There’s a new pub in town. 

Flatstick Pub, located in downtown Bellingham, officially opened its doors on March 3. According to Sam Largent, CEO of the family-owned Flatstick Pub franchise, the decision to open a Bellingham location was a long time coming.  

“We had been wanting to open a Flatstick in Bellingham for a couple years. We love the strong sense of community, the energy of a college town, and the amazing local beer scene,” Largent says.  

The new pub has a large outdoor patio, indoor booths, and plenty of open space to congregate with friends and family alike. However, Flatstick’s games are what sets it apart from other pubs. Rather than familiar options like cards and dart boards, Flatstick offers various golf-inspired games — some of which are truly original. 

“Flatstick Pubs all feature a mini golf course plus other games we’ve invented that usually use golf balls. In Bellingham, we have a game called Pockets, which is a hybrid of billiards that you play with a putter and golf ball, “ Largent says. Other games include Duffleboard — a mini-golf shuffleboard mashup — and a new patio game called 3-Ball. 

While games may be a big draw for guests, the food and alcohol offerings are also enticing. 

“We partner with Ethan Stowell Restaurants from Seattle to create our kitchen program. Our delicious pizza dough is made fresh in-house and our salads are loaded with fresh and healthy ingredients,” Largent says.  

The food menu is accompanied by an extensive beverage list, including over 30 drinks on tap. Local breweries such as Kulshan, Farmstrong, and Aslan all have offerings on Flatstick’s taps. The pub also offers ciders, seltzers, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. 

Lifetime memberships are available to dedicated customers, and can be used at the pub’s other locations in Pioneer Square, South Lake Union, Kirkland, Spokane, and Tacoma. 

“[Lifetime membership] gets you free mini golf and other games, drink discounts, member events, tournaments, and lots more,” Largent says. 902 N. State St., Bellingham, 360.594.1315,