Beer lovers should definitely make the 10-mile trip up the Old Steese Highway to North America's northernmost brewery. Several Silver Gulch brews can be found throughout the state, so when visiting here it's worth checking out the specialty brews served only at the restaurant. Sit inside, or in good weather head out to the beer garden. This is a good place to come hungry. The Alaskan hush puppies—corn fritters plumped up with coconut, halibut, and shrimp—shouldn't
be missed. The brewery, founded in 1998, is in the Fox Roadhouse building, across the road from the Howling Dog Saloon, and a preserved section of the old roadhouse's exterior still stands on the restaurant's second floor. Call ahead to find out when brewery tours are happening.