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The Pioneer Bar

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212 Katlian Street, Sitka, AK
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a local bar that has a pictorial history in pictures on the walls. If you like to see the real history have a drink in this bar. A must do.

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Thank Joe P
San Diego, California
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

You can tell this is a fisherman's hangout. Small quaint lots of fishing pix. They had a long bar but also booths along the windows for sit down dining. If u come ashore from a cruise ship and forgot your cash, this place took my credit card for a drink and gave me cash back!

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Thank Vet3X
Juneau, Alaska
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great little bar to stop into, they allow smoking which takes a toll on you after being there for a little while, old building so it doesn't ventilate the smoke well.

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Thank alaskandl
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a bar with hundreds, maybe thousands of S itkafishing vessel photographs as well as other marine photos lining the walls. A good stop for a beer or drink just to see the photos if nothing else.

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Thank sioux_pilot
Sitka, Alaska
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Good strong drinks, cold beer. basic shot and a beer type place. Don't ring the bell unless you want to buy the house a round! If these walls could talk!

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Thank Sitkacaptain
Gold Coast Australia
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162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Ruth was the bartender on duty when I visited and seemed like a bit of a character. The walls behind the bar are covered with pictures of fishermen, locals and Sitka history. This is an old style pub with lots of seating along the bar and some cafe type seating. This is a smoking bar, so not for everyone. Worth... More 

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Thank Deb O
Cartago, Costa Rica
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182 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Played softball and this where we spent our time after the game doing tequila slammers hasn't change much. The smoking in the bar was a little strange.None of my sidekick's were around. But it brought back memories

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Thank sueanncanny
King City, California
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The menu looked like a unique variety including reindeer stew. The Baranof beer tasted much better than the Alaskan brand beer in Juneau which seemed bitter. The Baranof beer is brewed right there in Sitka, which is on Baranof Island.

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Must see for a visit to Sitka bar. Locals, fishermen. Great historical pics on wall . You can smoke here as well because apparently its still legal in Alaska

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Thank ernest n
Orange Park, Florida
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Good place to knock down some brews after a day of fishing or hiking. Friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere. They do have an interesting back wall full of hundreds of old boat and ship pictures. Right in town and convenient to the harbor. Stop in and enjoy the pictures and a cold on.

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Thank Mark A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bar, Pub
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Katlian Street, Sitka, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?