Treating the Puget Sound area to great pizza and an exciting beer list, Zeeks Pizza expands farther north to Bellingham, Washington.
Zeeks Pizza Bellingham is set to open its doors on Saturday, May 29. This will be the first Zeeks Pizza location in Whatcom County and nineteenth overall. This forthcoming location is locally owned by Matt Stotts, Julie Stotts, Brady Scott and Cindy Scott, operating under the name Fountain Pyze, LLC.
Located in the Fountain District at 2416 Meridian St., Zeeks Pizza Bellingham will take over the location of two short lived breweries in Bellingham. In 2017, Melvin Brewing opened its first Washington outpost at this location that closed a mere two years later after some serious sexual misconduct issues. Then in 2019, 122 West Brewing Co. took over the operations at this location and closed less than two years later.
Now with no brewing operations on site, Zeeks Pizza takes over to feature an excellent tap list that rivals any other beer focused taproom out there. Zeeks Pizza is known to partner with craft breweries and cideries on collaboration beverages. This collaborative effort has included many Bellingham breweries in the past. Eight of the seventeen initial taps will feature local producers including Aslan Brewing Co., Chuckanut Brewery, Kulshan Brewing Co., Lost Giants Cider Company, Otherlands Beer, Stemma Brewing Company, Structures Brewing and Wander Brewing.
Zeeks Pizza Bellinghan will also feature the newly released Steller’s Jay, a crisp dry-hopped lager brewed by Zeeks in collaboration with Black Raven Brewing built for summer beer quenching. Steller’s Jay was named by Zeeks Pizza Bellingham owner Julie Stotts and the beer celebrates women entrepreneurs in the Zeeks system including Stotts and Cindy Scott.
This tap list will also be available for delivery in growlers and crowlers alongside its pizza. Zeeks Pizza Bellingham extensive bottle shop will also be available for delivery. Like Zeeks’ tap list, the bottle shop features the best and brightest in Pacific Northwest beer and cider along with Washington wines, and local hard seltzer.
Zeeks two most renowned collaboration beers are the headliners. Reuben’s Hop Tropic NW IPA and Urban Family’s Zeek & Destroy IIPA have a cult following in the Northwest and are the only two beers available year-round at Zeeks. Zeeks Pizza Bellingham’s delivery area will include most of Bellingham and by Washington State law food must be purchased to get alcohol delivered.
“We have been huge fans and advocates for Bellingham beer for a long time,” said Tommy Brooks, the Director of Zeeks’ beverage program, in a statement. “I can’t think of a better beer city than Bellingham for Zeeks to be a part of, and we aim to keep the beer dollars as local as possible. We could not be more psyched to be a part of the community.”
Zeeks Pizza Bellingham will have an indoor dining capacity of 194 people including 92 seats in the over 21 bar area. Zeeks Pizza Bellingham will follow Washington State Covid guidelines and seating may be restricted when it opens.
Limited outdoor seating will be available on May 29 and will continually expand after opening. In addition to dine-in, bar and delivery, take-out service will also be available. Take-out and Delivery can be ordered directly from Zeeks Pizza Bellingham using the Zeeks Pizza App (available at the App Store and Google Play), online at zeekspizza.com, or by calling 360- 858-8646.
Local owners Matt and Julie Stotts and Cindy and Brady Scott are thrilled to bring Zeeks Pizza to Bellingham. “Community connection is at the heart of our mission and we look forward to providing a space for neighbors, friends and family to gather around great food, the best local beer and a great customer experience 100% of the time.”, said Cindy Scott, in a statement.
“We are excited to open in Bellingham”, says Dan Black, President of Zeeks Pizza, Inc., in a statement. “The beer centric-culture and enthusiasm for the Northwest lifestyle rooted in outdoor adventure are a good match for us and Matt, Julie, Brady and Cindy embody the entrepreneurial spirit and community commitment that we love about franchising.”
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.