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The Alehouse Columbia

4.3
711 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Happy Hour
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 711 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

As always good food with a great selection of beers on tap and good wine list. Service is excellent!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food and service at the Ale House. They've also increased parking, which makes it a lot easier to visit!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great meal and experience.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Nije Loše....dobra hrana.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Frequently visit and alway great. Creator/Destroyer is the best beer!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We liked the fried Oreo dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food, friendly service.....love being there.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The Ale House always has a great selection of beers and wine. We love there onion soup, it the best we have ever had. The staff is friendly and attentive!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Came with our family (kids age 5 and 8)
Food came quickly but wasn’t rushed and we all enjoyed the meal

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went here to celebrate getaway day for my college-age son. Food was very good, and not exceptionally crowed for Easter Brunch. Our server was slightly lethargic, but the experience was good nevertheless.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is the second time we’ve been here where they’ve been out of every white wine we asked for.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Server pleasant but not knowledgeable about selections. Stick to beers for drinks. Manhattan not really a Manhattan. Smoked Gin & Tonic was not very enjoyable. Thai shrimp appetizer was tasty. Spinach artichoke dip was ok. Crab cake had shell fragments. Fish Tacos cod texture seemed underdone.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food and service. Although the kitchen made a mistake with my order, our server handled it very well. She apologized, took it back and I had my correct order very quickly. Everybody makes a mistake occasionally. It's how you handle them that shows character and she did so very professonally.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent experience

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We love the restaurant. Special commendation to our server, Michaela. She is a real asset to the restaurant. Also appreciated the efforts of Sharie, who worked hard to fix a little problem we had. (Sharie, the stains all came out and the pant are fine!)

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

You are paying for the atmosphere and service, not necessarily the food. We went for brunch, probably won't go for that again.This wasn't our first visit, it's always good, but not amazing. The drinks are great and the service is exceptional! It was super busy and our server was friendly, smiling and seemed happy to be there! That alone makes it worth the cost of the average food.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Beer was outstanding, as always. Brunch was a little disappointing. The breakfast hash was paltry and came with the same potatoes that were in the hash, on the side. The fruit on the side was a medicine cup of just some strawberries that had seen better days and lacked flavor. I asked for the sauce on the side, and it was just omitted--unless the decorative chili oil on the egg was meant to be the sauce. Other people in our party seemed to have more normal sized portions and were satisfied with their orders (they made other selections).

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent service; food was better than standard for a non-white tablecloth restaurant. It was noisy, but that's to be expected on Saturday night. All in all, a very satisfactory experience.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Good food - was expecting typical bar food for an Ale house but this was well above that in quality. Looking forward to returning.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Overall it’s a great place with great service. I would recommend the Ale House to anyone who like good food and great ambience.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Always one of our favorites. Easy to get to and a diverse menu with things for everyone. I love the grilled wings - "healthier" vs. fried wings but still super tasty. We tried the fried Brussels sprouts appetizer - so delicious but "healthy" veg! We have never been disappointed in anything we've ordered. Our server was very busy and probably stretched a bit thin but she tried. Service has probably been the only thing that has been uneven, sometimes wonderful and other times not so much. But the food and beer selection (my husband is English and he loves the selection) always brings us back. A reservation is definitely recommended - this is one busy place!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I ordered the steak frites and they brought me a cold old steak. I sent it back immediately. They tried to microwave it (which then overcooked it and is just generally disgusting). I tried to send it back again. The manager tried to say it wasn't the same steak, which it obviously was-- it was even the same size/position on the plate. They finally brought me a new steak, slightly overcooked, after my whole family was almost done with their meals. They didn't even adjust the bill.

We come here often because it is convenient but this sure was not a good experience. The other food we ordered was good and I love their nachos. The wine was just okay but I don't expect a lot from a place called "Ale House."

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food and our waitress provided excellent, friendly service. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I really enjoy the food and environment, even though I think the restaurant itself is a bit overpriced.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We made a reservation on open table before we left the house and we’re immediately seated ahead of all the other people waiting. We were sat in a nice booth with THE nicest waitress, Caitlin. She was so friendly and accommodating to our special requests. We split the chopped salad and it was DELICIOUS. We had a very wonderful experience and even went back for drinks the next night.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We like it here. Will be going for our third visit soon

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The quality of the food was good, and the service matched. Have eaten here before and will again. However, I wish there was more vegetarian options.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I picked Alehouse based on its 4-1/2 star rating. In the future I think I'll rely more on my intuition than star ratings. The food was mediocre at best. Crab/Potato chip appetizer was almost cold. Fish tacos were bland. Fries with the steak frites were good but the steak, though tender, was tasteless.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Casual atmosphere. Love the food.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

This place has really good food. Classy sports bar, which is a cool concept.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Service and food were very good. Prices are reasonable.

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