Craft Ale House

Craft Ale HouseCraft Ale House
BA SCORE
92.1%
Liked This Place
4.3 w/ 63 ratings
Craft Ale HouseCraft Ale House
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

708 W Ridge Pike
Limerick, Pennsylvania, 19468-1422
United States

(484) 932-8180 | map
craftalehouse.com

Notes:
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Added by sorryaboutbrooks on 01-07-2009

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
63
Liked:
58
Avg:
4.3/5
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
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Photo of THFCBeerBQ
1.78/5  rDev -58.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

Visited the Craft Ale House last night on a whim and would never return due to their SEXIST ideals and policies.

Arrived shortly before 10 with a friend of mine, the place was empty except for two other women who were at a table and a man playing acoustic guitar in the corner. We sat down at the bar and before we could even say hello we were asked to leave. The bartender preceded to tell us they didn't serve men who wore tank-tops and showed us a sign specifically calling out MEN about their sleeves. I was shocked such a SEXIST rule existed! I looked over at the two women, the one was wearing a strapless dress, the other a spaghetti-strap top.

Now I'm all for following rules but this is just an unnecessary, body-shaming rule that left me feeling marginalized and singled out. My tank was a nice, fitted, store-bought top that was free of dirt and holes. I was dressed in a fashionable way and always take pride in my appearance. I'm not sure why men's shoulders are so offensive, how are my shoulders any different than the shoulders of the two women at the other table!?! I can imagine the backlash in 2017 if it was reversed, and women were told they had to cover up while men could wear whatever they like.

As I said, I left feeling upset and singled-out because of my sex. The owner must have a real inferiority complex if he/she is concerned about this type of stuff so much they have to enforce archaic, awful rules.

It's a private business so they have the right to make up whatever stupid rules they want but I know my friend and I will never be returning, and I would suggest others think twice before patronizing this establishment.

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Photo of Bruce5
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The location and outside don't do justice to what one finds inside. The bar only has one small TV, this is definitely not the place to catch the game, but this is the place for serious beer drinkers.

Only 15 taps but all are quality selections along with an extensive bottle selection. Food menu is also limited but definitely a cut above bar food. Great food and great beer ignore the vibe.

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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Wenhodav
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great draft and bottle selection. A must for any beer / food geek.

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.28/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of McAttitude
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Craft Ale House is a great place to sample some great beers or have an excellent dinner! Only real drawback is the limited seating! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Always an excellent selection on draft and a huge bottle list! Offers discounts on 6 packs to go!

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Photo of Knapp85
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in here with some fellow BA's earlier last week. This was our second choice of the night but we ended up being pleasantly surprised with how it was. The whole place is rather spacious which was nice when you needed to walk around to the bathrooms or over to the beer coolers along the left side wall. The quality was very nice, clean looking just well kept and cozy. The selection was pretty solid with the minor exception that most of the beer we were asking for off the bottle list were sold out. Pretty bummed when you see Parabola on there and it's not actually available at the moment. The food looked good from what I could see others eating but I hadn't ordered any myself. Overall the value of the place is worth checking out, they also give discounts on 6 packs when you buy them for take-out. Very good service also, Justin was a great bartender to us and I wanna make sure he gets a proper thank you on here to him. If I ever end up in Limerick again someday I'll be sure to stop back into this pub for a good round or two.

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Craft Ale House in Limerick, PA
Place rating: 92.1% out of 100 with 63 ratings
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