Dedicated parking lot right in front. Not as big or nice as Midlothian Capital ale house. Selection seemed to be less and not as good as Midlothian, but I am sure this place is way better than most places in Richmond. They had a bottle I wanted to try, but there beer menus were a week old and it was not available. The beers on tap are not available online any more.
Strip mall location. Large dark chain like interior. Fairly empty at linchtime on a Sunday. Hugebeet list with lots of local stuff, but I had had all but one. Still, a nice showing. Equally large and interesting bottle list included a few regional breweries not represented on the draft list. Food was OK but greasy. Uber friendly service. A decent stop.
top notch place here-awesome tap selection and bottles looked to be pretty solid as well. service is great and food was decent as well. i had the french dip and it was great! Cant go wrong with this place! 2nd best in Richmond for sure!
(Visited 03/2014): Capital Ale House’s Innsbrook location is in the Henrico area of Richmond, anchoring the Innsbrook Shoppes strip mall off Broad Street. There is a large parking lot in front of the building.
The inside is large and spacious, with a bar on the right past the entrance, some table seating, and another bar in the rear. Dark interior with blue lighting. The bar in the back is wood and very wide. The tap handles are along the wall behind the bar, as are several coolers full of bottles. There are boards behind the bar showing upcoming tappings and other info.
The draught list is pretty extensive, with around 75 beers from many regional breweries, separated by flavor profile on the menu. Breweries included Strangeways, Foothills, Port City, and Blue Mountain on my visit. I missed Sexual Chocolate by a day or so unfortunately. There are a couple hundred bottled beers as well, again featuring many VA breweries.
Service on a weekday evening at the bar was good. Several bartenders waited on me and they were all friendly and knowledgeable.
Food at Capital Ale House is pretty good. I enjoyed the macaroni and cheese dinner.
All in all this is a solid beer spot in the Richmond area.
Had a pleasant afternoon lunch with friends. The server was almost over-the-top friendly and polite, telling us his every move in advance. The food overall was very good, although I didn’t really like my fish-n-chips. Everyone else liked theirs and the appetizers were great. The beer list is definitely solid for the region, with an impressive offering of 20-ish beers on their rotating tap list, plus another list of dozens of "regulars" and as sturdy a bottle list as you’ll find anywhere outside the DC metro in the state. Definitely a worthy spot for beer lovers.
Great place to find and try rare beers. They even have a small selection of domestics to keep "that guy" from complaining too much. Food is great if you want to take a date and impress her while enjoying quality brew.
Really pretty solid beer stop near Richmond. Nice beer list(I don’t know what other places there have), nice sized place, food was solid. Rare stuff, but not super rare stuff. I really like the "small" tasting size which isn’t a full pour but not the 1/4 sizes we get in DC.