Downtown Anchorage has become a destination and it is now recognized as a place where people can enjoy community events, shop, dine, walk, bike, fish and most importantly, live. The blending of traditional Anchorage business with new innovative businesses showcase what is good about the community as a whole.  Residents from all walks of life come to downtown to connect with the culture of Anchorage and Alaska.

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The first neighborhood in The Rail is Downtown Edge a step towards the continued revitalization of the Ship Creek area.  Residents can leave their car in the garage and walk to restaurants, shops and cultural destinations such as the Anchorage Museum and Performing Arts Center or relax at home with beautiful views of the Inlet and Mt. Susitna.



At the Northern edge of downtown Anchorage and in the heart of the Ship Creek Redevelopment zone, Downtown Edge is only steps to all that the area has to offer in every season.  Check out our Explore Anchorage map for a few of your options within a 5 and 10 minute walk.   For a complete list of businesses and events please visit Anchorage Downtown Partnership.


  1. 49th State Brewing Company
  2. Brown Bag Sandwich Company
  3. Side Street Espresso
  4. Glacier Brewhouse
    Darwin’s Theory
  5. Marx Bros. Café
  6. Sacks Café and Restaurant
  7. Haute Quarter Grille
  8. F Street Station
    Hard Rock Café
  9. Alaska Cake Studio
  10. Urban Greens
  11. The Pioneer Bar
  12. Tequila 61
  13. Muse Restaurant
  14. Simon and Seaforts
  15. Crow’s Nest Restaurant
    Fletcher’s Pub
  16. Fat Ptarmigan
    Club Paris
  17. Sandwich Deck
  18. Kaladi Brothers Coffee
  19. Snow City Café
  20.  Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse
    Flattop Pizza + Pool
  21. The Bubbly Mermaid Oyster Bar
  22. Bernie’s Bungalow
  23. McGinley’s Pub
  24. Williwaw
    Steam Dot Coffee
  25. Crush Wine Bistro
  26. Sullivan’s Steakhouse


For the past several years, Anchorage’s dining scene has been on the rise.  Joining established and local-favored restaurants are new dining establishments both locally owned and national chains with plenty of worldly flavors thanks to the city’s ethnic diversity.  Anchorage restaurants have it all! 

  1. Ship Creek Salmon Fishing
  2. Boat Launch Park
  3. Town Square Park
  4. International Gallery of Contemporary Art
  5. Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center
  6. Downtown Transit Center
  7. Egan Center
  8. Peratrovich Park
  9. Historic Train Depot
  10. Saturday Market
  11. Anchorage Museum
  12. Center for the Performing Arts
  13. Resolution Park
  14. Elderberry Park
  15. 5th Avenue Mall
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Explore the great entertainment opportunities in downtown Anchorage year round.  Between the Saturday Market in the Summer and Fur Rondy in the winter or concerts and plays at the Performing Arts Center and the Anchorage Museum plus countless other Anchorage hotspots, there is never a lack for something to do.

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  1. Namaste North Yoga Studio
  2. Captain Cook Athletic Club
  3. Escape Salon and Spa
  4. Alaska Club Downtown
  5. Delaney Park Strip
  6. Coastal Trail trailhead
  7. Allure Day Spa and Hair Design
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Indoor and outdoor fitness opportunities are around every corner in downtown Anchorage. Fish at Ship Creek, hit the coastal trial, enjoy yoga in the park or train for your next footrace at an athletic club.