First Street Alehouse | Livermore, California
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First Street Alehouse
Exceptional based on 10 ratings
Type: Bar

2086 First St
Livermore, California United States 94550 [ print map ]
925 371 6588

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Hours: Mon-Wed: 11:00 AM Ė 11:30 PM; Thurs-Fri: 11:00 AM Ė Midnight; Saturday: 9:00 AM Ė Midnight; Sunday: 8:30 AM Ė 10:30 PM; Kitchen closes at 11:00 PM Mon-Sat and 10 PM on Sunday


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Beer Available At First Street Alehouse (arranged by most recent)
Lagunitas Fusion XVIII 98, El Toro Yo 1590 Barleywine , Bear Republic Grandpaís Homegrown 2013 , Working Man EVL1 Imperial Red , Hoppy Face Amber Ale 55, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100
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10 reviews for First Street Alehouse
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  81%
 Selection  68%
 Food  80%
 Value  72%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  80%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1315) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 12, 2013
Visited November 10, 2013.

This was probably my favorite stop in Livermore, possibly tied with or a close second to Tap 25. Itís right on the strip downtown and they have a good tap list. While I was there I saw Pliny on tap in addition to some Drakes hoppy beers and some other good stuff. Inside is split in two. On the right side was a breakfast buffet and on the right was the larger dining hall and the bar. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed our food and the view of quaint little suburban life. My burger with pesto and brie on it was pretty good and it was cooked medium when ordered medium rare. My brother got the spicy chicken strips with some house sauce made with beer. Those were better than my burger I think. Prices on the food was a little high, around $10-$12 for a burger meal. This will definitely be on the list of usual spots to hit when in the area, how ever infrequent that may be.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs  (147) Livermore, California | May 30, 2010
They have relocated to a much larger space next door to the old place. Itís much nicer with a larger bar and more seating. Hopefully this will help, as lately thereís been a wait to get a table on the weekends. Iím biased, since this is my local bar, but I really love coming here. The pub food is outstanding. Great burgers and garlic fries. The wife likes it cause you can substitute a garden burger for any of the beef burgers they offer, and itís very kid friendly. The clientele and servers are very laid back, attentive, and friendly. The beer list is excellent as well. They always have the Elder on tap. My only complaint is that they only have 3 or 4 taps that rotate frequently. The others are always the same beers.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ranger_Steve  (1) | April 27, 2010
Best place for beer and food in Livermore. The new location is a big improvement over their original digs. Very friendly staff and quick service.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino  (71) Seattle, Washington | March 20, 2010
Came by here on a Saturday afternoon in between wine tastings and a visit to Perryís Liquors. Place was small and packed but we didnít have to wait long for a table and service was prompt. The food is standard pub grub and relatively cheap. Tap list is above average. They had Blind Pig, Pliny the Elder and Old Rasputin so they get high marks in my book. Theyíre expanding into a larger location so Iíll definitely be back.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197  (133) Arvada, Colorado | November 16, 2009
Small pub with patio seating froint and back. Service was fairly fast considering the Friday night crowd. Beer selection was average for a taphouse around 15 beers. The taco salad was large and tasty. Not a bad value for California.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | July 4, 2009
Decent beer selection and good food.
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
CoachJT  (14) Columbia, South Carolina | October 24, 2008
I used to travel to Livermore several times a month for work, and always stopped in here. Some of the nicest barstaff Iíve ever encountered! Great selection, great food, very reasonable prices. I miss this place.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
fidel  (74) Livermore, California | July 13, 2008| Updated April 29, 2010
Cool spot down town livermore. Decent selection of beers. Realy good food. Update 4-29-10: New location next door is 4 times as big and nicely decorated. Pretty much same amout of taps.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel  (83) Encinitas, California | June 11, 2008
Went to this great local pub with AgentSteve. Surprizing great tap selection. I had Pliny the Younger! Booyah!
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve  (77) SF Bay Area, California | April 14, 2008| Updated April 17, 2010
Cool downtown location with a handful of good beer on tap from RR, Green Flash, North Coast and more. Very good food and service. A bit small, and more o.k. beers than good beers. Rerate: Now that 1st St Alehouse has moved next door, they have 5 times more space, big screens all over, and a great new look. I was excited to see what else was new yesterday (bigger and better beer list maybe?!) but Iím sad to report the beer list is identical. Huge new beautiful bar, same tired and mediocre tap list. They did have Pliny on tap (a regular on any Bay Area tap room) but the keg was dry. Even had a bartender with a Corona T shirt on. Incredible potential, but the owners need to step up in the tap department.

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