Rose Alley Ale House
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Taps: 40 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tigg924:
4.35/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $
I hope the rumors of Rose Alley coming to Plymouth are true. If so, this would be an awesome addition to the area. This is another bar that is worth the drive, much like Union Ale House to the north. The outside of the building looks amazing. It almost looks as though you are going into a federal building. Stone outside, this looks like a different bar. Sadly, once in the bar has a clean wooden floor, well lit windows, and a nice bar. It is very clean, pleasant, and modern, just not the mega bar appearance I was hoping for from the outside. We went in about 3 in the afternoon on a Saturday so the atmosphere was filled with some locals, but I am sure this place is hoping at night. The service was knowledgeable and understanding. There are beer menus at every table and it looks like the selection changes fairly regularly. Gotta love that. What is on there is amazing—hard to find Allagash and Great Divide beers, Firestone Walker, Southern Tier and more. This has one of the most exciting beer lists I have seen in a while. I will admit I am in love with the food at the Pour Farm, but this is the place that I would close out my night in New Bedford. Please please Rose Alley come to Plymouth.
07-19-2011 17:17:11 | More by tigg924
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Although the beers are pricey here and the list has shrunk over the last two years, Rose Alley is still the perfect place for good beer and even better food. The list still features more than 20 beers, and you'll always find something worth trying--and trying again. Wings are tremendous and the salads (steak and bleu, cobb, etc.)--believe it or not--are excellent. Beautiful view of the waterfront with large windows in period, old stone building. In the summer, the AC pumps and beer is just as cold.
12-27-2013 15:31:20 | More by Bla
3.43/5 rDev -14%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
Place located right on the waterfront in New Bedford MA. Lots of drafts on line. I counted about twenty-plus. Mostly craft brews from the area with a few from out west. Got a great divide I hadn't had before. Had a few other nice IPAs on tap. Place is child friendly I would say in spite of the sports bar and nautical motif. Drafts were cheap. Around three bucks. Ten bucks gets you a massive burger. Good deal. Service was slow for even a slow day. Parking looks like the pay lot is your only choice.
12-21-2011 01:09:32 | More by jneiswender
5/5 rDev +25.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I know that I seem like "That Guy" by giving this place all 5.0s but it is absolutely how I feel about this place. I originally came for the beer selection and now I come back frequently for the Beer AND Wings (Butter Garlic...do it). Though a tap here and there can be kicked, it happens...because its a bar. For the most part I have always been able to find an amazing new beer every time I go.
The best part of Rose Alley is the complete lack of pretentious attitudes. From the staff to the patrons this place exudes friendliness; one person can be enjoying a Coors Light Bottle next to another enjoying a Southern Tier Unearthly with no dirty looks...if you like this sort of attitude, enjoy the Pour Farm down the street.
This is hands down my favorite bar in any State and I highly suggest you try it out.
12-13-2011 02:51:52 | More by paulman1813
2.63/5 rDev -34.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Checked out their website and their beer lineup looked quite interesting with a few harder to finds so wife and I decided to take a drive.
Atmosphere: Place was very crowded for a Thursday night, but we found 2 seats and cozied up to the bar. A decent looking place and there happened to be some pretty good live music.
Service/Selection: Wife and I sat down, we were asked what we wanted... I asked to see a beer list... Bar: "we're out" / huh? you're out of beer lists? Bar: "yes" / you don't have any list of the beers you have? Bar: "No, but we have 38 beers on tap" / ok, so am I supposed to know what you have or any of the prices? / Bar: (shrugs her shoulders) "it's in the computer" / Thanks. (Fail)
Service/Selection: They have 38 tap handles (with more than a few being different than what they really were) - and I wouldn't say they have 38 beers on draft because when I tried to build a flight; 5 out of the 6 items I asked for were kicked. Not cool.
Quality: I sampled a couple of different beers after my failure and both pours smelled like nice warm bleached glass (why am I still here?). I ended up having a Berkshire Coffeehouse Porter and a Dogfish 90 Minute = Both Good (yeah for me)
Despite being out of practically everything I asked for they still have one of the larger draft selections in the area and the vibe of the place was decent. If they were on top of things or had any sort of organization or service, things would have been a lot better - but it just didn't seem worth the aggravation or the ride.
03-04-2011 12:53:38 | More by arktos
Rose Alley Ale House in New Bedford, MA
90 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.