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Arctic Bar: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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...more
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509 Water St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6332
+1 907-225-4709
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub has been recommended to us by one of the locals when we asked where we can have a beer. It is located close to the harbour. With the outside sitting area with a view on the sea. It is a nice and funny...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 328agatas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Warm welcome good selection of beers quirky merchandise highly recommend must visit on way back to ship

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RSJ62263
Reviewed 14 September 2019

Not a real swanky place, Maybe even a little run down. The owner sat at a table in the middle of the bar singing to the music playing from somewhere. BUT, the very best Homemade Bloody mary ever!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Terry O
Reviewed 6 September 2019

Great location, great view, great drinks, great price, great atmosphere, great trip back in history, great staff.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Susan P
Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

The Arctic Bar is located between cruise berths 3 and 4, right off the walkway that runs along all the ship berths. It's a fun little bar, with a great mural on the wall. On a nice day, there is an awesome outdoor deck. Great...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank traveltime5759
Reviewed 30 August 2019

After an excursion to the rainforest, we asked our tour guide for a recommendation for a bar to get a beer. Without hesitation she said "the Arctic Bar, the oldest bar in town". Since it was literally a block from where she dropped us off,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

Very cool bar just steps away from the part if you’re on a cruise. Loved the Alaskan Summer Ale and the views are awesome! Loved going to the first bar in Alaska!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 14 August 2019

Our first stop on our pub crawl we very much enjoyed the Arctic Bar. The deck has a wonderful view and the staff was friendly. Don't forget your picture with the 'Happy Bears'! Our tour was early in the day and therefore I tried a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Hoax_ok
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

The owner is a hoot! Super fun and welcoming water hole with lots of locals mixed in with the tourists. Great selection of local beers on tap. Our 90 year old friend had two rum and Coke’s here, then was presented with a free T...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jenniferbX4547FO
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

We had delicious bloody Mary’s - they even shared the recipe. Fun and friendly staff. Definitely stop here when you’re in Ketchikan.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Carolyn M
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5 September 2016|
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Response from PhotoScott | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I am not sure - it was my first time there. I think they have a Facebook page and they might be able to answer that for you there. Good luck and keep traveling!
18 May 2016|
Response from brittvik |
The Arctic is located directly off of Berth 3 on the cruise ship docks. The back deck faces Berth 3 - right next to Sockeye Sams and across the street from Burger Queen.