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306 W Champion St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4327
360-676-8660
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3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 20
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicio!

Great food, healthy options, amazing espresso, and awesome atmosphere. Keep up the good work! Bands - music play on weekends and waitress/waitors have personal StYle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2013
DeBe M
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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great food, healthy options, amazing espresso, and awesome atmosphere. Keep up the good work! Bands - music play on weekends and waitress/waitors have personal StYle.

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Thank DeBe M
Victoria, BC
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

On an overnight stay to Bellingham my wife and I strolled through downtown Bellingham and stumbled into this place. We fell in love with the price and quality of their drinks. We each had a beer and a glass of wine with a cheese plate for under 30 dollars. The ambiance was business casual, with good music and a lot... More 

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Thank andyfromcanada
Washington, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

A wonderful place to enjoy wine with cheeses, meats, and some fine good fare. Happy hour, especially the late happy hour, brings some nice specials. It was the perfect place to debrief after watching Lincoln with good wine, good food and a scrumptous dessert.

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Thank Michael I
Ladysmith, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Don't even think about it; just go to the Temple Bar and have a great experience. We found ourselves in Bellingham two years ago and stumbled upon this place. We were completely blown away by what they can do in a tiny kitchen. We couldn't wait to go back and made a special trip back to Bellingham just to visit... More 

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Thank DarcyJC
Seattle
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This place is great. Where else can you get a plate of cheese and a bottle of french wine for $15. Yep, I said $15. The plate of cheese is smallish, but the bottle of wine is the real deal. My favorite great thing about this bar is that every month there is a special night for artists. You bring... More 

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Thank artmomrx
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We were just in Bellingham for a long weekend and we ate at the Temple Bar 3 days in a row! The menu is smallish, but everything we had was tasty, with great (not overly enormous) portions and very nice presentation. The cocktails are the best I've had in Bellingham, and the service is always friendly and quick. We loved... More 

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Thank AxlJack
Durango, Colorado
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We cornered a local family to ask about a place for a bite to eat, and they suggested this. Luckily a table outside opened up as we arrived and we grabbed it! Happy hour commenced with a pinot gris and small cheese plate. We later ordered the salmon rillettes salad. The atmosphere was great--a sunny late afternoon and I had... More 

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Thank BLWynn
Bellingham, Washington
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206 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This little hidden bar has a great atmosphere and even better desserts!! My boyfriend and I frequent this bar for a drink and dessert after our dinner. The chocolate cake with raspberry sauce is TO DIE FOR!!

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Thank Melissa K
Bellingham, Washington
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The staff has changed over the years but this is still a great casual place to grab a drink and have something light to eat. The drink and food quality is very good; as an example, they squeeze their own grapefruit juice every day. Also one of Bellingham's few places to grab a late-night bite, although the menu is fairly... More 

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Thank IvanCU
Bellingham, WA
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We used to visit the Temple Bar about once a week when they had jazz. Then they ended the jazz and we stopped going. We returned for the first time in quite a while to find that their limited menu items were pretty much the same but the portions had shrunk significantly. We ordered the Mediterranean platter had fewer items... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 306 W Champion St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4327
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: 360-676-8660
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?