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The Archer Ale House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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1212 10th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7013
+1 360-647-7002
15:00 - 23:00
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Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 15:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The beer and booze are good the prices are high for what you get and the portion sizes are small. If you want to leave feeling hungry go to Archers. I got the cheddar bacon burger it was the size of a hockey puck and came with a dozen fries or so.

Thank Amanda S
Nashua, New Hampshire
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I am more of an "eater" rather than a "drinker," so I generally steer clear of restaurants that seem to have more emphasis on liquids rather than solids. It is a big mistake, however, to think that the Archer Ale House is not serious about its cuisine! My sister and I ventured down the steps, were greeted warmly, and invited... More 

1 Thank Dr-Jill-from-NH
Mount Vernon
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Archer Ale is located down a set of stairs in a basement and at first glance appears to be a pretty typical Northwest tavern - low key, casual. However, the hidden treasure is quickly revealed by its ambitious menu and a kitchen that totally delivers on the menu's promises. This is beautiful, fresh and sophisticated food. Sea scallops over risotto,... More 

Thank Mary G
Marysville, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2016

On our way to take visiting family for oysters on Chukanut Drive and couldn't wait, so we ducked in here for a bite. What a find! BEST FOOD EVER. The clam chowder was the best I've ever had, as was the mushroom, truffle and Swiss burger. Everyone else raved about their food, also. The atmosphere was warm and cozy and... More 

1 Thank Erab1964
Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

very casual with prompt service, 5 of us totally enjoyed our dining experience, lots of craft type bers to choose from

1 Thank Bob B
Blaine, Washington
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We came for dinner. What a treat. It was like going to the United Kingdom without the airfare. We ordered a couple of beers. They have quite a few taps and a few that they change with seasonal brews. Food was delicious. Waitstaff is friendly and informative about the menu items and beers. Can't wait to go back.

2 Thank Boyshe
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place! I have yet to have a bad meal. This is a regular casual date for my boyfriend and I. The shepards pie along with the truffle mac and cheese are our favorites. They make their own ginger beer for moscow mules. Delicious. We keep going back. My favorite spot in Fairhaven!

2 Thank TravelByCastle_13
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

such a nice surprise when you go down the stairs to this place. At first I wasn't so such but once we walked through the door it was great. Had a hearty meal & a good beer. Service was good and the place has nice atmosphere. Very different from most.

2 Thank Latina53
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Archer is the place to go for a comfortable dinner with such wonderful choices on the menu. There is enough variety for almost any palate. Portions are generous but not over-loaded and are fresh and tasty Live music adds to the atmosphere from time to time. Nice choices of liquid refreshment!

2 Thank Kay R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Archers is located in a basement near the main street through town. Don't let the entrance deceive you. It has a classic traditional pub look - oak bar, stone walls, tin ceiling etc. Large selection of English and local beers. Extensive cocktail menu. Food is burgers, sandwiches and entrees. We had sandwiches and the chowder, all of which was good.... More 

1 Thank Bill P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 10th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7013
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-647-7002
Established in 1992, we are an English style pub located in the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham. We feature a rotating draught selection of import & craft beer with an extensive bottle list. We serve fresh, seasonally inspired cocktails & over 100 fine whiskeys. Our full menu includes upscale pub style food such as Shepherd's Pie & Pot Pie as well as house ground natural Painted Hills burgers, steaks, fresh fish & fresh local oysters. Our menu is made in house & features locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. We offer a weekly trivia night, steel-tip darts, local & national sporting events, brewers & distillers nights/pairing dinners & a variety of board games

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