Address: 426 G St., Anchorage
This place is more than just an amazing name; Darwin’s offers at atmosphere worthy of its title. A solid roster of Alaskan beers and red hots (cinnamon schnapps and Tabasco) anchor the drink selection at this quirky downtown Anchorage bar. If you couldn’t tell from the name, the owner has a sense of humor. There is a “heavy-petting zoo” in the back where tourists are encouraged to interact with the locals, and Darwin’s sends out a newsletter by snail mail at regular intervals. Like the bar itself, customers report that the clientele is also a little weird, a little off. If that’s a selling point for you, then you may just want to make the pilgrimage to the Great White North.