Is Anchorage ready for an alcohol-free bar?

Forget the stigma, it’s about socializing while staying healthy

Getting out, meeting people and staying socially active is hard enough as it is but going out while abstaining from alcohol is even harder – especially in Anchorage.

This town was built on heavy drinking, in fact, 4th Avenue was once nicknamed the world’s longest bar, and we’re not talking about classy drinking establishments, these were hole-in-the-wall dive bars where people went to get blackout drunk, a tradition likely founded by binge drinking G.I.s but who could blame them? Back then, there wasn’t much else to do in Anchorage at night and to be honest, we’re still working on that.

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By Mikhail Siskoff for