Described by many as the bar in Dawson City, the Westminster Hotel, lovingly referred to by locals as ‘The Pit’, encompasses two bars: a tavern known as the ‘Snake Pit’ and a lounge referred to as the ‘Arm Pit’. An original 1898 building, the Westminster will charm you with its sloping ceilings, crooked floors and always interesting clientele. There are more tall tales in this building than anywhere else in the Klondike! Voted best live music venue in Canada by the Globe & Mail, the Westminster has weekday drink specials and live music Friday & Saturdays nights. If live music and the best people watching spot in town isn’t your thing, the walls are covered in entertaining paintings and portraits of local legends.
The Westminster is a must-see if you are visiting Dawson and want to experience the real Klondike.