Good food, booze, and great stories year-round. The Sourdough Saloon is famous for its swinging doors and historic decor. Fuel up for your Yukon adventure with a delicious breakfast at our on-site Sourdough Saloon or drop in for a delicious lunch or a quick bite and a cold beer during the day, but the saloon is best known for the famous Sourtoe Cocktail.
Join the Sourtoe Cocktail Club
If the Gold Rush is what put Dawson City on the map, it’s the Sourtoe Cocktail Club that made it legendary amongst travellers worldwide, making it a rite of passage for visitors to Dawson City.
This famous, and pretty twisted, tradition involves enjoying a delicious cocktail (Yukon Whisky is the recommended) at the Sourdough Saloon located in The Downtown, a Coast Hotel, with one unique ingredient - a severed human toe. There’s just one rule: “You can drink it fast. You can drink it slow. But your lips must touch that gnarly toe.” Once successfully completed the challenge, you’ll get your name inside the ledger and awarded a certificate to take home and hang on your wall for bragging rights with friends and family!
Watch the short documentary hosted on CBC Short Docs: Sourtoe – History of the Toe.