Congregation Ale House

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

17 Reviews
Congregation Ale HouseCongregation Ale House
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

201 E Broadway
Long Beach, California, 90802-4841
United States

(562) 432-2337 | map
www.congregationalehouse.com

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Added by andywhat on 09-21-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
53
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
5.94%
 
 
Taps:
37
Bottles/Cans:
117
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 53
Reviews by Halcyondays:
Photo of Halcyondays
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I decided to check this place out since it is virtually next door to Beachwood II. Walking in it's certainly smaller than I thought with a bunch of breweriana on the walls along with the Catholic theme. Quite empty when I went there for Happy Hour or Mass as they call it.

Had a Borgo Enkir which was served properly was in good condition. I had the Duck and Bacon sausage that was enjoyable but nothing to go crazy for.

The selection was good on-tap, a nice mix of styles. Their bottle list is impressive with lots of Belgians, all the Trappists except for Westy of course and even a few true lambics. Prices are good, I even saw Yorkshire Stingo for $10 a bottle which is less than in the store.

Service is fine, they got me my food and beer with no problems, but never really engaged me otherwise, but that was fine on this day.

All and all a good location in Long Beach. Its immediate vicinity to Beachwood II makes me wonder if it'll last, but they seem to be doing well from what I've heard and I wish them the best. I'm all for more better beer locations in the Southland.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of HippieDave56
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of GMan310
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

great place to grab a beer nice look as well can be packed with people sometimes and loud so definitely a hangout spot.

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Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
3.83/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of OneBeertoRTA
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
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 -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of WildDalby18
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of ol_dirty_jaysta
5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Huge selection of beer! Great place.

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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

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Congregation Ale House in Long Beach, CA
4.21 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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