The Alehouse Columbia

4.3
1093 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Join us for dinner, then stay for drinks and live entertainment in our indoor bars or on our spacious back patio. Watch your favorite teams on our 50+ big screens, host a party in one of our private rooms or just relax with a cocktail under the stars. At The Ale House Columbia, you'll find great food, expertly-crafted drinks and Howard County's best nightlife.
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TheNeatOne
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We’ve been a few times now and the food and service doesn’t seem to get better or worst…it’s about average. Although the place was low capacity, service took a while. We did get to sit outdoors; that was a good thing as it was kick-off Sunday and were concerned with being inside with the crowd.

We will return, but it will be a time when we’re not looking for great, but rather a quiet place, decent meal and time and space to talk.

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PeterM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Always a great time when grabbing a pint and food with friends on their patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great,server was awesome

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BeAnSn
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to place since Clyde's left Columbia.

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SamC
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening our server was attentive but not pushy. Food and bevs were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong with a classic burger. Great service as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fire d is moving to Arizona

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MartaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is fresh; service attentive. Great choice for casual dining experience.

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LondonW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The few things I wanted were out of stock but what I ended up getting was ok

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Deanne
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Quality of the food was mediocre. Beer selection was good. Server was very nice. Price of food was a bit high for the quality and portions.

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PaulC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Alex, I think, was excellent. Food was delicious; my husband and I both got burgers, and they were cooked just right. And, the sweet potato fries were addictive! We brought friends who had never been to Ale House, and they both enjoyed their meals — blackened chicken pasta and tacos. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recommend the PEAR SALAD with Grilled SALMON, the 🍔 BURGERS, MAC & CHEESE, and BMORE BREAKFAST Nitro.

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TiaF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was def a great first time experience. Food was delicious! The great experience started at the front door with the hospitality staff and our waiter was awesome.
Will be returning in the near future!

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vipGaryT
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wait staff were friendly and accomadating to my 2 daughters with intellectual disabilities. Food is consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ale House brunch is amazing. Great food and drinks. They have bottomless mimosas, bellini’s and bloody mary’s. Great place for a date or with friends.

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vippadrinopetrini
Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The first thing we noticed upon entering this restaurant was the raucous private party happening in the dining room; it made for an exciting and noisy dining experience. The food here is generally reliable, but this time we were disappointed. My carnitas mac and cheese had a bone (or something as hard as a bone) in the dish, and my son's corn dog was burnt to a crisp. Moreover, my daughter's pasta (made for children) was topped with semi-spicy marinara. She wouldn't eat any of it given the spice. The happy hour special was enticing - $6 cocktails. The draft list is awesome. The service was great in certain aspects and poor in others. Our server (admittedly new) didn't know much about the menu and was relatively attentive, but the runners were very helpful. One stopped by our table various times to ask how we were doing.

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Centennial4
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very happy with brunch at The Ale House. Table was ready on time. Service from Joey was great. Wish there were scrambled eggs on the menu. Only bad thing was sour blueberries in the fruit cup. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting for boys lacrosse tourney. We were told they could not take a reservation for a group of 18-20. Even splitting the group up. So we Made several different reservations. Upon arrival another party arrived with a reservation for 14 while we were checking in! So thinking it couldn’t hurt to ask, I explained our situation. The hostess was wonderful (or maybe she was a manager- I’m not sure)! First, she was surprised we had been told upon calling the day before that a large party reservation was not allowed. But she calmly and efficiently got us 2 tables for 6 and 2 tables for 4 in close proximity at the same time. Wonderful. Everyone was seated and served without a glitch. Wait staff was polite and efficient. Drinks came out quickly and food was served shortly afterward. They also accommodated separate checks according to each kids jersey number. Seamless, good food great fun. Everything was awesome not an easy feat when serving hungry teenagers and travel weary adults. Well done!

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vipAlvinA
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Steak was burnt and fries were cold. The food was not good! I had a much better experience last year. What happened Alehouse?

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Brunch
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations were easy to make. Seating was spacious at the booth. They also had outside options. Music videos were playing and I enjoyed the music - R&B. Service was good - our server had just started his second day and he did everything right! He came and checked on us frequently after we had our food and asked us how things tasted. Would definitely come back and recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a birthday occasion. We truly enjoyed ourselves. There was great food and great atmosphere.

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aleshab
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance the music and the food was great until a customer came in with her enormous giant white dog whom she couldn't control

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Burgers and beer were great!! Server was very nice, but a bit forgetful at time’s.

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JBird
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as usual.. Served the wrong drinks twice and served a salad that they didn’t take the cheese off as requested. Served food with no silverware and we had to wait quite a while to get some. No offered refills on water.

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vipBillsbestfriend
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thomas was terrific as our waiter - never missed a beat and was on top for everything
Crispy chicken was very good & tender - fish & chips was wonderful - perfectly fried & a big piece.
Thanks for the very nice lunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We had very bad service. Our server was not attentive, our food was cold, several times we had to inquire about when our drinks would be coming from the bar. Our food came out before our beer and smoked Manhattan (two fair easy drinks to pour).

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EricM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food and Beer choices at Ale House of Columbia were pretty good. Service could've been a little better as it seemed a little slow. Our waitress was training a new waitress, so that could've slowed things down a little.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Female bartender was not attentive. Sat at the bar for 15mins before getting a drink and never asked us for refills
Same lame service with dinner at the bar.

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vipLinda
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for dinner with the family. The food & service are always fantastic! My favorite is the Roasted Pear Salad. Great place for celebrations, friends & family get-togethers and date night.

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CharleyO
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, but the service was what made this a 5 star review. The server was friendly, helpful and outstanding keeping our drinks full.

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JBird
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor space for brunch - great service and delicious food!

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vipCamilleB
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brittany is doing a great job!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great server. Good chicken wings and entree salad very accommodating to any request

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LynnR
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Service was slow and spotty, table was not set with utensils and napkins even after food was delivered. Mediocre experience.

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vipKaren
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We’d been there twice before and enjoyed the food, but this time it was just so-so. The chicken on my pear salad seemed to be pre-cooked and barely warmed - definitely not freshly grilled. The waitstaff were okay, but our waiter didn’t have his mask covering his nose all the time. The table was a little grubby and it was just dark and sad inside. Maybe it was a bad night - maybe we just weren’t into the menu. I’d give it another shot, but will sit outside next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, hands down!

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LouW
West Virginia
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Menu is wide ranging, full bar service as well not just microbrews.

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Cess
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it. Def will be back for bottomless brunch

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viplaurelfoodie
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food wasn't that great. Came out lukewarm and without any flavor. French toast bites were overcooked, fried green tomatoes were ok but could have used some seasoning, bacon was old and greasy. Alehouse is a nice place but their menu could use some revamping. Won't come back for brunch.

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Deegee
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were a group of 4 and chose outdoor seating on a cool/cold spring night. The food and beer selections were really good, the actual food didn’t disappoint at all! It just got a little cold for us out there but otherwise a great place to go!

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You can order delivery directly from The Alehouse Columbia using the Order Online button. The Alehouse Columbia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 546-3640.

The Alehouse Columbia is rated 4.3 stars by 1093 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.

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