Owner Kelsey Ingram says Alaskan Soda Jerk is a merger of fond childhood memories consuming flavored sodas in Texas and a thirteen-year history of bartending and being a vendor at various Alaska fairs and festivals, all set to 1950s music and themes.
Alaskan Soda Jerk offers a variety of specialty fountain drinks, mostly Coca-Cola products mixed with juice and syrups. Ingram's favorite is the Pineapple Express, which is Dr. Pepper mixed with pineapple juice and vanilla served with a dash of fresh ground nutmeg and a chunk of pineapple.
Flavored energy drinks, lemonades, and root beer floats are also available.
Recent additions to the menu include malts and shakes, and just this year Alaskan Soda Jerk added scoops, sundaes, and banana splits, all of which are made with Alaska-made ice cream.
Guests are invited to grab a stool and hang out while the soda jerks throw bottles up in the air and dance to Jerry Lee Lewis. "We go to tireless lengths to give our guest an experience that is unlike any other," Ingram says.