Western Alaska drinking and nightlife

Bar in Nome

Board of Trade Saloon

Dating back to the callow years of the gold rush, this saloon claims to be the oldest on the Bering Sea and was (is?) certainly the most notorious. It's raucous, dingy, and full of professional drinkers in a state o…
Bar in Nome

Breaker's Bar

Dive in with the beards and the baseball caps and listen to Nomers discuss gun preferences and tussles with local grizzly bears. The decor’s retro without even realizing it and the floor smells like 1973. Pool shoot…
Bar in Nome

Polaris Bar

A good mix of tourism guides, bearded hunters and the odd traveler end up drinking in the Polaris, which also hosts live music and plenty of locals looking to tie off a beer or 10.