Take it outside: Outdoor dining in Anchorage

shutterstock_303001238-bOutdoor dining in Anchorage

Summer in Alaska is all about outdoor living.  And there is no better way to follow up a day of outdoor adventure than with dinner and drinks under the evening sun.

While Anchorage may be relatively small, Alaskans enjoy their sunshine. We have a plethora of restaurants that offer summer time dining al fresco.

Just down the street from the Puffin Inn is the Fancy Moose Lounge, attached to the Lakefront Anchorage.  This bar, a local favorite, boasts a casual atmosphere, great food and a chance to soak up some evening rays while enjoying the float planes as they take off and land on Lake Hood.

For a little more excitement, check out Bernie’s Bungalow Lounge downtown.  This place has a large outdoor patio with an eclectic feel, good food, drinks and live music on the weekends.  They offer Hookah if you are feeling adventurous.

49th State Brewing Company, based in Healy, AK, will be opening soon at the old Snow Goose location on 3rd Ave.  This location sports one of the more popular decks in Anchorage, providing diners with excellent views of Sleeping Lady, and occasionally Denali, while offering Alaskan brewed beers on tap.  What could be better?

One of the most iconic restaurants in Anchorage, the Peanut Farm, is the little log cabin that grew.  It started in 1958 as a hand scribed log cabin along Campbell Creek and has since grown into a large 2-story sports bar & grill with an elaborate bar, numerous flat screen tvs and, most importantly, a sunny heated desk along the creek with attached walkway and a small bridge.