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Top Choice Brewery in Haines

Haines Brewing Company

Surely one of the finest small breweries in America, this Haines operation, founded in 1999, has recently opened a lovely new tasting room in what passes for downtown Haines. The beautiful wood and glass structure s…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Haines

Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage & Bald Eagle Preserve Visitor Center

Part of a welcome renaissance in Tlingit art and culture in Alaska, this new heritage center is located in the ancient native village of Klukwan, 22 miles north of Haines. The center includes some of the most prized…
Top Choice Distillery in Haines

Port Chilkoot Distillery

A fantastic resource in such a tiny town, this microdistillery is not just a token gesture; it's inventive enough to compete with anything in the lower 48. Housed in Fort Seward's former bakery with a small on-site …
Top Choice Bistro in Haines

Fireweed Restaurant

This clean, bright and laid-back bistro is in an old Fort Seward building and its copious salads are an ideal antidote to the Southeast's penchant for grease. A quick scroll down the menu will reveal words like ‘org…
Top Choice American in Haines

Pilot Light

Johnny come lately, the new kid in town. Recently opened Pilot Light occupies an unpretentious multilevel house on the cusp of Fort Seward. The food is top drawer, especially if you like fish. Locals are already rav…
Cafe in Haines

Rusty Compass Coffeehouse

Hands-on, megafriendly coffee and sandwich bar that could hold its own in Seattle, let alone Haines. It backs up its expertly made coffee with fresh baked goods made on-site and substantial panini and soups. The sma…
Beer in Haines

Great Alaskan Craftbeer & Home Brew Festival

In the third week of May, most of the state’s microbrews compete for the honor of being named top suds.
Wildlife in Haines

Alaska Bald Eagle Festival

This five-day event in the second week of November attracts hundreds of visitors from around the country to Haines for speakers and presentations at the Sheldon Museum and the American Bald Eagle Foundation Center.
Museum in Haines

Hammer Museum

This extravagantly esoteric museum is an exercise in how to make hammers look interesting. And – get this – it largely succeeds. Plucked from the extensive collection of local tool restorer Dave Pahl, the small, wel…
Modern American in Haines

Commander’s Room

Located in Hotel Halsingland is Haines’ most upscale restaurant. Begin the evening with a drink (and maybe some duck confit) in its cozy Officer’s Club Lounge and then venture into the Commander’s Room, where you’ll…