Ale House @ Amato's

Ale House @ Amato's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alehousedenver.com/
  • Phone: 3034339734
  • 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 May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (46)scenic view (42)good for groups (34)neighborhood gem (23)vibrant bar scene (23)great for lunch (19)hot spot (17)fit for foodies (16)late-night find (13)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (8)romantic (5)special occasion (5)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • 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!
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect father's day brunch
    audreyS
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a group of 11 here on Mother's day, and enjoyed it so much we came back for Father's day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place-Menu a bit dissapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I tried this place with a group of 12 for a birthday party. The food was good, but I was expecting a few more meal choices on the menu. The ambience was good, but it was not as modern as I expected it to be. It does look like they have a great rooftop though. Service was ok, the waitress seemed a little confused at some points with who ordered what food/drinks. Also som of the beers were "sold out" I get that sometimes you're going to run out of things, but you're an Ale House so it should never be the beer and if you run out, you should take them off the menu. One of the parties in my group tried to order 2 types of beer and both types werent available. Some menus were marked w/ a sold out sticker but his was not...a bit disappointing
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Love the outdoor rooftop bar. Stopped by for happy hour and had the caprese flatbread and parmesan fries. Nothing spectacular. The fries could've been cooked longer. Still sort of hard inside. Service was good and the ambience was great. Also have a great selection of beers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for relaxed work dinner
    jmleberer
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Brought my team of 9 in on a Monday and figured it would be dead, not the case which was awesome. We had a great dinner, everyone had a different beer and the food was delicious. What more could I ask for?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I was in Denver to get together with old friends and decided to go downtown. The place we tried to get into couldn't accomodate 6 of us at the last minute. We had an earlier drink at the Ale House and decided to go back for dinner. When I called, they found a way for us to get in without a reservation and put us in a room with lower noise so we could talk. Great food and service. Will definitely be back when in Denver.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Wonderful Ale House @ Amato's
    AllAboutMe
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Each microbrew is phenomenal! Wonderful flavors and served nice and cold. The restaurant scene is vibrant and very much alive. We always enjoy our visit and we look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Continually good
    Edward
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I've been to Amato's enough times that it's hard to pick out one particular good occasion or food. But the beer list is always stocked with good options. And the burger is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 85 reviews are from the Ale House @ Amato's reviews archive.
  • Great all around!
    ElDavo
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our first time and we will certainly be back. Shockingly good for kids. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    travelinfool2
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family and I visited Ale House @ Amato's for the first time on Mother's Day. We all thoroughly enjoyed the server (don't recall his name) and definitely the view. The food was excellent as well. Our server was excellent, very courteous, knowledgeable on wine/beer and of course the menu. He was also very attentive to our needs but not overzealous. Which was greatly appreciated!! The end of our meal came and we never felt pressured to leave. Also greatly appreciated!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great meal and Mothers' Day dining. Everything was very good, but we sure miss the Bison Meatloaf that used to be on the menu. The Turkey meatloaf doesn't compare. Wish they'd bring it back! Gret time, thanks!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    audreyS
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our group of 10 returned to Ale House for the 2nd year in a row, and had a fabulous time! Everyone raved about the food, the large mimosas and bloody marys were also fantastic. Our server handled our group with a smile, and treated the 4 mothers to a chocolate strawberry at the end. We came early (10:30 am) and it was fairly quiet in the dining room, which we enjoyed. This is definitely a top spot for our group!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More than a brew pub
    Dave
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This was my 3rd time at Amato's and each was great! This time we sat in the bar, view of downtown skyline was great. The staff is enthusiastic and customer-centered, the food is very interesting and prepared very well, the service is attentive without being cloying, and the ambiance is very energetic. The beer selection is really good, this time I ordered a Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout and was not disappointed. The sweet potato fries are great, lobster bisque was good as usual, and you get a great choice of fare from light to rich. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I love bringing friends in from out of town to this restaurant. We always experience great service and we love the food!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Patio View is Great for Guests
    alibee
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I took a large group of 10 people here for brunch and we sat on their outside patio on the second floor and had a fantastic view of the city. The food was great; although my french toast portion was too small for me, other people got burgers with eggs and breakfast BLTs that were more satisfying. The service was a bit slow to warm up, but we did get there right at 10am when they opened so we could get the seating that we wanted. Parking was a breeze that time of day. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had an Excellent experience
    Andrew
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Had an Excellent experience At Ale House. Great Service And Food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • couldnt enjoy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food was good, but our waiter was not. It took a long time for someone to come to our table and when he finally did it took another long time to get our beers. poor multi-tasking skills and he wasn't very friendly either. Another waitress even stopped by to ask "have you guys even been helped yet" He dropped off our beers but couldn't take our app order. It took a long time for the check to come too. Frustrating dining here as it took over an hour to get there with the traffic and we just wanted a couple beers to relax.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Tim is the best waiter I've ever had, he should get a raise! The service and food was fantastic, and we all had a great time! Cindy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate