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Broken Tooth Brewing

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

37 Ratings
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12.24%
Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 170
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2021 Spar Ave
Anchorage, Alaska, 99501-1815
United States
phone: (907) 278-4999

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1.68/5  rDev -60.5%

Magnum40s, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of John_M
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%

Have not been here in a good 10 years, but I felt like little has changed at the MT in that time. I think the restaurant has expanded a bit, something the place really needed to undergo, given its incredible popularity.

Stopped by here on the 4th of July, not knowing what to expect. I actually thought business might be off a bit on the 4th, with most people having dinner at home with their families. Guess again.

As noted above, this place is now pretty sizeable, which is a good thing. As you walk in, they now have a hostess station, in order to better direct you to either the bar area straight back, or to a table at one of the large dining roooms to the right or to the left. We were able to snag a table pretty quickly in the bar area, but not long thereafter, people started to pile up in the waiting areas. Still, waits didn't seem to last too long, as there was a fairly quick turnover in the restaurant. Atmosphere/vibe is very relaxed, informal, and even family oriented. The place has the look and feel of a Chili's or Applebee's, except with outdoor living decorations and beer posters on the walls.

As for the beer, it's OK. I think they had roughly 15 or 16 house beers on tap. I got a very nice IPA, as well as the Bear Tooth ale, both of which were solid. However, they looked to be pretty much the most "out there" beers on the menu, with the selection otherwise made up of weizens, blond and gold ales, fruit beers and kolsch. I assume that reflects the summertime menu, but the excessive number of very light beers was a bit disappointing. Service was nice enough; we were served by a very pleasant young lady who did a competent job. A few times we had to wait a while to place or get an order, but considering the number of people she had to serve, that wasn't a huge surprise.

While the beer here is hardly jaw dropping, the food here is pretty damn good. We got the halibut pizza, which was large, tasty, and had plenty of halibut covered in some coriander pepper batter. We also tried the salmon spread appetizer, which was outstanding. The amount of salmon dip they give you is impressive, and as for quality, it was the best salmon spread I've ever had. They really put a lot of salmon in the spread, and the dish has a very impressive spicey, smokey flavor as well. It was delicious.

Prices were OK. Our medium pizza (which we were unable to finish), salmon spread, two beers and glass of NZ sauvignon blanc came to $46. Not bad at all I thought.

Wish the beer here was a bit more exciting, but overall, had a very nice time at the MT.

John_M, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of GeezLynn
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%

My two experiences with the Moose's Tooth were pretty similar. On both a Sunday evening and a Thursday evening the wait time was an absurd hour to two hours (which I was told by my Anchorage hosts is typical). The atmosphere was decent- standard rustic Western/cabin style, but the place was so crowded that the wait staff was getting visibly irritated having to push through the throngs of people loitering for tables.

Foodwise, the pizza was good both times and I thought they had a nice selection both of pizza types and other cuisine. The beer was decent, but not worth seeking out. Most of the beer styles were toned down to the point that they really didn't hold up well next to the food.

All things considered, a decent experience once you were served, but not really good enough to justify that kind of wait in my opinion.

GeezLynn, Sep 02, 2010
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3.8/5  rDev -10.6%

A busy bar/restaurant that was packed with locals and tourists alike. We grabbed a spot at the bar for lunch. Service was friendly and nice at the bar. I heard one beer-related conversation where a bartender was discussing Stone and Rogue with a couple of people sitting further down the bar.

Selection was pretty good, with at least 14 on tap, although none were overly impressive. We had the "brewhouse favorite" pizza and it was very good and ginormous.

A pretty decent stop for Anchorage.

shivtim, Jun 11, 2009
Photo of yemenmocha
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%

Family restaurant that happens to serve beer, and you will always wait to eat here. They need another location. Waiting nearly an hour almost any day of the week is lame, no matter how good your pizza is.

Atmosphere is typical family pizza joint.
Quality of beer is above average, with some beers notably good.
Service is average.
Selection for a brewpub is above average, with more than a dozen beers to choose from.

Pizza was amazing, as was the breadsticks we ordered.

Reasonable prices, given the standard in Alaska.

yemenmocha, Aug 11, 2008
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

pathead, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of irishevans
4/5  rDev -5.9%

A wonderful pub. I can't stress enough that if you come to Anchorage that you MUST go here. they brew some good beers, as well as some fantastic beers. the other draw is the world class pizza, my favorite being the blackened Halibut pizza(sounds nasty, but is great). the neo-hippie theme shouldn't put you off, the people are as chill as most other Alaskans, and they won't beat you for owning a car. the overall report is that this is a great place for locals and tourists alike. if you make it to the last frontier stop in maybe I'll see you, and if I know your an advocate I might even buy you a pint. cheers

irishevans, Dec 15, 2007
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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, Mar 07, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%

Stopped in here with the lady after a trip into the Midnight Sun. Needed to see the place and get some grub as well. Pizza you say?!
Well we walked in and moseyed on up to the bar. Seemed like a reasonable thing to do. Pretty cool bar, lots of Moose's Tooth taps, like 10-12. Bartender very friendly, poured me a couple tasters, our waitress was as well. We ordered some beers and sat and enjoyed them -- a one off Smoke in Your Rye, and then the Pipeline Stout before trying the Tooth, their classic amber. All were delicious in their own right, and the Tooth perhaps the best amber I've ever had, loaded with Centennial hops.
The pizza was delicious, and the pizza menu was massive as well, a full page of options.
Dug the vibe, the beer and the food. Kudos my good people.

dragonWhale, Oct 19, 2010
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

I'm basing this review mainly on the merits of the restaurant, since that what it mainly is. The food is good and Moose's Tooth's decent beers are fresh and on tap. Visited on a beautiful day in Anchorage Alaska, warmer than I imagined it could ever be in Alaska. Still it was not too hot, wonderful. The building looks like a typical small restaurant from the outside. Inside there are booths with high back wooden benches, as well as the standard table and chairs scattered about. Nice unobtrusive bar with many of the companies beers on tap. Pizza was outstanding. Service was fast and friendly. A nice selection of t-shirts are available, designs are cool. A nice place and one I was glad to have checked out.

Mark, Jul 04, 2004
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Broken Tooth Brewing in Anchorage, AK
94 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.