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

    Kulia Vasconcellos Avatar
    Kulia Vasconcellos
    7/11/2018
  • 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!!!

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    Sam McGrady
    7/13/2018
  • 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
    7/12/2018
  • Great selection- get what you want in the size you want!

    Amy White Barry Avatar
    Amy White Barry
    12/28/2018
  • 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
  • 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
    7/10/2018
  • The place has an awesome feel and very friendly. Lots of different beers,ciders and wine to choose from.

    Chad Schmitt Avatar
    Chad Schmitt
    12/15/2018
  • 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
    8/28/2018
  • We came to check it out Saturday and loved the experience. We will be making it there often.

    Marina Sanchez Avatar
    Marina Sanchez
    7/09/2018
  • 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
    7/18/2018

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Beer, Wine & Cider

32
Pour-it-Yourself Rotating Taps

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

  • Raspberry Crush

    10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Sour

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      7

    • Description ::

      Acidulated white wheat, raspberries and an inoculation of lactobacillus in the fermenter give this American ale its tart, fruity taste. Low hop levels let the special sour flavors dominate, and rice syrup helps yield a particularly light finish and body. This is a real summer refresher.

  • Joker

    Ace

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    • Style ::

      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.9%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Our Ace Joker is our driest cider yet and is made from 100% apple juice; it has champagne characteristics, a bit yeasty with 6.9% ABV.

  • Satan's Airport

    Aslan Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Coffee Stout

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    • ABV ::

      9%

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      IBU ::

      75

    • Description ::

      Coffee Stout.

  • Blackberry

    Atlas Cider Co.

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    • Style ::

      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.2%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Oregon has a state flag, song, flower, and this my friends is our nomination for a state cider. A dark hue of purple fills the glass as we took no short-cuts with this fine blend of Oregon Blackberries and Elderberries. The sweetness and tartness of the blackberries is rounded out by the deep body of the elderberries. Filled with tannins the cider leaves a delightful dry finish that red wine lovers will especially enjoy.

  • 425 Pale Ale

    Bellevue Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      American Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      4.8%

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      IBU ::

      37

    • Description ::

      Smooth piney hops followed by subtle citrus, stone fruit, and a dry, crisp finish.

  • Saison-Brett

    Boulevard Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Saison

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    • ABV ::

      8.5%

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      IBU ::

      38

    • Description ::

      Saison-Brett, based on our very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this farmhouse ale was given three months of bottle age prior to release, further cellaring will continue to enhance the "Brett" character, if that's what you're after.

  • 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.

  • Liquid Sunshine

    Breakside Brewery

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    • Style ::

      Pilsner

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    • ABV ::

      5.2%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      Grass, herbal, spicy, bready, crisp.

  • 2013 Estate Grown Dedication Eleven

    Cougar Crest Winery

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    • Style ::

      Red Wine Blend

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    • ABV ::

      13.6%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Our eleventh release of Dedication is a blend of four varietals; 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Syrah, 25% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. Lush, ripe plums, red currants, black cherries, and a hint of dried roses and herbs on the nose are balanced by acidity and tannins that are smooth and graceful, not overbearing.

  • Black Butte

    Deschutes Brewery

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    • Style ::

      Porter

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    • ABV ::

      5.2%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      With a dark beer as our first and flagship brand, Black Butte defined Deschutes as a radical player. A slight hop bitterness up front enhances the distinctive chocolate and roasted finish. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

  • Schwarzbier

    Deschutes Brewery

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    • Style ::

      Schwarzbier

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, we are honoring our brewing family tree by creating beers with former Deschutes staff. This dark lager is a collaboration with Tim Gossack who is our former head brewer now at Bell’s Brewery! This full flavored dark lager has some incredible roasty, toasty, nutty, and chocolate notes. Perfect for this time of year when the weather is starting to cool a bit. Enjoy!

  • Root Beer

    Diamond Knot Craft Brewing

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    • Style ::

      Non-Alcohol

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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.

  • Solid Gold

    Founders Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      American Light Lager

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    • ABV ::

      4.4%

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      IBU ::

      20

    • Description ::

      A malty pale ale that has no fruit flavor at all. Smells hoppy and malty. Poor Stark orange with a bitter finish.

  • Head Full of Dynamite v.8

    Fremont Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Hazy IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.8%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Head Full of Dynamite is an ongoing series of hazy IPAs, each one different from the one before. Melon, dank hops, ginger.

  • Dragonfruit

    Happy Mountain Kombucha

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      Kombucha

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    • ABV ::

      0%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

  • Northwest Pilsner

    Hellbent Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Pilsner

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    • ABV ::

      5.6%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      Hellbent Brewing’s Northwest Pilsner is light lager brewed with North American Malts and hopped with northwest hops. The hops used were Lemondrop, Crystal, and Meridian. This beer finishes with a bit more hops than a “usual” pilsner, but it still has a crisp, dry finish and slight bready malt flavor typical of the style.

  • Campfire Stout -- NITRO

    High Water Brewing

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    • Style ::

      Stout

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      39

    • Description ::

      Stout brewed with graham crackers, molasses with natural flavor added. Campfire Stout evokes fond memories of wilderness and camping adventures. Notes of chocolate and graham cracker topped with a hint of marshmallow will leave you wanting s’more. Like any campfire experience, this beer is best shared with a warm circle of family and friends.

  • Hopworks IPA

    Hopworks Urban Brewery

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    • Style ::

      India Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6.6%

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      IBU ::

      75

    • Description ::

      Our flagship IPA is a classic Northwest IPA that is generously hopped with Amarillo, Centennial, and Ahtanum hops in the kettle, hop-back, and dry-hop. This judicious use of hops is balanced by hte finest organic malts available, namely Canadian organic Pilsner malt and German organic Munich and Caramunich.

  • Double Rainbow Ale

    Iron Horse Brewery

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    • Style ::

      Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      7%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Not quite red, not quite IPA but quite big. This beer is built upon a solid malt foundation of medium crystal, biscuit, and Vienna for a considerable dose of toffee, bread and nutty flavors and aromas.

  • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

    La Vita

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    • Style ::

      Red Wine

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    • ABV ::

      12.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Bursting with flavours of ripe fruit and baked herbs, this is a fantastically smooth and easy-drinking red. Expressive aromas of sun-ripened cherries and plums characterise this well rounded, unoaked style from eastern Italy.

  • 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.

  • African Amber

    Mac and Jack's Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Amber

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    • ABV ::

      5.8%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • 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.

  • Nicolas Idiart Rose

    Maison Idiart

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    • Style ::

      Rosé

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    • ABV ::

      13%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Bright, filled with floral aromas well-spiced flavors of ripe melon, tangerine and wild cherry. Citrus and ginger notes appear on the engaging finish.

  • Pinot Gris

    Maryhill Winery

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    • Style ::

      Pinot Gris

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    • ABV ::

      13.1%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Floral with notes of meyer lemon, honeysuckle, tropical fruit and apple on the nose. A zesty citrus palate makes this a refreshingly crisp representation of Pinot Gris.

  • Spark Joy

    Menace Brewing

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    • Style ::

      Imperia IPA

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    • ABV ::

      8.7%

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      IBU ::

      90

    • Description ::

      Gold/Orange with a soft dissipating white head. Aroma: Orange and guava greco-roman wrestling while prairie grass cheers them on. Flavor: Mild sweetness plays with guava/passion fruit hop notes. Hop finish intensifies as it warms up cleaning up the sweetness balance as you finish the glass.

  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ground Control

    Ninkasi Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Barrel Aged Stout

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    • ABV ::

      10%

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      IBU ::

      80

    • Description ::

      Ground Control boldly combines local and out-of-this-world ingredients. This rich, complex Imperial Stout is brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs, and is fermented with an Ale yeast that survived a trip to space and back. This second-edition brew has been aged in Old Forester Bourbon barrels for four months.

  • Caramel Cinnamon

    One Tree Hard Cider

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    • Style ::

      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.8%

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      IBU ::

      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.

  • Lemon Basil

    One Tree Hard Cider

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    • Style ::

      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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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.

  • Citra IPA

    Stoup Brewing

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    • Style ::

      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      5.9%

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      IBU ::

      50

    • Description ::

      We like to call this one Sunshine In a Glass … or Sunshine In Your Belly because it won’t stay in that glass long. Our Citra IPA is designed to be light and bright in both color and body. Your first sniff will elicit images of tropical fruit and citrus thanks to a healthy dose of Citra hops. Enjoy a pint of this and you might just find yourself gazing skyward, pondering how in the heck sunshine made its way into your glass.

  • Modern Memory: 1

    Structures Brewing

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    • Style ::

      Double IPA

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    • ABV ::

      8%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Double IPA brewed with a large amount of wheat, and flaked oats. Hopped with a new (for us) hop from Slovenia called Styrian Wolf, as well as African Queen, Simcoe, and Calypso. Full bodied, fruity, with just enough bitterness in the finish to keep things clean.

  • Vexxagon

    Structures Brewing

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      Brown Ale

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    • ABV ::

      4%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Oat Brown Ale. We've noticed a bit of a resurgence in classic English style "pub" beers recently, and we're stoked about that. We brewed this as our take on an English brown ale. Brewed with 50% flaked oats in the mash. Big creamy body, nutty aroma and taste, clean dry finish. Highly drinkable.

  • Knock Three Times

    Wet Coast Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Triple IPA

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    • ABV ::

      10.9%

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      IBU ::

      100

    • Description ::

      Triple India Pale Ale; Brewed with 4.5 pounds-per-barrel of Amarillo, Eureka! Mosaic, and Vic Secret hops and paired with a grain bill featuring 2-Row Barley, Vienna, and Golden Naked Oats. K3T boasts an abundance of juicy citrus, pine and tropical notes co-mingling with enough malt to make this one big, bad, beer!

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Private Events

Semi-Private

  • 10 people or more
  • Reserved seating are
  • 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

Downtime taps staff photo

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.

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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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