Anchorage: Cafe Amsterdam
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Cafe Amsterdam
Excellent based on 16 ratings
Type: Bar

530 E Benson #3
Anchorage, Alaska United States 99503 [ print map ]
907 274 0074

cafe-amsterdam.com

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 7am-10pm Sunday 7am-3pm


Mayor: beeroverwithme (1) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 100+


Cafe Amsterdam

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Beer Available At Cafe Amsterdam (arranged by most recent)
Petrus Oud Bruin 80, BrewDog Libertine Black Ale 99, He’Brew Funky Jewbelation 2014 95, Alaskan Old Ale (Barrel Aged) , Midnight Sun 2014 Alaskana Series: Hibernator , Anchorage / Crooked Stave Between the Staves 99, Midnight Sun 2014 Alaskana Series: Bore Tide , Gigantic Firebird Smoked Hefeweizen 78, La Rulles Cuvée Meilleurs Voeux 94
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16 reviews for Cafe Amsterdam
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  87%
 Selection  86%
 Food  73%
 Value  74%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  92%
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82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
beeroverwithme  (135) Tønsberg, Norway | July 29, 2014
Café Amsterdam has beeen around for 15 years and is by far the best beer bar in Anchorage. It sports a fairly quiet atmosphere, no loud music or sports on TV. Unlike many other bars in Anchorage it’s not packed full at all times, making it easier to stop by for a beer or two. Draught beer selection is great, with lots of Alaskan craft beer (Kenai River, Midnight Sun) but also other US treats, such as Deschutes Black Butte XXIII. Excellent bottle selection too, ranging from Belgian trappists to rare German beers. Food was good pub grub, service quick and efficient and the bartenders knowledgeable about beer and styles. Visited: 2014-07-29.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
SHIG  (203) Wasilla, Alaska | May 16, 2013
After meeting Ken back about 7 yrs ago in Belgium I finally made it to Cafe Amsterdam. I’m kicking myself for not getting there sooner. The beer was amazing, the food was just as great, and the chance to talk beer was an experience that is seldom found. I can’t wait to get back!
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah  (316) Utah | January 27, 2013
Nice big restaurant, great service with a good beer selection. Went here after the Alaskan Barleywine festival so I’m a little cloudy on the specifics.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79  (51) Bountiful, Utah | January 26, 2013
Stopped by after the Barley wine festival and got a nice meal. The waitress was excited to talk beer with us and she had some good information on what she had on tap and in bottles. There was a private event the night before so not all taps were pouring, but they had a great selection of locally made products.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo  (101) Chicago, Illinois | April 9, 2012
Stopped by here for brunch the first day in to town. The place is a nice size with a dining area and a large bar area. Sevice was great. Selection was mostly imports and like 15 local taps. All available in a sample size. I did not get back to taste the beers but looks like a pretty nice place to hang out.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad  (426) Olympia, Washington | March 15, 2012
This is a must stop for any beer geek. Sure you wonder what are they talking about. Well this little breakfast place has a serious Belgian and Craft beer issue. Like 22 of some of the best beers you ever see. Bottle list that will rival any down in the lower 48. A must stop and have some food and great service. Beers are to die for.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate  (159) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | February 21, 2012
This place is great. They have an extensive selection of drinks, not just beer. I really enjoyed the Celestial Mead Pollonator I I had. My God; a mead aged in port casks, and an awesome mead, to boot. The food was pretty good, and the service was fairly good, but not as prompt as you may "expect". I thought the service was fine, but what I’m saying is, is that if you’re expecting to be in and out in under 30 minutes, don’t bother. I thought the beer section was fairly decent, but I wasn’t blown away, but seeing this as a package deal, made it all better. Definitely worth a stop, and your time.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Phischy  (57) California | August 2, 2010
Very good place, and is off the beaten path being away from most of the ’bar area’s’ in town. We arrived to check it out on a 1 and done type deal. I had 3 samples in tiny little 1oz (I think) tulip glasses. I would have ordered a beer but the bartender/owner kept chatting us up and never asked if I wanted a full pint! They’re very in touch with the beer scene and told us Tap Root had moved, which wasn’t on the BA/RB website. They do serve in proper glassware and do have a wide variety of belgian ales. I was sticking to most locals as I can get the belgians cheaper in San Diego. A must stop if you’re doing the beer scene in A-town.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
bvc  (68) Kenmore, Washington | January 18, 2010
Located on the end of a U shape strip mall and easy to find as they have a sign on the outside wall facing you as you travel on the one way Benson street...turn in just after seeing the sign. Upon walking in you are located in a smaller bar area that has about a 10 seat bar top and a couple of round tables in the corner surrounded by windows. On the opposite side is an hostess stand right next to an opening on the wall that leads you into a dinning area that is a little more than 2x the size of the bar area. Really an interesting layout and decor. Breakfast was good, good enough to hit 2 mornings, but the real draw was for the beer. The first trip was on a Friday morning and there was about 14 beers on tap...with about 80-85% being local offerings. Extensive bottle list for anything else I saw in AK, but I wasn’t here to drink imported bottles. Second trip was on a Sunday afternoon and many of the taps had rotated, and found some other interesting offerings. Service was great and the owners were there both days. Chatted Ken a bit on Sunday and learned a little history of the location and the establishment. Great beer selection, proper glassware and a must stop in Anchorage.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Aggy360  (10) Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska | April 29, 2009| Updated September 8, 2009
Nice small, local place. The employees are well educated in beer and will serve your drink in the right glass and at close to the right temp. Huge selection of brews (Import, Domestic, and Local). A great selection of beers and meads on tap as well. There is more brews on the menu than food. The food is good but overpriced. A great place for good beer and conversations.

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