I launched Bellingham on Tap in 2013 to help my fellow hamsters navigate the multitude of local happy hours by listing the particulars of each establishment’s offerings. After a brief, enjoyable, and unprofitable foray into print publishing, I added more features to the website: recurring specials and events like trivia, karaoke and industry nights, as well as an events calendar.

I do this because bars are important. Bars are not just places where we make questionable decisions in a dimly lit haze of music and alcohol. Yes, they are that. But they are also where we catch up with old friends and meet new ones. They’re the most accessible example of “third places,” those spots where we gather and form community.

So drink up! You know, for the community.

If you have corrections, suggestions, or just want to say hey, please drop me at bellinghamontap@gmail.com.

June Hathaway