Ale House @ Amato's

Ale House @ Amato's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alehousedenver.com/
  • Phone: (303) 433-9734
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Orlando Edwards
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Amato Room seats up to 40 people for a private dining experience. We welcome business lunches, wedding parties, birthdays, holiday parties, and any special occasions. Call to speak with our events director for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Seth Anstadt 3034339734

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th and Central
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. Complimentary valet Thursday-Saturday evenings.
A word from Ale House @ Amato's
Our latest addition to the Breckenridge Brewery family of brewpubs and ale houses is located in the hip Lower Highlands district of Denver. The Ale House takes our mantra of “Good Food, Good Drink and Good Cheer” to its highest level yet. Come feast on handcrafted fare, explore Colorado’s best craft beers, sip on a fantastic glass of wine or a killer cocktail.
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Ale House @ Amato's reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (45)great for outdoor dining (42)good for groups (31)neighborhood gem (30)vibrant bar scene (25)hot spot (24)great for lunch (20)fit for foodies (18)late-night find (13)great for brunch (8)special occasion (7)romantic (5)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Love it
    Amper
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Always have a good time the bartenders are great. They have unique apps peanut butter bacon wrapped poppers are killer
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    They have changed the menu...they use to have a fabulous Italian chopped salad that is no longer on the menu. We also wanted the peanut butter stuff jalapenos, but they were not available for lunch. The poeple I was with enjoyed their lunch. I picked a grilled cheese and it was all bread..you could not taste the cheese.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than most bar food!
    vvs123VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Pretty standard fare, but good quality. Fresh ingredients. If you're in that neighborhood, recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    Denverfoodie
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    First time in for brunch and I had the open face ham and cheese sandwhich, it was wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restarted and Enjoyed
    Hype
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The evening started out a little rough - not the fault of the restaurant, but I believe mgmt could have and should have taken control and resolved the situation sooner. The table next to us had obviously been there awhile and had been drinking quite a bit, very loud and disturbing all surrounding tables. Even though a table was opening up, we were unable to move to another outdoor table. We ended up moving inside. The wait staff could not be more than accommodating and our waiter really went above and beyond. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st Timer
    FACfriends
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This was our first time at the Ale House. We had a great time and our food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect.
    pickyeater
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. I loved the pretzels with mustard.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roof Top Best View!
    CatherineVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great Roof Top dining with views of downtown.....yeah!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Always a hit with anyone I take there! We all made sure to order something different, then we shared. Nothing like rotating plates with some friends. Everything was good. Tried some new flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High energy Friday evening
    Lukemcg
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Four of us met for dinner, baseball playoffs and craft beer drinking. The selection of draft beer is strong and not "mainstream." There were tons of people, high energy and high volume. The steak and garlic-mashed potatoes were great. While we had a reservation to sit in the dining room, a table opened up earlier in the bar and we chose to sit there to better see the Royals beat the A's on Friday night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great views and food, ok service.
    RebRum
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Love the various seating options - patio, dining, bar and rooftop. Menu was creative, but could add a couple more items. Extremely noisy and hard to hear others in my group of 6 while sitting in the dining area. When we received our food I received an entrée that I didn't order. The server apologized but by the time it came out my other guests already finished. There was no acknowledgement of what happened and nothing was offered in lieu of the servers/restaurants mistake. Bar was crowded and looked vibrant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night
    Elsa
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We walked in early for our reservation and had no problem getting a seat. Server had excellent suggestions in beer, and the special was delicious. Definitely not typical bar food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Small portions. Loud patio. Great food and beer. Okay sangria. Great location. Easy walk to/from 16th street mall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sausage plate stinks
    Liz4food
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have been here in the past and everything was great, food and service included. This visit I shared the sausage plate and it was terrible. The service want that great either. It was awesome sitting on the upstairs patio though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was outstanding and the server was incredibly helpful with beer recommendations, food and continued to be attentive. The noise level of the music was very loud...unnecessary...made conversation less enjoyable. Overall, we loved the place!and the ample outdoor seating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Frustrating!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a reservation for a large group for a wedding party and we waited for nearly 50 minutes after our reserved time for a table. They Provided us with complimentary apps and drinks but due to the lateness the evening plans were affected!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ale House is ok, just ok!
    grendelVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The ambience of this restaurant suggests a college bar--very noisy with loud music pulsating. Not my idea of a relaxing evening of dining, but each to his own. The artichoke dip was outstanding and my chicken breast with fresh mozzarella was fine. But I felt as though I could have had the same experience at many other places. Our server was quite pleasant and available. We had been there for lunch another day and the salads were spectacular! So my suggestion would be to go at lunch and hum along with the music and try to ignore the folk next to you yelling and screaming! My husband did enjoy his dinner. A bacon/peanut butter and jelly sandwich!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish brunch!
    jennilynne54
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I went for brunch and the food was delicious! Definitely recommend getting there early so you can score a side patio seat on the rooftop. The view of downtown is great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice addition to for Breck Brewery
    MH60VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Ale House at Amato's starts with an excellent location in HiLo and wonderful views of downtown Denver. As you'd expect with a Breckenridge Brewery restaurant, the on-tap beer selections are exceptional (and reasonably priced) plus they have plenty of interesting cocktails and an extensive wine list. The food is not your typical pub fare and was very good. Our waiter was very up beat and honest about selections. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been here for dinner and lunch, great staff, good set up and good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service is an understatem
    NOTGOODATALL
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We came in with a huge party, stayed in the upstairs bar, ran a huge tab. To make it easy, I told the bartender one tab and paid cash. I told him to run my card for the tip and instead he kept the cash, ran my card for the entire tab. SLEEEEEZY MAN! Took a week to get the money back in my account.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something was off this time.
    MonkeyMattyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have been a few times before and it has been great. We had the Lohi salad which is seared ahi tuna over a bed of greens, there was hardly any greens and the tuna was sliced so thick it was hard to get down. I had this last time and fell in love with it but this time the delivery just was not there. My partner had the steak salad which was full of greens and a nicely cooked steak however there was a lot of unchewable grizzle. As I said before, it was better the other times and yes we will probably return but I hope it is not like this experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Impressed!
    ARreviews
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went to Ale House at Amato's for my husband's birthday. Granted it was a Sunday night, but our group of 10 got seated right away even though I had originally made the reservation for 8. It took a little bit to get service and I think a different waiter took our table because we couldn't find the waiter we were supposed to have. Our "replacement waiter" was GREAT. He was very personable and knowledgeable about the menu and did separate checks for everyone which I'm sure was a pain. The food was very good and they have unique offerings. Everything came out quickly, correctly, and was delicious! We will definitely be back again in the future. *Note there is only free valet on Friday and Saturday but they forget to bring in the sign.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greeters/Wait Staff Needs Training
    MLynnS
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    5 people at the check-in podium when we arrived for our reservation. Not greeted for several minutes. Then told to sit wherever we like (we had a res for 8). Our party did not all arrive at the same time, so 1/2 of them were seated elsewhere in the restaurant. We wouldn't have figured that out, except for text messaging after 20 min of thinking they weren't there yet. Waiters confused about who was helping our table. Bar confused about how to make a HOT Toddy (sent over an ice-cold Toddy). Wow! Food was average at best. I wouldn't choose this place again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely for the beer connoisseur
    Dining4food
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Selection of beers was excellent. Ambiance good but noisy enough that difficult to talk at booth. Food decent but not exceptional. Nice location.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great evening
    SushiL0versVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We enjoyed food service and location! Valet parking available a plus, nice views and reservations accepted.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Adrianeats
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Seemed like it would have been more fun but it was dead on a Saturday night--not the atmosphere my party was looking for.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good service, ok food.
    mkmk
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I had the fish n chips which, were a bit greasy. When I mentioned it to the server, he comped me a beer, which was acceptable recompense. The deep fried brownie was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 104 reviews are from the Ale House @ Amato's reviews archive.
  • Elaine
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Been to Ale House 3 times previous and LOVED it ! Waiter got orders messed up, but food ws great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great Spot
    Foodie88
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Ale House is one of my favorite local spots. The restaurant is vibrant and buzzing every night of the week. The views of Downtown are amazing. Everything on the the menu is good but I reccoment the pretzel rolls with beer cheese soup for dipping. I'd reccomend this spot to anyone who is new in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for after dinner drinks...
    Katelyn
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went for after dinner drinks with my bf and another couple, ended up staying for 2-3 hours we had so much fun. We didn't eat, as we'd just eaten elsewhere, so that's the only reason I gave them 3 stars and not more. The food LOOKED great! I was told the view at Ale House and the drink menu were a "must see", and they were spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great late night dinner
    sgholt
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Service was great. Nice outdoor atmosphere. . Good food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food vs. View
    Ottie12
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This is a great place to have a drink and enjoy the view, but don't go there for the food. It's not that it's awful, just very average bar food. The good news is that when all the excellent Highlands restaurants are booked you can probably get right in, and are likely to get a table by the window or on the patio. This is such a fantastic location it's disappointing that the food could not be something more special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    Java1
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This was a good place to eat. They take reservations and we were seated on time. The food here is pretty good. High end bar food and a few other things. Great selection of beer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    T.he staff was very attentive and the food was fresh
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowded but delicious
    alibee
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We went on a Friday night - luckily we had reservations. The places was packed. Apparently there were a lot of large parties eating there that night, so the staff was constantly moving table and chairs from table to table. It got to crowded in our seating area that at one point we were blocked in my other tables, staff, and patrons. Amid the chaos though was excellent food! The pretzel roll appetizer was fantastic and our main meals were very flavorful. I'll be back, but maybe not on a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a great experience - they were very accommodating to our obscure needs. Food and drinks were great! We will absolutely be back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    hungry
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I just stumbled upon this place. Great beer, great food, and you have a great view of downtown denver from the outdoor patio. Plus the surrounding resturarunts and shops have a great vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice food, great moscow rule 8
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Its a nice place for evening dinner with friends on the roof top. Nice service and food is good. Loved drink menu too. Loved moscow mule or they call it moscow rule 8
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beer selection
    outdoordiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The draft beer selection was great. I especially liked the dark nitro drafts that included two porters. We enjoyed sitting on the roof top deck. Fish and chips were on the menu. But, the fish and chips were just average compared to other restaurants as were the other menu items we ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate