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A night at the Seven Glaciers restaurant, perched 2,300 feet above sea level on Mount Alyeska, is a dining journey that begins with a tram ride high above the treetops, followed by an elevator lift, then a stroll along a golden carpet, past a glimmering, glass-and-steel, wine-tower wall and into a dining room radiating the colors of alpenglow and glacial ice. Seven Glaciers is one of only three AAA Four Diamond restaurants in Alaska. You can show up in furs and heels or blue jeans and work boots and no one will blink an eye in this dress-code-free state.
This is as local as it gets (unless you're at Chair Five). Despite the lack of ambiance-though a new paint job is an improvement, and it is a great place to read the newspaper-the Bake Shop does swift business year-round with huge breakfasts, hearty sandwiches, and bottomless bowls of soup (no kidding; refills are free). Hungarian goulash and New England clam chowder bring in lots of fans. The Bake Shop is also famous for cinnamon rolls the size of your head, among other things.
Alyeska’s Sitzmark Bar and Grill offers alpiners the best of both worlds – daytime refueling between ski runs, and a festive nighttime hangout with live music, open mic, trivia and movie nights. (The summer season has similar offerings – just think “après hike” or “après bike” instead of “après ski.”)
Enjoy attentive service and fun, communal seating options at this Asian Fusion find tucked away in the Alyeska Resort. Sushi lovers will appreciate the creativity and quality of the menu, but will also be tempted by the bento boxes, steak, and lobster offerings!
Beer steins, hats, hub caps, and license plates all hang from the rafters and walls of this fun restaurant. Sure, its chaotic, crowded, cramped, and loud. But you'll find one of the best steaks in Alaska, if not the entire country, as well as great seafood and appetizers, often made with Cajun/creole seasoning.
This cavernous, slightly rundown bar at the base of the mountain is a great spot for après-ski. You'll find an extensive selection of tap beers and good whiskeys, along with large portions of traditional bar food like burgers and pizza. And as with any après-ski venue, it can be loud and wild, even on weeknights.