The Ale House Columbia | Columbia, Maryland
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The Ale House Columbia
Exceptional based on 7 ratings
Type: Restaurant

6480 Dobbin Center Way
Columbia, Maryland United States 21045 [ print map ]
443 546 3640

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Hours: Mon - Sun 11 am - close


Mayor: dlovell2 (4) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: 50+


The Ale House Columbia

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Beer Available At The Ale House Columbia (arranged by most recent)
Boulder Beer DragonhŲsen Imperial Oktoberfest 67, Olivers Bulldog Bitter 58, Olivers Ironman Pale Ale 50, Olivers Irish Red 47, Olivers Bishopís Indulgence 93, Olivers Coventry Cream Ale , Olivers Draft Punk 71, Olivers Balls to the Wall Opening Day IPA , New Belgium Lips of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger 81, Olivers Reliable Friend , Olivers 21st Century Schizoid Man , Olivers Knight, Death & The Devil , Olivers Sea of Spears 56
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7 reviews for The Ale House Columbia
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  81%
 Selection  82%
 Food  84%
 Value  76%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  81%


70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr  (1564) Washington, Washington DC | June 15, 2014
Stopped in for dinner on my way through the Baltimore-DC corridor. Large place, large bar, tons of tables, big patio, strip mall parking. Lots of beers on tap, interesting enough list, with about half devoted to Olivers. Food was decent pub food. Sort of a middle of the road experience.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138  (142) Falls Church, Virginia | February 5, 2014
Been here twice so far, pretty good place for Oliver Ales if youíre south of Baltimore and donít want to trek to Pratt Street. Main bar area has a good amount of space and there are two smaller bars towards the back of the restaurant. Nice selection of draft beers and a few casks from Oliver Ales. Sizable draft list of guest beers as well, looks to be close to equal ratio of Oliverís offerings. Decent bottle list. Food is pretty good, $6 appetizers on select menu items during happy hour. Parking can get scarce around happy hour as the restaurant is in a plaza with other businesses.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22  (18) Maryland | October 20, 2013
Good service,good beer and great food. Nice selection of draft beers and so bottles also but none that are hard to find.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058  (37) Maryland | March 22, 2013
Ambiance: Clean, open, loud but not too loud, itís always crowded, so make a reserve; parking lot is a nightmare, so use the complimentary valet. Service: Went twice. First time, service was good. Second time, service was amazing. My buddy ordered a regular beer, they brought him the cask version (he hates cask ales, go figure). Waiter apologized and brought him three free samples of similar beers (non-cask version had kicked), then replaced the cask version with his choice. Staff seemed beer-smart. Selection: About 30-40 taps, half Olivers and half guest taps, mostly regional. All solid craft choices. About three cask options, and a small but well-chosen bottle list as well. Food: Fare was AMAZE-BALLS. Go for the mac and cheese, which comes in a mini cast-iron dutch oven. Itís creamy, topped with buttery-crunchy panko, and you can customize it with pulled pork, smoked jalapenos, andouille sausage, etc. Value: Food is pretty high priced, but the beers are mid-range; there are actually some decent beer specials, your waiter will fill you in. Itís nice that the beers come in three sizes (10, 16, 20), and free samples, too. Overall: Really excellent place, definitely worth trying. The first time we went, we made reservations on our way out the door for three days later, itís that good.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2  (13) Columbia, Maryland | January 2, 2013
Happy to finally see a place open in the old Rocky Run spot and to have it be a beer spot. Walked in to a really nice set up. Very modern looking. Very happy to have the Oliver beers in Columbia. Great selection of Olivers brews along with some guest beers. Our waiter was excellent, very knowledgeable and diligent. The food was great. All fresh and good portions. I will say it is a little pricey for the food, thereís really no middle priced options but it is excellent quality so you are getting what you are paying for. I will be a repeat visitor.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (666) Hanover, Maryland | December 28, 2012
This is the newest Pratt Street/Olivers Ales establishment, located in Columbia, and decorated quite different from their downtown Baltimore locales. The place is large and there are about two dozen taps, half being Olivers Ales. I did not eat on this visit, but will in the near future. The beer prices are a tad high, but still cheaper than Frisco just down the road.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
Jestermeister  (1) Frederick, Maryland | December 26, 2012
Left food as not applicable because I came in well past midnight after my shift when their kitchen was already closed. But from what I can see on the menu, they have great food & Iím looking forward to eating there again soon. And of course to drink some more of their craft brews available both on tap & in bottles!

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