Ale Arsenal | San Carlos, California
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Ale Arsenal
Excellent based on 9 ratings
Type: Bar

971 Laurel St
San Carlos, California United States 94070 [ print map ]
650 594 2337 | facebook | twitter | beer menu

Hours: Mon-Thu 4pm - 11pm Fri 3pm - 12am Sat 3pm - 12am Sun 12pm - 10pm

Mayor: popway (5) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 100

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Beer Available At Ale Arsenal (arranged by most recent)
Paradox Beer In the Spirit of Skully Barrel No. 3 90, Founders Backstage Series #13: reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA 99, Almanac Citra Sour 100, Faction / Midnight Sun Bad Touch IPA , Cellarmaker Mo’ equinox , Fieldwork Saint Summers , Lost Abbey Spontaneous Cheer 100, Altamont Beer Works Hop Arsenal 83, Cellarmaker Hop Killah 96, Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #8 (Number of the Beast) 99, Lost Abbey Agave Maria Ale 94, FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Barrel 99, FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Vanilla Bean 99, Perennial Sump 100, Crux Half Hitch 98, Alpha Acid Trevor’s Tribute , Alpha Acid In The Orchard , Fieldwork Ascender , Boulder Beer Shake Chocolate Porter 97, Alpha Acid Citra Bro
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9 reviews for Ale Arsenal
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  84%
 Selection  82%
 Food N/A 
 Value  71%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  87%

fidel  (114) Livermore, California | January 1, 2015
Good beer, helpful staff, and a comfortable setting.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (605) Sunnyvale, California | June 29, 2014
Oddly, I have never been in this place before, despite eating at the Refuge several times in the past few years. It finally became necessary this weekend though; they had a hella good taplist for their 2nd anniversary. I arrived about 3:30 on a Saturday. Place was hopping and getting steadily busier. Despite the crowds, actually getting a beer was not a challenge at all - kudos to the staff on efficient crowd control! Beers were amazing, but that is not really a fair assessment of their normal lineup, so I will pull back the score a bit. Pretty standard bar atmosphere with a small outside seating area. Will return.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler  (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | February 27, 2014
This is a great bar. aside from the parking situation, wide open bar, easy to chat with friends without it being too loud. Their bottle and draft selections are incredible...possibly the best beer bar south of San Francisco. The staff knows their beer and there’s no snobbish crap here. I had a great time.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
dawoz  (4) , | December 8, 2013
Family operated. Always friendly, they know their beer and are always quick with a recommendation.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | November 29, 2013
Have been meaning to stop here and finally got a chance to. Small bar but plenty of places to sit. A couple dozen taps with a pretty good variety and a respectable bottle list. Service is kind of hard to grade since my friend works here and he told the bartender that was working that I was coming in. She seemed friendly to everyone else, too.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
baggio  (46) norrtälje, Sweden | September 7, 2013
Small place with a great selection of both bottles and draughtbeer. Service was friendly and prices fair. No food served but you’re allowed to bring outside food. (Try the pastrami-sandwich from nextdoors...) Will definitely stop by here in the future.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow  (81) Seattle, Washington | August 23, 2013
Really nice beer bar with a significantly Peninsula feel. Very interesting tap list (I would have been delighted to try five or six of the taps instead of the one I had), friendly-enough service. Good place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy  (225) Santa Clara, California | December 8, 2012
Nice new beer bar. The cleanest restroom I have ever seen. Target in the urinal....nice. Hahaha. Good variety of beers on tap. They don’t have food but you can order food from Morty’s nearby delivered and they said I could bring any food I want in. Even from home! Kudos to that.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 20, 2012| Updated March 6, 2015
Visited with some of the bay area crew last week. Cool place. Small patio by the sidewalk, good service, lots of taps, and got to converse with a former brewer for Devils Canyon, and a sales rep for Ninkasi. Had a glass of the Ninkasi double alt and then for no good reason other than gluttony I had a pint of Racer X (full "pint glass", not tulip, so probably 12-13 fl oz).

Prices were good and the service was very friendly. Interesting that this is literally next door to The Refuge. I’ll have to check that out next time (this weekend).

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