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  • Luke Brandon Avatar
    Luke Brandon

    Awesome place! So unique and presents a new way of enjoying a Friday night beer with friends. - 7/18/2019

  • Afton Rader Douglas Rader Avatar
    Afton Rader Douglas Rader

    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 - 8/26/2018

  • Sam McGrady Avatar
    Sam McGrady

    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!!! - 7/14/2018

  • Kris Countryman Avatar
    Kris Countryman

    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! - 11/25/2018

  • Lisa Brewer Avatar
    Lisa Brewer

    positive review  Loved the atmosphere, very helpful employee, great beer. just loved, loved, loved. Ferndale needed this! Thank you! - 10/11/2018

  • Manongjay Nrobniw Avatar
    Manongjay Nrobniw

    Had a great time celebrating with our graduate, good selection of beverages 🤙🏽 - 6/22/2019

  • Erika Graybill Avatar
    Erika Graybill

    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! - 7/23/2018

  • Thomas Stoneham-Judge Avatar
    Thomas Stoneham-Judge

    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. - 7/11/2018

  • Kim Brunelle Kuehnel Avatar
    Kim Brunelle Kuehnel

    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! - 7/19/2018

  • Bobbi Calcaterra Avatar
    Bobbi Calcaterra

    The host was amazing mr Logan was very nice and nice looking - 8/20/2019

  • Anthony Neer Avatar
    Anthony Neer

    Great hangout spot everyone is super friendly and a chill beer,wine, cider place will be going back again and again - 7/10/2018

  • Rachel Davison Avatar
    Rachel Davison

    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. - 7/15/2018

  • Shari Gitts Avatar
    Shari Gitts

    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�
    - 7/12/2018

  • Swede Elliot Ewing Avatar
    Swede Elliot Ewing

    Interesting concept, good selection of beers/wines/ciders. Very laid back with exceptionally attentive & helpful staff. I'll go back. - 7/09/2018

  • Jennifer Hunt Avatar
    Jennifer Hunt

    positive review  Great rotating taps, beautiful interior, games you can play with your friends, and food delivered! Great place to hang out and relax - 8/28/2018

  • Mark Russell Avatar
    Mark Russell

    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! - 7/13/2018

  • Adela Pena Avatar
    Adela Pena

    Great place to come have a great brew n food places that deliver near by - 8/28/2018

  • Sandy Edin Avatar
    Sandy Edin

    Staff was super friendly, helpful and social. The ambiance was great. Selection of beverages was good. Definitely will be back! - 8/06/2018

  • Chad Schmitt Avatar
    Chad Schmitt

    positive review  The place has an awesome feel and very friendly. Lots of different beers,ciders and wine to choose from. - 12/15/2018

  • Shelby Rodelas-Kent Avatar
    Shelby Rodelas-Kent

    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! - 8/06/2018

  • Tracey Baker Avatar
    Tracey Baker

    Comfortable setting,awesome beverage! Can’t wait to go again! - 7/09/2018

  • Justin Maulkeet Avatar
    Justin Maulkeet

    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. - 7/29/2018

  • Brittany Fernandez Avatar
    Brittany Fernandez

    Great place to hang out. The owner is wonderful. Place is super clean. I would highly recommend it. - 8/05/2018

  • Marina Sanchez Avatar
    Marina Sanchez

    We came to check it out Saturday and loved the experience. We will be making it there often. - 7/10/2018

  • John Barton Avatar
    John Barton

    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? - 7/12/2018

  • Cassandra Gere Avatar
    Cassandra Gere

    Such a fun place. You can try just a taste or get a full glass. Highly recommend Downtime Taps for your liquid libation cravings. - 8/19/2018

  • Jonathan Jackson Avatar
    Jonathan Jackson

    Really awesome place! Love going here after work to try new beers! Really fun and unique experience! - 11/13/2019

  • Lisa Robinson Avatar
    Lisa Robinson

    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! - 7/10/2018

  • Keely Pedigo Avatar
    Keely Pedigo

    Awesome atmosphere, super friendly and helpful staff, and FANTASTIC options for beer, wine and cider all on tap. You have to try it! - 9/05/2018

  • Amy White Barry Avatar
    Amy White Barry

    positive review  Great selection- get what you want in the size you want! - 12/29/2018

  • Kathleen Buckner Morris Avatar
    Kathleen Buckner Morris

    positive review  Friendly staff, inexpensive way to try a bunch of beers/ales/ciders/wine, comfortable un-bar like atmosphere... - 9/01/2018

  • Debbie Munzanreder Avatar
    Debbie Munzanreder

    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. - 11/11/2018

  • Irene Turner Avatar
    Irene Turner

    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. - 7/11/2018

  • Jennifer Mooney Michels Avatar
    Jennifer Mooney Michels

    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. - 7/15/2018

  • Kulia Vasconcellos Avatar
    Kulia Vasconcellos

    A nice change for Ferndale. Good beer, nice layout and great atmosphere. � - 7/11/2018

  • Midnightblue Auld Avatar
    Midnightblue Auld

    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! - 6/19/2020

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.

  • Lemon Ginger

    Ablis CBD

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      CBD Soda

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      0%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Sparkling Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Organic Ginger Root Powder, Emulsified Hemp CBD

  • Whistle Lake Weizen

    Anacortes Brewery

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      Hefeweizen

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      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.

  • Dawn Patrol

    Aslan Brewing Co.

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      Pale Ale

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      5.5%

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      IBU ::

      18

    • Description ::

      This beer is mild yet complex in its delivery. The hop presence is noticed by subtle flavors of pineapples that meld beautifully with the slightly spicy and minty character derived from the use of Rye malt. A somewhat recently pioneered style, this Pacific Ale is delivered unfiltered to accentuate its fresh farm to glass, unprocessed, organic qualities.

  • Ginger Coriander Mead

    BeeHaven Mead

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      Mead

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      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.

  • Almond Oat Sour

    Deschutes Brewery

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      Sour

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      4.3%

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      IBU ::

      10

    • Description ::

      Almond Oat Sour has aromas of Biscotti and while it may sound sweet, it's actually very tart and light.

  • NITRO Luna Jo

    Deschutes Brewery

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      Dark Lager

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      5%

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      IBU ::

      25

    • Description ::

      Cold Brew Coffee Lager. Rise above the cold, dark shadows of convention to revel in the unexpected beauty of a bright, starry night with a dark lager full of rich, nutty aromas and a surprisingly smooth and light finish.

  • Root Beer

    Diamond Knot Craft Brewing

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      Craft Soda

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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.

  • 120 Minute IPA

    Dogfish Head Brewery

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      Imperial IPA

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      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!

  • Organic Amber Ale

    Eel River Brewing

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      Amber

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      4.8%

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      IBU ::

      13

    • Description ::

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

  • 3-Way IPA

    Fort George Brewery

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      New England IPA

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      7.2%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Aromatic and resinous, the primal essence of Modern Times, Holy Mountain, and Fort George rises like a Monolith....no, make that a Triolith of IPA reverence. 3-Way IPA, reverbating across the Pacific Northwest starting June 2018.

  • Quid Pro Sabro

    Fortside Brewing Co.

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      Double IPA

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      9%

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      IBU ::

      40

    • Description ::

      Packed to the gills with hops added all of the ways that minimize bitterness but maximize flavor and aroma, this decadent hop bomb is the epitome of what the American people want.

  • T-Shirt Time

    Fortside Brewing Co.

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      Pilsner

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      6.3%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Gym, tan, launder and crush #crispibois. That’s what we do around here. So, when we hosted the radtastic crew from Aslan for a brew, we decided to craft something that truly honors this truthful reality. An Italian Pilsner that’s obnoxiously hopped with muscular American hop varieties, T-shirt Time is a double dry-hopped crusher that combines the loud and brash side of American IPAs with the smoothness of pilsner lager. Yeeeaaah... buddy!

  • Epitaph

    Heathen Brewing

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      Russian Imperial Stout

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    • ABV ::

      12%

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      IBU ::

      92

    • Description ::

      Buried in this beer are the remains of what started as one of those small batch side projects. Sttong notes of black licorice, vanilla, toffee, and subtle botes of roasted coffee that collide into limitless realms of intricate flavors.

  • Planktonic Red

    Jellyfish Brewing Co.

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      Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      57

    • Description ::

      Planktonic is a very bright NW Red with 8 hop varietals, a whisper of hibiscus and a vibrantly clean finish.

  • Premium Lager

    Kulshan Brewing Co.

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      American Lager

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      5%

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      IBU ::

      12

    • Description ::

      Kulshan’s newest arrival to our full-time offerings is a light and refreshing lager with just enough crispness to balance the malts perfectly. Subtle grain and light hop aroma adds to this thirst quenching beer.

  • Original Dry Cider

    Locust Cider

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      Cider

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      6%

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      0

    • Description ::

      The cider that started it all for Locust - we set out to make the most drinkable cider in the world, ad we think we did. Bright citrus and pineapple notes with a crisp and balanced finish makes Original Dry THE SESSION CIDER, and great with any food. WE drink it (a few...) while we're BBQing in the backyard

  • Vanilla Honey

    Longdrop Cider Co.

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      Cider

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      6.9%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Apples: Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Granny Smith

  • Grapefruit ENIAC IPA

    Lucky Envelope Brewing

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      American IPA

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      6.4%

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      IBU ::

      68

    • Description ::

      Our flagship ENIAC IPA brewed with grapefruit juice and citrus zest.

  • Ruud Awakening

    Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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      American IPA

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      8%

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      IBU ::

      75

    • Description ::

      Big, bold American IPA with plenty of piney, citrusy, and floral Pacific Northwest hops that completely overwhelm its medium malt body. This is our signature beer, named after Evan Ruud, the first hop-head in our family.

  • CA Pinot Noir

    Old Soul

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      Pinot Noir

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      13%

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      0

    • Description ::

      A perfect example of Lodi terroir, this Pinot expresses big fruit and ample richness for the varietal. The nose pops with lots of floral tones, cherry, raspberry and hints of blackberry. The blackberry notes, from the blended Zinfandel, gives this wine its distinct Lodi character. The palate is soft and round, with good weight for the varietal, yet still maintains the gentle acidity in the mid-palate that is distinctively Pinot.

  • Lemon Basil

    One Tree Hard Cider

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      Cider

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      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.

  • Sea 'N Red

    Pelican Brewing Co.

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      Irish Red Ale

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      5.4%

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      IBU ::

      25

    • Description ::

      Sea’N Red has a beautiful dark copper color and a medium-bodied presence. This smooth, richly flavored beer has a malt aroma reminiscent of toffee, caramel, and cocoa with a subtle floral bouquet. The lush aroma gives way to a full, rounded malty flavor with toasty biscuit-like character and notes of caramel.

  • Peeping Peater Scotch Ale

    Port Townsend Brewing Co.

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      Scottish Ale

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      6.6%

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      IBU ::

      25

    • Description ::

      An array of brown, roasted and caramel malts create this rich and malty ale. A small addition of peat smoked barley adds a subtle layer of intrigue to this local favorite.

  • Black Plum Bittersweet Cider

    Renaissance Orchards

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      Cider

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      6.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      For a for a Full-Bodied and Robust Flavor Experience Our Strong European Bittersweet Cider was Aged 2-years in Hungarian Oak Bourbon Barrels, and Blended with Our Black Plum Dessert Wine that was Aged 3-Years in American-Oak Bourbon Barrels. After Blending the Cider was Aged an Additional 6-months All Fruit Grown Onsite in Ferndale WA.

  • Skookum Smoke And Roast

    Skookum Brewery

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      Coffee Porter

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      7.6%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Roasted oatmeal porter

  • Stella Artois

    Stella Artois

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      Lager

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      5.2%

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      IBU ::

      25

    • Description ::

      Brewed to perfection using the original Stella Artois yeast and the celebrated Saaz hops. It is the optimum premium lager, with its full flavour and clean crisp taste.

  • Fuzz

    Structures Brewing

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      New England IPA

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      6.2%

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      IBU ::

      31

    • Description ::

      Our flagship IPA, brewed with our favorite blend of malts, and hopped with El Dorado, Amarillo, and Comet.

  • Angle

    Ten Pin Brewing Co.

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      Amber

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    • ABV ::

      6.1%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      A balanced malty brew with a mild hop presence that is sure to satisfy craft beer lovers. The rich caramel color and smooth flavors makes this a great session beer every time.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    Tribute

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      Cabernet Sauvignon

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    • ABV ::

      14%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Dark juicy fruits like currant, black cherry and cassis give way to earthy notes of tea and spice. Well integrated tannins give the wine a long, velvety finish.

  • Global Mutt

    Wander Brewing

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      Baltic Porter

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      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.

  • Lead Singer Hair

    Wander Brewing

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      Pale Ale

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      5.4%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      West coast pale ale. Mosaic, Cashmere, Amarillo and Cascade hops.

  • Chardonnay

    Wine By Joe

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      Chardonnay

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      13.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Our Chardonnay is a clean, vibrant expression of one of the world's best loved varietals, with a distinctive Oregon flair. Wine By Joe's mission is simple: we make really good Oregon wine.

Happenings

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

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

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Private Events

Semi-Private

  • 10 people or more
  • Reserved seating
  • Each guest can pay separately
  • 1 Credit card required for reservation
  • Cancellation accepted up to 24 hours before reservation time. If canceled within 24 hours of your reservation, DT Taps will charge 50% of your reservation minimum spend to the card on file.
  • Reservations are considered canceled if the majority of your reservation group do not arrive within 30 minutes of reservation time.
  • Sunday – Wednesday = $25 per person minimum spend (tax/tip not included). This includes any merchandise purchased. Each person does not need to spend $25, just as long as the overall total spend for the entire group is met, it doesn’t matter how much each person spends. If minimum spend is not met, the credit card on file is charged the difference.

Entire Venue

  • This is a private event where DT Taps is closed to the general public
  • PA, microphone, video/laptop projection, and custom menus available
  • Credit card required for reservation. Cancellation accepted up to 1 week before reservation time. If within 1 week of your reservation, DownTime Taps will charge 50% of your reservation minimum spend. If canceled within 1 day of your reservation, DownTime Taps will charge 75% of your reservation minimum spend.
  • Sunday – Wednesday 12pm -5pm = $1200 minimum spend (tax/tip not included). This includes any merchandise purchased. If minimum spend is not met, the credit card on file is charged the difference.

About Us

Background

It’s no secret that over the past decade Bellingham has become a craft brew Mecca in the Pacific Northwest. That being said, folks in outlying areas of Whatcom County have had to make the drive into Bellingham to gain a full appreciation for all this area has to offer. That stops now! DownTime Taps opened its doors in July of 2018 and began offering folks in Ferndale and beyond a unique opportunity to not only sample a variety of local beers, wines and ciders, but the ability to do it on their own terms.

Co-owners, Chay Tan and Tomas Aminnie have put a different twist on the already successful definition of a what it means to be a taphouse. DownTime represents the first self-serve establishment in Washington State and truly allows the consumer to dictate the brewery, type and amount of beverage they prefer. With 32 taps and a passion for supporting the remarkable amount of local brewing talent present in the Northwest, Chay and Tomas have created a taphouse for the masses.

Groundbreaking

Over the past year and a half, Chay and Tomas have worked collaboratively with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Control Board to make the self-serve option a reality in our state. They are at the forefront of this progression and have directly assisted in the development of the responsible regulations associated with making this a safe and appealing option in Washington.

Once your ID has been verified and your bracelet is provided, the itemized LCD screens above each tap will allow you to review the descriptions and specific characteristics associated with each beverage. A quick scan of your bracelet will then allow you to pour from 1oz. to a full pint of any tap you choose. Everything is priced by the ounce which gives you the flexibility to drink as much or as little of any given option as you prefer. The revolutionary iPourIt system utilized at DownTime is calibrated to assist the customer with the pouring process and ensures that your drinking experience will be consistent with traditional expectations.

When you combine this experience with the atmosphere at DownTime, it truly creates a new taphouse experience. An expansive and cozy indoor area combined with heated outdoor seating gives you options for all conditions. Order-in food from one of the many local restaurants and relax! We’re confident that you’ll enjoy your experience but also hopeful that you’ll provide any constructive feedback related to how we can make our environment even better. We acknowledge that being groundbreaking has its cost and we will always strive to be receptive to your feedback. Welcome to Whatcom County’s taproom, DownTime Taps.

Hours

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

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