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Address: 6480 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia, MD 21045-4885
Phone Number:
+1 443-546-3640
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00

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Great spot for drinks. Loved the old menu, new menu not so much. Again, the bar, beers, make your own Bloody Mary, make this spot amazing for a lazy Sunday. Just wish the menu had... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Eric H
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a big beer drinker so I can't comment on the beer selection. But their Spicy Margaritas are amazing. The Honey Sriracha wings and Calamari are my favorite! Entrees are ok, but the appetizers are definitely worth the trip.

Thank SpinePA
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Good foods i tell you. i love their sandwiches, gish, fries and red wine. i have not been here before but it seems they attract people.

Thank Andrelina R
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6 reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great spot for drinks. Loved the old menu, new menu not so much. Again, the bar, beers, make your own Bloody Mary, make this spot amazing for a lazy Sunday. Just wish the menu had more

Thank Eric H
baltimore, md
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is very popular so if you do decide to go to happy hour you may want to get there early. Parking is limited but the do offer valet parking. Happy Hour deals are great...wide selection of beers and spirits. We went as a group and shared our food and I have to say everything was pretty good. We... More 

Thank nikkig405
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Fun place. Good for hanging out with buddies. Vast beer selection. The food is decent. The service is good but not all the servers can answer your beer questions. It can get pretty loud here. Good for beers and sport watching.

Thank John P
Jessup, Maryland
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202 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here twice with a large party in their private-ish space in the back. Food had always been very good. Atmosphere is pleasant on weekdays but the live music on Friday night was so loud it was really hard to talk, which was disappointing. Parking can be a little tricky on weekends also.

1 Thank crayolabird
Columbia, Maryland
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

great brunch spot! they offer unlimited bloody marys and mimosas for $10! I've also been there for lunch and dinner- recommend the soft pretzel!

1 Thank Emily B
Columbia, Maryland
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166 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Drinks and salads all good. Great appetizers and good service. Big place with booths and tables. Specials worth trying. We go often.

1 Thank Steve E
Columbia, MD
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

While the selection at the Ale House in Columbia is good, there are not enough gluten free friendly options to choose from. The chicken is considered gluten free but the gravy isn't. The short rib which I use to get (which was indicated by waitstaff) as gluten free is no longer considered gluten free. They have lots of salads, but... More 

Thank BaltSW
Columbia, Maryland
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Met up with friends I hadn't seen for quite awhile and chose the Ale House because of its food, beer selection and the service has always been good. Their menu appeals to people who like contemporary to American food. It's a great place for a casual meal.

1 Thank Stephen D

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