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Garden State Ale House - New Brunswick

113 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene (88)
  • Neighborhood Gem (70)
  • Good for Groups (64)

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Garden State Ale House is an authentic American gastropub that offers an impressive selection of craft beer, unique cocktails, and great food at an exceptional value. Our draft selection changes frequently, and we strive to obtain the most coveted and limited production beers. Our cocktail list changes with the seasons and we are constantly experimenting with new ideas to inspire the palate. We keep an expansive array of liquor on the bar, with quality selection across the spectrum. Our scratch kitchen uses all fresh ingredients to provide great tasting food at a great price, and we always have something new to try on our weekly specials menu. Give us a try once, and you’ll be a regular in no time!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Contemporary Mexican, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 2am
Saturday 12pm - 2am
Sunday 12pm - 2am
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Phone number
(732) 543-2408
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Zebib
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George Street Ale House offers offsite catering for all occasions. There's no job too big or small for us to handle. We offer onsite grilling as well as a wide variety of other foods, and can also set up an onsite bar if needed.
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Cross street
Church St
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Parking details
There is a public parking lot across from George Street Ale House. The entrance is located on Church Street. Once parked, walk out onto Church Street, turn left, walk to the traffic light and look to the left across the street and you will see us looking back.
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Public transit
There is train and bus access to New Brunswick
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We are proud to sponsor the New Brunswick Jazz Project on Tuesday evenings. We are also the New Brunswick home of Paint Nite.
Monday Trivia at Garden State Ale House is a big hit, game starts at 7pm.
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Special events & promotions
Beer Dinners, Beer and Chocolate Pairing Classes, Paint Nites, and more. See our website for details on upcoming events!
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on June 25, 2017

I come to GSAH often for brunch and LOVE it every time EXCEPT when we get a certain server. He calls everyone "dude" (mind you, I'm a woman) and disappears for 20 min at a time- not the best situation when we're trying to do bottomless brunch. The good news is he was more chipper than usual, but nothing can make up for the lack of attention.

Joyce (New York Area)
Dined on June 14, 2017

Went for pre-concert dinner. Arrived at happy hour and also received 15% discount for pre-concert dining! Food is good as expected for a bar/restaurant. Waitress was very nice and food service was prompt.

vipJanet1057 (New York Area)
Dined on May 18, 2017

First time dining there. Excellent service and a really good value. If you are going to or from the theatre, be sure to ask for the discount (15%). Salad was very fresh. Disappointed the nachos used cheese sauce.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined on May 13, 2017

Love this place, have been here several times now & they never disappoint. Drink selection is huge & the menu is very tasty. Service is excellent. They even give you a discount if you're going to the local theatre!

Jessie (New York Area)
Dined on May 7, 2017

Food was good. Service was a little slow, but good. Went for an anniversary brunch, wasn't expecting my such a bar scene, but I didn't mind. They also have specials everyday. I'd go back

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined on May 6, 2017

Do not go here before the theatre unless it is no later than 6pm reservation or you will not get your food in time.

vipMSG24 (New York Area)
Dined on May 4, 2017

Gastro pub? They are way far from it. Although our dishes were good (pretzel sticks, veggie burger, chicken wrap) they were nothing to rave about. It's more of your typical bar.

They service was slow and almost like they didn't care much for patrons. The food came out on time though.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
Dined on March 31, 2017

Unfortunately we never got to eat, after waiting at least 25 minutes for our food we could not wait any longer as we were already late for a concert, the restaurant was not crowded, mostly a bar crowd but apparently the kitchen cared more about getting food to a party downstairs then in the bar area. We had ordered a wrap and fish and chips, not to complicated. When we told the waitress we could not wait any longer the food suddenly appeared, the manager was nice enough to comp the beer and ice tea we had. My comment to the manager was that the kitchen needs to balance out the service to restaurant patrons as well as any private parties.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
Dined on March 31, 2017

great apps...service very good and attentive server....will be back

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined on March 25, 2017

Excellent food and very reasonable price and a good choice before the theatre