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  • Such a fun place. You can try just a taste or get a full glass. Highly recommend Downtime Taps for your liquid libation cravings.

    Cassandra Gere Avatar
    Cassandra Gere
  • positive review Great rotating taps, beautiful interior, games you can play with your friends, and food delivered! Great place to hang out and relax

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

    Brittany Fernandez Avatar
    Brittany Fernandez
  • The host was amazing mr Logan was very nice and nice looking

    Bobbi Calcaterra Avatar
    Bobbi Calcaterra
  • This one is a winner! Fun atmosphere and attentive staff. Once we learned the procedure for using the taps, we had great fun trying many of the different offerings. Then we called our dinner order to Coconut Kenny’s nearby and they delivered it right to our table. We will be back with more friends next time!

    Mark Russell Avatar
    Mark Russell
  • What a great experience!! Awesome selection of beer, outside swings are a perfect spot to relax and fun atmosphere to socialize with drinks and friends.

    Rachel Davison Avatar
    Rachel Davison
  • positive review Loved the atmosphere, very helpful employee, great beer. just loved, loved, loved. Ferndale needed this! Thank you!

    Lisa Brewer Avatar
    Lisa Brewer
  • positive review Great selection- get what you want in the size you want!

    Amy White Barry Avatar
    Amy White Barry
  • Awesome place! So unique and presents a new way of enjoying a Friday night beer with friends.

    Luke Brandon Avatar
    Luke Brandon
  • Ferndale has many places available if you just want to grab a drink and a bite to eat. Few of them have an inviting atmosphere, with a great selection of beer, clean environment, and good food available. DownTime Taps does have this, and with the support they seem to have from the community, should be here to stay. I am glad to have them join our community.

    Justin Maulkeet Avatar
    Justin Maulkeet
  • Comfortable setting,awesome beverage! Can’t wait to go again!

    Tracey Baker Avatar
    Tracey Baker
  • Staff was super friendly, helpful and social. The ambiance was great. Selection of beverages was good. Definitely will be back!

    Sandy Edin Avatar
    Sandy Edin
  • We came to check it out Saturday and loved the experience. We will be making it there often.

    Marina Sanchez Avatar
    Marina Sanchez
  • I love Downtime.. Fun times and great atmosphere.. the food is great and of course the ciders are delicious..💜💜💜

    Jan Huisman Martin Avatar
    Jan Huisman Martin
  • positive review Love the set up, amazing service and a really fun way to experience a tap house. I recommend this establishment to anyone that wants to have a good time. Such a great time!

    Shelby Rodelas-Kent Avatar
    Shelby Rodelas-Kent
  • Our favorite spot for a drink. We love being able to try lots of different things and pour the amount of each we want. Plus everyone is super friendly!

    Midnightblue Auld Avatar
    Midnightblue Auld
  • 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
  • positive review went with some friends had a lot of fun playing cards and other games that they have on hand. wish they had more of a selection of wine. comfortable place they don't have food but you can have stuff delivered from restaurant

    Afton Rader Douglas Rader Avatar
    Afton Rader Douglas Rader
  • Really awesome place! Love going here after work to try new beers! Really fun and unique experience!

    Jonathan Jackson Avatar
    Jonathan Jackson
  • 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
  • A nice change for Ferndale. Good beer, nice layout and great atmosphere. �

    Kulia Vasconcellos Avatar
    Kulia Vasconcellos
  • Interesting concept, good selection of beers/wines/ciders. Very laid back with exceptionally attentive & helpful staff. I'll go back.

    Swede Elliot Ewing Avatar
    Swede Elliot Ewing
  • The atmosphere is awesome, the staff is fun, and the drink selection is vast. There's a bit of a learning curve, but it's well worth the experience.

    Thomas Stoneham-Judge Avatar
    Thomas Stoneham-Judge
  • 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
  • Great place to come have a great brew n food places that deliver near by

    Adela Pena Avatar
    Adela Pena
  • 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
  • Had a great time celebrating with our graduate, good selection of beverages 🤙🏽

    Manongjay Nrobniw Avatar
    Manongjay Nrobniw
  • 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
  • positive review Played Cards against Humanity and I won. Lots of fun and a warm friendly environment. A huge variety of beers ciders and wine.

    Debbie Munzanreder Avatar
    Debbie Munzanreder
  • Nice selection of beer, very nice staff, great ambiance, good prices and fun self-pouring. Absolutely will go back and recommend for my friends and everyone else.

    Irene Turner Avatar
    Irene Turner
  • positive review The place has an awesome feel and very friendly. Lots of different beers,ciders and wine to choose from.

    Chad Schmitt Avatar
    Chad Schmitt
  • Great place! Super friendly staff, ample beer and cider selection, fair prices, fun atmosphere, and easy food delivery from CC! Can't wait to return.

    Jennifer Mooney Michels Avatar
    Jennifer Mooney Michels
  • Great new spot in Ferndale to meet with friends and try out some new drinks!! Highly recommend the wine slushees! Great music and atmosphere! We will defiantly be back!

    Lisa Robinson Avatar
    Lisa Robinson
  • Awesome atmosphere, super friendly and helpful staff, and FANTASTIC options for beer, wine and cider all on tap. You have to try it!

    Keely Pedigo Avatar
    Keely Pedigo
  • Loved it, so comfortable. The choice of beers, cider and wines. They even have mead! Food is available next door from Coconut Kenny’s. You couldn’t ask for something better. Did I say you are able to pour your own brews?

    John Barton Avatar
    John Barton
  • positive review what a great time! tasting and finding the perfect beer was a blast! pizza delivered from coconut Kenny's was delicious and our games of connect 4 and rummy were a ton of fun! We'll be back soon!

    Kris Countryman Avatar
    Kris Countryman
  • Great hangout spot everyone is super friendly and a chill beer,wine, cider place will be going back again and again

    Anthony Neer Avatar
    Anthony Neer

Beer, Wine & Cider

See What's On Tap

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Pour-it-Yourself Rotating Taps

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

  • Pink Guava Cider

    Ace

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      ACE Guava blends Brazilian Pink Guava Juice with a tart, semi-sweet apple cider blend. It was inspired by a trip to Brazil where the House Brothers enjoyed a Guava Caipirinha on Ipanema Beach. This cider is bold, juicy, and unfiltered.

  • Ginger Coriander

    BeeHaven Mead

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      Mead

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      A classic. Enjoy chilled with a sliver of lemon or gently heated with a cinnamon stick in the cooler months. A very versatile mead. We use fresh juiced ginger which gives it some bite and add the lovely aroma of crushed coriander.

  • RPM

    Boneyard Beer Co.

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      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      50

    • Description ::

      Brewed using 6 different NW varieties of hops at over 2.5 pounds per barrel, RPM IPA focuses on extreme hoppiness rather than bitterness. It’s golden to copper in color with a complex malt profile that will not overshadow the hops. Our flagship, RPM IPA, will satisfy any opinionated hop forward IPA consumer.

  • 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.

  • Gulden Draak Classic

    Brouwerij Van Steenberge

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      Belgian Strong Dark

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    • ABV ::

      10.5%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      The name ‘Gulden Draak’ refers to the gilded dragon statue at the top of the Ghent Belfry. Legend has it that the dragon graced the bow of the ship used by Norwegian Sigurd Magnusson on his crusade in 1111. The statue still stands guard on top of the Ghent Belfry today as a symbol for the city's freedom and power.

  • Pilsner

    Chuckanut Brewery

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      Pilsner

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      5%

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      IBU ::

      36

    • Description ::

      Chuckanut’s Genuine Pilsner is a thing of beauty; it is delicate, sharp, flavorful, aromatic, and appetizing. Pilsner’s cold fermentation leaves the beer clear and bright after its long aging process. High levels of natural carbonation in Chuckanut Pilsner result fromthe aging process, creating a pillowy white head on top of the golden liquid.

  • Baked Apple

    D's Wicked Cider Co.

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      Cider

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      6.9%

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      0

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      D's Wicked Baked Apple is a premium, artisanal, hand crafted cider made with natural flavors and the freshest Washington State grown apples. Off-dry with a hint of spice, Baked Apple hosts the flavors of Red Delicious and Honey Crisp apples, finishing with a perfect touch of allspice and cinnamon. Just like the apple pie Grandma made, only WICKED!

  • Craft Clarity Ginger Lime

    Eel River Brewing

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      Hard Sparkling Water

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      5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      This craft brewed, flavored sparkling water is Low Carb, Zero Sugar, and Naturally Gluten Free. It's extremely crisp, refreshing, and only 100 Calories per can.

  • Big Bad Baptist Pecan Pie

    Epic Brewing Co.

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      Imperial Stout

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      11.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Imperial Stout aged in Whiskey Barrels with Coffee, Cacao, Pecans, Cinnamon & Vanilla.

  • Even More Jesus

    Evil Twin Brewing

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      Imperial Stout

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    • ABV ::

      12%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      A few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all - it must taste rare!

  • Cream Ale -- NITRO

    Hale's Ales

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      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.

  • Green Jasmine

    Kombucha Town

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      Kombucha

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      0%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Kombucha Town's Green Jasmine kombucha is made with organic green jasmine tea and sugar.

  • 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.

  • Dark Cherry

    Locust Cider

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      An off-dry cider blended with fresh sweet dark cherries from Washington. It tastes like a bite of a fresh cherry- a bit tart, barely sweet, and deep enough for drinking in the winter or the summer. Reminiscent of a good lambic.

  • 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.

  • Elderberry Cider

    Lost Giants Cider Co.

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      Cider

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      6.9%

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      0

    • Description ::

      This ruby red, semi-dry cider was made with regional Elderberries and a blend of traditional dessert and cider apples. The tartness of the Elderberry is balanced with sweet Washington apples giving us a subtle sharpness, delicate mouthfeel and a semi-dry finish. Aromas of fresh berry can be found on the nose.

  • African Amber

    Mac and Jack's Brewing Co.

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      Amber

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    • ABV ::

      5.8%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      This beer erupts with a floral, hoppy taste, followed by a well rounded malty middle, finishing with a nicely organic hop flavor. Locally sourced two row grain and a blend of specialty malts give our amber its rich taste. Further complexity is achieved by leaving the beer unfiltered. Lastly, we dry hop with locally grown, Yakima valley hops creating what has become the original, cult classic, northwest amber ale.

  • Altessa Cabernet Sauvignon

    Nicolas Idiart

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      Red Wine

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    • ABV ::

      13.5%

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      0

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  • BA Old Rasputin XX

    North Coast Brewing Co.

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      Barrel Aged Stout

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    • ABV ::

      11.9%

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      IBU ::

      38

    • Description ::

      Every year we age a special batch of our much-loved Russian Imperial Stout in Bourbon barrels. The depth, intensity, and complexity of the flavor profile of this special release, like its predecessors, make it a worthy tribute to Old Rasputin.

  • Galactic Space Dragon

    Odin Brewing Company

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      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      68

    • Description ::

      An out-of-this world juicy IPA made with Idaho 7, El Dorado and Clypso hops. Copious amounts of hops are rocketed into the beer using our hop-blaster technique to infuse stellar tropical fruit and astronomically dank hop flavors.

  • Lemon Basil

    One Tree Hard Cider

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.6%

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      0

    • Description ::

      This cider is the perfect complement to some summer fun, or if you are stuck inside and just want to get that brief glimpse of how much fun the rest of us are having. Real lemon and fresh basil make this a sassy bouquet of awesome to enjoy year- round.

  • Chardonnay

    Ridge Crest

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      Chardonnay

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    • ABV ::

      13.4%

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      0

    • Description ::

      The color is of poached pear. Aromas of toast and citrus frame the nose. The palate is crisp and round with fruit flavors of pineapple, banana, and lemon. Crème Brule, lemon biscotti and a slight tang finish the palate.

  • Outer Island

    San Juan Island Brewing Co.

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      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.3%

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      IBU ::

      65

    • Description ::

      As unique and distinctive as the 124 remote San Juan Islands reachable only by private boat, Outer Island IPA delivers a hop-heavy aroma, bursting with melon and apricot, followed by a palate-cleansing dry finish that leaves you longing for more.

  • Eastside

    Single Hill Brewing

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      India Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      7%

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      IBU ::

      40

    • Description ::

      Showcasing all we know about making amazing IPAs, we hope this beer does our region proud. Brewed with Yakima and Treasure valley hops, Idaho pilsner and Palouse munich malt. Layered, fruity, citrus, not bitter.

  • Strawberry Daiquiri Clouds

    Skookum Brewery

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      New England IPA

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    • ABV ::

      8%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      IPA brewed with oats and lactose and finished on hundreds of pounds of strawberry puree, fresh lime zest, and whole vanilla. Hopped and dry hopped with citra and mosaic hops.

  • Skybright

    Stemma Brewing Co.

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      Winter Ale

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    • ABV ::

      7.2%

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      IBU ::

      60

    • Description ::

      Perfect for those snowy bright nights with malt character of raisin, cherry, and toffee. Balanced sweetness with herbal hop flavors.

  • Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

    Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg

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      Fruit Beer

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    • ABV ::

      2.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Real grapefruit juice gives this deliciously refreshing Radler (mixed beer drink) its amber natural cloudiness and pleasant tangy taste. The refreshingly fruity taste makes Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit a wonderful thirst quencher.

  • IPA

    Stone Brewing Co.

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      India Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6.9%

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      IBU ::

      77

    • Description ::

      Look up "hops" in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of Stone IPA! "Dry-hopped" for an extra two weeks, this unique process gives our IPA its bountiful hop aroma and rich hop flavor. A full 70+ IBUs (International Bitterness Units) creates this beer’s crisp and refreshing bitter character.

  • Red Table Wine

    Townshend Cellars

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      Red Wine Blend

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    • ABV ::

      14%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Townshend Cellar's Red Table is a bold blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah all sourced from Washington's renowned Columbia Valley. Initially capturing aromas of black cherry and cedar, this wine is then rounded out with a bold finish derived from extensive oak aging in small French and American oak barrels. Red Table is a versatile blend for all occasions. Cheers!

  • Global Mutt

    Wander Brewing

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      Baltic Porter

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    • ABV ::

      7%

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      IBU ::

      42

    • Description ::

      Coffee sourced direct from the farmer in Brazil, fair trade cocoa nibs from the Democratic Republic of Congo, chocolate from Theo's in Seattle, water from Bellingham, hops from Yakima, and specialty malt from Europe dance together in this BIG Baltic porter... a true Global Mutt.

  • Hi Jack! Red

    Wet Coast Brewing Co.

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      American Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      IBU ::

      33

    • Description ::

      Crystal and Black malts lend to a deep red hue and extremely smooth body while a dosing of Centennial hops provide floral and citrus notes with a small amount of bitterness to balance the beer.

Happenings

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

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Small Bites

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 – 8pm
  • Tuesday 4pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday 4pm – 8pm
  • Thursday 4pm – 8pm
  • Friday 12pm – 9pm
  • Saturday 12pm – 9pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 8pm

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