Skunk Train: Glen Blair Bar Experience from Fort Bragg, CA

100 W. Laurel StFort Bragg, CA 95437
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Discover an exclusive late-night watering hole accessible only by the Skunk Train! Away from the clamor of the city, Glen Blair Bar is a secret bar tucked away in old-growth redwood groves near Fort Bragg, CA. Grab your friends and enjoy a scenic ride on this vintage train over to Glen Blair Junction for drinks by the firepit or a game of corn hole!

up to 4 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Enjoy a fun-filled evening at Fort Bragg's most unique bar nestled deep in the redwood forest.
  • Accessible only by the Skunk Train or hiking trails.
  • Participants must be at least 21 years old and possess a valid ID to consume alcohol.
  • Train runs rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Glen Blair Bar features a fairly-lit outdoor pavilion complete with picnic tables, firepits, lawn games and live music.
  • Train shuttle departs hourly until the bar closes at 10:30 pm.


from Skunk Train: Glen Blair Bar Experience
All aboard! Hop aboard the Skunk Train for what is sure to become your new favorite late-night watering hole. The one-of-a-kind Glen Blair Bar is a hidden bar nestled deep in the redwoods, and accessible only by the Skunk.

On select Friday & Saturday nights starting at 6:30 pm, catch the train out of the Fort Bragg Depot and journey along Pudding Creek to Glen Blair Junction.

As the train arrives at the clearing, you'll find The Glen complete with firepits, heaters, group games, live music, and a world-class bar offering up local beer and wine, and signature cocktails. Shuttles depart hourly, and the bar closes shop at 10:30pm.

Come make some magic in the redwoods!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Skunk Train: Glen Blair Bar Experience

Where does the Skunk Train depart from?

The Skunk Train departs from the Fort Bragg Depot located at 100 West Laurel Street Fort Bragg, California 95437.

What time does the Skunk Train depart?

The train shuttle departs hourly and the bar closes at 10:30 pm.

Is the train wheelchair accessible?

Yes – but there are limitations, given that their railcars were built in the very early 1900s. Skunk Train strives to make every guest feel comfortable and will do their very best to accommodate your visit. Call the phone number on your e-ticket to make accommodations for your party.

How should we dress?

Comfortable and casual layered clothing is suggested to keep warm in the chilly months. If you plan on riding the Open Air Observation Car then they suggest dark clothing, because sometimes lighter clothing can get soot spots on it because of the steam engine.

What should I bring?

Bring your camera for photo opportunities along the ride through the redwood groves and extra cash for any additional purchases onboard the train and at the Glen Blair Bar. Bring a photo ID to check-in and for ordering alcoholic beverages.

Do they accept credit cards for purchases on board the train?

No. For purchases made on the train, they accept cash only.

Are pets allowed on the train?

Dogs are the only pets permitted on board. They do ask that you be considerate of your canine though as the pets simply may not like trains. Please bring whatever they need to be comfortable (food, water, dishes, a leash, etc.). Dogs are $10.95 and reservations are suggested.

Can we bring food on the train?

Only if you have dietary restrictions. Concessions are available on the Skunk Train.

Can we bring alcohol on the train?

No, they do not allow outside alcohol on board the train. They have a selection of wine and beer from Mendocino County including their own Skunk Beer (bottled by Anderson Valley Brewing Company), plus a full bar on board the train.

Why the name “Skunk Train”?

The nickname “Skunk” originated in 1925 when motorcars were introduced (today sometimes referred to as railbuses or railcruisers). These single-unit, self-propelled motorcars had gasoline-powered engines for power and a pot-bellied stove burning crude oil to keep the passengers warm. The combination of the fumes created a very pungent odor, and the old timers living along the line said these motorcars were like skunks, “You could smell them before you could see them.” The railroad’s historic name is California Western Railroad.