Photo courtesy of Twin Sisters
“We’re going to be very vegan and veggie-centric. We’re going to do our best to focus on what our audience is looking for and adjust as we go and get feedback from our guests,” Clark said. “Starting out, we are pubfare with a twist.”
For instance, a customer favorite may be their quinoa bowl with grilled veggies and the option to add grilled chicken or salmon.
The entire menu will be available on the entire property, meaning someone could be in the restaurant, beer garden, patio or tasting room and have access to anything the kitchen has to offer.
“We’re gonna come to town and bring something new and different that no one has seen so far,” Clark said.
Part of the benefit of loving beer and living in Bellingham is that every brewery has something different to offer, making competition friendly, almost non-existent in fact. For Twin Sisters, finding an edge will be the key to success.
“I think we’re really lucky to have a guy like Tom here, and the coolest thing about this project is that Loren has been rooted in this community for 29 years. We have a great feel about what people are looking for,” Clark said. “What we are looking for is to be the crown of the community. Large scale events, being the ‘Cheers’ for the locals, specifically the Sunnyland neighborhood. We want to be the focal point for people passing through, whether coming from the border or from Seattle.”
Striving to be a community gathering place, unique beer producer, community friendly restaurant and beer garden, and stop along the way for those just passing through, Twin Sisters will accommodate everything from large scale events to everyday regulars.
“This whole thing started as an idea for a park-like outside beer garden. I would sit at other breweries and see mothers with their children and their strollers and their dogs and the kids would be playing on the sidewalk of busy streets. We wanted to make it so you can bring the dogs, the kids, the whole family,” DeMuth said.
Opening just in time for the warmest months of the year in Bellingham, Twin Sisters will have something for everyone, ranging from a full bar with liquor and beer, indoor and outdoor seating, full service restaurant and a smaller tasting room.
“As I’ve become a part of the community and just watched, when the sun comes out people are out, too. We’re going to have a park-like setting no one has,” Clark said. “The ability to be family friendly, as well as pets, is going to be a big draw for us.”
Something that all Bellingham beer drinkers can typically agree with:
“People like drinking beer outside. Especially when the sun comes out,” DeMuth said.
Twin Sisters is located at 500 Carolina St. and is anticipated to be open by August of this summer.