Bars & Pubs
The Food Network featured this place in its “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” show, mostly for being a bit of a dive — it’s dark with a big bar and pool table. But it’s always upbeat and happening, and you can count on having a good time. The food gets mixed reviews: they serve good pizza, but the steak and seafood can be hit or miss. And skip the salad bar.
For $5 you can buy a hunk of raw hamburger and grill it yourself at this funky, Alaskan hideout. You can’t beat the atmosphere at the Golden Eagle Saloon. It’s not in Fairbanks, but in the quirky, small Alaskan town of Ester. Local’s love the saloon, not only as a place to gather and escape the isolation of rural Alaska, but also for it’s selection of bottled beers, a big pool table and the dog friendly owners (you’re in mushing country).… ...more
This is where the hippies hang. It’s small, little basement bar located just off college campus. There’s live music almost every night, including favorite local groups and bands on tour. It’s a typical hole, smelling of sweat, patchoulie oil, and cigarette smoke. But it packs them in, and the crowd gets down. There are usually a few good beers on tap and a decent bottled selection. There’s no food at the bar, but a hot dog shop above the bar.… ...more