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The Pioneer Bar

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212 Katlian St, Sitka, AK 99835-7501
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Texarkana, Texas
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bar... It is a decent bar that serves beer and spirits. Close to the fish processing plant. A good place to get a t shirt and a cap.

Thank frontierman1969
Portland, Oregon
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stop in for a stiff drink, auto fry and fishing stories. Pool, jukebox and smelly fisher folk. Come in early for free coffee and watch tv until you're to start drinking again.

Thank Skookumlukum
Sitka, Alaska
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could barely breathe from all the cigarette smoke.... And whatever you do don't come in if the bartender Lisa is working. I watched her serve people more drinks who could barely even stand. And she even laughed about it. Very unprofessional. It's an embarrassment to this wonderful fishing community. They even had an event there called a "slave auction."

Thank Alaskaarmyvet
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

can get a bit loud,smoky, and fun on friday nights. stop have a cold one and check out the fisherman photos

Thank LacieMarie
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This dive is a seedy refuge for the chain smokers in town. It is truly foul. With non-smoking options like the Bayview Pub and Mean Queen and a refusal to clean up its act the P Bar continues to bleed customers. Most nights it is a sausage fest.

Thank SitkaCrabber
Level Contributor
35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Worth just stopping by to look at the pictures on the wall, have a drink and grab something to take out on the boat.

Thank IceMelt77
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a local bar that has a pictorial history in pictures on the walls. If you like to see the real history have a drink in this bar. A must do.

Thank Joe P
San Diego, California
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

You can tell this is a fisherman's hangout. Small quaint lots of fishing pix. They had a long bar but also booths along the windows for sit down dining. If u come ashore from a cruise ship and forgot your cash, this place took my credit card for a drink and gave me cash back!

Thank Vet3X
Juneau, Alaska
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great little bar to stop into, they allow smoking which takes a toll on you after being there for a little while, old building so it doesn't ventilate the smoke well.

Thank alaskandl
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a bar with hundreds, maybe thousands of S itkafishing vessel photographs as well as other marine photos lining the walls. A good stop for a beer or drink just to see the photos if nothing else.

Thank sioux_pilot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Katlian St, Sitka, AK 99835-7501
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka
  • Phone Number: 9077473456

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