The Glacier Brewhouse is a downtown staple for casual dining. It is a bustling restaurant with good food and great beer! I recently had the opportunity to have a birthday dinner there with friends. We had the corner room reserved, so we were able to avoid some of the noise from the main dining area and bar.
I am a huge fan of the Brewhouse Blonde and the Imperial Blonde. They brew their own, onsite, so definitely give it a pour. I had the Brewhouse Blonde...three times in fact.
Despite it's name, the Glacier Brewhouse is not just about beer. It has a nice lunch menu and a separate dinner menu.
We shared three appetizers and all were very good.
- Calamari - tender strips of buttermilk battered calamari served with a jalepeno-lime aioli. Even the birthday boy (who is like Mikey and hates everything) liked the calamari.
- Sundried Tomato Hummus & Pita - served with the traditional accoutrements, but the hummus has the addition of the Brewhouse IPA blended into it.
- Wood Roated Prime Rib Quesadilla - I personally believe that tortillas are like blankets of food filled love. These were really bringing the love with tender prime rib, pepper jack, sour cream, and pico de gallo.
For the main course, I decided to try the Barbecued Baby Back Ribs. They were finished to perfection and finger licking good. Just the right combination of sweetness with their special blend of Jamaican jerk rub and spicy whiskey barbecue sauce. It was my first time having the ribs....it won't be the last.
737 W. 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Website - www.glacierbrewhouse.com
Phone - 907 274-2739
Reservations - highly recommended! This is a busy restaurant with a strong following.
Overall Recommendation - great for lunch or dinner. Be sure to try one of their in house beers!