2 Best Bars in The San Juan Islands, Washington

The Barnacle

Fodor's choice

This quirky hole-in-the-wall bar with a speakeasy vibe has developed a cult following for its sophisticated, well-made craft cocktails—many infused with house-made bitters and local herbs and berries—and interesting wines. On this quiet, early-to-bed island, it's a nice late-night option. Light tapas are served, too.

249 Prune Alley, Orcas Island, Washington, 98245, USA

Island Hoppin' Brewery

Set in an otherwise inauspicious industrial area near the airport, this craft brewery and taproom has earned a reputation throughout the archipelago—and even on the mainland in Seattle—for well-made beers, including the faintly citrusy Elwha Rock IPA and the silky Old Salts Brown Ale. Smoked salmon, cheese and crackers, and a few other snacks are sold in the homey taproom. While it's not a late-night haunt, it does stay open two hours later until 9 pm on Thursday through Saturday.