Anchorage Night Life Bars Music Dance

I Love That Bar by Toby Keith was a song that most of us can relate to. Most of us at one time or another had a favorite watering hole, where we could dance the night away, share a few laughs with friends, or just relax and be ourselves. Every town or city in America has at least one bar where people gather to have a great time, enjoy good music, and great food. Anchorage, Alaska is no exception. It has several interesting bars and here are a few that locals and visitors alike love to frequent.

Humpy’s Great Alehouse

610 W.6th Ave.

Humpy’s Alehouse opened it doors in 1994. It’s goal was to provide the downtown area of Alaska with a great casual Alehouse. It has certainly succeeded. Voted best Bar in Anchorage and the bar with the best selection of beer On tap it has become the place to hang out for many locals.

There are many reasons for Humpy’s success. This bar does not only provide a wide selection of beers, but they offer a large menu of great tasting food at very reasonable prices. Whether you want something simple like a hamburg and fries or one of the mouth watering seafood dishes this bar provides, you can rest assured that the food will taste great.

This bar also has something for everyone. For those of you who love music, Humpy’s features the best in local musicians. Their stage has carried musicians who play everything from acoustic guitar to latest rock and everything in between.

Sports fans can watch the team of their choice on several televisions including four 42 plasma screens. It really is the next best thing to being in the stadium.

For the intellectual Tuesday night’s pub quiz will allow you to test your trivia skill against other trivia enthusiasts for a chance to win a prize.

One of the best things about this bar is that it is within walking distance of many of Anchorage’s downtown motels and offers a light and airy place of entertainment during the summer and a cozy place to meet and visit with others in the winter.

Chilkoot Charlies

1071 W. 25th street

For those who want a wild time, there is no place like Chilkoot Charlies. Koots as the bar is often called by the locals began in 1970 when a man named Michael Gordon bought the old Alibi club. Wanting a name for his bar, Gordon turned to his author friend Rubin Gaines. Meeting Gaines for lunch, Gordon suggested using the name Chilkoot Charlie, one of Gaines characters. In exchange Gordon would allow Gaines to sell his books and other works at the bar. Gaines agreed and Chilkoot Charlies was born.

Over the years, the antics of the owners and staff has helped to bring in more and more customers. In 1974 the bar expanded and has been expanding every since. They now have nine different themed bars as well as three dance floors.

The crowd tends to be on the somewhat younger side, and spunky but the bouncers keep things from getting too far out of hand.

This bar is actually nine themed bars, so there is usually something for everyone especially the younger crowd.

Simon and Seaforts Saloon and Grill

420 L. Street

Simon and Seaforts Saloon and Grill may have a down home sounding name but it is a more upscale bar. The bar area of this bar/restaurant is decorated in a Colonial style and is very warm and inviting. For anyone who just wants to enjoy a few drinks and some bar snacks, their bar menu is exceptional.

The great thing about the Saloon and Grill is you can come in, have a nice cocktail before dinner and then enjoy a wonderful meal in the dining area.

Both the bar and the dining room have large windows that will give you breathtaking views of Cooks inlet. Locals and visitors alike, tend to gravitate towards this restaurant when they want a quiet relaxing evening of eating and drinking.

Moose’s Tooth

3300 Old Seward Highway

The Moose’s Tooth started as a micro brewery, which it still is. They are now a great pizza place as well.

There are several rooms in this unique bar, and it is a great place to get together with friends in a casual atmosphere to drink some Alaskan brewed beer, eat pizza and have a great time.

The staff is friendly and courteous, and it is simply a fun place to spend a few hours or evening.

Last Frontier Bar

369 Muldoon Rd.

What makes the last Frontier Bar great is the fact that it is simply one of those really great community bars. The bartenders and staff are great, but what makes this place really wonderful is the clientle.

They are full of characters that are wonderful to meet and share a little conversation with. Visitors are made to feel right at home and part of this bar the moment they walk in the door.

The bar also sports one of Anchorage’s largest dance floors and great music as well as a DJ.

Karaoke is offered, and a lot of locals and visitors alike take part in this bars karaoke nights because the crowd is exceptionally wonderful at cheering the singers on regardless of how much talent they may have.

Alaska has many wonderful bars, each one unique and colorful in their own way. These five are simply the best in terms of food, atmosphere, fun, and great people to share the evening with. These five bars will make any visit to Anchorage a memorable one.