Dogfish Head creates some of the tastiest and most adventurous beers on the market today. The Alehouse has a great selection of these beers, including all of their seasonal varieties and some of their hard-to-find offerings. My personal favorite is the India Brown Ale, a compilation of IPA and Brown Ale styles that is just wonderful.
The food is typical bar fare, and is pretty average. I recommend the calimari appetizer and the Alehouse Burger, although these are a little on the expensive side, as I marked down in my review. Next trip I have to try the Dogfish Trio.
The Gaithersburg location is a little lacking in the ambiance area as the bar is a tad small and the upstairs dining area is nothing to write home about. Bring some friends though and you hardly even notice your surroundings though.
Overall great selection of Dogfish Head ales and some decent food means a good dining experience in my book.
Not quite as good as the pub, but excellent none the less. I went at lunch and it was a decent small crowd. The bartender (Chad) was quite frendly and knowledgeable. I finally got to try Midas Touch and was quite pleased. Last bottle they had to be exact. Only drawback is that they have some bottles and some vintage bottles of WWS, Olde School, and 120, but in that county you can’t get bottles to go and since I was driving for the next 3 hours I had to stay away from the hard stuff.
Visited about a month ago, closest location to my home. Always busy when I go, expect at least a half hour wait. Once in the service has been good, plenty of DFH beers on draft (always changing, check website), and the food has been decent (typical American dining fare). Pricing is a little high IMHO but for the occasional DFH rarity worth it. We go a few times a year, not about to change.
Though it is another bland building in that suburban mall mode, the place has the cozy feel of a crowded local. The staff are friendly and helpful. The selection while good is of course limited to Dogfish.
Goodtimes...all the Dogfish you could want on tap. Lovely
ydb1md (1) Germantown, Maryland | September 13, 2006
I like their beer so I love this place. They carry most of the Dogfish Head beers and the food is a cut above the regular bar-type food. Plus, if you have kids, they are a "kid friendly" place. The waitstaff is top notch -- they’re nice and most are beer-knowledgeable.
grawk (1) Glen Rock, Pennsylvania | September 16, 2009
I like the Alehouse, tho the prices are pretty high. I mostly go there when I have to work in G’burg. The crab soup is awesome, and it’s great to get the limited beers.
Very nice establishment. Nice stained-wood bar interior with wood floors/tables and a nice dining area. Food was excellent. I had the crab dip and the alfredo pizza. The beers were expectedly great but they were out of a few beers I wanted (one of which was Aprihop, and it’s the Spring!). The service at the bar was excellent and our server had that nice balance of being attentive but also leaving you alone. The 90 and 60 minute IPA fresh on tap are a totally different experience in a good way, IMO. Highly recommended.
Always has the full lineup of Dogfish beer available on draft, plus offers to Dogfish versions of black and tan’s - Chicory/90, and World Wide Stout/120(although that costs about $20). Food is solid, and for the area is a solid stop in. Not a destination unless you never can get Dogfish Head beers.
Pivoyager (92) Gaithersburg, Maryland | June 27, 2008| Updated July 2, 2011
What can you say about an establishment where the only beer on tap is Dogfish Head? (There is bottled swill for the BMC losers.) Add to this great food, attentive service and a relaxing atmosphere and you get an enjoyable beer drinking experience. Plenty of rare styles in bottles too!