So, you’re out on a day trip next weekend and you find yourself in Anacortes, but hankering for a nice refreshing Boundary Bay Brewery beer. You don’t want to head all the way back into Bellingham…you’re hungry now. What to do? Stop in at the Adrift Cafe right in in the historic Wells Building in Old Town Anacortes where you can find Boundary Bay beer on tap! The cafe was voted 2008 and 2009 Anacortes’ Best Restaurant and Best Vegetarian Restaurant by the readers of the Anacortes American. Why is it so wonderful, you ask?
Well, Adrift transforms the bounty from the Skagit Valley farmlands and the surrounding waters of the Straits of Juan de Fuca into superior cuisine. But don’t let that deter you if you’re in your beach clothes and not feeling like fancy dining. The beauty of Adrift is the fine dining in the cluttered, comfy environment. Tables are scattered throughout the room and interspersed with shelves crammed full of used books – to enjoy while you dine or to purchase and take home. It’s the perfect blend of relaxed environment and upscale meals. There is no one defining category of food here – whether it’s a Thai curry or a Skagit burger – the common ingredient is local love. Food and community are inextricably twined for this businesses, and they believe we all need both for complete nourishment. To that end, Adrift strives to use the best quality local ingredients available, in order to feed you and to support our neighbors. Much of their art, décor and ambience are created by local friends as well. Adrift says that they are a reflection of everything that is important to the Anacortes community: wonderful food, fine drink, outstanding art, virtuoso music, and the camaraderie of friends. And, if the great food and laid back atmosphere aren’t enough to get you to go, check out the many offerings Adrift provides: outstanding arts and music events regularly at the restaurant, catering, take-away, baked goods, cooking classes and rotating art exhibits. You have no reason to stay away…especially because you can always get Boundary Bay beer there on tap! Located on Commercial Ave. between 5th & 6th Ave. Adrift is in the large green building across from the Anacortes Post Office. Map available over at Google Maps. Adrift is open Monday thru Thursday: 8am till 9pm Friday & Saturday: 8am till 10pm. CLOSED Sundays.