Evening Social Hour

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

The Marlin

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

Website: http://collegecoffeehousefairbanks.com/

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

Website: http://www.alaskacoffeeroasting.com/

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


Pita Place

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

Website: http://tvfmarket.com/

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

Website: http://www.lemongrassalaska.com/#main

388 Chena Pump Plaza

Authentic, Chiang Mai-style Thai food.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm and 5-10pm


Lulu’s Bread and Bagels

Website: http://www.lulusbagels.com/

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

Website: http://www.theblueloon.com/

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

Website: http://www.ursamajordistilling.com/

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

Hoo-Doo Brewery

Website: http://www.hoodoobrew.com/

Locally-brewed beer. Growlers available to go.

Tap-room hours: Tuesday-Friday 3-8pm; Saturday 11am-8pm


Howling Dog Saloon

Website: http://www.howlingdogsaloonak.com/

Open daily at 4pm

“World’s Farthest North Rock and Blues Bar”

Across the street from the Silver Gulch Brewery


Silver Gulch Brewery

Website: http://www.silvergulch.com/brewery.htm

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