Anchorage is a multi cultural mecca that boasts a variety of museums, art galleries, restaurants, hiking trails, walking trails, and nightlife. Please be sure to get a map of Anchorage at the front desk of ABI. This will serve as an excellent guide to get your vacation started!

For the evening fun, these are the most happening places in downtown Anchorage:

All of them are within walking distance of our hostel!

Club Soraya

333 West 4th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

The club that has the biggest dance floor in Anchorage invites you to dance – swing, salsa, latin, country, and more. There are weekly lessons on the variety of dance styles, as well as social dances. The restaurant serves Puerto Rican and American foods

Humpy’s Great Ale House

For beer lovers, by beer lovers and experience the locale scene. Best Halibut chips in town!

Good food, good company, and good music. All at a fair price.

Platinum Jax

Voted best place to dance by Anchorage Press readers in the Press Picks 2009, Platinum Jax is the in place to grab a bite and a cocktail. It’s the hottest place to show off your latest dance moves. Also funnest place to hang with your fellow sports junkies while you throw back some beers and cheer for your team playing on one of the 40 flat screen TVs.

Chilkoot Charlie’s

World Famous Chilkoot Charlies

In it’s 30-year history, Chilkoot Charlie’s has truly become an Alaskan institution. For many, it is as much a part of Alaska as mountains and glaciers. Chilkoot Charlie’s is considered a “Rite of Passage” for Alaskans coming of age and a definite “must see” for visitors to Alaska… A must!

Darwin’s Theory

The original “where everybody knows your name bar”!

The Avenue Bar

338 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

This former dive bar has become the new hipster hot spot. They usually have decent music with a DJ on the weekends. The drinks are reasonably priced, just make sure to order something simple. It’s on the main downtown bar route and there always seems to be a random assortment of people.

Pioneer Bar

739 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Good if you want a busy place to hang out on the weekends and sit with friends! Weekdays are mellow and relaxed. Cheapest drinks in downtown Anchorage. Go if you want a real drink and don’t want to wait all night to get it! Has darts, shuffleboard, jukebox, pool.

The Anchor Pub

At this upscale sports pub in Downtown Anchorage, it’s all about serving up good times. The
menu features fresh Alaskan seafood, sandwiches,
salads, burgers, wings and more.

Bernie’s Bungalow Lounge

626 D St
at 7th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Started out as a small house with a big bar attitude. It rapidly grew to a big house with a great attitude. The atmosphere is chill, the drinks are good and it’s just a great place to go and unwind. It is definitely a unique bar, come and you will see why. Bernie’s has a huge outdoor patio perfect for summer carousing. (One of Homer’s fav picks!)

Woodshed Lounge

535 W 3RD Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Great place for dancing and karaoke. It also serves food and is a cool place to hang out.

F Street station

325 F St
Anchorage, AK 99501t Station

Free huge block of cheese for people to nosh on, drinks out of a mason jar, free grab bag of candy that makes the rounds sweet. Great food and a great crowd.

Snow Goose Restaurant

The Goose was one of the first Brew Pubs in Anchorage. It has won numerous national and international awards for the finely craft ales. The dining room is sandwiched between an award winning brewery and the wonderful views to the north. The upstairs pub has two walls of windows extending the views. On a cold day, you can sit by a warm fireplace with a hot meal and a cool beer. The two outdoor decks adjacent to the pub offering mountain views, radiant sunsets, military aerobatics, and an active port.