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The Pioneer Bar

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212 Katlian Street, Sitka, AK
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This dive is a seedy refuge for the chain smokers in town. It is truly foul. With non-smoking options like the Bayview Pub and Mean Queen and a refusal to clean up its act the P Bar continues to bleed customers. Most nights it is a sausage fest.

Thank SitkaCrabber
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth just stopping by to look at the pictures on the wall, have a drink and grab something to take out on the boat.

Thank IceMelt77
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a local bar that has a pictorial history in pictures on the walls. If you like to see the real history have a drink in this bar. A must do.

Thank Joe P
San Diego, California
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

You can tell this is a fisherman's hangout. Small quaint lots of fishing pix. They had a long bar but also booths along the windows for sit down dining. If u come ashore from a cruise ship and forgot your cash, this place took my credit card for a drink and gave me cash back!

Thank Vet3X
Juneau, Alaska
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great little bar to stop into, they allow smoking which takes a toll on you after being there for a little while, old building so it doesn't ventilate the smoke well.

Thank alaskandl
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a bar with hundreds, maybe thousands of S itkafishing vessel photographs as well as other marine photos lining the walls. A good stop for a beer or drink just to see the photos if nothing else.

Thank sioux_pilot
Sitka, Alaska
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Good strong drinks, cold beer. basic shot and a beer type place. Don't ring the bell unless you want to buy the house a round! If these walls could talk!

Thank Sitkacaptain
Gold Coast Australia
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162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Ruth was the bartender on duty when I visited and seemed like a bit of a character. The walls behind the bar are covered with pictures of fishermen, locals and Sitka history. This is an old style pub with lots of seating along the bar and some cafe type seating. This is a smoking bar, so not for everyone. Worth... More 

Thank Deb O
Cartago, Costa Rica
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182 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Played softball and this where we spent our time after the game doing tequila slammers hasn't change much. The smoking in the bar was a little strange.None of my sidekick's were around. But it brought back memories

Thank sueanncanny
King City, California
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The menu looked like a unique variety including reindeer stew. The Baranof beer tasted much better than the Alaskan brand beer in Juneau which seemed bitter. The Baranof beer is brewed right there in Sitka, which is on Baranof Island.

1 Thank Larry R

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 212 Katlian Street, Sitka, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?