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ABOUT BLACK SHEEP

A BAR WITH TACOS AND
THE PEOPLE WHO RUN IT

MEET THE BLACK SHEEP TEAM

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OUR STORY

Black Sheep was opened in 2016 by the owners of Goat Mountain Pizza with a mission to serve great Margaritas, Palomas, and original cocktails alongside a menu of bar snacks and made-from-scratch tacos served on hand-pressed tortillas, made fresh everyday.

Over the years, we’ve accumulated one of the largest and most esoteric selections of Agave spirits in Bellingham, which we offer for 1/2 off straight pours every Wednesday. Ask your server or bartender about their favorite pour..

Astonished by the positive response we received from the community, we moved two doors down from our tiny original space to 211 West Holly St., where the pizza place used to be. The 3-bartender dream was realized! We could serve parties larger than 4! Things were looking great.

In 2020 we opened our beloved Bar for Cowpokes, Boy Howdy. We served delicious slow cooked meats, ludicrously affordable Wednesday Whiskeys, and crushed ice Juleps the old fashioned way, via a canvas bag and hardware store mallet.

Then, in 2020, we closed both bars due to Covid-19. Became an ersatz liquor store for a bit, got into the takeout cocktail business, rescheduled bartenders, servers, and managers as delivery drivers, built, rebuilt, and re-rebuilt some patios. We greatly missed serving our community in person, and luckily we were able to at limited capacity.

In the midst of the shutdown, we opened a beachside resort inspired Daiquiri and cocktail bar called Lorikeet. This concept spoke to our collective need for escapism in the midst of a pandemic, and continues our commitment to foster good times via delicious drinks and food that transports our guests to less precipitous climate.

Since then, the patio has stayed and our doors have been open for in-house dining nearly everyday. We continue to feel excited to be here, so grateful for our staff and the support from our guests and community. We are looking forward to many more years of slangin’ tacos and cocktails with a smile for the folks of Bellingham!
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