Red Dog Saloon

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This article is about the bar in Alaska. For the bar in Nevada, see Red Dog Saloon (Virginia City, Nevada).
The Red Dog Saloon

The Red Dog Saloon is a drinking establishment at 278 South Franklin Street in Juneau, Alaska, U.S. The Red Dog has been recognized by the Alaska Legislature for its longevity as the oldest man-made tourist attraction in Juneau.


Founded during Juneau's mining era, the Saloon has been in operation for decades. For a time, "Ragtime Hattie" played the piano in white gloves and a silver dollar halter top. Later, in territorial days, the owners would often meet the tour boats at the docks with a mule that wore a sign saying, "follow my ass to the Red Dog Saloon."

The saloon hosted an episode of The Ed Sullivan Show just after Alaska became a state.[1]

Memorabilia displayed[edit]

Wyatt Earp's pistol at the Red Dog Saloon

Established by Earl and Thelma Forsythe


  1. ^ APRN story on the Red Dog

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Coordinates: 58°17′56″N 134°24′14″W / 58.299°N 134.404°W / 58.299; -134.404