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Late Night Places to Eat in Friday Harbor

Updated November 2018

Residents of other islands in the San Juan Islands archipelago call Friday Harbor lovingly and with a little wink, “sin city”. You might think: nights lit like daylight while people dance half naked in the street and exclamations of the “what happens here stays here” kind. Rest assured, it simply refers to the fact that we have more than one bar.

Bird Rock Hotel of Friday Harbor is only steps from the waterfront

Beautiful, quaint Friday Harbor is the only incorporated town in the San Juan Islands. We are the county seat for San Juan County. The Washington State Ferry lands right in downtown, only two blocks from the Bird Rock Hotel, making bringing a car optional.

Besides whale watch tour operators, ice cream shops, some of the finest restaurants in the world, renowned museums and galleries, cute boutiques and markets, Friday Harbor offers some fun places to hang, play, dance and snack when everybody else has closed shop for the day. Here are three favorite places where you’ll find us having a bite to eat after closing the Bird Rock Hotel for the night, all within walking distance.

Cask & Schooner

This uncomplicated, marine-themed public house by the water serves local, made-from-scratch fair like Westcott Bay Shellfish Co oysters, mussels and clams, Blue Moon Farm produce and island grown, grass-fed burgers. The kitchen is open until 10:00pm in the summer. The full service bar has ten rotating, regional microbrews on tap.

San Juan Brewing

Enjoy excellent micro-brews, wood-stone pizzas and pub fare at this roomy, gorgeous brew-pub, while listening to live music.

Friday Harbor nightlife steps from the Bird Rock Hotel

Herbs Tavern

Herbs, across the street from the Bird Rock Hotel, is Friday Harbor’s oldest tavern. It’s your typical Northwest bar with dark wood furniture, an excellent jukebox, pool tables, pull tabs, big screen TVs, Karaoke on Wednesdays and live music on the weekends. Herbs serves good honest bar food like burgers & fries, fish & chips, tater tots & homemade pork rinds and pizzas. The kitchen is open until 11:00PM, after that, until 2:00AM you’ll get pizzas only.

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