Fairbanks Region drinking and nightlife

Bar in Fairbanks


Step into this dark cavern of a dive bar and discover a magic land of beards, flannel, punk stickers, more beards, tattoos, Fairbanks’ edgiest musical acts, fantastic piercings, a sweet outdoor deck, and beards. One…
Bar in Fairbanks

The Big I

This excellent dive has a large outdoor drinking area, sassy bartenders, grizzled locals and lots of bush kitsch lining the walls, which look like they haven't been scrubbed since the time of the Bering land bridge.…
Brewery in Fairbanks

Hoodoo Brewing Co

This Pacific Northwest–style brewery has an on-site tasting room that's kitted out in modern, minimalist decor. Get the sampler, which includes a stout, IPA and some pale blondes with interesting Germanic flavors (p…
Bar in Fairbanks

Midnite Mine

One of the best bonuses of this basement-level dive, with its dusty floors, beardy clientele, strong drinks and sports on the TV, is its downtown location. Had a few overly hopped Northwest IPAs? Walk your butt home…
Cafe in Fairbanks


Need a cool spot to sit down, drink coffee, check email and check out local art, crafts and music? Venue's got your back. The cafe area sits across from a gallery of local artistic goodness, and the wi-fi is strong.…
Cafe in Fairbanks

College Coffeehouse

In the Campus Corner Mall, this is one of the best spots in Fairbanks to pick up on the student vibe. Frequent live music.
Pub in Fairbanks

Senator Saloon

This bar, attached to the Pump House Restaurant, plays the frontier-gold-rush card hard. There's a late 19th-century pool table, a mahogany bar, and a generally sanitized presentation of a historic drinking hole.
Distillery in Fairbanks

Fairbanks Distilling Company

Located centrally downtown, in a building that has been a jail and a firehouse, this little homegrown outfit produces Alaskan vodka distilled from local potatoes. The spirits have a smooth edge; sample them here in …