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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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.

World Runner
Members of Federation X, The Narrows, Moons & Goochers.

Earlier Event: January 18
Later Event: July 22