Special Events Venue

Receptions – Holiday Parties – Cooking Classes – Special Events – Retirement Parties – Birthdays

The Restaurant

Varsity Sports Grill offers dining space completely unique to Anchorage. Whether inside or out, views and ambiance provide the perfect backdrop to any event. Chef Matt Little Dog offers Anchorage more than 35 years of treating guests to culinary delights from savory prime rib to the perfectly prepared wild Alaska seafood. Casual or upscale, he and his team will wow you with flavor and variety.

Anchorage’s only skybox restaurant and is perched at the top of the arena at the Alaska Airlines Center. The restaurant is available nightly for company parties, receptions and special events. Renting other space in the building? The restaurant is the perfect addition to any other events going on in the building.

Capacity: 100 seated


The Patio

Available in the summer, our patio is enclosed on three sides with heat. Nestled at the top of the Alaska Airlines Center, it boast views that will take your breath away. Facing east, the Chugach Mountains come only second to the feast of delectable bites from the kitchen. From full menu to reception style appetizers and drinks any party on the patio will shine.

Available for private parties, receptions or fundraisers. Capacity: 75 seated



Cooking Classes – With our Chef or Yours

Unique to the Varsity, our open kitchen provides the perfect space to host a cooking class. If you’re a culinary educator looking for a location for your classes, a team-building opportunity, or a chance to impress your clients with a special treat, our space is perfect! Need a Chef? Matt loves to share his talents with others. Call to schedule today!



The Varsity Sports Grill offers full catering services off-site as well. From box lunches, barbecues and four-course meals we can come to you or work with the Alaska Airlines Center to provide the perfect meal for your guests. Chef Matt Little Dog prepares menus to suite anything from casual parties to lavish events.

Matt Little Dog: matt.littledog@nmsusa.com | 907-786-7830