Rehoboth Ale House

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Rehoboth Ale HouseRehoboth Ale House

Type: Bar, Eatery

15 Wilmington Ave
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 19971-2925
United States

(302) 227-2337 | map

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Added by jmfc8237 on 04-23-2009

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Slatetank:
Photo of Slatetank
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I was able to check out the Rehoboth Ale house around lunch w/ friends. Atmosphere is like your local sports bar w/ a long wood bar w/ lots of advertising banners and neons w/ BMC, Yuengling and Spaten represented. The music selections were classic rock and there were darts for our entertainment.

Selection is about 15 drafts and 100 bottles according to the menu although they were out of a couple choices. The menu consists of mainly lagers w/ some assorted Belgians like Tripel Karmeleit and Chimay. There are mexican and Asian beers as well as many craft choices like Allagash, DFH, Ommegang, North Coast, Stone, Flying Dog and Clipper City. I had A Fordham draft which was satisfactory

The service was basic bar type and was distracted when groups of more than 3 came in, but after we ordered food the food came out almost immediately. The service was friendly, but the bartender asked for clarification a couple times on beer names(better than bringing the wrong beer). The atmosphere stayed casual and the staff was friendly w/ conversation overall and offered to help check on DFH tour schedules.

Food - Basic pub style grub w/ some seafood options. Our friends had peel and eat shrimp and we ate cheese fries which were hot and the portion size was very large. They have burgrers, wraps and lots of italian entrees

Quality -A feeling of quality is met here I would say check out Rehoboth Ale house and have a craft beer. The bar is near the beach and has a nice casual neighborhood bar ambience but I would not choose this place first, don't go with high expectations - not the type of place that is all that impressive

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More User Reviews:
Photo of VABA
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

we stopped by here to eat lunch and have a couple beers, before heading to the Dogfish Head brewpub for the long haul. We didn't want to eat both lunch and dinner at Dogfish, but we should have.

It was the offseason (December), but it was a Saturday afternoon, and we were the only ones in the place. cheesy decorations of a beach sports bar.

The beer list was above average, as they had about a dozen taps and decent bottle list of craft beer. They were running a special to get rid of the rest of their Oktoberfest bottles, but the rest of the beer was over priced. $5 or $6 for pints of standard ABV beer. Mad Elf was $9.

Food was typical bar food and was fine. The waitress was friendly and service was average.

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.28/5  rDev +22.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Stopped into this place during an afternoon at the Rehoboth boardwalk while the family shopped in adjacent stores. Noticed they had offerings from Evolution! I've been dieing to try something from them. Walked into a central bar area down the middle with various tables and booths around the outside. A ‘sports bar’ area was to the back wall. Tv’s pretty much everywhere.

I started out with the Evolution ESB. Real malty with a nice lighter copper color. More amber than copper I guess. This beer was reminiscent of a Budweiser American Ale. In fact one of the other patrons asked me about it and that’s how I described it (he knew immediately what to expect). He was about to order a Bud Light just moments before (another conversion to craft beer under my belt). I then when onto an Evolution Summer Ale. It was your typical wheat beer with that lemon twang.

The beer list was unbelievable for a Rehoboth establishment. The bartender was a younger girl. I ended up giving her background on some of the beers she was serving. I also pointed out an error on the beer list. They had a McSorley’s India Pale Ale instead of a McSorley’s Irish Pale Ale (a guilty pleasure of mine by the Pabst Brewing Co.).

Overall this is a great place to kill some time while your significant others go in and out of the overpriced shops of Rehoboth Beach Avenue. Oh and I ended things off with my traditional Magic Hat No. 9. This beer and I have quite a history at the beach. We’ll leave it at that. I highly recommend this place just based on the beer selections. I am willing to bet the food is also just as good.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Saw an ad for this in my hotel room and it sounded like a pretty interesting place to check out. One night while staying a few blocks away my girlfriend and I went down there to check it out. The place was crawling with loud drunk college kids. Managed to find two open stools at the bar and sat down. Ordered a few drinks for each of us and tried to enjoy them as best as possible. One drunk girl kept shouting at the bartender over my girlfriends shoulder just about the whole time till the guy told her she was cut off and was told to leave. The guy tried handling the situation as best as possible and still managed to be helpful to others.

The selection of beers here are actually pretty good, I enjoyed lookin over the list and being able to find some new brews I haven't seen or had before. After about an hour and a half we left and went back to the hotel.

Overall it seems like it a big college hangout. The prices were affordable from what I could tell and had a decent menu selection of food. I wouldn't have to go back there again since the DfH pub was right there as well. That place would take priority over the Ale House any day.

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Photo of Gavage
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Located on Wilmington Ave just down the street from the hotel I was staying in and about 1 block from the boardwalk / beach. A big blue awning makes this easy to find.

Walking inside you first come across a huge rectangular bar that can seat about 40 people. Definite sports bar theme here with plenty of signage covering the walls and plenty of TVs with sports on.

There are numerous taps with a mix of macros and micros, and they have about 100 bottles available. This is one of those "drink 100 beer" clubs and get a t-shirt type place, so the 100 bottles aren't all that great. They did have the new Delaware brewery Evolution beers on tap - Primal Pale Ale and Exile ESB. DFH 60 Minute IPA, Guinness, Stella, and several other macros.

Service was decent, and I did not eat any food here. I could see this being a beer chugging and Jagermeister shot type of place on a weekend. For me, just an average place to have a beer.

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Rehoboth Ale House in Rehoboth Beach, DE
3.49 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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