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Address: 509 Water St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6332
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+1 907-225-4709
08:00 - 02:00
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The oldest bar in Ketchikan! Est. in 1937. We are a waterfront bar with a...

The oldest bar in Ketchikan! Est. in 1937. We are a waterfront bar with a covered deck for an outdoor experience. We have 19 draft beers on tap and the best bloody Mary's in Alaska! We are locally owned and operated. Come down and meet Paula who has owned the bar for the last 22 years. She's a hoot!

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Great place for a cold beer

This place was recommended by our tour guide. We were looking for a place to get a drink before heading back to the cruise ship. They had good beers on tap. The staff was... read more

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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was recommended by our tour guide. We were looking for a place to get a drink before heading back to the cruise ship. They had good beers on tap. The staff was hilarious. Everyone was having a good time. Our guide also recommended that we order food from the place across the street (Burger Queen)--that they would deliver... More 

Thank GettysburgSAD
Kircubbin, null, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a beer, staff couldn't do enough for us when heard we were from Ireland (although you don't have to be to get great service). The craic was mightly and we left smiling! Warning... not for the faint hearted! Great fun x

Thank Paula M
Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in to have a beer because there weer some happy bears outside. The statue is a must. Very friendly. Great bears include free nibbles. I bought at Tshirt which will be great for riding in he summer. Well worth the visit. All the locals were there which says something.

Thank Ed L
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended by our local sea plane guide Ryan. We visited this dive bar while in Ketchikan and it reminded me of my favorite hole-in-the-wall bars in Texas. Colorful locals and cold beer. Some of the amenities included: outdoor patio on the water, pool table, music, new bathrooms (they were remodeling part of the bar). I was even... More 

Thank Sarah A
El Centro, California
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, friendly. Food from Dirty Dungee. They brought it over from next door. Dungeness crab grill cheese and clam chowder. Dark local beer. Paula , owner bartender made us feel like locals

Thank CaliforniaDesert760
Kent, Washington
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260 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a good hole in the wall bar with characters working the bar! We played some pool, drank some beer and got harassed by the bartender, I forgot her name but she was unique and fun!!! Most of the guy's I was with had been in here for the past several months and knew everyone, so it was very... More 

Thank 1968ChevyDude
Sydney, Australia
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132 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The final stop of the day before getting back on the cruise boat. I tried a few of the local beers and whilst we watched the people board the boat. A quaint small bar right on the water.

Thank Laura K
West Hollywood, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

No smoking indoors (thank god) Great service. Popcorn. Slushee. Good prices on beer. Good atmosphere. Smells clean, nice look, good music, good view. Good time with friends.

Thank Jasminplease
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Old bar, great atmosphere, staff, and customers. We stopped here while on a cruise. They do not serve food, but will call across the street to either Burger Queen's, or Alava's Fish & Chowder. After seeing an order from Alava's, we had to try the fried Halibut nuggets with onion rings. The bartender made the call, and soon our order... More 

Thank BeIrie
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Waitress was so friendly and gave lots of information for us tourists. Fun atmosphere, beautiful views. Highly recommend-local beer on tap.

Thank Me M

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