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Ale House

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Taps: 30 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.92%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

33 Main St
Amesbury, Massachusetts, 01913-2808
United States
phone: (978) 388-1950

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ale_amesbury

From the owners of the Barking Dog in Amesbury, MA.

(Place added by: MugOfGoodness on 01-05-2008)
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Reviews by rowingbrewer:
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4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

This is my new favorite beer bar they have an ever changing and excellent selection of beers on tap, while the bar tenders and waitresses may not be the most knowledgeable in the business they are still very friendly and do serve beers in the proper glassware(most of the time). They have some harder to find brews come through on tap from time to time as well as a very good bottles selection. the beer on tap is always fresh and the food is very good the nachos are excellent. the price is dependent upon the beer, i have seen beers hat i thought should have been priced lower, but i have also seen some beers come through that were outstanding deals. port older viscosity 10 oz pouurs for 8 bucks, compared to 19 for a 12 oz bottle.

08-18-2011 03:10:12 | More by rowingbrewer
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4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$$

I had heard so many great things about the Ale House that I just had to pay it a visit. My girlfriend and I went for the beer selection and got exactly what we had expected. A lot of taps with great choices for each of them. The bartenders were knowledgeable about each one and offered their recommendations and gave the correct glassware for each beer. Their service was just alright, nothing exemplary or anything. One of them was just one of those employees that didn't seem as if he wanted to be there but luckily it was at the end of his shift and the new bartender was better and I felt we were taken care of.

The food was really good but nothing outstanding. They are more known for their tap selection than their food so my expectations were pretty middle of the road. I got the haddock sandwich which was good and I loved their fries. I forget what my girlfriend ordered but they allowed her to substitute the fries with their fried pickle chips which made her day. She really enjoyed her meal.

Even though this place is about 45 minutes away from me and I can't get there too often, I will be paying them another visit in the near future. Really great place, nice and clean with a good amount of space. Definitely worth going again.

07-25-2013 13:02:48 | More by nootch23
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3.15/5  rDev -28.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.5 | $$$

Oh Amesbury Ale House, how things have changed.

Prices used to be downright reasonable for the area. In the last year they've crept into Boston Beer Bar territory. $7.50/pint for Nugget Nectar and Green Flash WC IPA? Also, all beers are served at one temperature (COLD) and casks are left on for far too long (6+ days in some instances).

Food used to be more hit than miss, last few times have been a definite miss all around. Burgers overcooked and dry. Flavorless short rib.

The service has always been suspect, especially when busy, lately it's been worse.

In the area, it's a great spot to hit for a beer and conversation, but I no longer go out of my way to stop in.

04-15-2013 18:34:15 | More by messrock
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Ale House in Amesbury, MA
96 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.