Address

http://www.barstop.com/theup/
1234 N State St.
Bellingham , WA 98225
733-9739

Hours

Every day 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Review

Longevity can be an indicator of a good business -- after all, to stay open requires a working formula for success. The World Famous Up & Up tavern on State Street has been doing it right for more than 15 years. Their key to success: cheap beer, casual atmosphere, entertainment, ample seating and cheap beer.

It may sound too good to be true, but it's too expensive to stay home Wednesday nights: The Up serves up cold pitchers of brew for $1 each. With no cover charge and a pocket full of quarters, a patron can enjoy traditional pub mainstays such as pool (six tables) and electronic darts for no more than five bucks.

For those who choose to ramble among pals, this alehouse has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Also, the Up & Up occasionally hosts Celtic-style bands and poetry slams.

For those who would drink a carton of expired milk before consuming Busch or Schmidt, these purveyors of beer also offer local microbrews and standard national brands. Before the stagger home, soak up the stomach suds with a made-to-order hamburger -- only $2. A penny-pincher's Utopia, it may go with out saying that the Up is a popular destination for students and anyone else stretching their funds. If a change of scenery is in order, several other drinking establishments are literally a stone's throw away.

All told, if the smoke doesn't bother you and the Doublewide's too packed -- or bar-hopping is just getting old altogether -- you might find refuge at the Up & Up.
Written By: Ken Brierly
On: 10/11/1998

Directions

Driving down Holly Street, go left on State Street. It is located half-a-block up on the left.

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