Southeast Alaska drinking and nightlife

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 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 Brewery in Sitka

Baranof Island Brewing Co

Encased in a handsome new taproom since July 2017, the Baranof is a local legend providing microbrews for every pub and bar in town. For the real deal, however, the taproom's the place. Line up four to six tasters a…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Skagway

Skagway Brewing Company

Skagway’s sole microbrewery offers stampeders such choices as Prospector Pale Ale, Boomtown Brown and Chilkoot Trail IPA. There's a full menu with nightly dinner specials, and a quiet outdoor deck in the back to esc…
Brewery in Juneau

Alaskan Brewing Company

Established in 1986 (ancient history in craft-brewing years), Alaska's largest brewery has always been a pioneer. Its amber ale (along with many other concoctions) is ubiquitous across the state and rightly so. Note…
Bar in Skagway

Red Onion Saloon

Skagway’s most beloved brothel at the turn of the century is now its most famous saloon. The ‘RO’ is done up as a gold-rush saloon, complete with mannequins leering down at you from the 2nd story to depict pioneer-e…
Wine Bar in Sitka

Ludvig's Wine Bar and Gallery

Follow the stairs next to Ludvig's Bistro up to a parquet-floored art gallery furnished with tall bar tables. You'll find excellent tapas, homemade ice cream and a diverse wine list. Enjoy live music three times per…
Pub in Ketchikan

Hole in the Wall Bar & Marina

A funky little hangout that feels light years away from the tourist madness of Ketchikan in summer. There’s not much inside other than a handful of stools, a woodstove, a pool table and a lot of friendly conversatio…
Coffee in Sitka

Back Door Café

Enter this small coffeehouse through either Old Harbor Books on Lincoln St or via the…you guessed it…which is off Barracks St. The cafe is as local as it gets with strong, potent joe and fantastic home-baked snacks …
Bar in Juneau

Red Dog Saloon

A sign at the door says it all – ‘Booze, Antiques, Sawdust Floor, Community Singing’ – and the cruise-ship passengers love it! Most don’t realize, much less care, that this Red Dog is but a replica of the original, …