Most evenings after 19:00 (7pm), the time is yours to do as you please: have some down time, socialize with new friends, explore the trails on campus, taxi to Fairbanks “hot spots.” Below we’ve listed a few places you might be interested in.
Where to Go for a Pint
Unfortunately, the PUB on campus closes during the summer. If you want to socialize in your room, you can purchase wine, beer, and spirits at the Oaken Keg, on College Road (just across the street from the main university entrance). If you’d rather go out, we’ve listed a few places you might try below.
Within Walking Distance
Dive bar and Night club
3412 College Road
Hours: Monday-Tuesday 10am-11pm; Wednesday 9am-12am; Thursday 10am-12am; Friday 10am-1am; Saturday 10am-2am; Sunday 10am-11pm
College Coffee House
3677 College Road
Coffee from North Pole Coffee Roasting Company. Live music some evenings.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-11pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-11pm
Alaska Coffee Roasting Company
4001 Geist Road
Locally-roasted beans from single-estate farmers.
Full bakery offers sweet and savory treats, as well as wood-fired flat breads.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-10pm
3300 College Road
Very casual, but very popular falafel stand. Limited, but delicious menu.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm
Hotlicks Homemade Ice Cream
3453 College Road
Walk-up ice-cream counter. Batch-made ice-creams.
Hours: Sunday 12-10pm; Monday-Saturday 12-11pm
A Longer Walk or a Short Taxi Ride
Tanana Valley Farmer’s Market
2600 College Road
Alaska-grown produce and plants, made-in-Alaska and Silver-Hand (Native)-made arts and crafts; locally-made foods.
Hours: Wednesday 11am-4pm; Saturday 9am-4pm; Sunday 11am-4pm
Lemongrass Thai Cuisine
388 Chena Pump Plaza
Authentic, Chiang Mai-style Thai food.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm and 5-10pm
Lulu’s Bread and Bagels
Artisan bakery goods, quiches, sandwiches, bread pockets, bagels, soups, and pastries.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 6am-6pm; Saturday-Sunday 7am-5pm
Take a Taxi
The Blue Loon
Restaurant, Bar, and Movie Theatre
2999 Parks Highway
The Blue Loon is a quaint bar and restaurant where you can have a pint and burger while you watch a film. The venue also hosts Karkaoke nights, and outdoor concerts.
Ursa Major Distilling
Hand-crafted, local spirits. A small, independent distillery located across from the Blue Loon on the Parks Highway.
Tasting Room Hours: Wednesday – Friday 5:00-8:00pm; Saturday 2:00–8:00pm
Locally-brewed beer. Growlers available to go.
Tap-room hours: Tuesday-Friday 3-8pm; Saturday 11am-8pm
Howling Dog Saloon
Open daily at 4pm
“World’s Farthest North Rock and Blues Bar”
Across the street from the Silver Gulch Brewery
Silver Gulch Brewery
Locally-crafted and brewed beer. Growlers available to go.
Bar, Restaurant, and Store hours: Monday-Thursday 4-10pm; Friday 4-11pm; Saturday 11am-11pm; Sunday 11am-10pm