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Rad beers

Ponderosa features 16 taps – including 12 beer, three cider and one rosé wine – cans and bottles to go, and growler fills. With a focus on European style beers, guests can expect a rotating tap list featuring a range of lagers, funky beers, cider, and yes, IPA.

The thing I love most about working in beer is helping everyone find a drink they truly enjoy. At Ponderosa, we have an amazing and diverse selection to satisfy even the most discerning beer fan, but if you’re a newcomer, it’s a great place to learn, try something new and maybe even find a new favorite.

- Jessie Polin, Founder & Owner


Beer, Books, Bellingham

Ponderosa Beer + Books is excited to bring a new type of beer bar to the Bellingham area. We offer sun-filled indoor and outdoor seating and we are located along Bellingham’s beautiful waterfront with easy access to and from some of the city’s most popular biking and walking trails. A diverse selection of beverage and food focused books which share fresh perspectives are part of the overall goal with Ponderosa: making the unknown approachable, inviting, and fun.

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Private Events at Ponderosa

​Our beautiful, light-filled mezzanine with water and mountain views is available to rent for private events.