The Ale House
Taps: 30 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$$
The Ale House Columbia is an enjoyable place to have a few beers and grab some food. The restaurant is very modern and includes three indoor bars and an outside bar. It has been very busy each time I have visited, usually on the weekend, but there is a lot of seating and the wait is usually not long. The beer menu usually has about 10 house beers, that range from average to very good, and also about 15-20 guest taps. The prices on the house beers are lower that the guest list, but I guess that is to promote their beers more. There is also a bottle list, but the prices are even higher for those.
I have visited about once a month this year and really enjoy the fact that they added a 5 oz. draft option for some of the stronger beers. This allows for the opportunity to try a few different things. The food has been very good as well and is pretty close to average price for a restaurant.
06-30-2013 03:17:22 | More by stephenjmoore
2.24/5 rDev -43.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 2 | food: 2 | $$$
Most of their taps are duplicates and they focus on their own beers rather than those from around the country/world. As I am not a fan of their beer, the place has little to offer.
Sadly the food did not rate any higher. The nachos and chicken wings were not good. The cheese on the nachos had solidified by the time it got to the table and were presented in a single layer of 12 nacho chips around the edge of the plate. The wings were not meaty and were very oily.
03-05-2013 00:00:20 | More by khodre
The Ale House in Columbia, MD
89 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.