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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Benefit Bingo - Every Wednesday at Redlight

Brought to you by Redlight and hosted by Kamarie Chapman and Michelle Schutte, we're gonna do good things together - and also drink wine, eat delicious food, and yell BINGO.


We'll pick one charity per month to receive a donation from the profits collected over the course of the month. That means, not only should you show up and play, but just by bringing friends with you to play and contribute, you're doing good things for people in need. You know you want to. That's altruism, dudes.

There will be oodles of prizes for the Bingo-players! Each bingo board will cost you a couple of bucks, and each game will have a prize-winner!

We raised $1210 in August for our charity/non-profit Northwest Youth Services! NWYS offers programs to at-risk, runaway and homeless youth in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Whatcom County’s 2011 Point in Time Count found 57 unaccompanied homeless minors living on the street. (Experts estimate that this number is only 30% of the actual number of adolescents in need of housing and wrap-around services). Young people run away from home for a variety of reasons. Due to unhealthy issues in their homes, living on the street is often a better choice than remaining at home. Lack of parenting skills and support, as well as parents who reach a point where they are no longer able to provide for their children, leave vulnerable adolescents without a place to turn. By 2015, NWYS plan to have the capacity to serve any at-risk, runaway or homeless youth in Skagit and Whatcom Counties.

A huge "Thank you" goes out to these local businesses: Without their generous contributions, these fundraising efforts wouldn't be possible!

Carnelian Agency
Adam Nash Photography
Avalon Music
Every Day Music

Joy of Pilates
WWU - Dept. of Theatre & Dance
D'Anna's Cafe Italiano
Temple Bar
Casa Que Pasa
Melissa Helzer Lukeris
Tina North (DJ Moonboot)
Film is Truth
The Shakedown
Little Cheerful
Sarah Day Photography
Michael Gonzales (Music Lessons Plus)
Neighborhood Harvest
Horseshoe Cafe
UpFront Theater
iDiOM Theater
Mariner's Tickets (Industrial Credit Union)
Studio Galactica
Kamarie Chapman (finger-puppet-master)