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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1017 N. State St.
Bellingham, WA  98225

Hours: 4pm-7pm Everyday

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A beautiful venue for your group, family event, or wedding party.  While we don't hold nightly reservations; Redlight is available for private rentals.  Let us supply you with a venue and any number of negotiable amenities including a beautiful space for up to 50 party-goers, set-up, bar staff, service, food, drinks, PA and sound equipment, and clean-up.  We are a 21+ venue.

For any inquiries regarding rentals and catering, email




With Its original, 100+ year old meat hooks (from the days when our space was a working butcher shop and site of a murder!), this unique and cozy seating area is open for everyone's enjoyment and AVAILABLE FOR RESERVATION! You may hold the room for parties of 6 or greater, weeknights (no weekend rentals) for free! Add a designated server for $50 for 4hrs + gratuity, of course! 

For any inquiries regarding reservations and designated service, email