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Columbia City Ale House

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American, Bar, Pub
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4914 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1744
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Seattle, Washington
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810 reviews
438 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Columbia City Ale house has been around a few years. I've only been for drinks and have enjoyed my visits. It's really easy to find as it's located right on Rainier Ave. S.

Thank Alec D
Moses Lake
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Columbia City is close to our new neighborhood, and that's a good thing, because of all the wonderful restaurant choices within a 3 block radius. The Ale House is certainly one of them. Their chicken sandwich is delicious. Moist, messy, and just the right sized portion. Couldn't ask for more! Service is always friendly, efficient, and welcoming.

Thank Marie B
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We took a couple of beers and some snacks. The foccaccia was huge and delicious. The waitress was for sure not ordinary, but she was lovely and sweet and made our day.

Thank ArteBe
Seattle, Washington, United States
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165 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

withWay back; Columbia City was known as "Garlic Gulch" because of the heavy Italian-American influence. Today Columbia City resides in America's most diverse zip code. This truly universal neighborhood has turned out a quality example of an all-American pub. Of course, American Pubs are just British Pubs or Irish pubs located stateside and usually without the corned beef or Yorkshire... More 

Thank Al D
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Visited this pub several times over the last couple of years with business guests. The food has remained consistent over every visit. It is simply excellent eats. Blue plate specials are always a treat and be sure to get the potato salad. it is quiet enough to have small meetings with your guests and don't have to yell to over... More 

Thank Roy and Heidi D
Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We enjoy eating here the food is bar food. The have a good selection of beer. It is a fun place for a sandwich.

Thank Fred Q
North East Tennessee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for light dinner. Food average quality and average price for bar food. Beers were a little warm for my liking. Ambiance was above average. Local hang out with several lone patrons working on laptops and / or talking on cell phones.

Thank TRIFlier
Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

This cozy alehouse is located in the heart of Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood. For beer there is a well thought out list with about 15 choices. The burger I ordered was prepared as I requested. The meat was of good quality and served topped with sautéed onions on a fresh baguette. Their burgers come with potato chips rather than fries... More 

Thank cacadian
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The Columbia City Ale House has terrific lunches and wonderful craft brews. It is always a delight to visit.

Thank ML41
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

I had lunch at Columbia City Ale House and enjoyed it immensely. I had one of the best reuben sandwiches ever. The staff will recommend a nice beer to go with whatever the occasion. The ambience is local flavor with a touch of an English Pub. I know the staff well as I am related to one but not the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4914 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1744
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?