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Top Choice Cafe in Anchorage

Snow City Café

Consistently voted best breakfast by Anchorage Press readers, this busy cafe serves healthy grub to a clientele that ranges from the tattooed to the up-and-coming. For breakfast, skip the usual eggs and toast and tr…
Top Choice Cultural Center in Anchorage

Alaska Native Heritage Center

To experience Alaska Native culture firsthand, you can travel to the Bush or come to this 26-acre center and see how humans survived – and thrived – before central heating. This is much more than just a museum: it r…
Top Choice Museum in Anchorage

Anchorage Museum

What was once simply Alaska’s best museum is now a world-class facility thanks to the 2010, $106 million expansion of Anchorage’s cultural jewel. The West Wing, a four-story, shimmering, mirrored facade, added 80,00…
European in Anchorage

Jen’s Restaurant

This fine restaurant in midtown has dazzled the critics with innovative, Scandinavian-accented cuisine emphasizing fresh ingredients and elaborate presentation. The dining room features a constantly changing exhibit…
Pizza in Anchorage

Moose's Tooth Pub & Pizzeria

An Anchorage institution serving a dozen custom-brewed beers including monthly specials, and 40 gourmet pizzas including 10 veggie options.
Market in Anchorage

New Sagaya City Market

Eclectic and upscale, this is a grocery store with lots of organic goodies, a great deli specializing in Asian fare and seating indoors and outdoors. There’s also a midtown branch at 3700 Old Seward Hwy.
Fusion in Anchorage

Sack's Café

An upscale, chic restaurant serving elegant fare that is consistently creative. It is always bustling (reservations recommended) and has the best weekend brunch in town.
Lounge in Anchorage

Bernie's Bungalow Lounge

Pretty people, pretty drinks: this is the place to see and be seen. Its outdoor patio, complete with a water-spewing serpent, is the best in Anchorage and on the summer weekends it rocks late into the night with DJs…
Live Music in Anchorage

Chilkoot Charlie’s

More than just Anchorage’s favorite meat market, ‘Koots,’ as the locals call it, is a landmark. The sprawling, wooden edifice has 22 beers on tap, 10 bars, four dance floors and a couple of stages where almost every…
Live Music in Anchorage

Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse

Live music nightly from around 9pm, running the gamut from acoustic folk and ska to disco retrospective. All of it can be enjoyed with more than 40 drafts on tap, the most of any bar in Anchorage.