Named after the North Cascades peak that dominates the views of the mountains from this part of Washington, the Mount Baker Theatre is a classical theatre that is now the largest of its type north of Seattle in the USA. The events taking place here are usually all manner of performing arts, from dance to comedians to plays to music of various types.
The theatre is the home of the original 1927 Wurlitzer organ that was installed to accompany silent films. Today, it is used on at least a monthly basis as part of special events.
The interior of the main stage room is a spectacularly restored 1927 Moorish style performance hall with much ornate work on the walls and ceiling.
A night in Bellingham isn't complete unless you stop by the World Famous Up & Up Tavern. Enjoy for its unique decor, unique bartenders, or simply for the incredibly cheap beer. Thursday nights are the popular night, but good times are always happening at the Up.
The Wild Buffalo is the place to go for blues in this part of the state. Many famous and not so famous acts come through here. There are live blues jams and open mics every week. The cover charges are usually pretty cheap and the music can't be beaten. Gotta check this place out if you like the low down dirty blues.
Dress Code: Anything.
Rumors is the local Gay/Bi friendly club, equally friendly to straight folks who just like the atmosphere. Definitely geared towards nonstop dancing.
A weekly drag show is their main attraction.
Dress Code: Though I've never been, I'm sure you can get pretty creative. Whatever you feel comfortable in.
The Horseshoe claims to be the oldest continuosly operated restaurant in the Northwest. A $100 prize is offered to anyone who can prove otherwise. They are also the favorite hangout for nightowls and hipsters, depending on what hipster means to you. Visit their website and see their mascot and our local hero, Rowdy Buckaroo.
Dress Code: Bellingham Casual