Visit: Gold Pan Saloon in the Gold Rush Inn

I’m a big Oilers fan. Did you know that about me? Well I am.

Since the cup run in 2006, it’s been a cold, dark (near) decade for fans of the team.

But light has emerged at the end of the tunnel – with new management, a new coach and Connor McDavid.

I joined up with local Oilers fans to watch the draft of this young man and as a bonus, I got to try another place in Whitehorse!

As I was still planning to go home and have some dinner after the draft, I opted for the Shrimp Tacos. The breaded prawns were super crunchy and everything else was light and fresh.


I can’t speak for the rest of the food, but a lot of it looked pretty good. It’s pub fare, but the menu also had some interesting options on it – like a Salmon Banh Mi??

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Apparently the folks I met with have been frequenting the Gold Pan Saloon for years, so they must be doing something right.

It seems like a varied crowd of all ages, and while it was a bit loud for my liking, that’s probably because it was jammed full of patrons. It’s otherwise a welcoming, casual pub that isn’t trying to be fancy, but also isn’t sketchy. It’s a fine line. 🙂

Likelihood of return visit: Seems like a great place to watch a game, and there will be at least 82 of them this coming season. Goilers.

Recommended dish: I was told the burgers and pizza are good. I liked the tacos. (Note: They weren’t Mexican style, but rather Baja style with cabbage and flour tortillas)

Tripadvisor: #29 of 87 Restaurants in Whitehorse

Gold Pan Saloon in the Gold Rush Inn: 411 Main St, Whitehorse, Yukon

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