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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
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (25)
Casual (19)
Live Sports (15)
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Bar Seating (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Fun (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Authentic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

It was alright, I give it a "C" nothing more than that

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good food, good beer. What more can you ask for?

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

My girlfriend and I went to try out their brunch. What we loved the most was that the brunch menu wasn't the only one available, although we both got brunch. Our server, Ciara was amazing, she kept the bottomless mimosas coming! The manager stopped by our table to ask how we were doing and we both agreed we were doing great. The food was delicious, especially the breakfast BLT. Prices were good, our check combined including two bottomless mimosas, two meal and calamari appetizer came to about 100.00 VERY VERY SATISFIED! Will go again!

Tags: Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

This place is a great spot. It is not too far from where I live, and it has really good food. Plus, it has a rotating beer menu. I had a few friends visiting, and we went here. Everything was perfect. Dessert was delicious too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great time with friends and great food, can't wait to come back again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great service and atmosphere

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I have been to Columbia Ale House multiple times and the food has been consistently good, and the atmosphere congenial.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our reservation was exactly on time. Our request for a table, not a booth was accepted. Great meal, and service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The crab cakes were awful. The service was great.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 12, 2017

A wonderful first visit to Alehouse Columbia. We could not have asked for a better experience. Our visit started with a great server - Chris. He was so personable, very attentive, made excellent menu recommendations and a great personality. Our food was delicious - calamari, nachos and mac-n-cheese w/buffalo chicken for appetizers; Korean beef tacos, French dip sandwich and Cuban sandwich - everything was great - especially loved the fries! Will definitely be back!

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The Alehouse is a great restaurant. Our reservation was at 7:30 and was seated right away. The food was great. We are planning to come back with friends. On our restaurant list.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our first time. Everything was great and our server Josh was new but you would never know it. He was quick, friendly and knowledgeable. The only negative was the Chicken Tacos. Super dry and very bland. Would not recommend them or order them again. We'll be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

My girlfriend and I came here for the first time and it was great it may become out new favorite spot

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

My wife and I have been to The Alehouse Columbia many times but on this occasion were deeply disappointed in the food and the server was quite slow.

Normally the food is fantastic, this time it was barely okay.

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