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Bad Sam's / The Gold Range Tavern

5010-50th Street | The Gold Range Hotel, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
1 867 873 4441
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Ranked #1 of 4 Nightlife in Yellowknife
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was in a band that played there in often. In 82 and 83...Leif was the manager then. He once lived in London Ontario. I recall heading back to Ontario Dec 21 1982, once we packed up the truck after our last night in town. I turned to the girl I was seeing then....Karen.....and said "look at the *^%#}"c the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Came here with a local person, it had a live country band going and there are plenty of rough characters about partying like it's going to be the end of the world. It is neither fancy nor impressive, one would go here for a drink or two for some people watching.

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Okay, this is coming from a girl who was born and raised in the beautiful NWT...if you are in YK for any reason whatsoever you MUST check out the "Strange Range"...Saturday afternoons you have your jam sessions where you can see local musicians and/or the band of the week providing some great entertainment, and Thurs-Sat night is THE place to... More

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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Accustomed to "upscale" places in town for socializing (none of my friends were particularly interested in dancing to live music), it was quite a shift for me to put the crazy stories I'd heard about "The Strange Range" and supposed risks to personal safety aside and venture in all by my lonesome one evening late in Sept. after doing a... More

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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

The Gold Range is a must-go for anyone who lives in, or is passing through Yellowknife. It is steeped in history, and local lore, and the best place to get a feel for the true locals. Not the nicest bar you'll ever find, but it's real, and a real good time! Live music many nights with dancing, drinking, and all... More

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Goose Bay
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2008

I lived in Yellowknife from 1980-83 and worked at the Range for a time. Sam was my boss. Also had the chance to revisit Yellowknife in 2005. The Range hasn't changed since I worked there, but still the best bar in town as far as I am concerned. Anyone visiting Yellowknife has to stop by, if only for ten minutes.... More

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2006

one of the best bars in yellowknife. actually it is. i had the most fun here while stationed here for work. a must to do while in yellowknife. aurora borealis is another must do. a beatiful city with lots to do.

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