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Capital Ale House

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Capital Ale HouseCapital Ale House

111 Ratings
Ratings: 111
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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Ratings: 111 | Reviews: 84
Reviews by mchunt25:
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4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I have to stop at Capital Ale House every time I'm in Richmond. They have a great selection of beer and their food is pretty good. The servers have a vast knowledge of the beer they serve, and being new to beer and wanting to expand my tastes, this was extremely helpful for me. I was able to tell them what I've had and liked, and they were able to give me suggestions for something new but not overwhelming in flavor.

My only gripe is that their service can be rather slow on occasion. I waited almost 30 minutes on an order of calamari, but I can honestly say that it was worth it.

Overall, great place with a great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of jzeilinger
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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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 111 ratings.