Poppe's Bistro and Lounge


714 Lakeway Dr.
Bellingham , WA 98226


Mon-Thurs 11:00 AM - Midnight
Fri 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sat 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sun 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM


On a night when our children were spending the night at their grandmother’s house, my husband and I found we had a rare evening to ourselves. This made us a little giddy. We could "step out"! But, where should we go? We were out of the habit of stepping out. We wanted to go someplace that was just for grown-ups. And my husband decided that we should certainly have a martini.

Imagine our surprise when we discovered a Martini Bar, right here in Bellingham. Poppe’s Bistro and Lounge, at the Best Western Lakeway Inn, is most decidedly a "grown-up" place. It’s sophisticated and comfortable, with an excellent selection of libations and food. The interior is at once spacious and intimate, with levels and layers of seating options. On the upper level, private and cozy booths and intimate smaller tables surround long, curved counters, which in turn surround the bar on the main level of the room. If you’d prefer to sit in the fresh air, French doors open up onto patio seating. This variety of seating makes Poppe’s a great place to go for a variety of reasons, from an evening out with your significant other, to an informal business meeting, to an evening of martini tasting with friends.

The martini list at Poppe’s is impressive, but Poppe’s also has a great selection of beers on tap (local brews included), a short but very well-chosen wine list, a nice list of Scotch, Cognac and Brandy, and a dazzling array of colorful-sounding mixed drinks. The food menu was equally satisfying to peruse -- a nice range of things from "Pies" (otherwise known as pizza), to fish-and-chips, to more upscale nightly dinner specials. A piano-man was playing and singing unobtrusively on the stage at the back of the room when we were there, and our server told us that Poppe’s regularly features live jazz and other music. All in all, we found Poppe’s to be the perfect place for grown-ups to step out.
Written By: Lisa Holt
On: 1/28/1999


On Lakeway, turn right immediately east of the freeway overpass. Next to Fred Meyer.


Over 21 | Wheelchair Accessible | Banquet Facilities | Beer and Wine | Dinner | Full Bar | Outdoor seating | Smoke-free


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