When we were in Friday Harbor, we discovered that the Front Street Ale House was closed.
Coming to this pub has been a tradition with us, well forever. (Here's a picture of Jane and Adam there nine years ago. The whole family was there, but if I recall correctly, he bought the beer, thus he is immortalized in Internet fame.)
This was a brew pub. I am guessing that none of the beer they brewed made it off the island tho, so you've probably not tasted it (unless you were there of course). And it was good beer they made - something to look forward to, welcoming you to shore.
Things change, etc. But I am sad that this icon is no longer waiting for us as we walk up into town.
RIP Front Street Ale House