nearbeer (248) Knoxville, Tennessee | May 20, 2011| Updated September 28, 2011
The place has an open-area layout, is loud, and almost always has a waiting line. I usually hate that combination, but somehow it works at this place. Maybe because I was able to walk right in and sit at the bar. Excellent and knowledgeable service for me, but I could see how elsewhere it’s probably hit-or-miss, as at any pub. Had a nice chat with some locals, and seemed to be a mix of mostly locals and a few tourists; later when cruise season gets into full swing it looks like it might be a trap to avoid. Beer selection is very good; with heavy emphasis on regionals and a few house brews. Prices reasonable for AK and pizza is excellent. Some great live music at times.
If you like gourmet pizza and micro beers, this is a great place. They always have a large selection of their beers on tap of many styes. They also sell pizza to take home and bake off there. The beers are all solid and the pizza menu is huge.
Typical Alaska ambiance and the place is always busy. Expect a wait, if not, go somewhere else. They do have a bar...
Which is where we ate after securing a beer or two. Family oriented, reminds me of the sucess of the Pizza Port chain in So Cal. Make it family friendly and you’ll do well.
Beer was good to above par, the Apple Ale was my favorite and the RaspBerry Wheat was also really good. Found the IPA to be a tad lacking but still good.
Pizza was awesome. Busy place all the time so expect that.
This seems to be the place to be in Anchorage. Went during off hours during the middle of the week and it was still packed. Crowded, but cool atmosphere with kind service. Nice selection of their own beers. Worth anyone’s time if you’re in the area.
Swung by on a Friday afternoon during happy hour and although it was busy, we got a table in the bar area. Lots of house beer offerings including some seasonal. Was able to order either a 4 or 6 options taster tray. We also ordered a pizza and salad. Service was great and pretty quick for how busy it was. Beer was decent and the food was good. Busy family brewpub/pizzeria feel, but definitely worth a stop when in Anchorage.
Family restaurant that happens to serve beer, and you will always wait to eat here. They need another location. Waiting nearly an hour almost any day of the week is lame, no matter how good your pizza is.
Atmosphere is typical family pizza joint.
Quality of beer is above average, with some beers notably good.
Service is average.
Selection for a brewpub is above average, with more than a dozen beers to choose from.
Pizza was amazing, as was the breadsticks we ordered.
Reasonable prices, given the standard in Alaska.
Visited on a very busy Saturday night back in September, it was packed and full of country radio music and laughter. A huge selection of 17 house brews on tap; a lot of them are similar to each other, though the IPA and porter stood out. We ate a tasty Brewhouse Favourite pizza. The staff was all wearing MT-logo t-shirts and friendly enough when you could catch their attention, they all were so busy. Overall a good experience.
This place rocks! The pizza and breadsticks are awesome. The beer is great. Midtown Brown, Raspberry Wheat, and Pipeline Stout are a few to give a try. If you can, try to get there before 5pm or you’ll have a wait. Well worth the wait but a wait none the less. A great place to bring friends or family from out of town/state.
Arrived to an insane Saturday dinner crowd that only got busier as the night went on. We wisely opted to sit at the bar rather than wait. Servers were friendly and efficient. Pizza was delicious and other peoples pizzas smelled and looked so good it made me want more even though I was fool! Atmosphere is okay, standard family restaurant type fare, sitting near the bar helped brewpub it up a little. We also chatted with some locals which probably wouldn’t have happened at a table. Beer was surprisingly average, of the 16 or 17 on tap only a handful made me want to come back for more. Worth a visit.