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Arctic Bar

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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Local good Draft beer on the dock

They say this place was established more than 90 years ago, same year with Key West's Sloppy Joe... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
It's a dive, but a really fun dive! Excellent local beers and a friendly staff!

Ketchikan was our first stop on our Alaskan cruise. My wife had a hiking excursion in the local... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Brighton, MI
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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 October 28, 2018

They say this place was established more than 90 years ago, same year with Key West's Sloppy Joe. Nice terrace view to the port, good snack and local draft beer, nice inviting enviroment

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Iska1
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Ketchikan was our first stop on our Alaskan cruise. My wife had a hiking excursion in the local rainforest, but I opted to checkout Ketchican and the local bars. The Arctic Bar is a must see for the local color. The staff was fun, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sxmhawk
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for a Duckfart shot and was greeted by the owners who are personable, welcoming and a good time. This stop helped round out our stop in Ketchikan. Has a “real” feel! A must stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Riptide51
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Visited here for a lovely sunny afternoon out on the covered porch area. Great atmosphere and very lively. Just had a couple of drinks but the "captain" looked after us well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MrsMouse85
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Co-owner Paula welcomed us like we were family and kept us entertained while we drank great beer, had fresh halibut fish and chips that were delivered from next door, and updated from the bars WiFi after being on a ship without communication for a week....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kitty P
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I search out dive bars, this place was a bit nicer than a dive but the atmosphere is right on. I love Happy Bears

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Q7862WUscottw
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Between the humping bear statues and $3 Bloody Mary sign we couldn’t help but stop in and see what the Artic Bar was about. We were in for a real treat! Paula, the owner and bartender, made us a mean Bloody Mary and we immediately...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MrsSandman22
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Place is dock side also cruise ships. The have supposedly great bloody Mary's mild medium or spicy. Cheap select 3.50 pint. People were also eating clam chowder.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank waterdance
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Seriously in need of a Bar rescue. If you expect nothing then you won't be disappointed. They have a great slogan and location but seriously lost potential. We were here in 2012 before a shabby redo and it was much better. We were on a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

A bar that reminded me of Michigan’s U.P. Bars, rustic, not much in the way of service (I had to clear my own table), with draft and beer in the can. The food was typical bar food quality, I had a shrimp basket and onion...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Grigdon
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September 4, 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!
May 17, 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.