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). Huskies and hounds lounge on the porch and floor of the rustic bar, which is surrounded by large spruce trees. Inside, there's the grill and pot-belly stove, hearkening back to the country store era. The food isn't fancy, but it's good and filling.
- 3630 Main St Ester, AK 99725 Driving Directions