Mission

Our mission is to serve and represent the hospitality industry within the Municipality of Anchorage. Collaborate with responsible members, stakeholders, and businesses as a vital part of the community.

Vision

Anchorage CHARR is a united financially sound organization committed to protect, foster, and grow the hospitality industry locally, which serves a strong membership and fosters a positive relationship with the Anchorage community.

Off the Road

A safe way home

Off the Road is an innovative program that keeps local streets much safer by providing free rides home for impaired drivers 21 years of age and older and their vehicles. The Anchorage Cabaret, Hotel , Restaurant and Retailers Association ( Anchorage CHARR) sponsors the program, which is availabe to patrons of a participating licensed beverage premise in the Anchorage Bowl. Anchorage CHARR is a trade organization that represents more than 150 restaurants, hotels, bars, convenience stores and tourism-related businesses.

Off the Road removes the number one excuse for driving under the influence- the motorist not wanting to leave their vehicle behind.

How it Works

A licensed establishment calls a taxi company if a patron should not drive home. Two taxis respond. One taxi driver takes the patron home and the other follows with the patron's vehicle. The service is available from Rabbit Creek Road to Ft. Richardson, seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Off the road operates on vouchers and is funded by government grants, corporate sponsors, licensed establishments and the hospitality industry. Anchorage CHARR administers and monitors the program.

Several taxi companies in Anchorage participate in the program, which required special legislation to limit the taxi drivers' liability.

A Record of Success

Many communities offer alternative ride programs, particulary during the holidays, but most leave the vehicle behind. Some areas make the service available year-round, including Aspen Colorado, which instituted what it calls Tipsy Taxi 20 years ago. A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the Tipsy Taxi program "significantly reduced nighttime injury and fatal crashes."

Current Program Members

A few of the proud Anchorage CHARR members whom are Off the Road participants are as follows:

Anchor Pub & Club

Anchorage Moose Family Center 1534

Avenue Bar

Bear Tooth Theatre Pub & Grill

Bernie's Bungalow Lounge

Blue Fox, The

Bradley House, The

Buckaroo Club

Café Amsterdam

Carpentier's Cocktail Lounge

Chilkoot Charlie's

Club Elixir (Debco. Inc.)

Crossroads Lounge

Darwin's Theory

Eagleglen Golf Course

F Street Station

Fantasies (Debco. Inc.)

Flight Deck Bar & Lounge

Fraternal Order of Eagles (AERIE 4207)

Gallo's Mexican Restaurant #2

Garcia's Cantina

Gaslight Lounge

George's Homestead Lounge

Glacier Brewhouse / ORSO

B.V., Inc. dba The Great Alaskan Bush Co.

Gwennie's Old Alaska Restaurant

Hacienda Mexican Restaurant

Jen's Restaurant, Bodega & Gallery

La Cabana Mexican Restaurant

Long Branch Saloon

Moose's Tooth (Fresh Ale Pubs)

Petroleum Club of Anchorage

Pioneer Bar

Polar Bowl Center

Amvets Post 2

Amvets Post 2

Reilly's Bar

Romano's, Inc.

Rumrunner's Old Time Bar and Grill

Sea Galley / Pepper Mill Restaurant

Time Out Lounge The

VFW Post # 10252

Woodshed, The

Mad Myrna's