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Glacier Brewhouse

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Glacier BrewhouseGlacier Brewhouse
BEER AVG
4.04/5
Based on:
50 Beers
238 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
Taps: 11
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

737 W 5th Ave
Ste 110
Anchorage, Alaska, 99501-2129
United States
phone: (907) 274-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @gbrewhouseak

Notes:
Brewpub that opened May of 1996.

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3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I've eaten here a handful of times, and drank their beer lots of times. The atmosphere is a bit ...generic. Don't misunderstand me, it's a very nice place. It just doesn't seem to stand out with its own character. Anyway, on to the important bits. The food and beer are both excellent. I have had good service each time I've been, and they don't seem to be chronically undermanned like some places. The selection could leave some beer snobs wanting, but it's plenty for me with 6-10 brews available at any given time. I like the Raspberry Wheat (shut up) and the Amber. The Oatmeal Stout is especially good.
Every Tuesday, they have $5 growlers, so they also supply probably 90% of my in-home beer. They sell growlers for an additional $5 if you need one.

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Photo of denver10
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Cool spot in downtown Anchorage. Went on a Sunday and it was packed to the max. Didn't check out the bar area, grabbed some seats in the eating area so I could grab some food as well. A somewhat limited overall selection of beer to choose from, around 6 or so beers total and I stuck with the IPA and Oatmeal Stout, the 2 beers that were of interest. Both were good. Service was fair at best, but it was ridiculously busy so it wasn't intentional, server just might not have been as well rehearsed as he could have been. Food was good but super pricey. Overall, glad I stopped there and would head back if I every find myself back in Anchorage.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of our favorite places in Anchorage. Fine food and beer.

If you are looking for gourmet food and some really good brews then you have to stop by Glacier Brewhouse. Their food is fantastic! They feature a wood fired grill where they cook all things from whole chickens on a rotisserie to fresh Alaskan salmon. You will not be disappointed with anything on the menu. The beer is always a safe bet as well. They have a full lineup as well as a seasonal and a rotating cask beer. Their sampler is an amazing deal! Five tasters for around $5!

Please try this place. You will love it!

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3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

First stop in Anchorage was at the Glacier brewhouse. I mean, that's just where the bus let us off right? Walked in just after it opened, hoping to catch a little World Cup action. It is a massive space, but low ceilinged, with a view of the brewhouse. The bar is long. Didn't really like the overall layout of the place, I'd prefer higher ceilings for such an open space, it's actually kind've monotonous.
Did like that you can see into the brewhouse and I did very much like the open kitchen. Always nice to see. They were in there prepping up a storm.
We had some nice beers on tap, their IPA on draft and cask that was pretty good, a damn fine Beam Brown ale, and their Porter. Came back another time, had some other stuff that was pretty good too.
Had food both times and both times it was pretty good but not very memorable, and a little bit pricey. But they jam on weeknights so I guess they can charge whatever they want. Overall, a nice place and a cool experience.

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3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

In Anchorage on business in January and our hosts made reservations here one night. When reviews say reservations recommended, they mean it--without reservations the wait was an hour on a Thursday. The interior of the space was impressive, the service was friendly. I found the standard beers included in the sampler underwhelming (but safe for patrons new to craft beer), but the seasonals/occasionals that I tried were very nice. The Black Rye Bock was the most interesting offering I tried. The food was OK, but nothing special---neither complemented nor detracted from the beers.

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Glacier Brewhouse in Anchorage, AK
93 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.