We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bad Sam's / The Gold Range Tavern

Review Highlights
Great Energy!

This is one of oldest building in yellowknife. when we walked in could feel the awesome energy... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Edmonton, Canada
Everyone is welcome, dance your butt off

Never judge a book by its cover! When you walk inside, you will be pleasantly surprised. Live... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2015
Cheryl B
Alberta, Canada
via mobile
Read all 13 reviews
All photos (1)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
9 Apr 2018
“Great Energy!”
2 Sep 2018
“If you go, go with others!”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
5010-50th Street | The Gold Range Hotel, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
+1 867-873-4441
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Yellowknife
from USD 66.40
More Info
from USD 78.10
More Info
from USD 1,128.10
More Info
from USD 379.40
More Info
Reviews (13)
Filter reviews
13 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Friend recommended we check this place out, it was not quite what I expected. Live band was ok, cash only for drinks. Basically just a square room with some tables a stage and dance floor. Fight broke out between patrons at one point. Would not...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is one of oldest building in yellowknife. when we walked in could feel the awesome energy there! people dancing , live music. the band was good, they played a lot of older music but being in yellowknife is a step back in time anyways...More

Thank Witchhazel2015
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Never judge a book by its cover! When you walk inside, you will be pleasantly surprised. Live band and they play everything. Everyone is welcome...get on the dance floor and shake your booty!! Soooo much fun!! Shots, shots, shots!!

4  Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 17 July 2015

I had the pleasure of working at the Gold Range Tavern, with a band from the states I was touring with at the time, back in 1989. Upon arriving at the hotel during daylight, it just seemed it was another unkempt hotel/bar along the way...More

4  Thank Ron W
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Myself and my wife convinced our group of 15 to go to this place after reading the reviews. Some were a little nervous as we walked up to the place and our local host told us ensure no one is left alone in the place....More

1  Thank Damon A
Reviewed 6 December 2014

I will skip the PC here and just give you the simple description. I lived in Yellowknife for 3 years so know this place well as it is a bit infamous. Here's what you need to know: 1. The Goldrange is famed to be in...More

7  Thank MarlenaTeresa
Reviewed 1 September 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....More

2  Thank Greg M
Reviewed 9 June 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...More

1  Thank Feyenoorder
Reviewed 6 October 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...More

5  Thank jasmine l
Reviewed 10 November 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...More

6  Thank Cindy W
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 nearby hotels
Quality Inn & Suites Yellowknife
279 reviews
.07 km away
Northern Lites Motel
23 reviews
.24 km away
Explorer Hotel
527 reviews
.45 km away
Days Inn & Suites Yellowknife
207 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 82 nearby restaurants
Zehabesha Traditional Ethiopian Food
178 reviews
.14 km away
Sushi North
139 reviews
.10 km away
Gold Range Bistro
97 reviews
.02 km away
A Taste of Saigon
142 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 67 nearby attractions
The Legislative Assembly Building
203 reviews
.52 km away
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
489 reviews
.56 km away
Down to Earth Gallery
64 reviews
1.31 km away
Yellowknife City Hall & Park
54 reviews
.34 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
1 February 2015|
Response from MarlenaTeresa | Reviewed this property |
There was none when i went there. Just ID check