A Video of Chilkoot Charlie’s (Koots) Anchorage City
Chilkoot Charlie’s (Koots) Anchorage City, Guide & Review
When somebody said, “never judge a book by its cover,” he was indeed true. You will never be able to push yourself to go inside this shabby little place in Alaska, but once you do, you will never be able to forget Chilkoot Charlie’s. Located in the center of historic Spenard, Chilkoot Charlie’s first opened its doors in January 1970. “Koots” is the affectionate name given by the customers and the locals.
Throughout its history, Chilkoot Charlie’s has been a host or co-hosted to performers such as Metallica, Ted Nugent, Bad Company, Bryan Adams, Quiet Riot, Great White, Joe Satriani. The Steve Miller Band, Crosby Stills and Nash, Blues Traveler, White Zombie, Bon Jovi, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ratt, Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, The Beach Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, The Romantics, The Doobie Brothers, Eddie Money, Megadeth, Aerosmith, Styx, Van Halen, Candlebox, Cracker, Berlin, Greenday, and the Scorpions to name a few. Not only this, Chilkoot Charlie’s has received national coverage such as ESPN Good Morning America, David Letterman, and The Johnny Carson Show.
Chilkoot Charlie’s features a rustic Alaskan atmosphere with saw-dust-covered floors. It has three stages, three dance floors, and ten bars with padded tree stumps and beer kegs for seating. Koots serves 21 and above and is open from 11 AM to 2:30 AM from Mondays to Thursdays, 11 AM to 3:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 AM to 2:30 AM on Sundays.
Alleyway Grill serves the best food and liquid courage for you and your friends. To be transported to your favorite childhood arcade, Koots has the best classic arcade games and vintage pinball machines, a roll of quarters, and a $10 pitcher is an easy night out with friends! An Ice Bar is truly a magical experience of your lifetime. A bar top constructed out of 25 feet of solid ice-the only one in Alaska!, this one features live music and burlesque and much more exciting things happening at the bar.
All in all, Chilkoot Charlie’s a must-visit as it is considered a “Rite of Passage” for an authentic Alaskan experience.