Fodor's Expert Review Glacier BrewHouse
The scent of hops permeates the cavernous, wood-beam BrewHouse, where at least a dozen ales, stouts, lagers, and pilsners are brewed on the premises. Locals mingle with visitors in this noisy, always-busy heart-of-town restaurant, where dinner selections range from thin-crust, 10-inch pizzas to chili-lime shrimp and from Jamaican jerk pork ribs to fettuccine jambalaya and fresh seafood (in season). The bacon-laced seafood chowder is a must on cooler days. For dessert, don't miss the wood-oven-roasted apple-and-currant bread pudding (though, really, you can't go wrong with the peanut-butter pie either). You can watch the hardworking chefs in the open kitchen. The brewery sits behind a glass wall, and the same owners operate the equally popular Orso, next door. Several large tour companies have this restaurant on their itinerary, so in summer make reservations, even for lunch.
737 W. 5th Ave.
Anchorage, Alaska 99501, USA