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Glacier Brewhouse

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Glacier BrewhouseGlacier Brewhouse
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61 Beers
266 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.16
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

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Brewpub that opened May of 1996.
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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 27
Reviews by ALECOHOLIC:
4.2/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Glacier was packed on Saturday afternoon. No seating to be found in the bar and a wait for a table to be sure. I imagine the summer solstice is the high mark for tourism in town and had much to do with the crowd.
I ordered an American Oak Aged Black Rye Bock that I was most pleased with. I only wish I had time to enjoy a few more. Some of my fishing buddies are over the hill and couldn't take it on their feet for more than a beer. I also had a swig of the Oatmeal Stout that one of my partners ordered. Good showing.
The place has an upscale / trendy atmosphere but not at all unwelcoming and no pretentious feel that can be exuded in some joints. Too many children in the bar area for my liking. The menu was dated June 16-22 and welcomes by name all of the cruise liners that "anchor" here.
They offer wireless internet access and validate parking for the 6th avenue garage.

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3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
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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3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
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 +20.2%
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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Glacier Brewhouse in Anchorage, AK
92 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.