The 202 is Bellingham’s new spot for all-day options: coffee, specialty cocktails, and late-night dancing and DJing. In the spot formerly occupied by Glow nightclub, 202’s floors offer spectacular views of downtown, distinct in the Bellingham bar and lounge scene.
One of The 202’s signature cocktails is The Bullfighter. Based on a classic mixed drink called Blood and Sand that dates back to 1930, The Bullfighter packs a powerful punch that’s still smooth enough for a summer evening. Scotch whiskey, sweet vermouth, Cheery Heering Liqueur, orange bitters, and a splash of orange juice mingle to create a vibrant taste, just like the drink’s auburn colors.
The Bullfighter is also garnished with an orange peel—but that rind isn’t just for looks. Before being placed in the glass, the peel is lit on fire, adding just a hint of smoky flavor. Between that and the dash of sweet orange juice, the range of your palette will be fully satisfied.
The 202 is open from Tuesday to Saturday, with a daily happy hour offering deals such as $2 off drinks.
Ingredients: Scotch whiskey, sweet vermouth, Cheery Herring Liqueur, orange bitters, orange juice, orange peel, $12
In the mood for another cocktail? Check out B-Town’s Old Fashioned here.