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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Drinks for Film Is Truth

We want to help Film Is Truth reach their Kickstarter goal as they transition into a new location and a non-profit! 

Redlight will be donating 15% of our October 28th sales to their Kickstarter campaign. So go ahead and plan a night out with all your friends and help support this local gem! 

A bit about Film Is Truth and their current campaign:

"The original idea of Film is Truth has always been to provide access to film—as art, as education, and as entertainment. That idea continues to guide us today.

The video industry has changed a lot over the years, and we have grown while remaining true to our vision. We hope you will help us with our latest transition, so we can keep bringing film and all its benefits to our community. We’re moving the store from our Holly Street location to a new space in the Public Market on Cornwall Avenue. We have occupied three previous downtown locations as our needs have changed, and we’re especially excited about our upcoming new location. Our new neighbors are established specialty businesses, we’ll have access to a meeting room for programs and classes, and you’ll have access to tons of free parking! The new space requires renovation to transform it from its former use as the old Safeway butcher shop into a suitable new home.

At the same time that we are working on this move, we’ve also established a nonprofit organization that will allow Film is Truth to expand its mission. Film Is Truth A Nonprofit Corporation will become the curator of our collection of over 15,000 movie titles as just one of the many facets of its activities. We feel strongly that the collection as a whole is an important physical resource, and that the presence of our brick-and-mortar store brings people together so that conversations can begin."