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  • Friendly staff, inexpensive way to try a bunch of beers/ales/ciders/wine, comfortable un-bar like atmosphere...

    Kathleen Buckner Morris Avatar
    Kathleen Buckner Morris
    9/01/2018
  • What an awesome place. Exactly what ferndale needed. Great atmosphere, definitely not trying to be to fancy for ferndale. We will definitely be going back!!!

    Sam McGrady Avatar
    Sam McGrady
    7/14/2018

Beer, Wine & Cider

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Pour-it-Yourself Rotating Taps

with a wide array of beers in all styles, select ciders & featured wines.

  • Ginja Ninja

    2 Towns Ciderhouse

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Our redheaded cider samurai sliced thousands of pounds of fresh apples and pure ginger root to craft the Ginja Ninja. Take a sip grasshopper and learn the Ginja Ninja warrior way!

  • Annie's Amber

    Anacortes Brewery

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      Amber

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    • ABV ::

      5%

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      IBU ::

      40

    • Description ::

      Proudly named for the namesake of Anacortes, Annie Curtis, this elegant northwest-style Amber Ale is medium bodied with a slight piney character and a subtle malty twang. Columbus & Cascade hops provide a crisp balance.

  • Coconut Kenny's Islander Hefe

    Anacortes Brewery

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      Hefeweizen

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    • ABV ::

      4.6%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      This Bavarian style Hefeweizen is relatively dry and mildly bittered with Perle and Mt Hood hop varieties then infused with pineapple for a tropical twist.

  • Blackberry

    Atlas Cider Co.

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.2%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Oregon has a state flag, song, flower, and this my friends is our nomination for a state cider. A dark hue of purple fills the glass as we took no short-cuts with this fine blend of Oregon Blackberries and Elderberries. The sweetness and tartness of the blackberries is rounded out by the deep body of the elderberries. Filled with tannins the cider leaves a delightful dry finish that red wine lovers will especially enjoy.

  • Raccoon Bacchanal

    Atwood Ales

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      Sour Grape Saison

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    • ABV ::

      5.2%

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      IBU ::

      45

    • Description ::

      After a mixed-primary fermentation with saison yeast and brettanomyces, grape must was added to secondary, bringing hints of rose, with mild acidity and light funk notes.

  • Pumpkin Spice Mead

    BeeHaven Mead

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      Mead

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Our most popular seasonal. Pumpkin pieces, ginger, cinnamon, mace and toasted rice and other warming fall spice flavors make this a must when the Autumn chill sets in!

  • Lemon Sage

    Bellingham Cider Co.

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.7%

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      0

    • Description ::

      A clean crisp cider with forward lemon notes and leaves delicious sage flavor on the back. A great springtime cider that would make a great cider cocktail.

  • Root Beer

    Boundary Bay Brewery

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      Non - Alcoholic

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      0%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Sorry, no info at the moment.

  • Scotch Ale

    Boundary Bay Brewery

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      Scotch Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6.4%

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      IBU ::

      31

    • Description ::

      Our Scotch Ale became a Northwest classic with the inaugural brew in 1995. The long boil in the kettle caramelizes the wort, producing deep-copper tones. Scotch Ale’s signature malt character is crafted for pure enjoyment.

  • Estate Grown Dedication Eleven

    Cougar Crest Winery

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      Red Wine Blend

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    • ABV ::

      13.6%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Our eleventh release of Dedication is a blend of four varietals; 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Syrah, 25% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. Lush, ripe plums, red currants, black cherries, and a hint of dried roses and herbs on the nose are balanced by acidity and tannins that are smooth and graceful, not overbearing.

  • Jucy, Clearly Not Hazy

    Double Mountain Brewery

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      IPA

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    • ABV ::

      5.9%

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      IBU ::

      25

    • Description ::

      Not all Juicy IPA’s need to be hazy. Pour in to a dense tropical rainforest dripping with the sticky, delicious mango, kind herb, and ripe orange. The taste of the tropics continues in the rounded body, leaving only a whisper of bitterness. Juicy? Clearly.

  • Grapefruit IPA

    Ghostfish Brewing Co.

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      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      IBU ::

      85

    • Description ::

      American IPAs are known for their citrusy hop punch, but we cranked up the juice on this one! Brewed with grapefruit peel and a mysterious new hop code named “Experimental Grapefruit”, this IPA is a serious citrus bomb. Lively and bright, bracingly bitter, and eminently refreshing, you’ll wish it grew on trees!

  • Northwest Pilsner

    Hellbent Brewing Co.

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      Pilsner

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    • ABV ::

      5.6%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      Hellbent Brewing’s Northwest Pilsner is light lager brewed with North American Malts and hopped with northwest hops. The hops used were Lemondrop, Crystal, and Meridian. This beer finishes with a bit more hops than a “usual” pilsner, but it still has a crisp, dry finish and slight bready malt flavor typical of the style.

  • Built To Last

    High Water Brewing

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      Dark Ale

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    • ABV ::

      9.7%

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      IBU ::

      45

    • Description ::

      Built To Last is a marriage of several dark specialty Ales that were aged nine months to four years in fresh and used Bourbon barrels. It pours a rich mahogany color with sweet earthy notes and dried plum on the nose. Cocoa, leather and dark brown sugar mingle on the palate and then rounds out with a slight bracing note from the barrels for a dry finish.

  • Red Cap

    Kulshan Brewing Co.

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      Irish Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5.25%

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      IBU ::

      25

    • Description ::

      Wherever you are or wherever you may be headed, take this beautifully balanced Irish Style Red Ale with you and be complete. Carefully selected malts, combined with 3 hop varieties make this the perfect beer for any adventure…..even if your outing is over to the couch.

  • Transporter

    Kulshan Brewing Co.

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      English Brown Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5.1%

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      IBU ::

      18

    • Description ::

      Soft and silky roast character, balanced with dark malts, deliver a touch of coffee, cocoa and toffee throughout the aroma and flavor of this English Brown Porter. After a long day of toil or a leisurely stroll through a misty Northwest day, there’s no better vehicle to satisfaction than a Transporter.

  • Tangerine Wheat

    Lost Coast Brewery

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      Hefeweizen

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    • ABV ::

      5%

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      IBU ::

      14

    • Description ::

      A refreshing citrus ale, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat combines our Lost Coast Harvest Wheat with natural tangerine flavors. Brewed with a combination of wheat and crystal malts, and finished with Perle hops.

  • Pinot Gris

    Maryhill Winery

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      Pinot Gris

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    • ABV ::

      13.1%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Floral with notes of meyer lemon, honeysuckle, tropical fruit and apple on the nose. A zesty citrus palate makes this a refreshingly crisp representation of Pinot Gris.

  • Booming Rollers

    Modern Times Beer

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      India Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6.8%

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      IBU ::

      75

    • Description ::

      Booming Rollers is a showcase for the juicy awesomeness of Citra hops. These new wave American hops impart a remarkable aroma and flavor, which we've amplified with the dark stone fruit character of New Zealand-grown Motueka hops. Some Centennial is thrown in to balance the tropical fruit party, and the malt body is just assertive enough to support Booming Rollers' snappy bitterness.

  • Caramel Cinnamon

    One Tree Hard Cider

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.8%

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      0

    • Description ::

      It's apple pie in a glass. Sweet notes of caramel and apples married together with the spice of cinnamon for a complex, classic American flavor profile.

  • Over the Hop

    Paradise Creek Brewery

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      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.6%

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      IBU ::

      80

    • Description ::

      This more traditional Northwest IPA is packed with malt body, hoppy bitterness and then finished off by a solid dry hopping with Citra, Mosaic, Cascade, and Amarillo.

  • Sea 'N Red

    Pelican Brewing Co.

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      Irish Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5.4%

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      IBU ::

      25

    • Description ::

      Sea’N Red has a beautiful dark copper color and a medium-bodied presence. This smooth, richly flavored beer has a malt aroma reminiscent of toffee, caramel, and cocoa with a subtle floral bouquet. The lush aroma gives way to a full, rounded malty flavor with toasty biscuit-like character and notes of caramel.

  • Coast Day

    Pyramid Brewing Co.

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      American Light Lager

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    • ABV ::

      5.3%

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      IBU ::

      55

    • Description ::

      True to its Pacific Northwest roots, Pyramid Brewing Co. sourced the finest regionally grown ingredients for brewing Coast Day Dry-Hop Hazy Lager. Brewed with a unique blend of Nugget, Liberty, and Mount Hood hops and dry-hopped with Experimental Hop 09326, plus Centennials for extra flavor, Coast Day is a full-flavor, full-bodied beer that features tastes and aromas of citrus and berry.

  • Hazealicious

    Reuben's Brews

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      New England IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      45

    • Description ::

      Hazealicious IPA is juicy, with a soft bitterness, providing a perfect balance for a hazy IPA. Tropical aromas, particularly kiwi and passionfruit, come from a bold blend of Citra, Strata, and Mosaic hops. The show-stopping hops are balanced and gently restrained by a pillowy malt body.

  • Perked Porter

    Skookum Brewery

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      American Porter

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    • ABV ::

      7.7%

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      IBU ::

      40

    • Description ::

      Rich wheat porter with a wonderful coffee flavor. Brewed with whole beans from Camano Island Coffee Roasters. Aromas of fresh roasted coffee and dark malts.

  • Coffee Chocolate Stout

    Ten Pin Brewing Co.

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      Stout

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      33

    • Description ::

      When cult classics collide, collaborations ensue. Ten Pin Brewing and Brother Cascadia have teamed up to brew this winter libation with local coffee and cocoa nibs.

  • Red table wine

    TOWNSHEND

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      Red Blend

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    • ABV ::

      13.3%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Washington- Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, strawberry, cedar and a hint of orange zest fill your glass and then your mouth with pepper & tobacco lingering. A Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah blend.

  • Raspberry Millie

    Wander Brewing

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      Sour

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    • ABV ::

      4.4%

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      IBU ::

      5

    • Description ::

      Raspberries, lactobacillus, and brettanomyces

  • Northwest Raspberry

    Washington Gold Cider

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Mouthwatering flavor with the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Made with real raspberry juice from Lynden, WA. No artificial colors, flavors, or concentrate here!

  • WHISPER SISTER

    Wet Coast Brewing Co.

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      Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      IBU ::

      38

    • Description ::

      Hazy Pale Ale; An easy drinking pale brewed with a hefty dose of oats. Vermont IPA yeast brings the haze and bolsters the tropical and citrus notes of El Dorado and Falconer’s Flight hops.

  • 2014 Chardonnay

    Wilridge Vineyard

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      Chardonnay

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    • ABV ::

      13.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Wilridge Chardonnay is lightly oaked to add layers of complexity over tropical fruit flavors and aromas finishing long and silky smooth.

  • Sorry Umami

    Yo-Ho Brewing Co.

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      White IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      50

    • Description ::

      Brewed with Bonito flakes.

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Private Events

Semi-Private

  • 10 people or more
  • Reserved seating
  • Each guest can pay separately
  • 1 Credit card required for reservation
  • Cancellation accepted up to 24 hours before reservation time. If canceled within 24 hours of your reservation, DT Taps will charge 50% of your reservation minimum spend to the card on file.
  • Reservations are considered canceled if the majority of your reservation group do not arrive within 30 minutes of reservation time.
  • Sunday – Wednesday = $25 per person minimum spend (tax/tip not included). This includes any merchandise purchased. Each person does not need to spend $25, just as long as the overall total spend for the entire group is met, it doesn’t matter how much each person spends. If minimum spend is not met, the credit card on file is charged the difference.

Entire Venue

  • This is a private event where DT Taps is closed to the general public
  • PA, microphone, video/laptop projection, and custom menus available
  • Credit card required for reservation. Cancellation accepted up to 1 week before reservation time. If within 1 week of your reservation, DownTime Taps will charge 50% of your reservation minimum spend. If canceled within 1 day of your reservation, DownTime Taps will charge 75% of your reservation minimum spend.
  • Sunday – Wednesday 12pm -5pm = $1200 minimum spend (tax/tip not included). This includes any merchandise purchased. If minimum spend is not met, the credit card on file is charged the difference.

About Us

Background

It’s no secret that over the past decade Bellingham has become a craft brew Mecca in the Pacific Northwest. That being said, folks in outlying areas of Whatcom County have had to make the drive into Bellingham to gain a full appreciation for all this area has to offer. That stops now! DownTime Taps opened its doors in July of 2018 and began offering folks in Ferndale and beyond a unique opportunity to not only sample a variety of local beers, wines and ciders, but the ability to do it on their own terms.

Co-owners, Chay Tan and Tomas Amminie have put a different twist on the already successful definition of a what it means to be a taphouse. DownTime represents the first self-serve establishment in Washington State and truly allows the consumer to dictate the brewery, type and amount of beverage they prefer. With 32 taps and a passion for supporting the remarkable amount of local brewing talent present in the Northwest, Chay and Tomas have created a taphouse for the masses.

Groundbreaking

Over the past year and a half, Chay and Tomas have worked collaboratively with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Control Board to make the self-serve option a reality in our state. They are at the forefront of this progression and have directly assisted in the development of the responsible regulations associated with making this a safe and appealing option in Washington.

Once your ID has been verified and your bracelet is provided, the itemized LCD screens above each tap will allow you to review the descriptions and specific characteristics associated with each beverage. A quick scan of your bracelet will then allow you to pour from 1oz. to a full pint of any tap you choose. Everything is priced by the ounce which gives you the flexibility to drink as much or as little of any given option as you prefer. The revolutionary iPourIt system utilized at DownTime is calibrated to assist the customer with the pouring process and ensures that your drinking experience will be consistent with traditional expectations.

When you combine this experience with the atmosphere at DownTime, it truly creates a new taphouse experience. An expansive and cozy indoor area combined with heated outdoor seating gives you options for all conditions. Order-in food from one of the many local restaurants and relax! We’re confident that you’ll enjoy your experience but also hopeful that you’ll provide any constructive feedback related to how we can make our environment even better. We acknowledge that being groundbreaking has its cost and we will always strive to be receptive to your feedback. Welcome to Whatcom County’s taproom, DownTime Taps.

Hours

  • Monday 4pm – 9pm
  • Tuesday 4pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday 4pm – 9pm
  • Thursday 4pm – 10pm
  • Friday 12pm – 10pm
  • Saturday 12pm – 10pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 9pm

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