Congregation Ale House

Congregation Ale HouseCongregation Ale House
Congregation Ale HouseCongregation Ale House
Bar, Eatery

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

(562) 432-2337 | map
congregationalehouse.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.14
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
58
pDev:
10.14%
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Reviews by fsimcox:
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fsimcox from Louisiana

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I read about this place on BA, and since I live 10 min away, thought I would try out happy hour. We arrived at about 4:30pm on a Tuesday.

What a wonderful little beer bar. Lots of heavy dark wood, some stained glass, and Belgium beer posters on the wall. Nice outdoor seating, but it was too cold yesterday to sit outside.

I went up to the cash register to order, and open a tab. Started off with an Alaskan Smoked Porter for me, and a Paulaner Hefeweizen for my wife.

No trouble finding a table at this time of day, but within an hour the place was packed. Service was great, and food was very good. I had the chicken parmesan sausage (served in flat bread) and the misses had the rib-eye burger, with a side of frys.

Both the Alaskan Porter, and the Pualaner were very good out of the Tap. I went for a Stone Self-Righteous Ale next, and was not disappointed.

Had a Deschutres Mirror Pond Pale Ale, that seemed a little flat. Perhaps I should not have followed the previous beers with this one. Also had a Spaten Pils (on sale $3/pint). It was very good.

Overall, a great time. Can't beat the happy hour prices, we got out for $35, plus the tip.

I will definitely go back!

Dec 29, 2010
More User Reviews:
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ruzzal from Texas

3.42/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Sep 18, 2019
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evanwoertz from California

4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Feb 19, 2019
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cbcrunch from Wyoming

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Mar 28, 2018
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2beerdogs from California

3.85/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Really cool vibe. The guy who helped us was proud of their beers and when asked a few pointed questions leapt into a "beer" conversation. Really advocated for us trying a few beers beyond what we had planned. Cool guy. A good variety of styles, and well chosen guest beers.

Apr 08, 2017
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gr8fulbeerhead from California

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

This place was great. Cool vibe inside and nice street side patio. Food was outstanding. Bottle and canned beer selection is extensive. Even the picky beer drinker should be able to find something here.

Feb 27, 2017
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deniserat from California

5/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jun 15, 2016
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HippieDave56 from California

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

May 30, 2016
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GMan310 from California

4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Feb 07, 2016
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fthegiants from California

4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nov 12, 2015
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SanFranJake from California

3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Apr 10, 2015
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Mar 31, 2015
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Ernie_The_Dude from California

4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Mar 23, 2015
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OneBeertoRTA from California

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Mar 22, 2015
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midlifec from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Mar 21, 2015
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WildDalby18 from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Mar 12, 2015
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ol_dirty_jaysta from California

5/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Huge selection of beer! Great place.

Jan 26, 2015
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Modernrickk from California

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Jan 01, 2015
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devilfluff from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

Dec 11, 2014
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2GOOFY from California

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

Nov 29, 2014
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DorianB from California

4.1/5  rDev -1%

Nov 18, 2014
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Ohsdrummer08 from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Nov 04, 2014
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wethorseblanket from California

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%

Oct 21, 2014
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getkrunkhoe from California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Aug 21, 2014
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fuzzchud from California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

Aug 13, 2014
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