Anchorage Nightlife

If you find yourself in the Airport/Spenard area after dark there is plenty to do and more importantly to drink. Since opening in 1970, Chilkoot Charlie’s has definitely become a local favorite. This venue has sawdust floors, three dance areas, and hosts many famous national music acts. For a more low key evening you should make plans to see a movie at the Bear Tooth Theater Pub. Here you can enjoy dinner and drinks while you watch the movie. Be sure to order the Moose’s Tooth beer on tap, because you wouldn’t want to miss this home brew. You will also not want to overlook the Fancy Moose Lounge. The name suggests you’ll see some fancy-dressed moose, but in fact you’ll get a lesson in Anchorage’s aviation history. Not to say you’ll be in school, but while you order the local brew from the Midnight Sun Brewing Company you’ll be able to get a real sense of Anchorage’s flying heritage.

Downtown is a fantastic place to get a great cocktail or see live entertainment. Check out Bernie’s Bungalow for a delicious martini and learn some new dance moves. The bar is small and dark, but it lends itself very well to the young professional crowd. Now that you’ve hit up Bernie’s Bungalow be sure to make time for Darwin’s Theory. Locals and tourists love this spot, because the patrons become less and less evolved as the night progresses. For an evening dedicated to performing arts you should buy tickets to see shows at any one or all of these theaters downtown; Discovery Theatre, Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall, or the Sydney Laurence Theater.

Bear Tooth Theater Pub

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1230 West 27th Avenue
(Off of Spenard)

Restaurant Theater and Pub...
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Mex (La)

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2550 Spenard Road

Lively atmosphere and good food...
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Border's Cafe Espresso

1100 East Dimond Boulevard
Border's Books

Coffee House & Bookstore...
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Vagabond Blues

642 South Alaska Street

Charming Little Cafe...
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center (The)

121 West 7th Avenue
Rasmuson Center

Art and History Center...
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Crystal Gallery of Ice

500 West 6th Avenue
(Town Square)

Ice Carving Competition...
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Alaska State Fairgrounds

2075 Glenn Highway

See the Best of Alaska...
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Sullivan's Steakhouse

320 West 5th Avenue
(5th Avenue Mall)

Upscale Dining with Martini Bar...
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Sydney Laurence Theatre

621 West Sixth Avenue
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

Gem-like Location...
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Sweet Basil Cafe

1021 West Northern Lights Boulevard

Downtown Coffee Shop...
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Wilda Marston Theatre

3600 Denali Street
Z.J. Loussac Public Library

Within The Z.J. Loussac Public Library...
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How How Chinese Restaurant

207 Muldoon Road

Next to the Ramada...
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Ginza Restaurant (The)

712 West Fourth Avenue

Casual downtown location...
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Alaska Experience Theatre (The)

705 West Sixth Avenue
(corner of Sixth and G streets)

Two Alaskan Attractions...
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Anchorage Opera

1507 Spar Avenue

Big Wild Opera...
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Fred Meyer

2000 West Dimond Boulevard

Everything under one roof...
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2415 C Street

Fresh seafood specials...
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Pizza by Guido's

549 West International Airport Road

Calling all Sports Fans...
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Snow City Cafe

1034 W 4th Ave

Charming Downtown Eatery...
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Atwood Concert Hall

621 West 6th Avenue

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