Seattle >Food & Dining > Columbia City Ale House
4914 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA | Directions 9811847.557395 -122.284658
Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm, Sun-Thu: 11am-10pm
Neighborhoods: Columbia City, Ranier Valley
Great Neighborhood pub – This is an all around great neighborhood pub. Miguel and Connie are the sweetest, they have great food and beer selection and awesome happy hour deals. What more could ya want? Definitely worth checking out!!
Just Right! – We LOVE the Columbia City Alehouse - we've yet to have a bad experience here. Great selection of beers for a range of tastes (always an interesting porter for me), and rich satisfying food that is better and far more interesting and flavorful than the typically tired run of pub grub, with some nice specials. (We just came back from splitting the best, most juicy lamb & brie sandwich, and their hoppin' john was great and spicy.) Nice atmosphere, good bunch of folks from the greatest neighborhood in the city, interesting music that is not too loud and not too soft, a great place to watch the game without being an obnoxious sports bar: if you're in the area and haven't spent some time here, you owe yourself a treat.
A neighborhood pub with a touch of class and terrific food. – The Scene
Those who have visited Jeff Reich and Jeff Eagan's other pubs, the Hilltop Ale House and the 74th Street Ale House, will know exactly what to expect: a clean, welcoming and popular spot filled with neighbors. Framed pictures of English pubs adorn the walls, while local sports games air on the TVs. Servers clearly enjoy their jobs and will guide you through the menu and the beer list.
Superb food, cozy ambience and an extensive list of local, seasonal microbrews you won't find elsewhere create many return customers. If you're looking for typical pub grub, this may not be your place: there's not a french fry, chicken wing or anything fried on the menu. But you'll be thrilled with blackened catfish sandwich, grilled turkey burger, homemade gumbo or one of the stellar daily specials.
drowning in spice – Food here is way too spicy and complicated. Beer's great. Atmosphere's great. Service is fine. Just tone down the spices and gets some plain, regular, burgers and fries.
Great beer joint in Columbia City – This is one of the few places to go and get a microbrew in South Seattle without choking on smoke. The service is friendly and the beer is always interesting and varied.
The only drawback is the food. The menu is small and difficult. The food is really overdone. It's way too complicated for pub food. It's often way, way too spicy.
Great Food, Great People! – We moved to the Columbia City area over a year ago, and Columbia City Ale house became an immediate favorite. We can't resist the fish tacos (although they can be a little too spicy on occasion), or the goat cheese salad. YUM.
Highly recommend going there for a fun and relaxing evening. Friendly waitstaff and customers make you want to go back again and again!
Great food, relaxed atmoshphere – This is a great neighborhood pub with excellent food (tuna sandwich, fish tacos!) and friendly service. It has a very comfortable atmosphere and is just a great place to grab some healthy food with a good selection of beer.
great neighborhood pub – this is one of my foavorite casual dinners - great food, sweet staff and low-key vibe. Try the Tuna sandwich!
Love it love it love it – Columbia City Alehouse reminds me of neighborhood places in eastern cities. Nothing fancy, just yummy healthy food, a sports game to watch, great tunes on the stereo, and great service. A place where you can meet your neighbor and hang out on a weeknight. Seattle has too few of these places. So many restaurants are too busy trying to be California-cuisine-cool or something. Just give me great food and decent prices in a friendly atmosphere.
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