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Red Dog Saloon

Red Dog SaloonRed Dog Saloon

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7 Ratings
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Bar ]

278 S Franklin St
Juneau, Alaska, 99801-1324
United States
phone: (907) 463-9954

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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75 | $$$$

First of all, the place looks cool, inside is very old fashioned, stuff animals, sawdust floor, waitress wearing brothel apparel and dresses. There was a gentleman singing and playing guitar, making funny comments during songs. I didn't eat anything. Now for selection. Only 2 Alaskan brews on tap. And, at 7$ a pour! That's unacceptable being that the brewery is only a few miles down the road, and a six pack of Alaskan amber costs 7-8.99$ everywhere! So after my beer I decided to leave but first the exit is right through the gift shop. After looking at some shirts I found one I was going to get. Then I looked at price. 23.99$! Another one was 29.99$, so I passed on them and left. A classic tourist trap but its worth a visit once. Honestly my next trip to Juneau I don't even plan on stopping in.

09-09-2013 19:54:14 | More by wvsabbath
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.65/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$

Three times a charm, ok, well, I guess after three times, I better say something:

A: saloon type, old fashioned sort of feel (kinda like you stepped into the old west or somethin' like that), sawdust all over the floor (tacky - maybe depends on who you talk to), enough animal hides, deer antlers and all sort of plaques and paraphernalia all over the walls, also can't forget Wyatt Earp's pistol he never claimed when he left the Red Dog Saloon (hangin' up behind the bar)

Q: well, only three beers on tap that day all Alaskan Brewing Company, bunch of bottled stuff, but mainly BMC stuff

Service: exceptionally quick, and surprised being a Saturday night that night, food came out quick

Selection: low on the totem pole for vast beer selection, food menu was better

F: pulled pork sandwich with a Alaskan Brewing Company's Summer Ale - spot on for me, it did the trick

V: well, its downtown Juneau during tourist season as I learn my way around these here parts, the more cruise ships in town, the more packed all of its gonna be and drives the prices up a bit from what I've been told so... I guess reasonable for the time of year. Would I go back .... I'll check on how many cruise ships are in town at the time ... also I still need to get my picture next to Wyatt Earp's gun, guess I'm going back ...

07-26-2013 06:10:47 | More by BeerKangaroo
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tpd975

Florida

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$$

Stopped in the Ol Red Dog for the second time on my travels to Alaska.

It's under new ownership but it's still the same great saloon atmosphere. They piano player was in rare form spouting all the dirty sing along bar songs that we all love.

The bartenders were great and added to the atmosphere. The selection was so so at best. They had Alaskan Amber and Summer along with a few macros.

I was able to get by with these brews but head to Hanger on the Wharf for the good stuff.

This place is a great place to drink though, its a good time. Grab a few pints sing a few songs and then head over to Hanger on the Wharf to get your drink on.

05-21-2008 20:04:00 | More by tpd975
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mschofield

Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Yes it is a tourist trap, yes the decor is cheesy, but most likely you will arrive here on a cruise ship. A ship you have been stuck on where Fosters is a premium beer. It's like Disney made a western/frontier bar but actually were cool enough to serve beer.
Perfect place to spend a couple of hours waiting for your floatplane excursion, or to kill a couple of hours until you have to get back on ship - what else are you going to do - shop for knickknacks?
The floor is covered in sawdust, there are dead animals hanging all over the walls - "antique" guns in cabinets of course they had a Winchester hanging up there, and I still shoot the same model. You can sign or tack a business card up on the walls wherever you want - or be like the one lady that hung a brassiere. The second floor has a loft that covers about half the area of the first.
I didn't eat the food - the last thing you want when you're off a cruise is more food, you want good beer. And they didn't disappoint. Service at the bar is very quick and knowledgable, but for some reason very stringent with ids at times, as in you can be checked by the bouncer out front, and then again by the bartender.
When I was there they didn't have anything from Juneau's Alaskan brewery on! Apparently there was a small tiff between the bar owner and the brewery. They still had plenty of other Alaskan and Pacific Northwest offerings . It's good to here from the other reviews that this is no longer the case (I'm writing from travel notes from 2003).

04-16-2004 20:58:43 | More by mschofield
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beertaster13

Washington

3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

The atmosphere in here is great, on the corner of the bustling shopping district, great quality and selecton of beers, they have of course Alaskan Amber on tap and many other Northwest favorites. Rogue Dead Guy Ale was on tap first time I went here, second time it wasn't but bartender said they usually have a Rogue selection on tap. A very westerny bar that fits Alaska well. You can sign your name on the wall, they have cool displays on the wall and even Wyatt Earp's gun. In the bathroom there are old newspapers that are fun to read while taking leak. I didn't try the food but a man next to me had a sandwich that looked good. Got a t shirt to remember this bar, definelty the beer drinkers hang out in Juneau.

02-25-2004 21:58:45 | More by beertaster13
Red Dog Saloon in Juneau, AK
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.