Rock out with the rest of Anchorage at the lively and energetic Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Anchorage. Known for its support of live music and hip service, lunch or dinner at the Hard Rock promises more than just tasty food. Hang at the bar or enjoy a full meal, surrounded by a treasure-trove of rock’n’roll memorabilia adorning the walls.
The Glacier Brewhouse is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Meals are served in a large rustic dining area, complete with a fireplace in the middle, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that’s always abuzz with conversation. Here you can enjoy fresh seafood and meats while sampling a spectrum of homemade beers. Before or after you meal, be sure to check out the brewing equipment on display through the glass wall.
Hankering for a stout and fresh-cooked corned beef, or looking for a fun happy hour? You'll find both at McGinley's Pub, the only Irish pub in downtown Anchorage and the only place in Alaska to get a pint of Murphy's Irish Stout. It's a favorite lunch spot for downtown professionals and a popular watering hole for locals (Mayor Dan Sullivan is a co-owner) who come for More...
You may not expect a restaurant in a Ramada hotel to be so popular with the locals, but the Slippery Salmon’s great food and fun bar have attracted a loyal following in Anchorage. One of the bar’s main attraction is its deck, which features a terrific view of Mt. Susitna and a grill where they cook up fresh seafood and steaks in the summer.
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.”)
This is a local favorite that serves what could be the best pizza in Alaska. It's also a microbrewery. That said, its crowded and loud. They don't accept reservations and a wait isn't unheard of. But there is plenty of space inside and outside to wait for your table. And, you can even enjoy a brew (or a homemade cream soda or root beer) while you wait.
It’s hard to believe that one of Anchorage’s best wine bars used to be a sandwich shop. Completely revamped in the fall of 2011, this new hot spot in the Hotel Captain Cook has Alaska’s only on-tap wine machine. Choose from 32 wines, selected by the hotel’s sommelier, for a 2-ounce sampler or a 4-ounce pour. The bar also has a limited menu, including More...
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.
Three great tastes that taste great together—pizza, pool, and local beer—have made this Anchorage hangout a quirky-but-fun hit. Named for the nearby mountain, Flattop was opened in 2013 by the same team that created Anchorage institution Humpy’s Alehouse and the urbane bistro bar SubZero.