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  • 1. Chilkoot Charlie's

    Spenard | Bars/Pubs

    Chilkoot Charlie's, a rambling timber building with sawdust floors, multiple bars, three dance floors, loud music (usually rock bands) nightly...Read More

  • 2. Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse

    Downtown | Music Clubs

    One of Anchorage's favorite bars, Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse serves up rock, blues, and folk four nights a week, including open mike on...Read More

  • 3. Kinley's Restaurant & Bar

    Midtown | Wine Bars–Nightlife

    The lounge side of Kinley's is one of those rare rooms that's equally suitable for a romantic date, entertaining clients, or a girls' night...Read More

  • 4. Bernie's Bungalow Lounge

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Though locals say it isn't what it used to be (but, really, what is?), Bernie's Bungalow Lounge still pulls in plenty of twentysomethings looking...Read More

  • 5. Club Paris

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Lots of old-timers favor the dark bar of Club Paris. The Paris mural and French street lamps hanging behind the bar have lost some luster, but...Read More

  • 6. Mad Myrna's

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Anchorage's premier gay bar offers karaoke on Tuesday and Thursday, and DJs Friday and Saturday, but is best known for its Friday night Divas...Read More

  • 7. Raven

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    A neighborhood hangout, the Raven is where you'll meet regulars over a game of billiards or darts. ...Read More

  • 8. Simon & Seafort's Saloon & Grill

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    A trendy place for the dressy "in" crowd, the bar at Simon & Seafort's Saloon & Grill has stunning views of Cook Inlet, a special single...Read More

  • 9. Snow Goose Restaurant and Sleeping Lady Brewing Company

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Toast your Alaska adventure by hoisting a Hefeweizen on this amazing rooftop deck. On clear days you can see Denali on the northern horizon...Read More

  • 10. Sub Zero

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    If you like grown-up drinks in a lively room, this intimate cocktail lounge is a good date-night stop. Although staff is typically overtaxed...Read More

  • 11. Tap Root Public House

    Spenard | Music Clubs

    Locals say this is one of the best places in town for live music. Jam, rock, folk and bluegrass bands rule the stage most nights. Beer lovers...Read More

  • 12. Blues Central/Chef's Inn

    Spenard | Music Clubs

    Blues Central/Chef's Inn, a modest eatery, is also a blues mecca that stages bands seven nights a week. ...Read More

  • 13. Club Soraya

    Downtown | Music Clubs

    Fans of salsa, merengue, and other music crowd the dance floor at the Downtown Club Soraya. There are dance classes several nights a week, followed...Read More

  • 14. Rumrunners Old Towne Bar & Grill

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Right across from Old City Hall in the center of town, Rumrunners' pub-grub menu brings the lunch crowd, but when evening comes the big dance...Read More

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