Bellingham, WA ~ In June of 2011, JD and Becky Merris took possession of the Fireside Martini and Wine Bar located in Bellingham’s Meridian/Cordata area. The original concept that is still adhered to today was to be a bar that was more than “just another bar”. In addition to the expected bistro tables and bar stools, there’s warm wood tones and upholstered furniture with cozy conversation areas, a fireplace of course and a sweet patio for warmer summer days. All this in a stand-alone building with windows on three sides providing natural light which enhances the ambiance. It’s an ideal stop where friends meet for a quick or extended lunch or later in the day for HAPPY HOUR or dinner and drinks.
The staff consists of carefully chosen friendly, warm and competent people who are loved by us and our local patrons alike and always make first-time visitors feel as if they’re “at home”. Each Fireside crew member puts their heart into their work and supports one another ~ Again, like a family.
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With signage and a legal business name that reads “Fireside Martini and Wine Bar”, you’d fully expect some emphasis on the MARTINI. While this is a given, many classic ‘old-school’ cocktails have been mastered here as well. The menu also offers several libations which feature in-house liquor infusions such as citrus, pineapple jalapeno, among others. For a smaller venue, our wine offerings provide a more than ample cross-section of varietals that are priced in the ‘approachable’ range and include many Washington and Whatcom County wines. Local brews rotate from six taps and bottled beer and cider is also available. Terrific Mocktails, non-alcoholic beer, and a line of Jones Soda Cane Sugar flavors provide something for everyone to enjoy.
The food at the Fireside definitely does not disappoint. Fresh and Honest with carefully selected ingredients that are often locally sourced. Sometimes the person who prepared your food is also the same one who presents it to you at table. It’s like home.
Fireside Martini and Wine Bar is conveniently located in Bakerview Square, adjacent to Woods Coffee and IHOP.
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