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  • I loved that I could serve myself small amounts of various brews. It was a fun and low key place to hang out in with friends. Perfect addition to Ferndale!

    Kim Brunelle Kuehnel Avatar
    Kim Brunelle Kuehnel
    7/19/2018
  • Really enjoyable experience, so many tabs to taste, fun place to hang out and relax. You can bring food in from Coconut Kenny’s and the Asian restaurant just a few doors down.

    I love the chair swings on the large outdoor patio. Complementary table games while you relax and enjoy your family and friends with favorite beverage�

    Shari Gitts Avatar
    Shari Gitts
    7/12/2018

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.

  • Camp Clementine

    2 Towns Ciderhouse

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      Cider

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      5.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Juicy & Bright, Camp Clementine is an easy drinking summer cider packed with California clementines and yellow Maracuyá passion fruit. Sit back, relax and uncap some fond camp memories, or better yet, get out there and make some new ones!

  • Pineapple Cider

    Ace

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      Cider

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      5%

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      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

  • The Guardian Angel

    Alter Ego Cider

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      Cider

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      6.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Fruit cider with blueberries and pomegranate.

  • Habanero Amber

    Bad Jimmy's Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      American Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6.8%

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      IBU ::

      22

    • Description ::

      Well balanced & complex amber with a hint of habanero that builds as you go through this delicious spicy beer! #TheHeatIsOn

  • Sesiones Del Migrante Mango IPA

    Bale Breaker Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      India Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5.9%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      Slight haze. Tropical fruit, citrus, pine on the hop-dominant aroma. Medium bitterness with crisp, dry mouthfeel and slight malt sweetness.

  • Rainer Cherry Dry

    Bellingham Cider Co.

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      Cider

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      0%

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      0

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  • Scotch

    Black Raven Brewing Co.

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      Scotch

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    • ABV ::

      7.2%

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      IBU ::

      36

    • Description ::

      Ravens in the Scottish Highlands were once thought to possess the gift of second sight, the ability to see future events before they occur. Second Sight is built around malted barley with hops playing a balancing role. this beer is ruby in color with large malt aromatics, delicious malt flavors and a full bodied finish.

  • Mexican Lager

    Chuckanut Brewery

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      Lager

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    • ABV ::

      4.7%

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      IBU ::

      20

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  • Merlot

    Cold Creek Vinyard

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      Red Wine

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    • ABV ::

      14.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Cold Creek’s 40-year-old vines deliver a big, concentrated Merlot.This wine offers black fruit flavors with layers of complexity. This is our most intense Merlot with great ageability.

  • PCT Porter

    Crux Fermentation Project

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      American Porter

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      PCT is not your typical porter— it’s for explorers. You’ll discover robust flavors driven by a roasted and chocolate malt bill paid off with refreshing day-in and day-out drinkability. Ahhh…

  • Fresh Squeezed IPA

    Deschutes Brewery

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    • Style ::

      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.4%

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      IBU ::

      60

    • Description ::

      A juicy citrus and grapefruit flavor profile. As if fresh Citra and Mosaic hops were squeezed straight into the bottle. Don't worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.

  • Root Beer

    Diamond Knot Craft Brewing

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      Craft Soda

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      0%

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      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.

  • Double IPA

    Dru Bru

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    • Style ::

      Double IPA

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    • ABV ::

      8.4%

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      IBU ::

      87

    • Description ::

      Brewed in collaboration with CLS Farms from Moxee, Wa. to showcase the Comet hop. A deep gold colored ale with citrus, grapefruit, and "wild" hop characters with a dry, yet formidable malt backbone. Drink with caution as this one is strong.

  • Curmudgeon’s Better Half

    Founders Brewing Co.

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      Old Ale

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    • ABV ::

      12.7%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      What tames an old ale like Curmudgeon? The tender embrace of oak and sweet maple, that’s what. The result is Curmudgeon’s Better Half, a harmonious matrimony of our deceptively smooth old ale brewed with molasses and time spent aging in bourbon barrels that have previously held maple syrup. Because all counterparts should be sweet, rich and utterly delicious.

  • Guinness Original

    Guinness

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      Stout

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    • ABV ::

      4.2%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Original Guinness Stout on Nitro.

  • Red Menace Big Amber

    Hale's Ales

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      0

    • Description ::

      This ruby red amber ale strikes a pleasing balance between malt and hop influences. Easy to drink, great with food or as a stand-alone refresher. Red Menace is out to revolutionize the world of amber ales - one pint at a time! Join the party.

  • Triple Berry Wheat

    Hellbent Brewing Co.

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      Wheat

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    • ABV ::

      5.1%

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      IBU ::

      15

    • Description ::

      Hellbent’s Triple Berry Wheat is an American-style wheat beer brewed with 50% two row malted barley and 50% malted white wheat. It’s lightly hopped with Mt. Hood and Lemondrop hops and flavored with fruit purees of blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry.

  • Chardonnay

    Imagery Estate Winery

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      Chardonnay

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    • ABV ::

      13.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Elegant in style, this Chardonnay radiates aromas of apple, lime, and pear. Subtle oak and the addition of Chenin Blanc, boost this wine’s brightness and overall floral characteristics. Flavors of red apple and honeysuckle coat the mid-palate, leaving a feeling of balance with a bright acid finish. Natural varietal characteristics of Chardonnay are showcased without overbearing components of buttery oak.

  • Sunrise Amber

    Island Hoppin' Brewery

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      Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      40

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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.

  • Export India Porter

    Machine House Brewery

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      Porter

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      5.3%

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      0

    • Description ::

      An Export Porter brewed using several pounds of whole leaf goldings in the mash and pelletized goldings in the kettle. Inspired by the history of British ales sent on boats to India. Copious amounts of mellow, earthy hops give a deep, muscular but balanced bitterness to compliment a rich, silky dark malt base.

  • Big Valley Brown

    Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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      American Brown Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      25

    • Description ::

      A medium to dark brown ale with hints of chocolate and caramel, slight malt flavor, mildly hopped, and very smooth.

  • 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.

  • Five Fin

    Pelican Brewing Co.

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      Pilsner

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      5.3%

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      IBU ::

      45

    • Description ::

      Five Fin is a uniquely “West Coast” take on the classic Pilsner beer style. Crafted with a unique blend of Centennial and Sterling hops from the Pacific Northwest and Mandarina Bavaria hops from Germany, Five Fin marries the hop-driven flavors of tangerine, pineapple, and lemon zest with classic spicy, floral notes, all balanced against a toasty malt character.

  • Pinot Noir Rosé

    Rainstorm

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      Rosé

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    • ABV ::

      14%

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      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.

  • Jackass

    Skookum Brewery

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      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      7%

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      IBU ::

      70

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  • Delicious IPA

    Stone Brewing Co.

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      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      7.7%

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      IBU ::

      80

    • Description ::

      Brewed at the new Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens – Liberty Station. This bright and deep gold IPA is brewed with six great hops thrown into the mix, including the addition of two new hops (Mosaic and El Dorado) that Stone has never used before. It’s full bodied, dry and very bitter, with flavors of spiced bread, grapefruit, lemon, nectarine and pine.

  • 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.

  • Ginger Rogers

    Twin Sisters Brewing Co.

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      Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5%

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      IBU ::

      22

    • Description ::

      An easy drinking amber ale with a Christmas cookie sweetness and ginger ta boot... Bring on the holidays!

  • Guava Dawn

    Urban Family Brewing

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      Sour Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Mixed culture complexity combines with a whole lot of pink guava for balanced acidity and bright fruit character.

  • Moving Day

    Wet Coast Brewing Co.

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      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.4%

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      IBU ::

      68

    • Description ::

      Moving Day IPA is packed with resinous/citrus/tropical flavor and aromas thanks to 4 different hop varieties and it's solid malt bill, featuring Munich and Crystal malts.

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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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