I had eaten at the Ale House several times before. On this last visit I was telling my husband how wonderful the food was and how much fun it could be. He was looking forward to visiting. When we arrived the place was empty. The smell almost made us leave before we reached the stairs. We decided to stay. The service was slow and acted like she really didn't want to be there. When the food came, let's just say dorm food is gourmet cuisine compared to the garbage we were served. We have made several trips back to Auburn since this visit, but non to the Ale House. We will NEVER, I repeat NEVER, go back to the Olde Auburn Ale House again. I hope it closes.
I LOVE THE ALE HOUSE! As far as the bar sceene goes in Auburn, The Ale House is the best as far as Im concerned. They have a huge crowed of regulars and its really easy to meet all of them. The atmosphere is always chill and laid back. If you want to go to a bar where you and your friends can sit and drink and hang out with out tripping over everyone, this is the place.
As far as the food goes, George the chef is amazing. He completely revamped the menue and everything is great. Try the pan seared tuna or one of the crawfish dishes!
The beer is fantastic. They have everything from a stout to a pale ale and even a double IPA. Its all great, I recommend trying all of them!
The home brewed brew is the best I've ever tasted anywhere -- sorry Boston! The food is excellent with amazing appetizers that could be a fine meal by themselves. I ate here my first night in Auburn. I went searching for a different place for my second and last night. After some wrangling I realized that what I really wanted was to go back to Olde Auburn. So I did.
I'll start with what is good about this place.
The food is excellent. There are two types of menus: fine dining and pub fare. After a certain time during the night, only the pub fare is available. Pub entrees are about $8 (fish and chips and the like). The fine dining menu is much better but quite expensive. Entrees are closer to $20, but are gourmet meals.
The lighting is very nice. The Ale House is located in what used to be the city's post office. It has an underground-type feel to it, with brick walls and dim lighting.
The Ale House is also a brewery. Home brews like the Tiger Tail Ale are definitely recommended.
What takes away points from this establishment is that it seems confused: is it a bar or a fine resturant? Some nights it will be quiet and not too crowded. Other nights it is filled with people, smoke, and loud bands. You never really know what to expect.
If your intentions are to go there for dinner and relaxation, your best bet is to go around 7pm. Bands normally start at 10pm, and the growds start filtering in at 9pm. The Ale House is a good place to party, since the atmosphere is nice and small and the accoustics are pretty good. If the band is good, you'll have a good time.
They also feature the Mug Club in which you pay a $100 (?) membership and get your own mug and discounted beers.
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