The Alehouse Columbia

4.3
1077 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.
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4.3
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a birthday occasion. We truly enjoyed ourselves. There was great food and great atmosphere.

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aleshab
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance the music and the food was great until a customer came in with her enormous giant white dog whom she couldn't control

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Burgers and beer were great!! Server was very nice, but a bit forgetful at time’s.

JB
JBird
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as usual.. Served the wrong drinks twice and served a salad that they didn’t take the cheese off as requested. Served food with no silverware and we had to wait quite a while to get some. No offered refills on water.

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vipBillsbestfriend
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thomas was terrific as our waiter - never missed a beat and was on top for everything
Crispy chicken was very good & tender - fish & chips was wonderful - perfectly fried & a big piece.
Thanks for the very nice lunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We had very bad service. Our server was not attentive, our food was cold, several times we had to inquire about when our drinks would be coming from the bar. Our food came out before our beer and smoked Manhattan (two fair easy drinks to pour).

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EricM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food and Beer choices at Ale House of Columbia were pretty good. Service could've been a little better as it seemed a little slow. Our waitress was training a new waitress, so that could've slowed things down a little.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Female bartender was not attentive. Sat at the bar for 15mins before getting a drink and never asked us for refills
Same lame service with dinner at the bar.

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vipLinda
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for dinner with the family. The food & service are always fantastic! My favorite is the Roasted Pear Salad. Great place for celebrations, friends & family get-togethers and date night.

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CharleyO
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, but the service was what made this a 5 star review. The server was friendly, helpful and outstanding keeping our drinks full.

JB
JBird
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor space for brunch - great service and delicious food!

CB
vipCamilleB
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brittany is doing a great job!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great server. Good chicken wings and entree salad very accommodating to any request

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LynnR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Service was slow and spotty, table was not set with utensils and napkins even after food was delivered. Mediocre experience.

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vipKaren
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We’d been there twice before and enjoyed the food, but this time it was just so-so. The chicken on my pear salad seemed to be pre-cooked and barely warmed - definitely not freshly grilled. The waitstaff were okay, but our waiter didn’t have his mask covering his nose all the time. The table was a little grubby and it was just dark and sad inside. Maybe it was a bad night - maybe we just weren’t into the menu. I’d give it another shot, but will sit outside next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, hands down!

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LouW
West Virginia
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Menu is wide ranging, full bar service as well not just microbrews.

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Cess
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it. Def will be back for bottomless brunch

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viplaurelfoodie
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food wasn't that great. Came out lukewarm and without any flavor. French toast bites were overcooked, fried green tomatoes were ok but could have used some seasoning, bacon was old and greasy. Alehouse is a nice place but their menu could use some revamping. Won't come back for brunch.

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Deegee
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were a group of 4 and chose outdoor seating on a cool/cold spring night. The food and beer selections were really good, the actual food didn’t disappoint at all! It just got a little cold for us out there but otherwise a great place to go!

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vipOpenTableNickname
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ale House used to be really good but food and service have gone downhill. It is about average now. Food was just okay; service was mediocre.

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martymar1970
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A good experience, overall. Food was good. I ordered the corned beef sandwich and my wife ordered the flat bread pizza. Our beers were very good. Service was slower than usual. Staffing appeared to be low and our server was new.

CB
vipCamilleB
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Britney was an attentive server. Thank you!

Corned beef was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I got the crab egg Benedict and it was honestly bland. No flavor. The breakfast potatoes were good. Our waitress wasn’t attentive at all. Never really came to fill up the mimosas or even water. This place was my usually my go to spot (pre-COVID) now I’m not impressed. Definitely won’t be back for a while.

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Tiffanym
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, great food, great location, great prices

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AnnettE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good--hostess, wait staff, food, and value. I would certainly eat there again.

MM
vipMML4
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Awesome ambiance. Good service. No complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

CP
vipClaudiaP
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cheeseburger sliders were good and onion rings are the best I ever had! Also fried artichokes are good and a large portion or the price. Served with horseradish sauce and marinara which is delicious either way. Their seasonal cocktails are innovative and delicious.

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Kerry
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server Brittany! She was so nice and accommodating and provided great customer service! (Her nails were also on point!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When we first walked in, the bar seemed quiet crowded! The dining room was better with occupied tables well spaced out.
Our party of 3 shared the whisky battered onion rings which were delicious. We all had burgers and fries. Two Fried Egg Burgers and one Bacon Cheeseburger. All were cooked Medium as requested and the fries were super! Sometimes the fries are not, but this time they were! Hot and perfectly salty. It would be good if salt and pepper were more readily available. All in all, a great meal.

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JillW
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We love the food .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great brunch with bottomless mimosas and no matter what you get, the food always hits the spot 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went on valentine's day. Mussels were just OK, blackened chicken pasta was good though. Overall not a bad bang for your buck.

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AustinM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dope place. .... Would go back for brunch and bottomless mimosas

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AleaV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best chicken and waffles in Columbia hands down. Bottom less mimosa price is fire. Absolutely love it here

BR
BrittneyR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

RO
RONIN
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service throughout! From hostess to wait staff, well done!

JD
vipJohnD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservation. Drive across town with my guest and.... they were closed?!!!! Locked up like a drum!!

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Our waitress was great specially for brunch, we got our bottomless mimosas very quickly and she always came and checked on us even during a busy Saturday!

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You can order delivery directly from The Alehouse Columbia using the Order Online button. The Alehouse Columbia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 546-3640.

The Alehouse Columbia is rated 4.3 stars by 1077 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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