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Tent City Tap­house is an authen­tic Alaskan gas­trop­ub locat­ed in the heart of Anchor­age. Dis­cov­er deli­cious, local­ly sourced cui­sine and a wide vari­ety of Alaskan beers on tap. Expe­ri­ence the unique blend of Alaskan his­to­ry and mod­ern décor while enjoy­ing a meal with friends and fam­i­ly. Don’t miss out on the chance to learn about Anchor­age’s Tent City his­to­ry and enjoy brunch with a flight of mimosas in four flavors. 

Enjoy a wide vari­ety of Alaskan beers on tap, as well as deli­cious dish­es baked in a huge stone oven at this fam­i­ly-friend­ly restau­rant in south Anchor­age. Open for lunch and din­ner, Fire­tap Ale­house has a bright, invit­ing atmos­phere, with 6‑seater booths as well as tables that can be pushed togeth­er for large groups. Dur­ing the warmer months, you can also dine out on the deck and take in the view of snow-capped mountains.

How unique is the 49th State? For starters, it’s the only brew­pub restau­rant here that serves Alaskan yak, in the form of a yak burg­er. Or tuck into the buf­fa­lo meat­loaf, a spe­cial­ty. Don’t miss the house­made Bavar­i­an pret­zel. And Fri­days bring a spe­cial treat — a pig roast, with a pig from a local farm, roast­ed in ale and smoked over alder wood

Craft beer, local­ly sourced food, and a ter­rif­ic loca­tion in the heart of down­town Anchor­age all add up to a can’t‑miss expe­ri­ence. Dine inside the two-sto­ry restau­rant, or step upstairs to the rooftop deck for mag­nif­i­cent views of the Alas­ka Range and Cook Inlet.

Dine on deli­cious Japan­ese cui­sine pre­pared in the tra­di­tion­al tep­pa­nya­ki style at Beni­hana Anchor­age. Enjoy the com­pa­ny of friends, fam­i­ly, and cowork­ers around com­mu­nal hibachi grill tables and watch the chefs per­form their daz­zling skills as they slice, dice, and cook up excep­tion­al tep­pa­nya­ki cuisine. 

This bar was found­ed in 1994 by a few locals who felt that Anchor­age need­ed a real­ly good bar for craft beers. Clear­ly, they were right — both locals and tourists made this place a near-instant institution.

Humpy’s at the air­port has a selec­tion of 20 beers on tap with most brewed in Fair­banks, Anchor­age, Juneau and the Kenai. In addi­tion to the beers, they serve good pub food: nachos, hum­mus plates, burg­ers, soups and sal­ads. And of course, they have Alas­ka seafood: hal­ibut, salmon and fish tacos.

At this hip, invit­ing wine bistro, you can choose from 40 wines by the glass with your lunch or din­ner. Sit and enjoy a glass, or share a bot­tle among friends. 

Hand­made pas­tas and deli­cious piz­zas are just the begin­ning of Flattop’s unique menu, which is full of inven­tive options. Set in the heart of Down­town Anchor­age, the restau­rant brings togeth­er high-end cui­sine and an exten­sive wine list and serves it in a casu­al, fam­i­ly-friend­ly atmosphere.

The only piz­za option at the Denali Princess Wilder­ness Lodge — and arguably the best piz­za in the area — this log-cab­in restau­rant serves piz­zas piled with top­pings and a tangy mari­nara sauce on a crisp, medi­um-thick crust.

This is where the hip­pies hang. It’s small, lit­tle base­ment bar locat­ed just off col­lege cam­pus. There’s live music almost every night, includ­ing favorite local groups and bands on tour. It’s a typ­i­cal hole, smelling of sweat, patchoulie oil, and cig­a­rette smoke. But it packs them in, and the crowd gets down. There are usu­al­ly a few good beers on tap and a decent bot­tled selec­tion. There’s no food at the bar, but a hot dog shop above the bar.…  ...more

Open since the late 1800’s, the B&B Bar dis­plays the state’s old­est liquor license. It’s a cozy lit­tle spot across from the inner har­bor. You can find plen­ty of cold beer (but no food) and local col­or here. TVs and pool table.

This Juneau insti­tu­tion comes with a great view: sit and eat or drink while watch­ing float planes come and go. You’ll find good pub food, served in big por­tions (the nachos can serve two). The pop­u­lar­i­ty of this place means it gets crowd­ed, but it’s a fun spot with billiards.

Opened in 1923 to accom­mo­date trav­el­ers on the new Alas­ka Rail­road, the small inn found fame (or noto­ri­ety) quick­ly: Pres­i­dent War­ren G. Hard­ing came for lunch, and died just a few days lat­er. Today, the hotel is com­prised of six recent­ly ren­o­vat­ed rooms as well as a bar and live music venue. You’ll hear every­thing from jazz and folk to open mic nights and seri­ous rock-n-roll. At the very least, do a walk-through to enjoy some local col­or and…  ...more

Camp­ground, RV Park, and Cab­in Rentals. On-site restau­rant, gift store, his­toric gold dredge and muse­um, gold mine tours, recre­ation­al min­ing and gold panning.

The Salty Dawg Saloon was orig­i­nal­ly one of the first cab­ins built here in 1897, just after the town was estab­lished. Today, a vis­it to the his­toric Salty Dawg Saloon on the spit will enhance your vis­it and put you in touch with many locals. Much more than a saloon, the Dawg has reg­u­lar music per­for­mances and also serves light food.

Casu­al, fun and hap­pen­ing, this bar and restau­rant inside the Fair­banks Princess Lodge is a great spot with a deck over­look­ing the Chena Riv­er. Open sea­son­al­ly, May — September.

You can buy a hunk of raw ham­burg­er and grill it your­self at this funky, Alaskan hide­out. You can’t beat the atmos­phere at the Gold­en Eagle Saloon. It’s not in Fair­banks, but in the quirky, small Alaskan town of Ester.

The Food Net­work fea­tured this place in its Din­ers, Dri­ve-ins and Dives” show, most­ly for being a bit of a dive — it’s dark with a big bar and pool table. But it’s always upbeat and hap­pen­ing, and you can count on hav­ing a good time. The food gets mixed reviews: they serve good piz­za, but the steak and seafood can be hit or miss. And skip the sal­ad bar.

This fun, cool restau­rant serves up good piz­za and sand­wich­es, includ­ing a meat­ball sub that’s known through­out the Kenai Penin­su­la. Get a fill­ing, afford­able deal with the soup and sand­wich com­bos, order up a steak, and don’t miss the big, deli­cious desserts. Fat Olive’s is super pop­u­lar (make reser­va­tions) and can get loud, but the atmos­phere is great — funky, mod­ern archi­tec­ture, local art on the walls, piz­za dough thrown in an open kitchen.…  ...more

When you want to meet real Alaskans of every fla­vor, the Arc­tic Bar is your best bet.

Close to the hock­ey rink, it’s a pop­u­lar spot for locals after win­ter league games for a qual­i­ty meal. Their spe­cial­ty is piz­za (thin crust, good top­pings), but they also do good sal­ads and have a nice selec­tion of local beers on tap. Most of the food is scratch-made, using qual­i­ty ingre­di­ents. They also do dessert piz­zas, which are quite good — think apple pie on a crust. The restau­rant itself is bright, with big win­dows, and it’s been…  ...more

Rafter’s, in the Kenai Princess Wilder­ness Lodge, is a laid-back bar with a deck over­look­ing the Kenai Riv­er that serves deli­cious drinks.

Burg­ers, hand-cut fries, and home­made piz­za are pop­u­lar items here, along with Alaskan beer on tap. Pass some time in the game room (offer­ing pool and shuf­fle­board) or by check­ing out inter­est­ing pho­tos (folks who’ve caught large King salmon, old-time trolling ves­sels, wildlife and more).

Thurs­day evenings are open mic night in McCarthy. It’s a great chance to rub elbows with some locals and fel­low trav­el­ers and get a taste for the neigh­bor­hood. All are wel­come! Bring your gui­tar, har­mon­i­ca, and voice – or just your eyes and ears. Occa­sion­al­ly on Fri­days and Sat­ur­days there’s a band play­ing after 8:30 p.m. Be on the look­out for spe­cial events that are free and open to the public.

Serv­ing up a great bar menu, like burg­ers and taco sal­ad, 7 nights a week. 

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