Bellingham clubs with live rock or blues music include Anna’s Kaddy Shack (1114 Harris Ave., 360/671-6745), The Royal (208 E. Holly, 360/738-3701), Up and Up Tavern (1234 N. State St., 360/733-9739), and 3B Tavern (1226 N. State St., 360/734-1881). Wild Buffalo (208 W. Holly, 360/752-0848) is a delightful casual joint with rockabilly, blues, and more.
Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant (360/671-4545) at Bellis Fair Mall has comedy on Sunday nights.
For live jazz on weekends, drop by Calumet Restaurant (113 E. Magnolia, 360/733-3331). Boundary Bay Brewing Co. (1107 Railroad Ave., 360/647-5593, www.bbaybrewery.com) also hosts jazz and blues sets several nights a week.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition