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Temple Bar

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306 W Champion St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4327
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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
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Bellingham, Washington
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went out for late-night drinks and found this bar on accident, but I'm glad we did. It's a small place with two separate rooms to minimize noise. It had good music, a polite and knowledgable server, and a great ambiance. It's dark and chill with a dash of romantic. If you're looking for a place to escape for a... More 

Thank Sarah M
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2015

My favorite place to go for a drink and appetizers. Mostly local ingredients, creative specials, and divine desserts. Friendly staff and unique seating. You will not be disappointed!

1 Thank KarenAda
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Temple is a small place big on imaginative, tasty food and great service. Near the Pickford Theater and the Spark Museum it is a great stop after either.

Thank Michael W
Point Roberts, Washington
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2014

Stopping in to this little bar was fun, and we enjoyed a different selection of foods and drinks. We look forward to going back.

Thank allan m
Vancouver, Canada
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

A friend brought us here on Saturday night. Didn't have any issues finding a table at 8:30. We ordered the stuffed dates, temple bar cheese plate (3 cheeses, olives, grapes, honey and baguette); the tarte de jour; blue cheese dip; and the amazing polenta. Between four is us we ordered a second polenta! I don't care if you think you... More 

Thank vbrown11
Bellingham, Washington
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

We came here for our 31st anniversary. We love to try lots of different things for dinner: sushi, tasting menus, happy hour menus and tapas. This menu did not disappoint. The duck mousse on the everything plate was great! As was the cheese and the pickled vegetables. The baguette was fresh with the proper amount of "chew". I wish we... More 

2 Thank chuckE334
Bellingham, Washington, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

The service used to be alright, now it's terrible and the food is cheap and costco quality. SKIP. Unless you want to waste 17$ on 2$ worth of cheese and meats. Head to costco, make your own "fancy plates".

Thank Hannah N
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

This small, somewhat quirky place had already been reviewed as having a talented cook/chef, so I checked it out last week during my one night jaunt up to Bellingham. I copied a fellow bar guest, and ordered the goat cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped date bites, sitting atop a delish balsamic reduction, as well as the thickly sliced smoked salmon, served with seeded... More 

Thank zimmchiro
Bellingham, Washington
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

Thank Jeslaf
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank libbidy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 W Champion St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4327
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: 360-676-8660

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