September 27, 2013
Black Bear Wanders Into The Alaskan Hotel & Bar
By Ben Romans
The Alaskan Hotel & Bar in Juneau, Alaska, exercised its right to refuse service this past Monday night when a black bear unexpectedly walked through the front door and was ushered away by the bartender.
According to the Juneau Empire, manager Scott Fry saw the bear around 9:15 p.m. traveling down the sidewalk like it was any other patron, then turn into the bar's front door and poke its head five or six feet into the entry before the bartender spooked it away. While Fry said he's seen bears hanging around the area, this is the first time one had enough nerve to step inside.
"I've seen them out in front of the bar last fall, but nothing to the effect of him walking in like he knew what he was doing," he said.
Video footage of the incident from various angles was captured and posted on the Alaskan's Facebook page.