Dollar beer, seriously, $1.
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!
Good place for new people in town.
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.
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.
Lots of fun!.
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.