Glacier Brewhouse

Glacier BrewhouseGlacier Brewhouse
Glacier BrewhouseGlacier Brewhouse
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

737 W 5th Ave
Ste 110
Anchorage, Alaska, 99501-2129
United States

(907) 274-2739 | map
glacierbrewhouse.com

Notes: Brewpub that opened May of 1996.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.89
Beers:
64
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
393
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.16
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
78
pDev:
9.62%
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Reviews by ZinFanDave:
Photo of ZinFanDave
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Very busy so we sat at a long table at the bar. Serves Glacier BrewHouse beer. Had the Irish Red and Porter. Preferred the Porter.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of gefinley
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of CaptainHate
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Had a great time. Easy to find. Food was great and beer was tasty. Maybe could have had a more extensive selection of non IPAs but that's a minor quibble because I had no problem selecting between some preferable styles. The beer I had, Imperial Coconut Ale, was a perfect moderately strong ale for the season.

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Photo of ColinatorAK
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

A classy location that is a great place to take your family and dine. With a friendly staff and atmosphere. Personally the best time to visit this place is from December 10-21. As that's the 12 days of Barleywine where the brewery will release 2-5 new barleywines, eisbocks or even stouts that have been aged from 10 months to 6 years, in multiple different types of barrels.

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Photo of Curt3
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of schteve
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I visited Glacier Brewhouse a couple of days ago while visiting Anchorage. It looks like more of a big, frontier-themed chain restaurant than a brewery, but they have a legit brewery on-site making some pretty decent beers. When I visited, they had 9 taps plus a cask offering, mostly pretty standard styles. The beers were actually pretty decent; nothing blew me away, but there weren't any missteps either. The food is pretty good; I had a cheesesteak and my wife had a breakfast scramble and we had no complaints there.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

One of my Anchorage trips, met one of my beer buddies and his brother here. Really nice place, very clean, was pretty impressed with my tasters, though they were served in wine glasses (ugh - only downfall!). Service was very quick and it seemed they kept up with the crowd at peak times because I was there during a peak time. I'd definitely go back if I lived closer.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Glacier Brewhouse is located in Downtown Anchorage. I visited here for drinks and dinner to take back to my hotel.

I liked the vibe, a cross between modern and rustic, I guess you can call it. They had an open kitchen with a bar area and standing tables in the back. It was also a large brew pub but busy and crowded which is good for them.

I had their Raspberry Wheat which I enjoyed. Most, if not all, beers on tap were their house beers. The server was very friendly and attentive. The food was good too. I ordered a few appetizers to go. The calamari was excellent!

Very cool place. Enjoyed my visit.

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Photo of Ironnomad
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of thebeers
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Pretty high class vibe for a brew pub. Long wait even at off hours. Good service and excellent food -- seafood and wood oven pizzas. The beer was fine, but nothing that blew me away. Was hoping to try one of their BA barleywines, but apparently they don't serve their wood series beers in the summer.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of unclekeith
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Huge quality tap list serving only their own brews. Excellent food. Service is generally above average. Can get crowded and loud especially during the summer. Recommend!

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Photo of jcMPLS
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DSWeller
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of greenspointexas
4.2/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of RonInAK
4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

My wife and I default to the GB anytime we're looking for somewhere special to go and celebrate an event or a special date. We've always had the best service and experience at the GB and will continue our patronage here for years to come.

The atmosphere is very rustic with a central hearth around which the tables for the dining area are arranged. The kitchen has a visible grill area where one can enjoy the preparation of food. The interior is styled like an Alaskan log cabin and the lighting is not too bright, but not too moody.

The food has always been perfectly within expectation, with me ordering medium-rare for my ribeyes. Veggies are perfectly al dente, and the garlic mashed potatoes have a nice texture. The beers are fantastic and you'll sometimes be lucky enough to get the last portion of a Jim Beam keg fermented special brew that has a sweet kick and compliments a steak very well.

I can't say enough good things about the GB, and I've been a fan for the last 15 years. While other area restaurants seem to be slipping, the GB keeps its high standards going.

Note, that if you're not into waiting 45 minutes for a table here that you can call ahead and make a reservation. We're Alaskans, but we're not savages.

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Photo of Soneast
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Our first stop while in Anchorage for a week. We stopped in between lunch and dinner and it was incredibly busy, a 30-45 minute wait. The layout is kinda weird with the bar in back past the open kitchen and dining area. The hard part is navigating through this area where the wait staff retrive the food from the kitchen to get back to the bar. Gets crowded and tricky with people carrying trays of food. Plus they don’t have their own bathrooms, you have to walk out into the storefront area and use the bathrooms there.

The beer was actually pretty good. Tried an eisbock, IPA, oatmeal stout, bourbon barrel aged eisbock, and bohemian pilsner, and didn’t have a bad thing to say about any of them.

The food was overpriced and while good, not worth the cost. The best thing I had was their seafood chowder, though the seared ahi tuna was very tasty and cooked perfectly. The salmon special was way overpriced and overcooked. The smoked salmon club was ok, but very basic and the veggies weren’t all that fresh, definitely not worth the price.

Basically come here for the beer, a few select menu items and you should be good to go.

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Glacier Brewhouse in Anchorage, AK
Brewery rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 393 ratings