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Capital Ale House

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Capital Ale HouseCapital Ale House

110 Ratings
Ratings: 110
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: n/a
Taps: 48
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by karst:
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4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Cask ales brought me to Richmond's Capital Ale House.
A rainy first day of spring kept us indoors and after a visit to Richmond's Air Museum we drove downtown to find a parking spot near the entrance of one of my favorite spots on the east coast.

Our waitress was quick and thourough and easy to talk about beer with. A well poured Starr Hill cask IPA "Stinky" was soon out our booth and our well prepared food ( Crab meat BLT's and fries $10.99 Caesar Salad 6.99 Appetizers are in the same price range and the Brewer's Platter $20 will serve a small group) A second glass with # 9 Magic Hat and a third of New River Pale Ale and two rounds (10 shots) of tasters from the taps and we were considering staying untill the downstairs game room opend so we could try a couple from their taps.
More than a half dozen nearby downtown hotels are nearby and the Quality Inn and Suites on 200 E. Cary has a special rate when you mention the Capital Ale House as we were about to leave the rain stopped and by the time we arrived at our room sun was shinning.

Plan on a little work to find parking if you drive directly to the down town location bring your lap top WiFi certified at both down town and the Innsbrook location. Sat & Sun Brunch until 3 pm.

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Photo of EJXL
3.76/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of uvachief
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA
96 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.