Craft Ale House

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

41 Reviews
Craft Ale HouseCraft Ale House
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(484) 932-8180 | map
www.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
Score:
94
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
62
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.04%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
367
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 41 | Ratings: 62
Reviews by rfgetz:
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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

The beer is definitely the star as this smallish bar has a clean, bright and uninspiring atmosphere. Lots of unadorned cream colored walls with dark wood appointments. Bar seats maybe 15 with twice as many standing. Dining room has ample room but is somewhat cramped.

A few open fronted refrigerators behind the bar house many of the high ABV, limited and seasonal bombers, while a half a dozen other open fronted refrigerators continue long the same wall to the right of the bar, able to be browsed at your leisure. The 20 or so taps featured a wide mix of beer, but stuck to the expansive 200+ bottles, all reasonably priced.

Service was spotty as it was hard to approach the crowded bar and the 2 servers lost track of who was due up next. Did not sample the food.

Overall, not the best vibe in atmosphere and crowd composition, but a great bottle selection and decent prices make this place.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Bruce5
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
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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Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JimPottNY
4.91/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Wenhodav
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
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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Photo of dfhhead25
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of R_Brown77
4.95/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.68/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of McAttitude
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
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 +2.3%
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
94 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.
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