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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
11:30 PM
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The Alehouse Columbia

4.3
679 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Live Sports
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Summer Hours:
Friday & Saturdays: 11:00am - 10:00pm
and Sunday Brunch
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Phone number
(443) 546-3640
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Interstate 175
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet parking every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday after 5pm.
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Entertainment
Live music every Friday night in the bar after 9pm.
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 679 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Casual atmosphere. Love the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

Hostess was very warm and polite. Set the stage for an enjoyable evening Waitress and servers were efficient and polite

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We ordered from the brunch menu and were very happy with our dishes. Our waitress was very attentive.

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lovepeople (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Ask for David. He meets your needs.
Happy place and great beer and burgers

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MichaelS (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The sampler beers and cocktails are always good. The happy hour deals are pretty good and the food has always been very tasty. Lover their creme brulee!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentine’s Day menu options, great fast service. Delicious food.

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vipBaltimoreSandT (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We usually go to the Ale House on week days. Saturday was not as pleasant as our normal visits to this restaurant. Despite our reservation, we had to wait over 20 minutes for our table. When we were finally seated, we noticed a lot of empty booths. The restaurant had a lot of screaming kids which we have not encountered on previous visits. The service was okay although the waiter brought our check without asking if we wanted dessert.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We dine here frequently and it is always enjoyable. The food is excellent, the service is lovely, and the atmosphere is relaxed. Making a reservation for Friday night dinner is essential!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a beer at the bar and then was seated for our meal. Enjoyed a fantastic salad and had great service provided by Chelsea. Will definitely return and highly recommend!

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vipLiketoeatlight (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Alehouse Columbia is one of our favorite places to eat. Food, beverages, and service are consistently great. We love that the menu has so many different things to choose from.

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vipFoodie19 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Service and food were very good. Prices are reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Servers forgot we were there. A manager stopped by to say there was confusion or miscommunication between the servers. We still had to wait to get out drinks and order. Once the server arrived no specials or soup of the day were offered. Which doesn’t matter bc we already had about 25 mins to look at the menu. We were able to hear the special of the day when the server spoke with the couple behind us. The server did get my very picky order correctly which I appreciate it. It almost felt like making a reservation was the worst idea for this restaurants. I’m sure the bad service was an isolated incident and does not change our view of The Alehouse Columbia but when date nights are far and few between we hope for what is normally expected out of a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Great beer selection and drink list.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was great but I never get my dining points here for some reason. Open table is not working for this location. I have been there 3 times this year and zero credit. Food is great and the service is great.

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Jane (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We came to celebrate a friend's birthday. I had made reservations for 7:45 pm. We still had to wait an additional 10 minutes to get seated. Once we were at the booth, our waitress didn't stop by our table for another 30 minutes. We didn't even get water or anything - she did pop in at one point and said she'd be right over but it took a long time. It was ridiculous because we had been trying to get her attention from the beginning (before the birthday boy arrived) so that she could hide our surprise birthday cake for our friend in their back fridge, and then wanted to ask her to bring it out later.

When she finally arrived, one of my friends still asked her to hide the cake while I distracted the birthday boy. Our meal was nice - fried brussel sprouts were amazing, honey sriacha wings were a little dry but flavor was good, loaded crab chips had little crab but great potato chips, the bruschetta mussels weren't anything special with a tangy sour broth that I didn't like - but our birthday boy enjoyed his steak dinner!

She kept asking when we wanted the cake (blatantly in front of our friend). When it was time to bring it out, she literally brought out the brown paper bag that we had put the cake in. No thought whatsoever to take it out and at least put it on a plate, let alone with a candle in it or something. She didn't even bring plates/ utensils - she asked if we needed some. OF COURSE WE NEED THEM. I mean seriously, how stupid can you be?

Apparently they were closing so she asked us to leave.

Good customer service means everything in a business. We're never coming here again. Next time, don't treat your customers like crap.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a nice father-son dinner and good conversation... shared some excellent food... and a nice selection of beer and cider. Just awesome!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Server was very rude, snatched the pen out of my friends hand after we sign our receipts and punctured her hand. Manager did very little to resolve this issue and very upset about this.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The restaurant ran out of glasses, the food was poor quality, and the restaurant was dirty.

We won’t be back and we’re mortified we choose this restaurant for a double date with our friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very busy Saturday nite. Nice menu. Service fast and pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Large sports bar, but broken up into several area so it doesn’t seem cavernous. Great, personable service and good food - in particular, wonderful mussels.

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