Firetap Alehouse - South Anchorage
Taps: 36 / Bottles: 6
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
3.83/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This place looks like your average restaurant-in-a-strip mall from the outside, but when you get in it's sleek, with a nice modern feel and a handful (but not too many) televisions with sports on. Their selection is something to be applauded with a huge number of Alaskan beers (i.e. from Alaska, not just from Alaskan Brewing). A good mix of styles, with some seasonals available. The non-Alaskan selections are a bit limited, but Deschutes and a few others are available.
The service can be a bit slow but not egregiously. My main service complaint is that frequently beers come not full. I wish I had one of those beer gauges, because I felt a bit shortchanged here.
Food is decent and tasty, but not necessarily standout.
Prices by Alaskan standards are reasonable.
06-01-2012 17:19:11 | More by jsprain1
4/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Here is there full tap list:
Midnight Sun Kolsch
Sleeping Lady Gold Rush Golden
Alaskan Pale Ale
Kassik’s Pale Moon
Kenai River Pillar’s Pale
Sleeping Lady Fish On!
Midnight Sun Sockeye Red
Firetap's own RED HOT MAMA
Midnight Sun Kodiak Brown Ale
Glacier Brewhouse Amber
Alaskan White (Wit)
Moose’s Tooth Hefeweizen
Midnight Sun Old Whiskers Hefeweizen
Moose's Tooth Wild Country Raspberry Wheat
Sleeping Lady Portage Porter
Silver Gulch Pickaxe Porter
Glacier Brewhouse Oatmeal Stout
Midnight Sun Arctic Rhino Porter
Denali Brewing Chuli Stout
Kenai River Scottish Ale
Mooses’ Tooth Hard Apple Ale
Glacier Brewhouse Imperial Blonde
Kassik's Beaver Tail Blonde
I think there were a few other seasonal offerings on tap, one from Sleeping Lady that I had, but can't recall the name of it.
I had the Mediterranean Spread and hubs had the wings. Both were excellent. A different approach on the wings, but good all the same.
Service was good, we sat at bar. She tended to us as needed. Not too in our face and not hard to get her attention. Just right. Place was quiet. Farmer's Market was happening in the adjacent parking lot, but as people left the market they were filtering in to this place. So it did start to get a bit busy as we were getting ready to leave.
The tap list is pretty good. Nothing like what you might find at Cafe Amsterdam, but a very good selection of mostly local taps.
They will be opening the doors to a second location in East Anchorage, in Tikahtnu Commons later this month. This is good news for those of us in Eagle River or commuting out to the valley. South Anchorage is a bit out of the way for most of us, hence this our first trip to this place since it was opened. I have a feeling we'll be frequenting the new location on a more regular basis, since it'll be right along our way home.
08-14-2011 17:32:26 | More by juzy
3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A great addition to Local Alehouse's hear in Anchorage. The Tempo was fast, and busy. Food was served timely. The beer selection was good. It had a few local stables, and then a couple seasonals. I would recommend getting here early as Firetap tends to get busy. I enjoyed the salads, and my daughter highly recommended the macaroni and cheese. Remember this in an "Alehouse" and brews no beer of it's own. My waitress was well versed in the beers they carried (Moose's Tooth, Glacier Brewhouse,etc). I would recommend it to friends. Not my top 3, but maybe my top 7.
03-02-2010 04:32:32 | More by Akfan
3.9/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Firetap is a new beer bar/restaurant in south anchorage. Their pizza is excellent, and they have about 35 taps. The other food items i have not yet tried, but i can tell you the pizza is really good. It's gourmet pizza, not standard deliveryish pizza.
The tap list is good, and extensive, and its cool that they keep about 25 of the 35 taps local brews. However, the local brews are very run of the mill dominant. You won't find much on tap outside of general pale ales, hefs, porters, and stouts.
The bottle list is also pretty decent. They carry 6 trappist breweries (obviously not westy, the 7th) and many other good bottle selections.
The atmosphere is a bit high school cafeteriaish, but im thankful to have a good beer bar with good pizza on the southside that is actually close to my house.
A nice place and a good place to meet up. Gets crowded sometimes, but go early in the evening and it should be fine. Try the BLT pizza!
11-04-2009 06:59:18 | More by AKBelgianBeast
Firetap Alehouse - South Anchorage in Anchorage, AK
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.