Capital Ale House - Downtown | Richmond, Virginia
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Capital Ale House - Downtown
Excellent based on 82 ratings
Type: Bar

623 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia United States 23219 [ print map ]
804 643 2537

Hours: M-Th 11am-12am, F-Sa 11am-1:30am, Su 10am-12am

Taps: 40 | Bottles: 200+

Capital Ale House - Downtown

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82 reviews for Capital Ale House - Downtown
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  74%
 Selection  87%
 Food  73%
 Value  69%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
GrizBear  (4) Warrenton, Virginia | August 24, 2007
Outstanding selection! Lots of tyaps and bottled beer.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
hatchattack  (1) Virginia | June 15, 2010
This place is awesome. They have all the beers you can think of and the food is delicious. My favorite night to go is Tuesdays for Steal the Glass Night.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
MotoRacerX36  (1) Hampton, Virginia | March 31, 2004
An absolutely amazing place for great beer and great service. A beer selection to die for, with 40+ beers on tap, and 200+ bottled beer. A service staff with an extensive knowledge of all things beer, polite, and always willing to make you comfortable and happy. The first time I went to CAH, I actually was able to speak to the owner, who was a perfect host. A must see if in Richmond! They are opening a new resturaunt in early April! Check the home website for details.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
miguelblanco  (5) Virginia | November 23, 2011
Simply put there is no greater selection of beer in the city. Additionally they have an on/off license, so you can get any of those lovely bottles to go. Or...if you have a growler (or want to purchase one) you can get taps to go as well. Theyíre great about letting you try it first (on tap), and the bar staff are all trained to know the difference between an ale and lager and know what is rare. (Speaking of rare - ask about the back stock to see if they have anything hanging out in the íway backí of the fridge that you can buy.) Overall the food is a fair stretch better than bar food - but typically not gourmet (except for the mussels).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
HopTsing  (27) Sandston, Virginia | February 26, 2012
I love this place. Itís a beer drinkers destination. If you enjoy talking the finer points of beer, the staff is mostly very knowledgeable.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
OdinUSMC  (1) Poquoson , Virginia | May 22, 2007
The best place Iíve ever been. If muslims drank this would be there mecca. I once bought a $15 beer and it was obvious I hated it, the bartender came, took it away and took it off my tab...I didnt have to say a thing. They gie samples and have a ice strip on the bar. The other location is nice but they are much quicker to cut you off.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Fightfire4beer  (9) Virginia | February 9, 2006
Decent clean place. The upstairs bar has an ice strip to keep your drink cold. The usual pool and darts (downstairs). Yes the food is a little pricey, except for monday nights. The staff are great. Beer samples are twenty-five cent, but the two times I have been in there the staff offered one or two samples free if you were just looking for one beer to stick with the whole evening.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Hazmatt  (9) Virginia | July 2, 2007| Updated October 21, 2007
Located in the business area dowtown. Street or garage parking. Inside has a clean, friendly pub atmosphere. Comfortable and modern. A little loud when we went but thereís plenty of seating with enough away from smoke. Also, plenty of bar stools. An iced section on the bar keeps your beer cool, if you like that. A novelty but still cool. Service was above average. A decent selection of well made food, plenty of traditional German dishes with some seafood, steak, sandwiches, salads etc. The beer menu is amazing, at least 30 quality beers on tap plus another hundred or so rare brews in bottles available to take home at a 25% discount form the menu price. The only complaint is that the prices are a bit steep for both food and beer. But you get what you pay for.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
intheric  (1) Richmond, Virginia | July 1, 2005
This is just my favorite place in Richmond. Itís 10 minutes from work and 10 minutes from home, and itís equally dangerous each way. Their food is excellent and not all that pricey (burgers at 8 or 9 bucks) and their fries are perfection (served with flavored mayo, of course). They are always rotating thier taps and they get some really special beers. Most people there donít know what the hell they are drinking but seem happy to be there. Itís almost out of place in little Richmond, but Iím glad to see it doing so well.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
KornDogg  (25) Lancaster, Pennsylvania | July 26, 2009
Fun place... great selection with bartenders who know their beer... little pricey however but itís worth it to try a couple rare ones... fun downstairs with a cool patio... canít wait to go back!

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