If you find yourself in Homer Alaska, a visit to The Salty Dawg Saloon is in order. What I remember of Homer Alaska is fishing boats, cool air off the water, and friendly people. What I liked about the Salty Dawg Saloon was its charming rustic building, a little wooded cabin off a lighthouse. So much of Alaska’s spirit seems reflected in a history built on character, necessities, and natural resources, not on anything superficial or flashy. This Saloons building has real history and tells a story through all its past lives of post office, school house, water tank holder, and more (as can be read on the website). The drinks were the common ones of any American Bar, and the attire just as common being jeans and heavy sweaters mostly. The walls and ceiling are lined with money and notes from all the people that have pasted through over the years. It certainly is a place I would not mind finding myself in again one day.
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Salty Dawg Saloon
This photo doesn't do justice to the atmosphere inside the Salty Dawg, but I had to use the flash - it's dark in there, as befitting a saloon. The Salty Dawg Saloon on the Homer Spit may just be my favorite bar in the world, full of tourists and locals in their Xtrtuf boots just in from fishing. Everyone's welcome!