You’ll feel as if you stepped back in time when you step into the Golden West. Habituės from more than a century ago would still feel right at home here, and the impressive wooden bar might be the same one they knew. Then as now, the bar is popular among locals, stopping in for a drink after work, meeting friends, or having a nightcap, but is equally welcoming to visitors, who will feel as comfortable as locals do, bellying up to the very well-stocked bar.
The current owners were patrons in their youth, and when they returned to Fort Bragg to raise their family they took the helm of this cornerstone of the community. They’ve loved it and looked after it well, restoring it while retaining everything that made it amazing.
The beautifully carved bar holds a wide range of liquors, and there is truly something for everyone’s taste, from beer on tap to fine old bourbon to rare whiskies and small batch gin. While retaining the heart of a Victorian saloon and the soul of a neighborhood bar, the Golden West’s bartenders can make you a fine martini or an artisan cocktail. Just don’t expect a fancy drinks menu or any pretension. That’s not on the menu.