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Congregation Ale House

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Congregation Ale HouseCongregation Ale House

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: n/a
Taps: 37
Bottles: 117
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

201 E Broadway
Long Beach, California, 90802-4841
United States
phone: (562) 432-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @congregationale

Place added by: andywhat on 09-21-2010

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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 18
Reviews by fsimcox:
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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I read about this place on BA, and since I live 10 min away, thought I would try out happy hour. We arrived at about 4:30pm on a Tuesday.

What a wonderful little beer bar. Lots of heavy dark wood, some stained glass, and Belgium beer posters on the wall. Nice outdoor seating, but it was too cold yesterday to sit outside.

I went up to the cash register to order, and open a tab. Started off with an Alaskan Smoked Porter for me, and a Paulaner Hefeweizen for my wife.

No trouble finding a table at this time of day, but within an hour the place was packed. Service was great, and food was very good. I had the chicken parmesan sausage (served in flat bread) and the misses had the rib-eye burger, with a side of frys.

Both the Alaskan Porter, and the Pualaner were very good out of the Tap. I went for a Stone Self-Righteous Ale next, and was not disappointed.

Had a Deschutres Mirror Pond Pale Ale, that seemed a little flat. Perhaps I should not have followed the previous beers with this one. Also had a Spaten Pils (on sale $3/pint). It was very good.

Overall, a great time. Can't beat the happy hour prices, we got out for $35, plus the tip.

I will definitely go back!

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Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

A great spot. A smaller selection then the Azusa or Pasadena location. Burgers are out of sight. Sunday Mass includes A pitcher of Bloddy Marys at a great price. Very easy access to public transit if you intend to put down a few and not want to drive.

Photo of OneBeertoRTA
4.75/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

This spot right next to Beachwood Brewing started out as my place to go when Beachwood was packed or had events. Slowly it became equally if not preferred to Beachwood as Beachwood's food as slowly gone down hill. What happened to your nachos Beachwood?

The draft list is hit or miss but most often hit. I've had Abyss, Knuckle, Alpine and numerous limited offerings in the past. There is always something good and interesting on the draft list. The food is as perfect as it gets for beer food. Brats, burgers, fries and tots many different ways with 8 sauces I can think of off hand.

I love how you place your card down and can order from anywhere. The service has always been good and the patio is the spot to be. There are also TVs for game nights.

Great spot overall that I will continue to frequent.

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4.13/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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5/5  rDev +21.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Huge selection of beer! Great place.

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Congregation Ale House in Long Beach, CA
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