Capital Ale House

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Capital Ale HouseCapital Ale House
BA SCORE
96
world-class

85 Reviews
Reviews: 85
Visits: 114
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: n/a
Taps: 48
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

623 E Main St
Richmond, Virginia, 23219-2405
United States
phone: (804) 780-2537

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Reviews: 85 | Visits: 114
Reviews by jayfro70:
Photo of jayfro70
4.95/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is my go-to beer location in Richmond. Not only do they have the best selection, but they also host the best events and have some pretty darn good food too. The bartenders are not your average college-kid-working-for-rent/beer money. These guys and girls are super-knowlegable. They know their beers. And after a few visits, they'll remember your name and even your preferences. The lack of TVs in the bar is sometimes criticized, but the fact that it forces patrons to engage in conversation with each other and their bartenders is certainly not a bad thing. And whether you're looking for your favorite microbrew or a rarity, you will be able to find it all. In a city that is becoming increasingly beer-centric, Capital Alehouse remains at the top. (756 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Waltbabylove
4.76/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great local brews, all your faves, plus some gems. (50 characters)

Photo of arizcards
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Just visited earlier today with Da Boss.

Vibe was good, fairly empty on a late Thursday afternoon. Good tunes being played, zydeco, blues provided a nice atmosphere.

Quality of the beer and food was good. There were a lot of top notch world classics here to go with solid regional beers.

Service was solid, not too tough with a small crowd to deal with.

Selection was pretty top notch as there were 40-60 draft brews to pick from and mayb 100 bottle selections.

Food was very good, I had the gyro burger which was unique but very good and Da Boss had the fish tacos that were solid.

Overall somewhat expensive beer wise but the "mid-major" dishes were reasonably priced. Definitely would go back again. (712 characters)

Photo of VeganUndead
3.71/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of EJXL
3.76/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of uvachief
3.95/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Capital Ale has a great selection and variety of beers at most places. The food is very good as well. The atmosphere can be great and some places even have live music. Sounds perfect right? Well..not so fast. My biggest gripe with this chain has always been service. I use to work across the street from the one in downtown Richmond. Clients wanted to go to lunch there. We could never get in and out in under 90 minutes and it was usually a lot closer to 2 hours. Service at night wasn't much better. The bar can be extremely crowded and the beertenders can get overwhelmed. Most are very knowledgeable. They have a 1/2 price growler night. Well worth trying but bring your patience when you go. (708 characters)

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Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA
96 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.