Earlier this year the State Street Depot Bar & Grill opened up in the old bus depot in downtown Bellingham. This pub/restaurant has a warm, cozy feel to it. In addition to traditional and bar seating, there is a casual area set off with leather furniture, stacked suitcases for drink tables, and a separate bar area.
My group recently booked this area for a casual networking event, and the staff and owner were superb. Service was great, the drinks and food were tasty, and best of all, it was affordable.
If you stop in, order the nachos. For less than $5 (during happy hour), you'll get the best nachos you've ever had...with plenty to share with your friends. It's a fun new spot - be sure to try it!