Reviews of Van's Dive Bar (Restaurant)

1027 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, United States

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To this day this business has a rating of 4.2 out of 5 and this score was based on 176 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Van's Dive Bar IN Alaska

Troy Poulsen

Best dive bar in ANC! Great music, wonderful people and there always seems to be free food...? Don't be a L7...

Sarah Katari

Easily the comfiest, friendliest dive bar in Anchorage. If you walk into Van's early evening without any friends, you will certainly leave with a few, given you talk to at least the bartender!

Ryan Conlon

Christopher Langdon

Selection of tequilas kinda skimpy but great neighbor good dive...daily bar games

brandon garlock

Great local place. Has a cool jam band feel. Bartender was awesome

Robert Reekie

A lot nicer then advertised.


Roger Firedodger

Garrett Perkins

Cheap drinks, made fast and well. New mgmt, same old crowd with new hip additions. Easy vibe, pool, darts, popcorn, and karaoke. Good music nights, I like the new open mic.

Kyle Homer

Small but fun, usually a band playing most nights. Greatful Dead Tuesdays has good turn out.

kalyn montague

Theresa Philbrick

Just a great place for beer and baseball.

Ken Erickson

It's a decent dive bar. Small bar and one pool table. Local bands live music at times.

Mike Z

Lives up to the name. Great place for drinks and some incredible music. Laid back vibe good drinks.

Christopher Zimmerman

No better place to watch the Zuper Bowl

Roger Porter

Super clean friendly and affordable atmosphere. Live bands and music too!

Shelby Petersen

Gary Baker

alaskaseabee davis

Definantly a cool little spot , Had some horrible comedy when I was there. Ill be back just for that !!! CHEERS!!!

Alex Konev

Evan Wiger

Great place to get rowdy and listen to music

Jeff Pound

Michael Peterson

Awesome bands.

Willow Tebo

Best damn dive bar in town! Cheap drinks, beautiful barstaff, and live music from local Alaskan musicians from across the state!

chris laforest

Pool & darts!

Jon Savage

Jarek Halat

Local bands play here often

Logan Rooney

Excellent atmosphere, music and staff!

Henryk Baran

Johan Ljunggren

Jeffrey Pepper

What a cool

Sean Fultz

Clara Underwood

Patrick Mosher

Annette V

Josh Lakin


Madelyn Lowe

Drove into work this morning past the sign for this bar that read “We don’t serve women, bring your own”. This is ridiculously offensive and is equivalent to the sign reading some racist joke. I’ve never been to this bar nor will I ever go. Disappointing.

Shauntel Young

Live bands on the weekend and the best bartenders! Owners are awesome and lucky Wishbone is next door, what more could you ask for?!?!

Thomas Studer

Gavin Reece

Jesse Nakada

Great live music, awesome atmosphere, best staff! I love Van's

Ataner Cantu

Great band chill people impressive bar tender. I will be returning

James Ray

Great time at a dive bar. We closed out our anniversary here. Connan was great.

JAY hansell

Good bar great beer selection and just a great local atmosphere

Darlene Sparks

Great service and friendly

Alan Smith

Popular with college and 30+. Clean. Free popcorn. Free live music

Alvin Shanklin

Always great fun with awesome music and beautiful people!

Rachel Newell

Angelina Aldridge

Shane O'Hare

The funnest place you can be on a Wednesday night

Mathew Lucas

Skylar King-Strang

No cover, good bartenders, great shows.

Austin L

Nickolas Lemmer

Clean place. Friendly staff. Drinks are excellent.

Jeff Demuynck

Cold beer great bartender

Omega Smith

Live local music every night in every genre and never a cover charge.

Stanford Alexander

Ryan mcdowell

Justin Smith

Open Mic is where its at, the people, the atmosphere, the fun. Its like a little family were everyone is accepted. You can not show up for weeks and when you pop back in its like you never left. Everyone is so open to new talent and experiences, I just love it

Ian Brooks

nito reyes

lilbear Kinney

Michael Spear

Eddie O

Rodney Trahan Jr

Was there to do a show. Had a great time. Will definitely be back through

Liam Riedel

Conner Bartel

Strong drinks and great atmosphere. The open mic is always great.

A. Brown

face off.

Diego Ceron

Is cute

eb pope

Peter Armstrong

Dive bar......

Cass Buckridge

It's a dive bar. Not too divey, good music.

Douglas Kelly

The live music was really good. Went on a Monday night and it was very slow. Good service though.

Mickey Buff

My favourite bar in Anchorage. Always great music and amazing staff

Mike O'Neill

Classy little bar!

Maya Castille-Caldwell

Awesome environment and the best bartender in Anchorage! Ask for Sarah, she's great.

Josh Coolidge

Great bar! Tuesday is grateful dead jam and is pretty fun! The bar tenders are pretty cool too and fights are rare. People here are pretty chill, mixed crowd but mostly white. Shaded smoking area in back. 1$ Pool. Cheap beer and worse jokes!

bug70079 .

Van's is my favorite bar in Anchorage. Chill vibe, good music, and a supportive crowd of oddballs. There seems to always be something different going down depending on when you show up.

Benjamin Hutt

Good Dive Bar!

K Lane

I would've given a higher rating but after the eveningg bartender came on shift on a Thursday night the service went down hill. I was bummed because it began as such a positive experience.

Amber Jusefowytsch

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Deonna Wells

Great bar, love the atmosphere!!

Far Minded

Jephries playing tonight as maker space had an annual party going on.

nathan M

Good stuff

John Larson

Sammy Afe

The Bean Cafe crew might not have enjoyed the puppet show but I was moved. Great atmosphere!

Ulysses Sfedj

Drinks and loud music

Andreas Tziolas

We had our 5 year anniversary party for the Anchorage Makerspace at Vine's. Was very chill, had more fun than i've had out in Anchorage in years. Feel like going there tonight!

Nick Evans

Julia Vigil

Great bartender, makes yummy drinks when you dont know what you want

Sine Wave

just no, all around no

ashley johnson

Love this place. I go there for a quiet place during the week for a drink and a burger from next door. Great bartenders :)

jeremy polak

Totally Overrated Sellouts

Totally Overrated Sellouts was honored and humbled to shake the booties of Van's! Excellent environment and staff, too!

David Tydings

Melinda Nelson

Great dive bar! Great music!

Christopher Coleman-Denomie Jr

Great atmosphere. Always something going on for everyone

William Smith

Frickin hits the spot

Jeannette Molina

With the over 200 bars in Anchorage i did find another one.

Evik James

I appreciate a good dive bar. Van's Dive bar was exceptionally divey. The drinks were service quick and cold. The bartender was very friendly, talkative and welcoming. The other patrons all seemed very comfortable. Van's stands out as an awesome place to visit in Anchorage.

rick h

Great place to stop in for a drink

Teva Wiese

alex e

Chris Ford

Small but comfortable setting. Lots of live music. Open mic nights. Many times, hot finger-foods for the patrons are offered.

Cody H

Really chill place to get a drink.

Mark Willoya

Good vibe. Good people.

Matthew Amundsen


Linda Amoroso

Fun place was one of many stops during an Anchorage pub crawl

Keli Jones

Lisa Fransson

I'm saddened by the fact that the old owner sold it I used to love this place when it was King's X the new owners are the type of people that want to get rid of all the locals that came there for years quite racist if you ask me so I don't go in there anymore even though it used to be real Handy for me to come in and have a drink

Einstein Schwartz Tabbilos

This place is dope. My brother's band, Mossnova, usually plays here.

Keith White

Good beer, great people.

Sara Tall

Darrick rumfelt

Love it luve music chill atmosphere

Kari Renteria

Awesome bartender! Open Mic night tonight! Super fun

Boyd Soule

Emily the bartender was fabulous. Exactly what you might expect from a dive bar. The drag show was fantastic.

Stephen Phillips

Mariah Pestriakov

Nice comfortable establishment

Jeanne Steve

Jerrad Anderson

Michelle Zerbe

This bar is a hole in the wall, come as you are. Mmm-Mmm I love this bar... It's unconditional here. No matter what you look, sound, or smell like, everyone will clap when you sing. The best karaoke dj in town is Ron Mac!!!

Taylor Wilson

Van's Dive Bar, I came in with low expectations, I was wrong. They were amazing, the band they had playing was rocking hard, and the bar had an amazing bartender, reasonable priced drinks and selection. I had a great time

Ryan Stafford

If you're looking for a cozy neighborhood bar then Van's Dive Bar is your next stop. Van's Dive Bar was previously named 'Kings X'. On the outside there isn't much to the place. Located next to the best pan-fried chicken diner, Lucky Wishbone. On the inside Van's Dive Bar is cozy and well designed for live bands and sports events. The bar is on one side, seating in the middle, and pool on the other side. The restrooms are down the hall and at the end of the hall is a very small outdoor area to have a smoke. I feel like the new name also brings a new clientele to this cozy neighborhood bar. Next time you're in the area stop by for a quick beer and relax. Cheers.

Brandon Fifer

Small and a little dingy, but friendly staff and patrons. Different live acts each night, music, comedy, etc. Decent amount of parking and right by a diner. Not a bar fan but don't hate it when I'm there for some reason

Chris Jamison

Daysha Lindale

chuck Craig

Makana Bender

Exactly what it says it is: It smells like a dive bar, it's the size of a dive bar, it has the decor of a dive bar. Bathroom needs more graffiti, but other than that it's textbook, 10/10


Kick back environment and cold beer!

John Rogers

robert williams

Fun open mic on mondays also does other cool things.

Candice Swain

Best dive in town.

Andrei Chaschin

Karin Klaassen

Different entertainment, hammer dulcimer, first time here. People were friendly

taryl cordova

first last

for such a small bar it is so alive! the regulars are really nice and the music is good. and my beer was decently priced so 5 outta 5!

Van's Dive Bar Hale Yeah

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Adam Smith

Bob Oxnard

Great for live music enthusiasts.

Jasmine H

Looks like cheers you know everybody knows your name. Friday mossy raven came from seattle or something. Indie tunes started at 9:30pm. Theyve got fresh pop corn and water. Some guy was playing drums before mossy raven played

Lauren Webb

Shannon Storrs

Small and quaint little bar

Steven Fett

Lorrena Terry

Had a great time. An amazing duo was playing. They have a giant chalkboard, pool, dart game, and Nintendo!!! We played for hours here. So much fun!

Kenny Dahl

Michael Just

Anne Ward

Paul Robarge

This is the best dive bar that Ihave ever been to. Great people own this bar and a great place to meet up with old friends and meet new ones. This is a super cool Alaskan bar and i am so glad that i stumbled upon it.

Renee Ellison

Macy Lee

Shana Whitlock


Bethanna Bennett

Great local music! Parking can be challenging, but it is worth it.

Robert Reif

Music. Go for the music.

Maria Dinkerbell

Pleasantly surprised! Definitely beat dive bar in town.

Rich Gillin

Under new management. Very clean for a dive bar. Friendly bartender. Need more time to hang out here with friends. Next door to Lucky Wishbone.

ryk hoffert

You guys rock you need to keep having bands there very nice bar

Chris I. R. P.

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