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“Cool, casual, creative concept!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Temple Bar

Temple Bar
306 W Champion St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4327
360-676-8660
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Ranked #45 of 331 Restaurants in Bellingham
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Bellingham, Washington
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103 reviews 103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Cool, casual, creative concept!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

While it is smaller and a bit less crowded than its well-known neighbor, Bayou on Bay, this place is at least as good, if not better, for a casual drink, conversation, and gourmet eats in small, well-done doses. What they do, they do exceptionally well: craft cocktails, small plate bread/cheese, sandwich specials, desserts. We sampled several and found everything to be better than its description. Service was fast, professional. Outdoor seating for those who want to see and be seen, indoors is intimate, cozy. Perfect for couples or small groups.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Bellingham
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Best Happy Hour in Bellingham”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Temple Bar has the best happy hour, in my opinion. My mom and I go here for happy hour and we share the cheese plate with a bottle of wine. It's an excellent value! Temple Bar is very relaxed and has indoor and outdoor seating and is in a great location downtown. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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North Liberty, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great light lunch, cool vibe!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Stopped in for a light lunch and found it very enjoyable. Staff was quite personable, particularly the bartender/waiter. The food is primarily charcuterie, meats, cheeses, olives, cornichons, and fresh baguettes. The prix fixe lunch is a very good deal. We had the Panino No. 2, wth serrano ham, portobello mushroom, and oozing with Taleggio cheese. We also had the Everything plate; again the ingredients were top notch. The site itself is kind of funky, with old oak school desks and other old tables. This is a nice stop for a quick bite!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A small Gem in Bellingham”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Both of us wanted a very light dinner - and stumbled upon this little gem. For under $25 we were able to have two glasses of wine, and dinner! They offer $10 for a bottle of wine and cheese platter during their happy hour; but we opted for a Prawn Salad and a Panino. Both were incredibly delicious. The decor was, umm, different. High ceilings, pink; but very relaxed. People that worked there were upbeat and extremely helpful.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kirkland, WA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were in the mood for a very light dinner. Perfect spot. I had the prawn salad and it was delicious - offered on butter lettuce with their own mix of finely chopped cucumbers, onions, avocados and a little bit of chili peppers. Since we got there early, if we wanted to, we could have slit a whole bottle of wine and cheese tray for just $10. My husband had a panino that was out of this world. Just enough; under $25 total for 2 glasses of wine and dinner!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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