Located in Arch 69 on Whitworth Street West at the Hacienda-end of the street, Alaska was a pre-club bar in the 1990s. This 1999 advert for Planet K (now Mint Club on Oldham Street) is the only real evidence of the existence of Alaska: "Fat City at Alaska. Heavyweight, pre-club warm up. 9-11pm. Free." It lasted a few years longer than the Hacienda, Venue et al, but may have closed in the early 2000s and it's now Belvoir estate agents.
Alaska, Whitworth Street West. (c) MDMA.