The original Malemute Saloon- Ester Alaska. If you have ever read Robert Service- "The Shooting of Dan McGrew"- it begins "Some of the boys were whooping it up, down at the Malemute Saloon..." Well, this is it. Years back, get the owner in a good mood, he would bring the house lights down, take a kerosene lantern sit on the stage, and do a dramatic recitation of the work. Still open as a saloon when I was there last. Bouncers were functional, not decorative. Canvas ceiling, peanut shells and sawdust on the floor.