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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.39mi
  2. Distance: 0.73mi
  3. Distance: 0.78mi
  4. Distance: 0.86mi

About The Alehouse Columbia

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.

6480 Dobbin Center Way
Columbia, MD 21045
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours:
Friday & Saturdays: 11:00am - 10:00pm
and Sunday Brunch

Cross Street:
Interstate 175

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(443) 546-3640

Website:
http://thealehousecolumbia.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every Friday night in the bar after 9pm.

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet parking every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday after 5pm.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Alehouse Columbia Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (24)
Casual (21)
Live Sports (17)
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Bar Seating (17)
Happy Hour (15)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fun (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Kid-friendly (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Business Meals (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Cozy (3)
Authentic (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

One of our regular dinner spots. Service and food quality are above-average. Great beer selection.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were sat by the second bar where they seemed to be seating families with young kids. That is fine, but the TV color was off and our waitress was less than energetic. It didn't really feel like we were in the same restaurant as everyone else as this section was very secluded. It was cold as well. The food and drinks were just ok. We have been here before with a much better experience so hopefully this was just an isolated thing.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Never been there before. Loved it and was very pleased that they had a brunch menu on the weekend as well as a Bloody Mary bar. Will definitely go back!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

I like their beer selection and menu options!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Awesome beers! Love that they have flights! Service was great as well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lovely New Year’s Day brunch

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Four of us went to Ale House for dinner on New Year's Eve. I hadn't noticed any specials online for that evening, but there was a short New Year's Eve menu in addition to the regular menu. The New Year's Eve menu included rockfish topped with crab imperial along with a couple side dishes for $24. Two of us ordered the rockfish and enjoyed it very much. The other two ordered from the regular menu and were also happy with their meals.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was Christmas Eve, the staff was super friendly and the food we ordered was great!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Took the family for an early dinner, the food is good and the service was even better. Great selection of beers on the menu, my kids and wife all enjoyed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The 3 of us had a nice dinner before the busy family get together at home. My Seafood Fra Diavalo was very good...lots of lobster meat and 5 mussels. The others enjoyed their Crab Cake Sandwiches which came with fries. We finished off by sharing a Smith Island chocolate cake. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Lots of free parking.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Nice place good beer food is good too

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fish and chips, cream of crab soup were very good.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Disappointed this visit. We eat at the Alehouse about once a month - so clearly, we usually are very happy with the service and food. This time around we had to ask for water/drink refills more than once and the food was ho-hum. Maybe they were understaffed?

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food and TVs around the restaurant. Variety of channels shown.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

First time. Kind of noisy. Food good. Not spectacular. Service OK. Proves seemed a tad high but not dramatically so. We’d probably go again in a similar circumstance.

Tags: Live Sports, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Good server. good food. Good attentive bartenders working a busy crowd well. aweful bathroom smell just as you walk in the front door....

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Not what I was expecting - current menu doesn’t match what is on Open Table.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Fantastic beer on tap, and happy served at the table. Food was fair, although the soft pretzels were amazing. Fries seemed like they had been frozen. Tiny veggie sandwich.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great dinner and amazing desserts! I took my cousin here for his birthday dinner, and the service was great and the food was delicious.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went to celebrate a birthday. Chip appetizer was plentiful and good. Entree salads were also very good

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We go to The Ale House frequently, especially when all the kids are home. It's a very good, affordable restaurant w/ a wide selection for everyone and a good beer menu. It's worth teh drive from Odenton for us. They are geared for beer, the mixed-drink selection is underwhelming and the bar drinks are not very good. The service is usually wonderful and our waitress, Melissa, has served us before. She did an outstanding job this time and as usual, every one chips in to help serve. I'd suggest reservations.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great Beer
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It’s a good casual restaurant with a nice beer selection, great hang out spot to watch a game or meet up with friends.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I’ve been here several times. Always great service, beer is really good. The price of the lobster Mac n cheese was disappointing.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Awesome place, great service. Ciera met all are needs from start to finish

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Vegan
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love this restaurant! Especially helpful to be able to make reservation online. Good food and not as noisy as other restaurants. Seating areas are divided for bar area and regular restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Live Sports
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Ale House continues to be very good. We visit often. I have reviewed it many times and have nothing more to offer.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

2nd time here and the experience was not as good as last week. Waiter was slow and I was not impressed with the Pattie Melt. But the bacon and blue chips were awesome.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our server was great. I forgot her name but she had long black braids. Very nice, informative and on point. I had the onion soup and fish tacos. Amazing. My cousin had the chicken pasta, umm he scrapped the plate clean. I will be returning again tomorrow.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Just a good neighborhood place to,go. Good staff, good food and usually an excellent beer selection. Love being able to secure reservations through open table and walk,right in. Sat outside with the heaters on and enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nothing wrong with this visit. Great service and food. Friendly staff checked back often, provided recommendations. Menu had something for everyone. A bit noisier than expected, had sports bar feel. Great beers.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was very tasty and excellent service.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good simple food, casual dining. Sports watching and craft beer drinking.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

What a GREAT place. This was my second visit and I was not disappointed. There were many beer selections and the food was great. The place was VERY busy. A fantastic Columbia find.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always a great experience! Love the food and beer menu!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Above average dining experience. Specials were very good. Excellent craft beer selection

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had a good brunch here. Menu a little small (no pancakes) but what I had (hash) was really good. Mimosa was tasty, but small for the price. Was seated at booth in bar, disappointed at first, but later realized it was a great spot, as it was much quieter than the rest of the restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I forget our waitress' name but she was very nice and informative. When I return, I'd prefer her service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I had a great time with my boyfriend when we went here for our 2 year anniversay. Also, my sister and her husband had their pre-wedding party here and it was also wonderful!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Our Server, Ciara, was great. She was pleasant, helpful, and fun. We would return and ask for her again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Fun
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food, beer and service.
Can't wait until we can visit again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Spicy, Quick Bite, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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