The Golden Saloon


Golden Saloon

The Golden Saloon in McCarthy, Alaska.

This is the center of evening entertainment in Wrangell St. Elias National Park.  Great food and authentic atmosphere.  With an interesting, moderately priced, well chosen wine list, it is no wonder we please locals and visitors – everyone loves our crave-able food and creative drinks!  Wine flights, an inviting single malt scotch selection, and enough variety to make you wonder if you really are all that far from civilization.  The Golden Saloon serves Alaskan made draft beers.  We also serve a variety of beers from around the world.  Our menu features everything from our classics – favorites that everyone craves – daily specials, buffalo burgers and chicken wings, salads & appetizers and more – all priced to please your pocketbook. After a long day out and about stop in and relax over a meal and a beer.


Golden Saloon Gallery

The Golden Saloon, McCarthy Alaska. Night time is the right time for the Golden Saloon. Everyone spends the day in Kennicott, exploring the ghost town. Of course the fun doesn't stop at the stroke of 8pm in McCarthy! You really can visit McCarthy, even if you are staying in Kennicott or across the footbridge. Since 2001, we have been pleased to offer complimentary transportation back to the footbridge or Kennicott.

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You will be pleasantly surprised at the high quality casual dining, reasonable prices and authentic atmosphere that everyone loves.  The Golden is the gathering place for locals as well as visitors to our town.  The Golden Saloon is a great place to while away the long evenings of summer discussing the days’ adventure or tomorrow’s excursion or taking part in the weekly “open mic” nights. The local talent is very good. We locals only half jokingly refer to the Golden as “the Vortex”, a reference to the many characters that inhabit our town. So if you want to meet real Alaskans just come on in.  Live music and costume parties, as well as the Tall Tales event, make the Golden the local hangout.The bar contains wonderful old elements of the original Golden Saloon, including the full back and front bar from the turn of the century. There are lots of bar artifacts including two original stills hanging on the walls (there were many moon-shiners in McCarthy during Prohibition). The remains of the original Golden Saloon building still stand on Shushanna Ave. There is a mineral display of rocks from around the world, and a collection of artifacts from the town that you won’t want to miss. Every holiday weekend features another Alaskan band. Several special appearances occur throughout the summer. But mostly, the saloon is the place to go to have a drink and swap a story with your new best friends. Come share a story with the locals and see why McCarthy is one of the friendliest places on earth.


The Golden Saloon is proud to sponsor several live bands and special events each season. We also hold open mike night every Thursday throughout the summer. We review and build the scheduling of our live acts each March for the summer season.