drinks. food. art. music.

Redlight is owned and run by artist Rebecca Ogden and musician Shea Hagan, and staffed with love by a small and tight handful of equally creative folks. We love (in no particular order) each other, drinks, food, art, music, our customers, and our town. We are known for providing fine, carefully made cocktails, craft beers and wines, as well as cheap canned beers and specialty shots, because Bellingham has the taste of a connoisseur with a blue-collar heart. Order at the bar and find that we like to keep things simple, but excellent, and above all we know how to have a good time.

The space is cozy, sparkly, still has the original (115+ year old) meathooks and other architectural details, and comes complete with a 110 year old murder mystery. Redlight is the perfect spot for a night off from the rock and roll, the best place for a special date, and a regular stop for servers from other wonderful local bars and restaurants. With wifi, coffee, booze, locally baked pastries and a constantly changing bar menu, Redlight is a dream come true for anyone looking for a public space to work in peace. We've got more than a little something for everybody. Come in and we'll prove it.

Last but not least: the live music is intimate, awesome, and rare. We host only one weekday show a month and none on weekends). Shows are always 2-band bills from 10-midnight so that you can catch the whole show and still manage to get home at a reasonable hour or wander away to see what's happening down the street...because we're considerate like that. 

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HAPPY HOUR 4-7pm Daily - $5 off bottle of wine, $3 wells, $1 off pints and wine by the glass.


Opened on New Year’s Eve 2011, Redlight offers a full bar with house cocktails, infused liquor, a carefully selected array of European wines, local craft beers and hand-picked European and domestic bottles/cans.  We use mixers and ingredients with NO High Fructose Corn Syrup.  Our food menu consists of local and organic ingredients as well as quality imported and domestic meats and cheeses used for our meat/cheese/fruit boards.  We merge brick walls, warm wood and metal fixtures to create a sophisticated, friendly and comfortable atmosphere perfect for the Rock and Roller's night off or the best place for a special date.  Redlight is strictly 21+

Owned and operated by Rebecca Ogden and Shea Hagan a local artist and musician; Redlight is a place to eat and drink comfortably by dim candle light, but is also host to a variety of local bands ranging from jazz to hardcore and everything in between.  The shows are intimate and awesome, like a house show in a really pretty home, with someone wandering around pouring drinks and serving sandwiches. Weekend shows are always 2-band bills, from 10-midnight so that you can actually see the whole show and still manage to run down the street, tackle a friend, and catch the headliner of that other show you want to see...because we're considerate like that.