Ale Mary's Beer Hall

4.6
450 Reviews
$30 and under
Beer Garden

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Great Beer
Warm alehouse with patio offering craft beer from a long list, plus an elevated tavern menu. Men's Journal Voted the Beer Cheese Burger Top 25 in America. Please note, patio seats are not reservable but will we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Experiences

  • Private Dining Tent on Main Street!

    $20.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Private accommodations in a heated tent on main street in downtown Royal Oak! Enjoy dinner & drinks with up to 6 people. Please dress warm as you are still outside, bring a blanket if you like! We require a $20 per person deposit that goes towards the $150.00 food and beverage minimum no matter the party size. If you don't spend $150, you can purchase a gift card for the balance. In addition, there is a strict 90-minute time limit.
  • Private Dining Tent on Main Street

    $10.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Private accommodations in a heated tent on main street in downtown Royal Oak! Enjoy dinner & drinks with up to 6 people. Please dress warm as you are still outside, bring a blanket if you like! We require a $20 per person deposit that goes towards the $150.00 food and beverage minimum no matter the party size. If you don't spend $150, you can purchase a gift card for the balance. In addition, there is a strict 90-minute time limit.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 450 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places for a vegan burger! Their vegan menu is huge! Love this place, it’s one of my go tos! Also they’re beer selection Is phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my mom’s birthday in the outdoor heated tent. The service was great, food was great and the drinks were amazing. We kept our coats on and kept hand warmers in our pockets, but the heater took the edge off the cold. We were very comfortable, which is impressive considering it was probably 25 degrees outside. I would go back again both during covid and after lockdown is over.

YF
YumFood
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great job, especially in COVID environment. Private tent - warm enough, but a thick sweater and a blanket for the legs recommended. Brussel sprouts were great- we all sprung for the award winning cheeseburger and were not disappointed. 90 minutes doesn't seem like enough time-can't wait until we can eat and drink with friends without such a tight limit- but thankful we can at least do this during this shutdown. Recommend Ale Mary's - they did a great job.

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Kait
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were in the tents and it was a great experience! Everything was clean, food was great, felt safe, service was awesome.

AL
AmyL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Felt safe in our own tent. Service and food was excellent!

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TeanaH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a reservation for 630. We didn’t get our tent until 7. They apologized a few times. Was very time. The manager/supervisor and the waiter was so nice! I wish i could remember their names. But the food was good. The award winning burger was so good. The chicken and waffles was very good too. It was cold but we’re outside so we didn’t expect anything different. We loved it and we will be back.

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24paws
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We dined in the outside tents. You do have to spend a minimum...and I totally understand why. It was a non-issue as we just wanted to eat out! Kudos to Ale Mary’s for figuring out how to let people come out to eat while we can’t come in! Heavy duty tent kept the wind out, tho’ tent flaps when cars go by. Our only suggestion is to have the heat low so the warmth hits your lower level as heat rises. Food was hot when arrived and good as usual. Our server (Matthew) was great! My family has been supporting local and as soon as we can be back inside we’ll be there!

JS
JerryS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Server Mathew was awesome!

JJ
JoeJen
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food (best vegan menu in town, no contest) and very attentive service!

JP
JulianneP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice considering COVID

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every member of the staff was incredible. The food was exceptional and the drinks were too! Matthew is the best waiter we seriously have had in forever! Great night - great memories!

KV
KhyatiV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in a private tent and it was cozy, safe and warm.

DP
DPHIII
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great beer selection. Decent menu, but we thought the prices were just a tab bit steep. Still, we would definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10, amazing vegan options, but also has food for omnivores

JB
JamalB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine here for the vegan menu and always bring my non-vegan friends and they are amazed at how delicious the food is. This is my favorite spot to get vegan food. It is my husband's favorite spot for beer. The service is always, always fantastic!

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Rorororo
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I think the food was a little underwhelming, especially for the price, but other than that, it was timely and I had no complaints about the service. I’d recommend this place for drinks and for the milkshakes, but not so much for food.

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nothanks
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Drinks were expensive and not great. Food was greasy and I was sick all night and the next day. Needless to say I won't be back. Sad too. It has potential but the food, drinks and service were all poor.

AD
AdventurousDiner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

This place came highly recommended, and yet, I was so let down by the food. The beer selection is consistent with what I would expect to see in Royal Oak. My server was extremely attentive and brought everything from my beers to the app to my main ASAP considering it was a Saturday evening. What really tanks this review, is the food. Where do I start?

-The cheese curds I ordered were very bland. I mean I know, cheese curds don't have much to them to begin with, but these didn't have any flavor to them whatsoever. They served the curds with what they claimed to be a "smoked tomato compote", which in actuality was more akin to a cold marinara sauce, no smoke to it whatsoever. A small handful of curds set me back 10.50.

-I was looking forward to the chicken and waffles that I ordered, as they touted their "secret, spicy" fried chicken on their menu. What I received was just plain sad. I got 3 of the smallest chicken tenders....tenders! Not even actual pieces of chicken like you'd get in a respectable place...but 3 anemic looking tenders with yet another flavorless breading, paired with a waffle which I am convinced was made simply from flour, water, and very little else. They ask that you part with 15.95 for this atrocity. I tell ya, if someone had come by and asked me how I was finding my meal, I'd have let 'em know right then and there, yet management was a bit busy trying to wrangle all the people who were coming into the establishment and just sitting where ever they pleased, masks off and all. I was asked if I wanted dessert, and well, after all that, I think I had had enough. I paid my bill, and went next door to Astoria Bakeshop where I was convinced I'd be able to get some dessert that had a bit of personality to it. That kind of food may pass muster for your standard Royal Oak diner, but I know I won't be going back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out with bae for dinner. I love this place! The amount of vegan options is mind blowing 💕💕 ! The seating is a little awkward with the long bench but it’s enough room in between seats. Food is sooooo good! The Nashville chkn sandwich is delicious 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was Amazing! I can’t remember her name, but we’ve had her before. She knows her beers! Especially stouts/porters! Can’t wait to come back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a great selection of beers, ciders and ales on tap. Also great assortment of cocktails. I went there only to be stood up on a date. Matthew, my waiter, saw this and was very accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant due to the food and good vibes and very professional staff.

MK
MattK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The server (Carmen) was great and the drink that I got was very good! However, the past 2 times that I have gotten food here it’s just been bland. The menu is fun and the food isn’t necessarily bad. It’s just not seasoned. They accommodated me for disliking my food and they were cool about it. I’ll be back again for drinks, just maybe won’t get food again.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great menu. Excellent service.

TB
ToddB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.. perfect way to celebrate our anniversary!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious vegan options with great service.

TT
TheTodd
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had an open table reservation but still had to wait 30 minutes behind. Service was good but not outstanding. Food was tasty and beer selection was incredible.

MS
MoniqueS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a little bit cold. Besides that it was great

LD
LaurenD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beverages, server was attentive and friendly.

MB
MattB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was great as usual and Amy our server was AMAZING as usual.

JO
JOSEPHB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We've been to Ale Mary's several times-- The quality of the food was just not very good. It was lacking its normal flavor.

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AmandaS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan food! This was our 4th visit and we will keep coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very awesome brunch with friendly and helpful staff as always.

All the extra COVID precautions and safety in line to make you feel comfortable as you enjoy their delicious food

AL
AndrewL
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made a reservation here on open table... got to Ale Mary's, they said it was made for 2, I said no, its for 4. They took good care of us. Food and service were a 10 out of 10. Short, metered pours on liqour... order a double. We'll be back.

MG
MaddieG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, one of my fav places to take friends for a Friday night dinner!

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Desh
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it's a good low key place. good food good vibe. I'd recommend coming.

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Kevin
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service was a little slow but not horrible by any means. Great food and drink options. Nashville hot chicken was amazing, the Mediterranean bowl was very bland and small portion. We will be back again to try other items that sounded great on the menu.

GS
GinaS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our favorite thing to eat was the warm pretzels and beer cheese dip, but something has changed. The pretzels were not the same (had less of that "pretzel" flavor, and the cheese dip had a weird texture - almost lumpy as opposed to smooth and creamy as it was in the past.

Our other stand by - the Brussels sprouts were also different - not as crispy as they once were. I'll admit it has been a while since we've been here, but we were disappointed in the food a bit.

CI
CindyI
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here is fabulous! Friendly, courteous and very attentive!!

KS
KatherineS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our waitress was phenomenal. She was patient and knowledgeable. It was awesome. Food was great and they were so accommodating. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Ale Mary's Beer Hall offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 268-1939.

Ale Mary's Beer Hall is rated 4.6 stars by 450 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.