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Chilkoot Charlies

2435 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 272-1010Directions★ Review


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Chilkoot Charlie's is among Alaska's favorite bars, featuring a rustic Alaska atmosphere with sawdust-covered floors, three stages, three dance floors and 10 bars. The walls are decorated with band photos and autographs, beer can collections, gags, and Alaska memorabilia. Located in Anchorage, Chilkoot Charlie's opened its doors in 1970 in what was then called The Alibi Club. Live bands come from Alaska and the continental United States occupy the bar with their performances. Chilkoot's has been host or co-host bands and performers including Metallica, Ted Nugent, Bad Company, Bryan Adams, Quiet Riot, Great White, Joe Satriani, The Steve Miller Band, Crosby Stills and Nash, Blues Traveler, Bon Jovi, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beach Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, The Romantics, Megadeth, Aerosmith, Warrent, Greenday and the Scorpions. In 2000, Chilkoot Charlie's was named the No. 1 Bar in America by Playboy magazine.
The World Famous Chilkoot Charlie's - "We Cheat The OTHER Guy And Pass The Savings On To YOU!."

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3 ATMs, Handicap Access, Non-Smoking Bar, Outdoor Smoking Patio, Serving food 6pm to Close, T-Shirts and Hats


3 Dance Floors, Live Entertainment 7 Nights A Week, Home Of The Bird House Bar, The Russian Room


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  • this place suckz. they dont le...
    by  on 01/15/2012

    this place suckz. they dont let polynesians coming in groups anymore. yall racist??? dont like the fact its like that, security sucks. drinks sucks. music sucks. go to downtown bars. yall get caught up easily at the koots

  • Dollar beer, seriously, $1
    by  on 01/03/2007

    Chilkoot Charlie's (a.k.a. 'Koots') is such an awesome hangout. They have sports on the tvs, great music, different themed bars, it's ....awesome. You would think the cheap beer is cheap tasting, but they have a huge selection of great beers on tap for a dollar. A dollar! They also feature Sal's Grill, who has the best pizzas and calzones in Anchorage. To make it even better, Koots has a live band every night, Ettinger, Sonic Overdrive, as well as karaoke. Comedy shows all of the time. I just saw Doug Stanhope right before the New Year. Talk about bringing in the new year. I am amazed. Chilkoot Charlie's is by far, my favorite bar, and I will continue to go in for the drinks and surroundings. Thank you, Koots!\r

  • koots rocks!
    by  on 03/17/2006

    I've gone to bars in las vegas and I'd choose koots over any bar in the us.

  • Good place for new people in town
    by  on 11/30/2005

    Overall good, average priced drinks, a good place to meet people, friendly crowd. Multiple bars with different atmospheres and a stage for live music. The only negatives were the smoking and the cover charge.

  • User review by bookluvr65
    by  on 08/14/2005

    Since the club scene is limited here in Anchorage, Koots is an alright place to go out drinking and dancing with your friends. The service certainly isn't the best. You have to wait too long for drinks and some of the staff are not very friendly. There doesn't seem to be any ventilation system so it gets extremely smokey and in the summer it can get unbearably hot because it gets so crowded and there is no air conditioning.

  • week day bar
    by  on 08/04/2005

    this bar is only good during the week days, becuase after that it's not worth my time to spend 1 hour trying to get a drink when I can go home and make it in 10sec.

  • Hotness!
    by  on 07/29/2005

    GREAT hosts, good crowd. Great place to go out and meet someone. Go early!

  • Lots of fun!
    by  on 11/02/2004

    Chilkoots is a great place to have fun and meet a lot of different people. Only downside is that the mixed drinks are a little expensive, but if you like tap beer then this is the place to go for $1 beers.

  • wow!! party down
    by  on 02/12/2003

    this is my second time going there and it rocks i love the band, the dj and the soo many places to mingle and alot of guys !!! Plus the drinks are awesome and good!!

  • Whatcha goin' do
    by  on 11/18/2002

    Its got something for can't really do much better here... and your never forced to put up with music you don't like you just switch to a different part of the bar...


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