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  • Great place to hang out. The owner is wonderful. Place is super clean. I would highly recommend it.

    Brittany Fernandez Avatar
    Brittany Fernandez
    8/05/2018
  • Awesome place to grab a drink without the whole bar feel! Self serve is easy to navigate and makes it so you don’t ever have to wait to get a drink. Staff is super friendly and the place has an overall chill vibe. Definitely a new favorite!

    Erika Graybill Avatar
    Erika Graybill
    7/23/2018

Beer, Wine & Cider

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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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      6%

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      0

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      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!

  • Pineapple Cider

    Ace

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      Cider

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      5%

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      0

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      Balanced, crisp, natural offering made with fresh pineapple and no added sugars. It contains fewer calories than some of the industry's leading cider brands with zero artificial ingredients. Fruity, tropical & refreshing! Enjoy

  • Rhuty

    Atwood Ales

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      Sour

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      4.2%

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      0

    • Description ::

      We added our farm grown rhubarb to a kettle soured blonde ale. The result is this refreshing, easy drinking ale with a layer of fruity deliciousness. This beer's mild tartness is created by both a blend of Lactobacillus bacteria and the rhubarb itself.

  • Black Currant

    Bad Granny Hard Cider

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      Cider

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      6.9%

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      0

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      Black Currant, known for its powerful antioxidants and vitamin C, has a sweet berry taste with notes of blackberry, cherry and lemon, followed by a crisp dry cider finish that delivers depth and complexity.

  • Strawberry Mango Hefeweizen

    Bad Jimmy's Brewing Co.

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      Hefe

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      12

    • Description ::

      A taste of summer hefeweizen brewed with fresh strawberries and mango's from the local market.

  • Lager

    Ballast Point Brewing

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      Lager

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      0%

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      0

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      Our Ballast Point Lager is the quintessential cooler beer for lively adventures or leisurely days. At only 99 calories, this incredibly bright lager still packs a ton of flavor. Brewed with 100% 2-Row barley and a light touch of Apollo hops, Ballast Point lager is a refreshing choice for any occasion. Whether you're docked or at sea, it's the perfect companion for whatever destination lies ahead.

  • Watermelon

    BeeHaven

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      Mead

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      5.5%

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      0

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      Juicy watermelon with the seeds thrown in as well, lime lends a nice big zesty bite, then basil is added for an herbal kick! A great summer option.

  • Dry Creek Hard Cider

    Blue Mountain Cider Co.

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      Cider

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      6.5%

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      0

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      Semi-dry. Crisp and clean with balanced acidity and a sparkling dry finish. Fantastic sparkling wine substitute and especially delicious with spicy foods.

  • 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.

  • The Abyss

    Deschutes Brewery

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      Imperial Stout

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    • ABV ::

      12.2%

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      IBU ::

      86

    • Description ::

      A deep, dark Imperial Stout, The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.

  • Root Beer

    Diamond Knot Craft Brewing

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      Craft Soda

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      0%

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      0

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      True old-fashioned Root Beer made with 22 different ingredients including real vanilla and pure cane sugar. It pairs perfectly with vanilla bean ice cream to make a one of a kind float. great root beer from our friends at Big E Ales in Lynnwood. This is for the non-beer drinker as well as for DDs.

  • 90 Minute IPA

    Dogfish Head Brewery

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      Imperial IPA

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      9%

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      IBU ::

      90

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      Esquire Magazine calls our 90 Minute I.I.PA., "perhaps the best I.P.A. in America." An Imperial I.P.A. brewed to be savored from a snifter. A big beer with a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate. This beer is an excellent candidate for use with Randall The Enamel Animal!

  • Purp Razz

    DownTime with Menace Brewery

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      Wheat

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      4.95%

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      IBU ::

      14

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      This exclusive 1-year Anniversary collaboration with our friends at Menace Brewing is only available for a limited time. It's unique color and finish are unlike anything you've tasted before. This super smooth blue raspberry wheat ale will have you wishing we had it on tap all year long.

  • Raven's Eye

    Eel River Brewing

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      Russian Imperial Stout

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    • ABV ::

      9.5%

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      IBU ::

      28

    • Description ::

      Named for the birds that once called our Beer Garden home, our Imperial Stout is as mysterious. Bold and creamy, with hints of dark chocolate and espresso, this roasty brew is balanced by aromas of molasses and plums. Warm, festive and strong, Raven’s Eye is also quite smooth.

  • Grapefruit IPA

    Ghostfish Brewing Co.

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      American IPA

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      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!

  • Smack IPA

    Jellyfish Brewing Co.

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      American IPA

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      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      70

    • Description ::

      Smack down

  • Big Wave

    Kona Brewing

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      Golden Ale

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      4.4%

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      IBU ::

      21

    • Description ::

      Lighter bodied golden ale with a tropical hop aroma and flavor – a smooth, easy drinking refreshing ale. The use of caramel malt contributes to the golden hue of this beer and our special blend of hops provides bright quenching finish.

  • Star Ship

    Longship Cellars

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      Red Wine Blend

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      14.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      This Cabernet-dominant blend exhibits bold flavors of black cherry, plum and baked pastry filled with red berry preserves. A full-palate experience with silky tannins and a peppery finish with notes of black plum, licorice and cabinet spice.

  • Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon

    Louis M. Martini

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      Cabernet Sauvignon

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    • ABV ::

      13.6%

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      0

    • Description ::

      This wine features concentrated flavors including wild berries, plum, licorice and mocha. The full-bodied and mouth-coating texture on the palate leads to a long and graceful finish.

  • Pinot Gris

    Maryhill Winery

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      Pinot Gris

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      13.1%

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      0

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      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.

  • Pyroclastic Porter

    Mazama Brewing Co.

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      Porter

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      5.2%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      This Robust Porter combines roasty aromas up front with a dark cocoa finish. It is brewed with Oregon hops to balance the bittersweet, chocolate malt. This ale drinks like an iced mocha and is a great way to end your day.

  • O'Hara's Irish Red

    O'Hara's Brewery

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      Irish Red Ale

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      4.3%

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      IBU ::

      25

    • Description ::

      A full bodied Irish red with a traditional hop flavour to balance a sweet malt finish.

  • Stowaway

    Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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      American Pale Ale

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      5.8%

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      IBU ::

      47

    • Description ::

      Loaded with hoppy goodness from Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic.

  • Pour Decisions

    Revision Brewing Co.

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      Triple IPA

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    • ABV ::

      11%

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      IBU ::

      67

    • Description ::

      It’s late. Probably close to 3:00 AM, but your phone is for making questionable calls and looking at funny videos, not for checking the time. Yeah, one more sounds like a good idea. Maybe even a great idea. And whoa, you’re a unicorn. Brewing this beer with Mosaic, Vic Secret, and Amarillo was a good decision.

  • Porter

    Scuttlebutt Brewing Co.

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      Porter

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      5.8%

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      0

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  • Without Further D'Haze

    Stemma Brewing Co.

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      New England IPA

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    • ABV ::

      5.2%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      Without further delay we offer you a hazy IPA. This low IBU IPA features a soft mouthfeel with wheat biscuit undertones. Hop flavors of Stone fruit and tart pineapple.

  • Stone Farking Wheaton Wootstout

    Stone Brewing Co.

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      Imperial Stout

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      13%

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      IBU ::

      65

    • Description ::

      Ale brewed with pecans, wheat, & rye, with one quarter aged in bourbon barrels. Brewed at Stone Brewing Company with Greg Koch, Drew Curtis (Fark) and Wil Wheaton.

  • Peach

    Tart Hard Cider

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.9%

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      0

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  • Angle

    Ten Pin Brewing Co.

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      Amber

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    • ABV ::

      6.1%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      A balanced malty brew with a mild hop presence that is sure to satisfy craft beer lovers. The rich caramel color and smooth flavors makes this a great session beer every time.

  • Head Pin

    Ten Pin Brewing Co.

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      American IPA

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      7.1%

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      IBU ::

      62

    • Description ::

      A strong, pleasantly bitter American IPA showcasing the mango and earthy pine flavors of Mosaic hops blended with the citrus flavors of Centennial and Citra hops

  • Immersion Amber

    Two Beers Brewing Co.

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      Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5.2%

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      IBU ::

      27

    • Description ::

      Immersion Amber is bright, ruby-colored Northwest-style amber ale. Starting with a clean caramel character and finishing with soft citrus notes – courtesy of Yakima Valley Chinook and Cascade hops – it is both smooth and refreshing.

  • Chardonay

    William Hill Estate Winery

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      Chardonnay

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      0%

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      0

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Happenings

The taproom is lively! We host food trucks, trivia, music bingo, brewers nights, etc. on the regular.

Check out our Facebook calendar to see what's happening at Downtime Taps.

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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 Aminnie 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 – 10pm
  • Tuesday 4pm – 10pm
  • Wednesday 4pm – 10pm
  • Thursday 4pm – 10pm
  • Friday 12pm – 11pm
  • Saturday 12pm – 11pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 10pm

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