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“Great Burgers and Watch Sports”

The Archer Ale House
Ranked #55 of 444 Restaurants in Bellingham
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: 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
Long Beach, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Burgers and Watch Sports”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place is noisy but they have great burgers and a huge selection of beers. A lot of fun to visit. The place is below ground, so there are steep steps down to the front door; this could be a problem for disabled or older people to navigate.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Frogcity1
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English first
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Disappointed after reading other ratings.”
Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

We were excited to check this place out. The building is very cool. Service was slow and wait staff seemed to be put out to help us. Clam chowder was horrible. Might be a good place to just have drinks only.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank 4jws
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Bellingham, WA
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Get out your sleeping pills”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

You are going to need a nap if you get there before 6. Bartender overwhelmed. Waited 10 long minutes. Still no acknowledgement of me being there. Went to the bar to flag her down. Very personable and working hard. Not her fault. Management is not scheduling enough people to take care of the customers. Over 40 people there and no waiter. Jeez.

Was excited about the food after reading the menu. Unfortunately, poorly flavored Oxtail dish. No body in the broth; under salted...no oomph that folks should expect when dining. The beef slider (asked for medium rare---arrived well done), what a sad waste of good meat.

The IPA was great.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Bellingham_WAEater
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New Westminster, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Really cool pub”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Great beer selection and delicious potato based nachos. Serving staff were freindly and attentive. Will definitely be back when we return to Fairhaven

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Colin A
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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“More reviews”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

This place needs more reviews for how awesome it is. I am not currently living in Bellingham but when I was this was the spot to be at if you want a good time with your friends but not the club scene. Get your friends together and go hangout here for some great beer and fun activities, perhaps go to trivia night or otherwise just play some darts.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank HungryTraveler84
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