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The Archer Ale House

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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1212 10th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7013
+1 360-647-7002
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Blaine, Washington
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We came for dinner. What a treat. It was like going to the United Kingdom without the airfare. We ordered a couple of beers. They have quite a few taps and a few that they change with seasonal brews. Food was delicious. Waitstaff is friendly and informative about the menu items and beers. Can't wait to go back.

2 Thank Boyshe
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Love this place! I have yet to have a bad meal. This is a regular casual date for my boyfriend and I. The shepards pie along with the truffle mac and cheese are our favorites. They make their own ginger beer for moscow mules. Delicious. We keep going back. My favorite spot in Fairhaven!

2 Thank TravelByCastle_13
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

such a nice surprise when you go down the stairs to this place. At first I wasn't so such but once we walked through the door it was great. Had a hearty meal & a good beer. Service was good and the place has nice atmosphere. Very different from most.

2 Thank Latina53
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Archer is the place to go for a comfortable dinner with such wonderful choices on the menu. There is enough variety for almost any palate. Portions are generous but not over-loaded and are fresh and tasty Live music adds to the atmosphere from time to time. Nice choices of liquid refreshment!

2 Thank Kay R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Archers is located in a basement near the main street through town. Don't let the entrance deceive you. It has a classic traditional pub look - oak bar, stone walls, tin ceiling etc. Large selection of English and local beers. Extensive cocktail menu. Food is burgers, sandwiches and entrees. We had sandwiches and the chowder, all of which was good.... More 

1 Thank Bill P
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

I really love pubs, and the only reason I would give this place an average review is because of the service. We had a hard time ordering our drinks, and the group I was with, (ranging 21 to 27 years old), felt a bit out of place in the pub. The drinks were delicious and the location is comfortable and... More 

Thank Luke S
Camano Island, Washington
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161 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

I saw this place when we were walking around, they had a sign outside with some good looking drinks on it. We kept on going and when we got hungry, we decided to go back to this place, it didn't look like much and going down the stairs i wasn't expecting much and then i turned the corner and there... More 

1 Thank Wklstoywife
A small town in Northwest Washington
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236 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

They have a nice Whiskey menu and cocktails with whiskey a and other spirits. Good local and overseas beers. Good atmosphere. We didn't eat - but the menu has expanded since we were here last. We plan on coming back soon for lunch or dinner. Whiskey cocktails started at about $8 with the "Archer" at $10- their version of an... More 

2 Thank chumsockeyesalmon
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109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

You would not know it from the outside but if you go down the stairs and go inside you will be surprised. It looks like a regular pub but it is certainly more. First and foremost they pour a Guinness like they do in Ireland, which is really important. The drinks served here are just better because they take the... More 

1 Thank Vince C
Vancouver, Washington
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner and enjoyed the Irish atmosphere and food. Shepherds pie was great and so were the Irish nachos.

1 Thank drkelvin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $26
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 10th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7013
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-647-7002
Established in 1992, we are an English style pub located in the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham. We feature a rotating draught selection of import & craft beer with an extensive bottle list. We serve fresh, seasonally inspired cocktails & over 100 fine whiskeys. Our full menu includes upscale pub style food such as Shepherd's Pie & Pot Pie as well as house ground natural Painted Hills burgers, steaks, fresh fish & fresh local oysters. Our menu is made in house & features locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. We offer a weekly trivia night, steel-tip darts, local & national sporting events, brewers & distillers nights/pairing dinners & a variety of board games

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