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The Best Bars for Foodies in Anchorage

Positioned among soaring mountains, sparkling glaciers and abundant wildlife, Anchorage, Alaska represents one of the most unique and affordable vacation destinations in the world. From the sparkling waters of Cook Inlet to the tallest peaks of the Chugach Mountains, this city encompasses incredible adventures and metropolitan attractions that rival any U.S. city. Home to expansive national parks, over 60 glaciers within a short drive, famous wildlife, ski areas, and hiking spots, it’s no wonder this is such a popular place to live and visit. And they don’t fall short when it comes to nightlife, either! But where do the smartest and savviest go for a drink? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. If you’re wondering where to go for fancy cocktails, music, dancing or just a quick nightcap, check out our Tastemaker List of the best bars in Anchorage.

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13 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Tequila 61°, 49th State Brewing Company Anchorage, Sullivan's Steakhouse - Anchorage
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary Latin, Brewery, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Anchorage
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Tequila 61°

$$$$
Contemporary Latin
Anchorage
4.4
277 reviews
With a prime location on 4th Ave, Tequila 61 is one of the best bars in Anchorage to visit on a night out downtown. The restaurants offers a delicious menu of latin-fusion cuisine, blending time-honored latin recipes with a modern twist. They fuse the perfect mix of spieces with fresh ingredients like Alaskan seafood to create entrees with authentic flavor and unique presentation. The best part, though, is their fantastic bar! The mixologists and highly-trained bartenders are ready to help you find the perfect pairing with their craft cocktails and hand-picked varieties of Tequila and Mezcal. Come in to enjoy the charmingly rustic atmosphere, great drinks and great times.

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49th State Brewing Company Anchorage

$$$$
Brewery
Anchorage
4.1
974 reviews
49th State Brewing Company is the perfect place to go for amazing food and a good old-fashioned beer garden. Delve into the long tradition of brewing with their award-winning beer. They have a gorgeous rooftop patio overlooking the Cook Inlet and Alaska Range so you can take in some of Anchorage’s beautiful scenery while you drink and dine. It’s a favorite of locals and tourists alike! The menu offers everything from Brisket Poutine to Elk Meatballs to Fresh Alaskan seafood.

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Anchorage

$$$$
Steakhouse
Anchorage
4.3
1967 reviews
Sullivan’s Steakhouse is one of Anchorage’s classiest, most upscale restaurants, and the bar is a fun, intimate hangout known for those specialty drinks and nightly live jazz! The setting features black table linens and dark woods, offerings a sophistication and class you can’t find elsewhere in Anchorage. The bar has one of the better music scenes in town and the urban, stylish vibe and awesome jazz music create a trendy, cool vibe without being snobbish. Come hang out and rub elbows with musicians and locals while sampling Alaska-distilled liquors and their signature cocktail creations.

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Simon & Seafort's

$$$$
Seafood
Anchorage
4.2
5536 reviews
Known by locals simply as “Simon’s,” this Anchorage institution has beautiful panoramic views overlooking Cook Inlet, Mount Susitna and the Alaska Range. Located right across the street from Elderberry Park, it’s a casually elegant place that’s perfect for a business lunch, drinks with friends or a cozy date night. The menu features the freshest wild Alaskan seafood in town and chefs combine it with traditional American cuisine to create delicious dishes. The bar offers a fantastic happy hour with half-price appetizers and featured drinks specials in the saloon every day!

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Ginger

$$$$
Pacific Rim
Anchorage
4.7
1268 reviews
Ginger, located on 5th Avenue right in the heart of downtown, is a great choice for those looking for delicious cocktails and superb Asian cuisine. Open since March of 2007, they specialize in Pacific Rim cuisine and classic Asian specialties. The meals are hand-crafted from fresh ingredients and prepared by local restaurant veterans. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and modern, perfect for any occasion or as a stop during a night out downtown. The bar features local micro-brewed beer and a select wine and sake list! Try one of their signature dishes like the Mu Shu Tacos or the Lobster-glazed Duck Breast.

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Haute Quarter Grill

$$$$
Contemporary American
Anchorage
4.7
1854 reviews
With a full bar and an amazing wine list, Haute Quarter Grill is a great choice for an after-work cocktail or early dinner before a show in downtown Anchorage. Specializing in contemporary American cuisine, this restaurant focuses on fresh Alaskan produce and seafood whenever possible. They have an awesome Happy Hour from 4 pm to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday where you can find specials on Appetizers and drinks, also! It’s a casual, relaxed atmosphere to enjoy innovative and fun food, friendly faces and an unforgettable experience. The Seafood Jambalaya is a must-try!

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Rustic Goat

$$$$
American
Anchorage
4.7
350 reviews
Located on Turnagain Street, Rustic Goat is a warm, industrial-chic spot for delicious food and drinks in Anchorage. The space has a light and airy feel with floor-to-roof windows, an open two-story design and a mix of modern and rustic. The downstairs bar is super inviting and is close to the open-kitchen for great people-watching opportunities. Menu items include Bison Sliders, halibut corn fritters, pork empanadas and Chicken Marsala. They also have a steaming Hot Pot, perfect for those cold winter days. Don’t forget to take a look at their wine list and the excellent selection of craft brews available!

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Jens' Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Anchorage
4.9
1348 reviews
For over 30 years, Jen’s Restaurant has been a go-to spot in Anchorage form fresh Alaskan seafood. Located in a mid-town strip mall, it maintains an air of elegance with its ruby red dining room, old-world style furniture and local art on the walls. The staff is professional and welcoming in the dining room and at the bar. Owner and Chef Jens Hansen updates the menu every season to feature regional specialties from all over the world. The wine bar is a little more casual than the restaurant. It has a super cozy feel, and you can order from the full menu and select from over 40 wines by the glass!

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Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook

$$$$
American
Anchorage
4.8
1769 reviews
Located atop Tower 3 of downtown Anchorage’s Hotel Captain Cook, this AAA-four diamond fine dining restaurant is the only one in Anchorage to claim such a high standing! The menu offers a blend of French and New American cuisines reflecting local resources, such as venison loin and Bering Sea king crab legs. They also have a 10,000 bottle wine cellar that will impress even the pickiest connoisseurs! It’s a great place to go if you are visiting the city or have guests in town as the dining room features stunning views of Downtown, the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet.

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Kinley's Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Anchorage
4.8
1439 reviews
If you’re ready for a night out that will totally change your experience of Anchorage, head to Kinley’s Restaurant and Bar on Seward Highway! This place offers authentic Alaskan charm like no other. The interior has a rustic-contemporary Alaskan feel and they offer exceptions food and service in a comfortable atmosphere. The bar features 30 wines by the glass, 300 wines by the bottle, locally brewed beers on tap and a wide selection of cocktails! The food menu offers fresh Alaskan seafood, with specials like the Adobo-Lime Marinated Rockfish and Pan Seared Halibut Cheeks. Come enjoy your meal and beverages in this stylish setting!

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Southside Bistro

$$$$
Contemporary American
Anchorage
4.8
1445 reviews
Southside Bistro, located on Huffman Park Drive, is a great neighborhood secret on the south end of town. It’s a fine-dining spot that offers a “Restaurant” side with a formal setup and a complete dinner menu. They also have the more casual “Bistro” side with an additional Pizza and Burger menu available. They offer a wide variety of fresh and fun food options from the open display kitchen. The restaurant also features a hardwood over for tasty appetizers and flatbreads, and they get fresh Alaskan seafood flown in daily. And be sure to check out their award-winning wine list.

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Benihana - Anchorage, AK

$$$$
Japanese
Anchorage
4.1
1293 reviews
Benihana’s sits at the corner of 8th and “L,” near many downtown attractions, including the Anchorage Museum, Alaska Center for Performing Arts, Dena’ina Convention Center and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience unlike any other! Guests sit at communal tables in groups to watch your personal chef perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as the expert chefs slice and dice meats, veggies and everything else to prepare a dazzling meal right at your seat! You can choose from mouth-watering steaks, tender chicken or succulent seafood as your main protein or order sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef. The bar serves up fantastic specialty cocktails that complete the tropical dining experience.

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Kincaid Grill

$$$$
Seafood
Anchorage
4.8
1609 reviews
Kincaid Grill, located on Jewel Lake Road in Anchorage, offers the finest in food preparation and service. Tucked away in a quiet West Anchorage neighborhood, the restaurant features a unique sense of personal touches that make is a favorite with locals and visitors. Many think of it as one of the finest restaurants in Anchorage for its quality preparation of Alaskan Regional cuisine. Favorite menu items include the Berbere Spiced Lamb Chops, AK Wild Caught Salmon and the Kodiak Scallops. The bar is elegant and cozy and they have an extensive and well-curated selection of wine to choose from!

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