Nightlife in Anchorage

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While Center Bowl’s neon marquee has retained its vintage look for over 50 years, the bowling alley's modern innards include 30 updated Brunswick synthetic lanes with touchscreen scoring and automated gutter guards. The lights go dim on weekend nights for neon-bowling sessions, during which bowling balls and toothpaste stains glow in the dark. Between frames, bowlers can refuel at the concessions stand, which doles out pizza, wings, soft drinks, and beer.

3717 Minnesota Dr
Anchorage,
AK
US

Though Alaska Dance Theatre has yet to receive many reviews, the dance company has more than 700 Facebook followers.

2602 Gambell St
Anchorage,
AK
US

Meet Me For Lunch catalyzes bond formation between potential soul mates through fast-paced speed-dating events that pare down the complex process of meeting suitors. Through three-minute conversations with a range of personable individuals, daters learn new acquaintances’ personalities, beliefs, and favorite Dorito varietals. By the end of the event, participants decide whether to spend more time with each other by marking "Yes" or "No" on confidential forms; if you and your date both mark “Yes,” your information will be sent the next day via email or heavy-metal singing telegram.

415 E Street
Anchorage,
AK
US

The menu at Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse entices seafaring stomachs and carnivorous canines alike. Nosh on appetizing appetizers such as popcorn shrimp ($10.99) or hummus sidekicked by a justice league of cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives, feta, and pita bread ($11.99). Hunger-havers of greater magnitude can dive fork-first into a smoked salmon caesar salad ($7.99 side, $13.99 dinner) or incisor-attack a prime-rib sandwich ($14.99).

610 W 6th Ave
Anchorage,
AK
US

The Woodshed Lounge welcomes diners into an eating establishment where nightly karaoke, pool tables, and a menu featuring pizza, burgers, and more wait to appease patrons. Wash away the idea of a dry gullet with a beer, and fortify bellies with a large, 14-inch pizza ($15), selecting from six toppings ($1 ea.) such as red onion, Italian sausage, and jalapeños. Pub patrons can order the JJ Burger plain ($7), with cheese ($8), or with bacon and cheese ($9) while pondering good times and repressing the urge to yell "Ceci n'est pas un burger!" The Woodshed also cures smaller appetites with a choice of seven appetizers, including nachos made with house-cut corn tortillas ($7) and JJ's wings, available in teriyaki, mildly spicy, and flightless ($7–$13).

535 W 3rd Ave
Anchorage,
AK
US

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts augments the cultural landscape of Anchorage with a schedule of entertaining events throughout the year. The non-profit organization welcomes audiences to take in musicals, concerts, ballets, and comedy shows in four stunning venues. The spacious Atwood Concert Hall features a dramatic starburst ceiling that mimics the aurora borealis, while the smaller Discovery Theatre sports saucer-shaped discs to aid in acoustics.

165 E 56th Ave
Anchorage,
AK
US