Sip Outside: Bellingham Breweries and Taprooms with Covered Outdoor Seating

2020 has been a year like no other and as we continue to adapt, we continue to find new ways to support local businesses like our local independent breweries and taphouses in Bellingham and Whatcom County. It's time to embrace a new philosophy; enjoying drinks outdoors —no matter the weather. 

Bellingham breweries and taphouses have upgraded their patios, parking areas, and beer gardens to better serve you during the rainy season. Most have some sort of covered seating in the form of tents or temporary structures, as well as heaters. These open-air shelters provide fresh air and a roof overhead, so don’t let the rain keep you indoors — these establishments have got you covered!

📸 : Kristina Gray

Whatcom Think Local Gift Card

When you're in Whatcom County, let’s think local! Our community has come together to support locally owned Whatcom County businesses with the Whatcom Think Local First Gift Card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to spending locally!

The card can be purchased at and can be used at a variety of local breweries and restaurants like Boundary Bay Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen and North Forks Brewery!

📸 : Kristina Gray

Breweries With Outdoor Seating

Aslan Brewing 

Aslan’s two Bellingham locations — the original Aslan Brewpub, open to all ages, and Aslan Depot, 21+ only, offer ample outdoor seating. You’ll find a heated area outside the brewpub as well.

Takeout: Online ordering is available for to-go orders. 

📞 (360) 393-4106

🏠 1330 N Forest St, Bellingham, Washington

Beach Cat Brewing

Whatcom County’s newest brewery, Beach Cat Brewing in Birch Bay is home to a covered, heated patio. Beach Cat is a great place to watch the sunset over the bay, rain or shine.

📞 (360) 366-8065

🏠 7876 Birch Bay Dr #101, Blaine, Washington

Boundary Bay Brewery

Leave it to Boundary Bay Brewery to offer all the options. Boundary is currently open seven days a week for indoor and outdoor seating with curbside pickup and Bellingham delivery also avaliable.

Customers can typically sit on the covered deck, a.k.a. The Greenhouse, or chill out down below in the beer garden. Boundary has rain canopies, fire pits, and heaters to keep you warm and dry while sipping outside. 

Takeout: Online ordering is available for to-go orders. Boundary Bay offers delivery and curbside pickup!

📞 (360) 647-5593

🏠 1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, Washington

Chuckanut Brewery 

This season, Chuckanut Brewery is serving up heated, covered outdoor seating with its world-class lagers and ales.

For a change of scenery, take a scenic drive down Chuckanut Drive to South Nut — home to the same great beers and even more outdoor seating. 

Takeout: Online ordering is available for to-go orders. Takeout and delivery are available. 

📞 (360) 752-3377

🏠 601 W Holly St, Bellingham, Washington

Fringe Brewing

At Fringe Brewing in Ferndale, you’ll find a big ol’ heated tent with picnic table seating outside the brewery.

Takeout: Beer is available to-go. Order at the bar, or call (360) 398-6071 for curbside pickup.

📞 (360) 398-6071

🏠 5640 3rd Ave, Ferndale, Washington

Gruff Brewing 

Outdoor seating? Gruff’s got it, with covered picnic tables and fire pits to keep your party out of the rain. They have one of the best sunset patios in downtown Bellingham.

Gruff is also dog-friendly, and you’ll often see well-behaved mutts hanging out in the taproom

Takeout: Beer is available to-go. 

🏠 104 E Maple St #101, Bellingham, Washington

Kulshan Brewing

You can count on Kulshan to bring the heating, and outdoor seating, this season! Their Sunnyland and Roosevelt locations offer covered seating and heaters. 

Takeout: Online ordering is available for to-go orders. Curbside pickup and delivery are available from Kulshan’s Roosevelt location.

  • K2 📞 (360) 389-5348
    • 🏠 1538 Kentucky St, Bellingham, Washington
  • Sunnyland 📞 (360) 389-5348
    • 🏠 2238 James St, Bellingham, Washington

Menace Brewing

The only brewery in town with “alien space heaters," Menace Brewing is a sure stop for heated, covered seating on Meridian Street. Also check out their sister location, The Local Public House in downtown Bellingham who is open for takeout and delivery.

Takeout: Online ordering is available for to-go orders. Curbside pickup and delivery (within a 5-mile radius) are available.

📞 (360) 306-3457

🏠 2529 Meridian St, Bellingham, Washington

Otherlands Beer

The newest brewery in Bellingham, Otherlands Beer offers heated, covered outdoor seating on their newly constructed deck. Stop by for their rustic lagers and saisons, and stay for a hearty meal. Customers can now order online too!

Takeout: Food and beer are available to-go.

📞 (360) 746-8118

🏠 2121 Humboldt St, Bellingham, Washington

Stemma Brewing

Stemma Brewing has converted a large section of their parking lot into covered outdoor seating complete with heaters! 

Takeout: Online ordering is available for to-go orders. Curbside pickup is available.

📞 (360) 746-8385

🏠 2039 Moore St, Bellingham, Washington

Stones Throw Brewing 

At Stones Throw, you'll always find folks sitting and sipping outside all year long at Stones Throw Brewery in Fairhaven. Out front, folks gather in the heated, covered beer garden. Outback, you’re likely to discover imbibers gathered around the firepit. And if the sun’s out, climb upstairs (above the shipping container brewery) for a sweet taste of sunshiney bliss any time of year.

Takeout: Pick up beer to-go from the taproom.

📞 (360) 362-5058

🏠 1009 Larrabee Ave, Bellingham, Washington

Stones Throw Brewery Fairhaven, Bellingham Washington

Twin Sisters Brewing

Twin Sisters Brewing’s huge beer garden is home to a heated, covered tent and picnic tables. They usually have a roaring fireplace and fire pit tables outside during winter, too. 

Takeout: Online ordering is available for to-go orders. Pickup and delivery are available.

📞 (360) 922-6700

🏠 500 Carolina St, Bellingham, Washington

Wander Brewing 

With covered, heated outdoor seating, Wander Brewing will keep you dry and warm.

Takeout: Online ordering is available for to-go orders.

📞 (360) 647-6152

🏠 1807 Dean Ave, Bellingham, Washington

Taprooms With Outdoor Seating

Goods Local Brews

Goods Local Brews has you covered in the beer garden, with covered, heated seating. 

📞 (360) 647-6152

🏠 1807 Dean Ave, Bellingham, Washington

Elizabeth Station 

Elizabeth Station is open for take-out and outdoor dining! Online ordering is available for to-go orders with pickup and delivery options available. And they have a pizza oven!

📞  (360) 733-8982

🏠 1400 W Holly St, Bellingham, Washington

Schweinhaus Biergarten

“It’s better outside.” That’s the slogan at Schweinhaus, whose Bavarian-style biergarten sports rows of picnic tables — all heated and sheltered from the elements.

Here you’ll find German-style brews served in litre steins, alongside German sausage plates and pretzels cooked in the wood-fired oven. The entire place is open-air, with a permanent structure overhead to keep the rain away. On sunny days, venture out into the exposed backyard. You can even catch a pro game on the big screen TVs. Prost!

📞  (360) 671-0206

🏠 1330 N State St, Bellingham, Washington

Thousand Acre Cider House

Thousand Acre Cider House, home to cider cocktails, seltzer, and beer, is open with in-person dining and online ordering now available.

📞  (360) 795-5400

🏠 109 Grand Ave Suite 101, Bellingham, Washington

Breweries Offering Takeout Only

North Fork Brewery

The North Fork Brewery, in Deming, is open! Stop by and check out their new outdoor beer garden or check out their website for to-go orders. You can also purchase gift cards online.

📞 (360) 599-2337

🏠 6186 Mt Baker Hwy, Deming, Washington

Structures Brewing

Structures Brewing offers indoor and outdoor dining along with online ordering for takeout. AND, they offer to ship the beer right to you.

📞  (360) 582-7475

🏠 1420 N State St, Bellingham, Washington

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