Bubble Room Lounge

One of the only “classy” joints in Juneau, the Bubble Room is a great place for a drink before a nice dinner or a romantic night out. Just off the lobby of the Baranof Hotel—the grand hotel of the capital city—the bar fits in perfectly. Step inside to find a warm atmosphere of wood pillars, comfy seats, subtle lighting, and a large oil painting of poker players behind the liquor display. In addition to the largest wine selection in town, there are 8 beers on draft, a full bar, and a bar menu.

Popular with hotel guests in the summer and politicians in the winter, the Bubble Room is known for good drinks and a casual, intimate atmosphere. The bartender and waitstaff are dressed in black, the seating offers privacy, and the TV doesn’t dominate the barroom.

And if you’re looking for a good wine, you’ll find 20 wines by the glass and 90 wines by the bottle, with a focus on wines from the Northwest Coast. And their specialty cocktails are creative and tasty: a chocolate ginger martini with Skyy ginger vodka and Godiva dark chocolate liquor, or a peppered peach Margarita—a classic margarita with peach schnapps and cayenne pepper salt.

Beer drinkers will find 8 taps featuring Alaska beers from the local Alaska Brewery, as well as from other microbreweries throughout the state. And the bar menu complements the drink selection. Pair an Alaskan Amber with a Taku River Salmon Hoagie (broiled salmon with a cranberry aioli sauce) or try the baked Camembert cheese with a glass of Napa red.