The Alehouse Columbia

4.3
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979 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Casual
Great Beer
Join us for dinner, then stay for drinks and live entertainment in our indoor bars or on our spacious back patio. Watch your favorite teams on our 50+ big screens, host a party in one of our private rooms or just relax with a cocktail under the stars. At The Ale House Columbia, you'll find great food, expertly-crafted drinks and Howard County's best nightlife.
What 979 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was horrible. Too salty for me. Took a while for the server to even ask about drinks. Everyone else around me was being served.

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TCrawford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food was mediocre. Soup was very salty and cold. The plate the wings was served on looked dirty and unappetizing. Gnats and other insects were flying around while we are. Server (MIA) was inattentive and seemed annoyed. We will never visit this restaurant again.

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MikeF
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt and server was friendly and responsive. Food was great, beer was outstanding!

AD
AnnaD
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy dining at the Ale House. Family loves the Crab dip for starters.

CM
CraigM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have a local patio open. Felt clean, safe and friendly. And the beer and food is great as always.

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Rachelb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! The food was delicious and the drink menu was great. Such a nice relaxing atmosphere.

JB
JillB
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time eating out in months. Social distancing and cleanliness were clearly a part of their re-opening. Manager came and spoke with us. The server was attentive and knowledgeable of craft beers. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day brunch

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stephanie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place to go to for brunch. The shrimp and grits, BABEC and fried Oreos are really good.

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vipJfcol
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent job by the Ale House to accommodate guests in the phase 3 environment with extra outdoor seating.

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Dorele
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner outside. Felt very safe there.

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Szzz
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside tables were pretty full, so sat inside. Tables were spaced well apart. Waiter was knowledgeable about beers. Ordered the fish and chips and Korean fried chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries which were waffle fries and crisper than expected. Enjoyed the pineapple cider and coffee stout. Pleasant dining out experience, our first in four months due to the shutdown.

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vippadrinopetrini
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It didn't seem that the restaurant had sufficient staff to keep service timely, attentive, and careful. There were long delays and my food (crab & bacon mac & cheese) was not prepared accurately. Once it was corrected, the food was delicious, as were the dishes ordered by the other guests in my party.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Staff is always pleasant and welcoming. Never had any issues!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Arrived for 1pm reservation, and we were told that there would be a wait. Checked in again at 1:25 and were told that there were 4 groups ahead of us. I mentioned the reservation and was told by the hostess and the assistant manager it was because “open table is making reservations for tables that aren’t available”. I explained that I’ve been using OpenTable for years and that has never happened, but they were adamant that “this is open tables fault”.

Food is good, but service was exceptionally slow. They said that the kitchen was backed up (at least they didn’t blame that on OpenTable).

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants, but the management has changed a couple of times and each time it’s gotten worse. Very sad to see a great restaurant go downhill so quickly.

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null
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch outside on the patio. Our server was amazing and the food was good.

RB
RoseanneB
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. This was my first time going and I want to go back and try some more of the great food!

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Reese
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teddy was cool and attentive also was Sammy his trainee

JB
JBird
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for outside dining during this time! Great service, great food and the environment was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent preparation for social distancing and maintaining clean environment!

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HeatherH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was delicious and the view outside was great. Definitely going again.

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Baltimoregirl
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First venture to eat and we sat outside. Food was stellar and we enjoyed our meal. Sweet Potato fries were perfect!

JM
vipJosephM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great to finally be able to go out for dinner. Full menu was available.

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2Jeudys
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was nice for a quick bite on a warm COVID night. The service was on point and their outside tent setup was spacious. Would definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch and we had excellent customer service.

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PattyK
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had just opened up to outside dining after the shut down. Everyone was very friendly and the hostess made sure everything was VERY clean. She was wiping down everything (menus, tables, chairs,etc) I was afraid it would be strange with everyone in masks but it wasn't. Warm people and great food.

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Taty
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience overall!

JG
JohnG
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was nice. Staff respectful given the situation.

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Nickname
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We have no complaints. Thank you

GA
GalaAt33
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great to get outside again. Great Cuban sandwich and excellent Brussels sprouts.

KB
KrystleB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Great Service! Looking forward to going back again!!!

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Lilly
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alehouse was very busy on Saturday night so we had a little wait for our reservation. Service was great though - friendly, relaxed and timely. The food was great - a mushroom flatbread and chopped salad. Very enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Fine, bathrooms not clean and table felt sticky and dirty - menus were sticky with food on them

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Brewmaster13
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the ale house. Their beer selection is typically outstanding as is the food. I have it 4 stars for the last trip as I wasn’t thrilled with my meal but it is the only one I have had over dozens of trips that I didn’t like. It was a mango shrimp Cobb with an overly sweet dressing that I couldn’t use. Hence it was boring. My companion had the buffalo flat bread which was terrific. Their tacos are good and the special meal they had during restaurant week was outstanding. Overall, I generally have to chose between a place with either good food or good beer. Ale house has both.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marissa was very nice and attentive . Thank you for your service .

JG
JeffG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We had put in the reservation for 7:30 and had to wait an additional 10-15 minutes. Service was erratic and slow. Food was good. Sat in the bar area (by choice), so it was louder then it would be in the dining area.

JB
JBird
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for casual dining - fun atomosphere and great food/drink options! Friendly staff and terrific bar area.

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danielleh
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always get the Brussels Sprouts! Great service, and good drinks. Table was super sticky. But I didn't complain so it wasn't like I gave them the opportunity to fix it. But

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LouG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This restaurant seemed to be very unfamiliar with reservations being made through Open Table. After checking in for a Sat 2/22 7:15pm Reservation, we waited an additional 25 min while watching other folks (arriving after us) being seated. I brought this to the attention of mgmt who then seated us right away, but we started off on the wrong foot. No compensation for our trouble was offered.
This restaurant should not be part of the Open Table network if they cannot manage their reservations properly, even on a busy weekend night.

TO
TONYR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service with reasonable prices......

FAQs

The Alehouse Columbia offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 546-3640.

The Alehouse Columbia is rated 4.3 stars by 979 OpenTable diners.

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