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Beer Available At Rose Alley Ale House (arranged by most recent)
capecod (6) , | February 13, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very good spot with a nice view of the harbor and fishing fleet. Decent beer selection and good food.
As others noted, it can be quite crowded, sometmes when you would not expect it. They have bands on the weekends, starting around 4:00.
Friendly staff and clientele; just not a place to quietly contemplate your beer.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
The “other” beer bar in New Bedford. I much preferred the cosier smaller Pour Farm Tavern but for the younger crowd looking for a louder bigger student type of bar then Rose Alley might be for you. A decent beer lineup with almost 40 tap lines. Out of the 40 taps, 10 are used for shitty stuff (macros, Newcastle, etc.), 10 are used for the most common craftbeer (Allagash white, Brooklyn Lager, regular Sam Adams, etc.) and about 20 of them are actually interesting beers. They had many smaller New England breweries (Just Beer, Lake Placid, Wachusett), good stuff from Troegs, Allagash, Great Divide, Avery and also some imports. All beers are listed with 5oz/10oz/Pint prices. So yes, the tickers can buy 5oz beer flights. So the beer is nice but I didn’t care for the big student party place feeling of the bar. Worth a stop anyway.
Poorpatz (3) Falmouth, Massachusetts | February 12, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Always good beers on tap and a usually a very goood bottle selection. The service is excellent and the food is usually good nothing overly spectacuar but very well done.
Tiberious_416 (6) Fall River, Massachusetts | August 22, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great little place in historic New Bedford to find good craft beer. It has two levels, the main bar on the ground floor and the basement/cellar where the more unique craft beers are on tap. Great selection on both floors. Place can get pretty crowded on weekends and during the school year so if you want to avoid the crowds secure a seat at the main bar or head to the cellar (for some reason people don’t even know its there sometimes). Parking can be an issue after 9PM especially if the Whaling Museum is having a function.
MaBeer1972 (86) Taunton, Massachusetts | August 13, 2010| Updated September 5, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice small place in the Historic part of New Bedford. Stopped in for one beer in the middle of the day to check it out. Did not eat. I had an Allagash White on tap. Decent selection. Re-RATE: 9/2011: Dropped in for a couple of brews. Had a Firestone Walker IPA, SN Ovila (loved) and a LH Milk Stout. The stuffed quahogs are great!
halfonit (79) Fall River, Massachusetts | June 19, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great place. Has an amazing selection of beers on tap and they know which glasses the beers are supposed to be served in. I had Midas Touch and Southern Tiers’ Unearthey on tap here. Prices are also great for amount of quality product that they serve. If you’re in the area, check this place out. The only bad thing is you have to find a place to park.
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