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Whistle Hill is a paradox of sorts.


With a mixture of vintage train cars, modern food & coffee preparation, hitching posts and Tesla charging stations, we aim to balance the old and the new into creating an unforgettable experience.

Featuring an espresso shop, restaurant, gift shop and art gallery, Whistle Hill is Soldotna's newest destination development that provides a meeting place for locals and visitors alike.

If you're looking to whet your whistle, have a bite, or indulge in some retail therapy, Whistle Hill is sure to tickle your fancy, whatever it may be!



Soldotna's Morning Rail-Stop

It all began with a train car. Not just any ordinary train car, but a retired Alaska Railroad bi-level passenger train car from the 1950's.

And when momma bought it, she said: "This train is bound for glory, this train!"

She didn't necessarily know what it was bound for, but she knew it deserved to be appreciatd once again.

One thing she did know was that she had an insatiable thirst for a good cup of joe.

Trains... Coffee... Now that sounds like a business plan!

Well you simply cannot have good coffee without a good roaster, and keeping it local has always been a priority. With several local roasters to choose from, the task for finding the right one was a latte work (pun intended). It was the description on the back of a coffee bag that ended up being the real clincher.

SteamDot, a craft coffee roaster, began its tale out of the historic Railroad yards in Anchorage, Alaska. Steam locomotive meet steam from an espresso machine! It was the perfect match.

Veering off the traditional track, brew@602 is committed to providing a unique experience by offering exceptional locally roasted coffee in an authentic Alaska train car.

Like the epic story of the Alaska Railroad itself, brew@602 blends nostalgia and history with modern coffee preparation in order to take you on a journey you're not likely to forget…

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(907) 262-0602



43550 Whistle Hill Loop

Soldotna, AK 99669



Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:00pm

Sat-Sun: 8:00am-5:00pm




Addie Camp, whose name comes from the old Addie Mine in Hill City, South Dakota, is our truly vintage rail car.

Built in 1913, Addie is 104 years old and retains much or her original condition!

From her time riding the Oregon Electric Railway, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, and the Black Hills Central Railroad, she now resides up on Whistle Hill, where she will provide a space for gourmet casual dining. (Coming Late Summer, 2018)

Addie Camp , the train car, will provide the seating for the restaurant. Unique, fresh, local food will be served from the kitchen in the attached modern, but retro-styled building. The building will also feature a beer and wine bar, and a 2nd story dining and meeting space that looks directly down the hill into Soldotna and over the Kenai River and mountains. An outdoor patio and 2nd story deck will allow patrons to enjoy the offerings outside on those lovely summer days.

Shipped to Soldotna via the Alaska Railroad, Addie Camp has over a hundred years of history within her wooden walls, and we're honored to make even more memories for another hundred years!



(907) 262-0602



43550 Whistle Hill Loop

Soldotna, AK 99669



Coming December 2018

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Fresh 365

Whistle Hiil is proud to introduce our newest addition to the Family. Our goal with Fresh 365 is to provide healthy, fresh, year-round, locally-grown greens and herbs to our restaurant and community, and to foster further local interest in self-sustainability.


In the summertime, greens and vegetables can be grown, or sourced from other local farmers, but for the other 9 months of the year, consumers are compelled to get store-provided produce that is often grown in another hemisphere, or at a minimum, thousands of miles away in the lower 48. Our Fresh 365 program is anchored with a custom-built insulated container (Modular Farms.co) with an attached vestibule (arctic entry) fitted with vertical growing towers that will grow produce and herbs hydroponically ininside a computer-controlled interior environment. This offers us optimum growing conditions year-round, regardless of our Alaskan outdoor weather conditions.


This growing program will produce a variety of greens, lettuces and herbs. We will first concentrate our operation on gourmet lettuce (Salanova and romaine), greens (spinach, kale, arugula), and herbs (basil, chives, mint, dill, cilantro). Fresh356 will perfectly complement Addie Camp, providing fresh, locally-sourced menu options to the community, as much as is possible.

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Tesla Charging Station

Stop and Recharge.....

It's fun to be a business of firsts in Alaska.

Whistle Hill features the First coffee shop in a train car, first casual gourmet restaurant in a train car, and now, we are proud to announce that Whistle Hill is the first Tesla Destination charging station in Alaska! 

With a growing population of electric vehicles, we are happy to be the first charging station available for local Tesla automobile owners, and to any who may be headed our way in the future.

two 50A chargers are located on the backside of the Depot, and one more in the back of the Addie camp side of the parking lot. How much does it cost? My friends, it is free.

But you may want to bring a little cash whilst you're charging.  Whistle Hill offers many amenities for the weary traveler in need of a break and some volts!




(907) 262-0602



43550 Whistle Hill Loop

Soldotna, AK 99669



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Employment Opportunities


Looking for a new and exciting place to work here in Soldotna? Whistle Hill is always willing to hear from hard working, reliable applicants to join our team. Take a look at the open positions below, download our online application, and drop it off here with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Current Open Positions:

Brew@602 - Waffle Wizard - Kitchen Experience Preferred

Addie Camp - Servers - Must be 21, minimum one year food service experience

Addie Camp - Food Runner/Bussers - Must be 18 years of age

Addie Camp - Cook - Minimum one year experience

Addie Camp - Prep Cook - Minimum one year experience

Addie Camp - Dishwasher - Must be 18 years of age

Please bring resume to Brew@602

*Click Here To Download The Application*