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  • 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
  • Great place to come have a great brew n food places that deliver near by

    Adela Pena Avatar
    Adela Pena
    8/28/2018

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

  • Whistle Lake Weizen

    Anacortes Brewery

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    • Style ::

      Hefeweizen

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    • ABV ::

      4.6%

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      IBU ::

      18

    • Description ::

      Our award-winning Hefeweizen is relatively dry with traditional Bavarian flavor and aroma. It’s mildly hopped with Perle & Mt. Hood varieties.

  • Batch 15

    Aslan Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Hazy IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.7%

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      IBU ::

      70

    • Description ::

      This hazy, juicy IPA is hopped heavily with Citra and Simcoe, then paired with choice American wheat and two-row barley. Intentionally unfiltered to spotlight the rawness of organic hops, this IPA is less bitter but more flavorful and balanced than most West Coast versions.

  • Bavarian Pils

    Ayinger

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    • Style ::

      Pilsner

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    • ABV ::

      5.3%

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      IBU ::

      32

    • Description ::

      Ayinger Bavarian Pils is the flavor of a fruitful barley harvest, seasoned with noble hops: a brisk golden lager with snappy hop aroma and velvety-soft malt flavor, from locally-grown barley. A thick creamy head rests atop this brilliantly clear, golden elixir. Ayinger Pils shows the masterful perfection of four classic ingredients melded by a family’s generations of brewing skill: barley malt; hops; water from an Ice Age aquifer via the brewery’s well; and lager yeast.

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Benzinger Family Winery

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    • Style ::

      Sauvignon Blanc

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    • ABV ::

      13.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Beautiful citrus and apple flavors introduce our Sauvignon Blanc, followed closely by its delicious minerality.

  • RPM

    Boneyard Beer Co.

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    • Style ::

      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.

  • NW Red

    Buoy Beer Co.

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    • Style ::

      Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6.7%

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      IBU ::

      65

    • Description ::

      Big, malty, hoppy. Five malt varieties commingle to create a dark red color with a balances malt base. Late kettle additions and dry-hopping with Ultra and Sterling hops bring out the NW Red's defining character. A lot's happening under the surface here; like it is with the mighty Columbia River, rolling right outside our window.

  • 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.

  • Red Chair

    Deschutes Brewery

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    • Style ::

      India Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6.2%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      The citrus punch of a big IPA, minus the one-dimensional hop sledgehammer. Seven select European and domestic malts round out the edges for a complex, copper-colored brew. Like its namesake ski lift, it’s an insider’s ride to fresh thrills.

  • Root Beer

    Diamond Knot Craft Brewing

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    • Style ::

      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.

  • 120 Minute IPA

    Dogfish Head Brewery

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    • Style ::

      Imperial IPA

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    • ABV ::

      18%

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      IBU ::

      120

    • Description ::

      120 Minute IPA is continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops. Unfiltered and abundently hoppy, it's the Holy Grail for hopheads!

  • Pull and Be Damned

    FarmStrong Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Porter

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      36

    • Description ::

      A robust porter full of big roasted flavor. Earthy with a slight nutty flavor with hints of cocoa and coffee. It’s a big, flavorful beer that finishes surprisingly clean. This will be your new favorite porter!

  • 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

  • Black Note

    Herb's Cider

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    • Style ::

      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      A semi-dry cider made from a blend of 100% Organic Washington grown Apples and Pacific Northwest Blackberries. Semi-sweet. Bright. Light bodied. Moderate acidity. Low bitterness. Fruit forward with pronounced Blackberry flavor and aroma.

  • Ciderhead

    Honey Moon

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    • Style ::

      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      5.9%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      A CiderHead is a person who loves hard cider – a lot. We believe there are two types of people: (1) those who are ciderheads, and (2) those who will be ciderheads. If you are in the latter group, it's time to taste our CiderHead and get on with things. We make all of our ciders using only fresh fruit. We do not add sugar. We do not use concentrate. Just real craft cider made from fresh apples. Naturally gluten free.

  • 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.

  • Cozy Sweater

    Iron Horse Brewery

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    • Style ::

      Milk Stout

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    • ABV ::

      9.6%

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      IBU ::

      9

    • Description ::

      Here we’ve taken a dark and chocolatey beer foundation and added a few twists. The addition of lactose has the benefit of adding a smooth and round mouthfeel, plus a touch of sweetness. On top of what could already be considered a revelation in a bottle, we decided to throw in a hint of vanilla, because who doesn't appreciate overdoing it? This beer rolls off the line just waiting to complete your winter day like nothing other than a sweater from your Aunt Milly could.

  • Sunrise Amber

    Island Hoppin' Brewery

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    • Style ::

      Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      Rich amber color, just slightly malt forward but kept from sweetness by East Kent Golding hops, a slight nutty flavor. It personally makes me think of creamy peanut butter cookies.

  • Bastard Kat

    Kulshan Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      India Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6.66%

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      IBU ::

      70

    • Description ::

      Brewed with passion and precision, Bastard Kat is an American Style West Coast IPA with a prolific full hop flavor and aroma predicated upon the citrus notes of the Cascade Hop. Brewed for your next adventure.

  • Hard Cider Dry - Sidra Seca

    Maeloc

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    • Style ::

      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      4.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Brewed using the original process for ancient Celtic ciders. A different way to enjoy cider. cider lovers will find this to be a much more refreshing drink. People who have yet to discover dry cider will encounter a light, flavoursome drink, which is original and perfect for a variety of occasions on your way through life

  • Local Pub Ale - Nitro

    Menace Brewing

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    • Style ::

      American Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      4.5%

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      IBU ::

      24

    • Description ::

      We make this beer when the season starts to change, figured that if it feels like Scotland outside, we would drink like its Scotland inside. Malty without being overly sweet, mild noble hop finish, done up on nitro to help it go down smooth.

  • Chardonnay

    MERF Wines

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    • Style ::

      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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    • Style ::

      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.

  • Oatis

    Ninkasi Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Oatmeal Stout

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    • ABV ::

      7%

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      IBU ::

      50

    • Description ::

      A rich complex Oatmeal Stout with just enough hops to balance the copious quantities of dark roasted malts, and the addition of oatmeal for a creamy smooth drinkability.

  • Old Rasputin

    North Coast Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Russian Imperial Stout

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    • ABV ::

      9%

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      IBU ::

      75

    • Description ::

      Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia's Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It's a rich, intense brew with big complex flavors and a warming finish. The Old Rasputin brand image is a drawing of Rasputin with a phrase in Russian encircling it.......A sincere friend is not born instantly.

  • Lemon Basil

    One Tree Hard Cider

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    • Style ::

      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.6%

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      IBU ::

      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.

  • Mama's Little Yella Pils

    Oskar Blues

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    • Style ::

      Czech Pilsner

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    • ABV ::

      4.7%

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      IBU ::

      26

    • Description ::

      Mama's Little Yella Pils - Our upcoming new canned good is a small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czechoslovakia famous. Mama's is made with hearty amounts of pale malt, German specialty malts, and a blend of traditional (Saaz) and 21st century Bavarian hops. Our first canned lager, it's also fermented at cool temperatures with a German yeast.

  • Reel Amber

    Port Townsend Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Amber

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    • ABV ::

      5.4%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      A slight citrus hop flavor is balanced by a light body and crisp malt profile. A combination of citrusy Yakima grown hops and six varieties of barley provide a depth of complexity that begs another sip.

  • Robust Porter

    Reuben's Brews

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    • Style ::

      Porter

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    • ABV ::

      5.9%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      Roast and caramel aroma leads to complex and flavorful roast flavors and a medium full, malty mouthfeel.

  • Pumpkin Spice

    Seattle Cider Co.

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    • Style ::

      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.9%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      This semi-sweet cider is copper in color and perfect for fall. Fermented with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, it offers hints of the season's favorite spices followed by just a touch of pumpkin.

  • Rue B. Soho

    Ska Brewing

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    • Style ::

      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.

  • Brighten the Corners

    Skookum Brewery

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    • Style ::

      New England IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.2%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Oat/Wheat IPA with Meridian, Amarillo & Idaho-7 hops.

  • Descent

    Skookum Brewery

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    • Style ::

      Dark Lager

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    • ABV ::

      5.3%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

Happenings

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

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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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