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  • positive review 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
  • Comfortable setting,awesome beverage! Can’t wait to go again!

    Tracey Baker Avatar
    Tracey Baker
    7/09/2018

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

  • Pineapple Cider

    Ace

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      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

  • Simcoe Slice

    Aslan Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.6%

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      IBU ::

      60

    • Description ::

      A single-hop IPA that straddles the line between West Coast and hazy styles. This beer is a pure expression of Simcoe since it was the only hop variety used in this beer. The atypical sensory notes for Simcoe are abundant- Fruity, earthy, and notes of citrus.

  • Pumpkin Spice Mead

    BeeHaven Mead

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      Mead

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      IBU ::

      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!

  • Pineapple Lime

    Blue Mountain Cider Co.

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.25%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Medium cider with pineapple and lime.

  • Scotch Ale

    Boundary Bay Brewery

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    • Style ::

      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.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    Concannon Vineyard

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    • Style ::

      Cabernet Sauvignon

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    • ABV ::

      13.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      This balanced and food-friendly Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is proudly made in part from our Concannon Clones. Enjoy rich aromas and luscious flavors of intense red cherry, ripe plum and black currant intermingling with hints of cocoa, vanilla and spice.

  • Root Beer

    Diamond Knot Craft Brewing

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      Craft Soda

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    • ABV ::

      0%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      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.

  • Killer Red

    Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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    • Style ::

      Red IPA

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    • ABV ::

      7.2%

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      IBU ::

      88

    • Description ::

      “Fresh Hop Strong IRA” It’s harvest time again, which means using just-picked hops straight from Sodbuster Farm in the Willamette Valley. Killer Red has distinct apple/pine/orange notes from the hops, and pulls that biscuit/caramel character you find in our India Red Ale (“IRA”).

  • Emerald Triangle

    Eel River Brewing

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      Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5%

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      IBU ::

      40

    • Description ::

      Every detail of this crisp, light, and refreshing pale ale has been deliberate and well considered. Loaded with Magnum, Simcoe, and Citra hops, it features a tropical fruit character with hints of melon and citrus. A hoppy beer that is also very drinkable.

  • Organic Amber Ale

    Eel River Brewing

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    • Style ::

      Amber

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    • ABV ::

      4.8%

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      IBU ::

      13

    • Description ::

      A certified organic amber ale, rich copper in color with a caramel-like sweetness and balanced with the finest hops. Eel River Brewery's first-born organic beer is medium-bodied with a hoppy bouquet and a distinctive rich taste.

  • Orange Whip

    Fortside Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Hazy IPA

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    • ABV ::

      5.9%

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      IBU ::

      60

    • Description ::

      “Who wants an Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips!” No fruit was harmed in the making of this “Juicy” IPA. In fact, there is no “juice” in this IPA. Rather, it is a real IPA that benefits from heaps of El Dorado and Mosaic Hops which give it it’s succulent aromas and flavors of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. We think this IPA predicates Juiciness! Uh, and if you don’t know, now you know.

  • Field to Ferment: Fresh Hop Pale

    Fremont Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      American Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      50

    • Description ::

      Fresh Hop Pale Ale

  • Inclusion

    Ground Breaker Brewing

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    • Style ::

      Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5.7%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      Ground Breaker was founded on the conviction that anyone who wanted to participate in craft beer culture should. We opened our doors in 2011 with one beer; Pale Ale. Brewed to be bright, crisp, and pleasing to a wide audience of craft beer enthusiasts. The recipe has improved but the spirit remains the same. Raise your glass high and toast to craft beer inclusion.

  • Corona Extra

    Grupo Modelo

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    • Style ::

      Mexican Lager

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    • ABV ::

      4.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Corona's refreshing, smooth taste offers the perfect balance between heavier European imports and lighter domestic beer. The aroma is fruity-honey with a touch of malt and the flavor is crisp and well-balanced between hops and malt, toward the malt side. Corona’s superior taste profile is due to the fact that our brewers take great care to use only the best ingredients available.

  • Cream Ale -- NITRO

    Hale's Ales

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    • Style ::

      Cream Ale

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    • ABV ::

      4.7%

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      IBU ::

      10

    • Description ::

      Hale’s Ales was the first craft brewery in America to produce nitrogen conditioned beers. Cream Ale has a light mouthfeel and a light, balanced flavor. Easy drinking and unique.

  • Pinot Noir

    Imagery Estate Winery

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    • Style ::

      Pinot Noir

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    • ABV ::

      13.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Balanced and smooth from start to finish, this Pinot Noir leads with a silky entry. Jammy-strawberry, cherry, and boysenberry fruit flavors are enriched by integrated oak and blended with Petit Verdot to achieve a substantial body. This Pinot Noir is rich with jammy berry notes, silky tannins, and a long layered finish. Petit Verdot contributes to the beautiful color and substantial body of the wine.

  • Local Amber

    Kulshan Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Amber

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      IBU ::

      31

    • Description ::

  • Strawbery Vanilla

    Longdrop Cider Co.

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

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  • Tangerine Wheat

    Lost Coast Brewery

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    • Style ::

      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.

  • Dry Cider

    Lost Giants Cider Co.

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      0

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  • Juicy IPA X.1

    Mazama Brewing Co.

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      New England IPA

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    • ABV ::

      7.1%

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      IBU ::

      55

    • Description ::

      This Juicy IPA is inspired by New England IPAs it is hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Idaho 7 hops that provide a fruit forward bitterness and aroma.

  • Hoperation Warm

    Menace Brewing

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    • Style ::

      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.2%

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      IBU ::

      32

    • Description ::

      2019 fresh hop!

  • Chardonnay

    MERF Wines

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      Chardonnay

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    • ABV ::

      14.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Chardonnay is smooth, rich and balanced. With flavors of bright apple, pear, tropical fruit with delightful floral and creamy notes integrated with a nice rich mouthfeel and hints of oak in the nose and finish.

  • Thirteen 5

    Moonlight Meadery

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      Mead

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    • ABV ::

      13.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      A New England Hard Cider, made from freshly pressed apple cider with a bit of natural sugar used to help reach the impressive strength, then we let it age in hand made American Foeders.

  • Fantastic Voyage

    Perennial Artisan Ales

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    • Style ::

      Imperial Milk Stout

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    • ABV ::

      11.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      The rebirth of Fantastic Voyage is a return to slow jams and silk sheets. We combine a smooth yet strong imperial milk stout base with a heap of dried coconut in the whirlpool. The result is a luscious blend of bakers chocolate, subtle roast, and sweet coconut. So take a sip and just sail on.

  • Pinot Noir Rosé

    Rainstorm

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      Rosé

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    • ABV ::

      14%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Our Rosé is another beautiful expression of Oregon’s most famous varietal. With aromas of strawberry, rose petals and pomegranate, this fresh and vibrant wine is a perfect partner to a wide array of culinary favorites and new adventures. Fruit-driven with a crisp, dry finish, this all seasons crowd pleaser is a Wine Enthusiast Editor’s Choice for a versatile, take anywhere and enjoy, Rosé.

  • Ridgetop

    Silver City Brewery

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    • Style ::

      Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      15

    • Description ::

      There’s a beer for everyone. Ridgetop Red is everyone’s beer. Full-bodied and smooth with a sweet caramel flavor balanced with Northwest Liberty hops for a refreshing finish.

  • Rue B. Soho

    Ska Brewing

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      Pale Lager

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    • ABV ::

      5.1%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      At first your nose is treated to the aroma of bright and crisp citrus, followed by a tart and light taste of grapefruit juice and carbonation on your tongue. It’s lightly acidulated, and at only 20 IBU’s (International Bitterness Units), it is incredibly refreshing.

  • Descent

    Skookum Brewery

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      Dark Lager

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    • ABV ::

      5.3%

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      IBU ::

      0

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  • Pluit Porter

    Stemma Brewing Co.

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      American Porter

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      Rich malt flavors of toffee, chocolate and coffee. Low hop flavor and bitterness. Medium body and at 5.5% this is an easy drinking everyday porter.

  • Minesweeper

    Structures Brewing

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      American Porter

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      55

    • Description ::

      This true to style Porter showcases roasted aromas that give way to light toasted malt bill, a medium body, and soft mouthfeel with notes of chocolate biscotti. Mindsweeper is the ideal beer to pair with a cozy sweater, and enjoy the crisp fall weather.

  • Apricot Cider

    Tieton Cider Works

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    • Style ::

      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.9%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      When we infuse our crisp apple cider with the tartness of apricot, the apple notes play a supporting role and let the tartness of the apricots shine. Your mouth will taste both dry and fresh apricot.

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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As a new business, we love hearing from our customers regarding what they’d like to see (and drink!) at our taphouse. Give us your feedback and vote here for the next beer(s) we add to our tap list!

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

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