something for everyone.

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vipRoserc
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food took one hour to get to the table . Eggs Benedict with salmon that was cold . Very frustrating ! The young lady waiter did her best and was apologetic . Charge less due to the inconvenience . Other thing : allowing dogs in the covered deck upstairs and I do not like dogs in restaurants .

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JeanneQ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my absolute favorite place in Bellingham.

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PamelaH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a pleasant experience sitting on the covered patio. The food was very good, and our server was excellent. There were five of us with varying special requests. Our server was friendly and got everything right. Very impressed with her!

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JessaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time going and the cider and food I had were really really good! Only bummer to my experience was the kid I'm the table next to us kept screaming but that's not your faults ^.^ will definitely be coming again

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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CharlesC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good modernized bar food. More healthy and flavorful.

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CynthiaH
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, awesome beer, friendly service, comfortable ambiance. Always good!

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MakennaM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

S/O to Dan for being the best server on a busy friday night.

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katrinas
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emma is the best server we’ve had, always on top of it. Checking in with us seeing if we need anything and quick service.

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CarolB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to get a good meal and great ambiance. Adrian is super

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LindaD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor “tent” heated but fresh air could be felt. Great service and food.

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katrinas
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emma is a wonderful service and we had a great experience!

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JohnK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

With more openings happening now that people are getting vaccinated I think they need to have more staff on hand. Our waitress was very, very busy and we got the impression that she was also new. She forgot to order part of our meal and when she did order it, it arrived late and not hot enough (mac & cheese). She gracefully returned it and I think they stuck in microwave and then put it under a grill. Wasn't very good. We'll go back because the beer is good ... but I think the food is suffering. Doesn't seem to be like it was. The salad we ordered no longer had croutons ... and those were great - seemed to be homemade.

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Graham
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great local Brewery and Bistro that we have been dining at for over 16 years. Great food, great beer, great staff. Very community minded.

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JaimeS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Boundary Bay is amazing. It is always my go-to in Bellingham.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Boundary Bay! Great beer selection and the food is delicious. I especially like the yam enchiladas. All of the staff we encountered were strictly following COVID protocols, which we appreciated. And it was nice to be able to reserve a table outside!

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RachelH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would highly recommend stopping here! My cousin and I had dinner here on a trip to Bellingham, and we both loved it. The staff was so gracious about informing us of their mask policy, and we felt very safe, covid-wise. They had a good beer and drink selection. My cousin got an amazing housemade root beer, and I got a great amber ale. The food was also *delicious.* I got the brisket and would get it again. It was a bit cold outside, despite the heating lamps, but that's to be expected in mid-April. If I went back to Bellingham, I would definitely come here again. Thank you for a great experience!

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CarlA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer selection was great. I love the Scotch Ale. Good choice of different foods. Better than standard pub fare. Service was prompt and cheerful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience4

So disappointed that there was a “special “ menu that was not on their website

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LindsayN
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Easter Brunch with special menu; we were among the first customers of the day and food came out missing items and cold. Waitress was apologetic and comped some of it. I was overall disappointed, but understand that it was probably just because it was a special menu and they'd just resumed indoor dining. I know a lot of people love BBay and it probably gets better.

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Hamster
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food and presentation. Easter treats on the table were a nice touch and the heaters were welcomed as we dined outside. We love coming for the special brunches.

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jcns
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Food is consistently tasty, atmosphere just a perfect pub vibe. Of course, the beer is the best. Lots of new tastes and old favorites. A big favorite!

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WB21
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Burnt potatoes! Other than that food and service were awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, good food and great 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 4.5 stars by 177 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.