The Bronx Ale House
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Taps: 17 / Bottles: 34
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
3.93/5 rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
A great local watering hole. Great selection of beers and mixed drinks. Good food. While the place gets crowded on the weekends, showing up early usually gets you a seat.
The new electric menus on the walls make sure you're not surprised with empty lines. Definitely worth going to.
11-27-2013 01:20:02 | More by pitchblack70
4.23/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
One of my fave places to catch a game! Can be hard to get a seat, because those who come stay for a while. Pretty good beer selection, endless bowl of popcorn, better than average bar food. Had an issue once with getting service on a busy night and the manager comp'd food and made it right. Atmosphere is a classier version than a classic bar. Fun in winter with a big fireplace. Nice to go to a place where you can actually hear enough to have a conversation without really loud music.
09-23-2013 03:22:24 | More by LizCollins
4.06/5 rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75 | $$
While the feel of the bar is what you expect, a bar, it attracts the strange local characters here and there, you will also find a mix of college students, hipsters and professionals. Usually busy on Nights, the service is wonderful and and beers are always just right. I only hold be tongue when ordering food as the past two or three years seem to feature a cooking staff that suffer from a fetish for burning your food, which is surprising as the cook before this was much more thorough and less chard.
None the less, the fries come out well, and the food isn't entirely burned, even on orders for a rare burger. Expect the quality to be in the beer and staff.
07-15-2013 19:50:13 | More by KicknGuitar
4.68/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This is the best place in the Bronx to have a few beers and enjoy some food. The beer menu changes every few days, they give you an option to join there beer club. It's as easy as drinking 100 different beer in no set amount of time. As a member myself I have my name on the wall. This is an awesome place to chill with a few friend. Stop for a beer at the Bronx Ale House, 216 West 238th Street, (718)601-0204. With its rotating cast of American microbrews, the bar, whichopened last summer, has quickly become a Bronx beer nerd's best friend.
12-24-2011 00:30:10 | More by Mannyb
4.63/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
When I was visiting up in NYC I stayed in the Bronx with a friend. This place was an easy 5 minute walk from where I was, so of course I stopped by a few times. Looks very small from the outside, and it can get quite crowded around dinner time, but I was able to easily get a spot at the bar most of the time.
Inside looks nice, a nice wooden bar with wooden stools and it is a bit dim in there, but not too bad. 15 taps that rotate quite often, with one cask handle. These are updated on the website a few times a week. Blue Point stays on tap most of the time, and one week they even had a Blue Point tap takeover, including a cask DIPA. There is one Nitro which is almost always Guinness. Very knowledgeable bartenders that will chat often, unless it is super busy.
I had an Alehouse Burger when I was there once and it was awesome. Nice selection of quality pub food. You also get free salty popcorn when you order a pint. All proper glassware for every style is present as well, as I would have expected. I also went in a night that they had a special going on where if you bought 2 Duvel stubby bottles you got a free art glass. Good thing I got there early because they sold out of them in about 25 minutes.
A little on the pricy side as expected for NYC, something I got use to pretty quickly. But the taps are never old and there is always something fresh, so no worries there. They also have a small bottle list that has a few gems most of the time(they had fresh Sculpin at one point) but of course with the bottle handling fee and all that its quite pricy for some of them.
Overall an outstanding establishment in the Bronx that I will visit again if I am in NYC again.
08-29-2011 05:34:26 | More by superspak
The Bronx Ale House in Bronx, NY
95 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.