The Quest for the Holy Grain - Best Beer Bars
Alaska

 

 

Alaska is big...big wilderness, big mountains, big beers. From beer bars, to brew pubs, to hotel bars, visitors are likely to be greeted by an impressive file of taphandles, patiently waiting to dispense a diverse variety of local brews.

 

Red Onion Saloon
271 Broadway Avenue
Skagway, Alaska 99840

 

The Red Onion Saloon was a bar and brothel during the Gold Rush in 1898. It's still a bar and, although touristy, offers a selection of fine hand-crafted beers from Haines Brewing Company, North America's smallest micro-brewer.

 

 

Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse
610 W. 6th Avenue
Anchorage Alaska 99510

276-2337

What are you looking for when you taste a craft-brewed beer? Appreciating beer, oddly enough, can involve more than just your sense of taste. You’ll find that all five of the senses—sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch—will help you evaluate and enjoy beer. At Humpy's you'll need all five senses to enjoy your beer. You'll need a few nights as well. For one of the best selections of Alaskan and Pacific Northwest beers check out Humpy's.

 

 

Moose's Tooth Pub & Pizzeria
3300 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 258-2537

They call it a Pub and Pizzeria and the pizza is good. Don't kid yourself, people go to Moose's Tooth for the beers. On a recent night, and the nights can be long in Anchorage, the Tooth offered 19 different microbrews. They've got bottles, sure, but forget the bottles. This is a stop every Questor should make at some point in his life.