Redlight

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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May
11
May 9

BOARD GAME NIGHT!

BOARD GAME NIGHT! EVERY SUNDAY! DELICIOUS DRINKS! SPARKLE BAR! FRIENDLY FRIENDS! Free, 8:00-midnight-or-whenever! 


No pressure, just a huge pile of board and card games including Scrabble, cribbage, dominoes, Settlers of Catan, Set, Abalone, Deflexion, Dominion, Cards Against Humanity, Bananagram, OUIJA and a bunch of other stuff. Come for the free board game fun and stay for all of the deliciousness.

 

May
10
May 15

INDUSTRY NIGHT! EVERY THURSDAY!

Thursday discounts are for our brothers and sisters in service, because they/we deserve it. Selling coffee, food, booze, and life-lessons to customers can be rough and we don't get dental benefits so we might as well get some cheap drinks once a week, am I right?!

Bring some proof that you work in the service industry (pay stub or a favorite story about a best or worst costumer-having-experience. Don't worry, Dan will know if you're telling the truth).

May
10
Nov 24

SHOTS! DOUBLES! TUESDAYS!

Bellingham! Do you know about Tuesdays at Redlight? All well shots and drinks are only $4, doubles are $8 - and we've got some of the best well booze in town. Tuesdays are cheap. Git some.

May
10
Nov 24

CHEAP INFUSION NIGHT!

Have you wanted to try out some of our house cocktails and infusions but aren't sure you want to spend the money to do it? Well listen up, kids. Wednesdays are Cheap Infusion Night at Redlight, which means $5 Blonde Redheads, and all infused liquor and infusion based cocktails are $2 off all night long. Soooo delicious. So cheap. So Redlight.

Dec
31
Jan 1

NYE 1920s Masquerade and Anniversary Party! FREE!

Dressing up is fun! The 20s were roaring! Masquerades are sexy! New Years Eve is fancy!

Redlight is turning 3!

Wondering what to do for NYE this year? Well wonder no more, sweet customers. All you've got to do is dress up 1920s-style (or just wear something cute - we're not picky*), get your fancy ass to Redlight, do a shot to celebrate our 3rd anniversary of opening, and welcome 2015 with our Sparkle Bar family!

*1920s-clothes-wearing, impromptu-dance-party-starting, and awesome-make-outs are optional but strongly suggested.

Dec
5
6:00 pm18:00

1ST COME 1ST SERVED - Holiday Art Sale! December Art Walk!

1ST COME 1ST SERVED! 
CARRY-OUT SPECIALS!

We're throwing a big 'ol Invitational Holiday Art Sale for December Art Walk! Ever wish you could buy an affordable piece of art, rip in off the wall and take it home that same night? Well, then we've got the show for you. For Art Walk and the whole month of December, if you pay for the art we'll let you take it right then and there.

Our holiday art-sale will include work by James Mey, Jesse Kennedy, Karie Jane, Michelle Schutte, Rebecca Ogden, and Richard Olmsted.  

Eff the mall, support local artists, give the gift of anti-corporatism (and have a cocktail while you're at it) because THAT is how we get merry and bright.

 

Nov
24
Nov 22

MONTUCKY MONDAY!

 

 

 

MONTUCKY MONDAY! $7 Montucky tall boy + Bulleit bourbon shot!

Come here and get yourself a tall boy of Montucky Cold Snack with a shot of Bulleit Kentucky bourbon for only 7 bucks. Cowboy boots are optional.

 

Sep
12
Sep 24

MONSTERS! Submit! October group art show!

 

 

MONSTERS! Submit! October group art show!

We're putting together a group show of new work for October's art show!

Here's what we want from you:
- New piece(s) on the theme of monsters. Any kind of monster will do.
- Submit image(s) to michelle@redlightbellingham.com, with the word "ART SHOW" in the subject line, by September 24th.
- Once accepted, pieces must be wall-ready with wire hangers and finished tags (including artist's name, price, and title if any) by drop-off date (October 1st, between the times of noon and 2:30pm, unless other arrangements have been made). 

Here's what we will do for you:
- We will hang, organize, and promote the show.
- Art Reception, first Friday of October, 6pm-10pm, in conjunction with Art Walk.
- SELL! We've had really good luck selling artwork at Redlight and we don't take any commission. 

MONSTERS! SUBMIT! LET'S DO THIS!

Jul
22
Jul 23

ROOKERY, TOTALIZER, MALE BONDAGE

Tuesday, July 22nd
$4, music from 10-midnightish

ROOKERY
Fully formed in early 2011, with 45+ years of collective experience. Our old bands include Black Eyes and Neckties, The Mark, USS Horsewhip, Axes of Evil, Serious Black and the Seizures. We're into sweaty basements and dim bars.
https://www.facebook.com/Rookery 
http://rookery.bandcamp.com/album/alaska-ep

TOTALIZER
They mostly come out at night...mostly.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Totalizer/207209542666838
http://totalizer.bandcamp.com/

MALE BONDAGE
Indianapolis Sludge Lords.
weed riffs / punk beats / van life.
https://www.facebook.com/malebondage
http://malebondage.bandcamp.com/
http://twitter.com/male_bondage
http://vimeo.com/42629788

Jun
26
Jun 27

WILD THRONE, WORLD RUNNER

Thursday June 26th
$4, music from 10-12

Wild Throne (tour kick-off!)
Josh, Noah, and Jeff are responsible for a few of the BEST Redlight shows in the past, so we're super stoked to announce that they'll be making more beautiful noise for us before leaving town for yet another tour. Between recording and releasing music, Wild Throne has made touring a priority from the beginning. Both independent tours and those in support of bands like Red Fang and Dysrhythmia all over the United States have honed the band into a live entity that Seattle’s The Stranger newspaper described as “downright un-fuckwithable.” The boys have also shared stages with everyone from Melt Banana to Marnie Stern, Helmet to Kylesa in and around the Northwest region. Help us send them out on the road the right way, happy and at least a little hungover.

https://www.facebook.com/wildthrone
http://www.wildthrone.com/
http://audioeclectica.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/band-of-the-week-wild-throne/
http://youtu.be/LaAw6sAmSvA


World Runner
Members of Federation X, The Narrows, Moons & Goochers.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/WorldRunner/146169875566660

Jan
18
10:00 pm22:00

REDLIGHT PRESENTS: VALLEY MAKER/SPECTERS


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4, 10-midnight

Valley Maker (with former members of Rooftops)
Austin Crane began releasing music under his own name while in college in Columbia, South Carolina. In his final year of school he released his first full-length record under the name Valley Maker. These new songs, based on ancient creation narratives, offered up a bazaar of surreal and mythic imagery that bordered on the absurd while somehow remaining existential. The sounds of this new project—inspired by the likes of Will Oldham, Phil Elverum, and Jason Molina—were stripped down, more indigenous, and attracted a strong grassroots following.

Moving in fall 2013 to Seattle, WA, Austin’s second album as Valley Maker is set to release on the 10th of August, entitled “Yes I know I’ve Loved This World.” This album introduces expanded percussion, guitar and vocal textures, while maintaining the independent folk ethos of the first release. Recorded over four days at Archer Avenue Studio in Columbia, SC, the new album similarly features vocals from Amy Godwin (of Anne Bonny) from Atlanta, GA and accompaniment from longtime musical collaborators/bandmates in Columbia. It is a departure lyrically from the more linear mythology narratives of the first release and leans instead of sequences of elegy and affection, a strange pairing that yields powerful songs.

On August 10, 2013, Valley Maker will release its second full-length album, titled "Yes I know I've loved this world." It will be available for download at www.valleymaker.com.

http://www.valleymaker.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ValleyMaker
soundcloud.com/valley-maker


Specters
A personal project of singer-songwriter Stephen Steen, Specters delivers hook-heavy power pop that takes an occasional turn for the tender.
Paying ample homage both to the 90s slacker rock anthems of Pavement, Weezer, and Built to Spill, and the brazen eccentricities of new wavers Talking Heads and XTC.

“Bellingham’s new indie pop darlings.”
-What’s Up! Magazine (Bellingham)

“The Washington-based lo-fi alt rock duo hit the mark and achieve what they were hoping to accomplish on their debut EP, Poor Cletus. Their lyrics and smooth guitar riffs have so much Weezer-esque power and soul.”
-Marcel’s Music Journal (Santa Cruz, CA)

“Specters are another Bellingham band that I’ve seen grow into a more defined sound of their own. Poor Cletus, their latest EP, is largely influenced by 90’s garage rock but still maintains the sleepy-eyed, youthful energy that makes Bellingham such an incredible place for new bands.”
-Cameron Deuel, MindsOnMusic (Seattle)

http://www.specters.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/spectersss

Jan
16
10:00 pm22:00

REDLIGHT PRESENTS: NAVIGATOR COMMUNICATOR/FALLING UP STAIRS

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$4, 10-midnight
Ryan W's BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!

Navigator/Communicator
Christopher Scherer and Peter Hilleary (of Ship to Ship and Apartment Kids)
https://www.facebook.com/Navigatorcommunicator

Falling Up Stairs
Murder Jazz
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Falling-Up-Stairs/185651601468287
www.soundcloud.com/fallingupstairsbham

EVENT DETAILS HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/645347872177569/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1