Amsterdam Ale House

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Upper West Side, New York
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  • Brad E.
    Brad EmoJanuary 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I would call the catfish burrito their signature dish. It's awesome, I always get it, with the sweet potato fries. The ales are diverse, fresh, and regularly changing also. 👍👍 Usually pretty crowded
  • Sabrina
    SabrinaJune 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best spot for a beer and chill dinner on the UWS any time of year. Burgers are served on English muffins, try the lamb or turkey. Back room is cozy with the fire place, but caution it can get hot.
  • Mischa
    MischaMarch 29, 2015
    Great selection of rotating drafts and fair price for a nicer beer than a Stella. Depending on your budget, the special bottles can be a good idea or just a great turndown if you're not a big beer fan
  • Vita S.
    Vita Starck RiceJuly 21, 2015
    The beer of course! The service was great! Great atmosophere! Richie was a great host and very personable! The food was excellent. Loved the Angus burger and sweet potato fries. I will come back!
  • Jacqui T.
    Jacqui The greatAugust 16, 2012
    All around awesome Great prices, Fabulous food (goat cheese and grilled veggie sandwich yum!) Dog friendly! only buzzkills are they don't deliver AND hostess is NASTY but don't let that deter you
  • DC Dining Adventures
    The soft-shell pretzel goes perfectly with their great beer selection. It's filled with white cheddar and served with chorizo and sautéed mushrooms.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CApril 16
    Dog friendly! They even get their own treats and a water dish. Nachos were delicious. Love sitting outside.
  • Derek S.
    Derek SchoeniApril 2, 2013
    Be aware-get to know staff. 2/3 owners are great. One named Jacob is awful to his employees and customers. Great food atmospheres. $ goes up alchemy shows come to theater close by though.
  • Paige C.
    Paige COctober 11, 2014
    Nice beer selection. We only went for drinks, but the food looked really good! My only complaint: why does EVERY dessert on your menu contain tree nuts? No options for me.
  • BaxterTheBoss
    BaxterTheBossMarch 23, 2014
    The best bar on the upper west side hands down. Anna is the best waitress ever! Order a delirium and then pass out in the bathroom!
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'Palma3 weeks ago
    Great selection of beer and the burgers were delicious. Try the lamb burger if you're in the mood for something different.
  • Larriza T.
    Larriza ThurlerJuly 31, 2015
    Bison and lamb burguers: amazing! And the onion rings and sweet french fries are fantastic. Very nice atmosphere.
  • Trae F.
    Trae FFebruary 9, 2014
    Comfortable and friendly place. Burgers are served on English muffins and are delicious! Could become a regular here.
  • Todd D.
    Todd DragooJanuary 9, 2015
    Pretty good draft beer selection. These laid back pub/restaurant is a quiet place to chat and throw back a few pints.
  • Karen T.
    Karen TruscottJanuary 1, 2016
    One of my staples if I'm on the UWS. Great beer list and can always be seated within 20 minutes.
  • Jasmin S.
    Jasmin SanchezJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down the BEST bar burger! Get a side of tstziki sauce for your fries! You won't regret it!!
  • Ceren B.
    Ceren BalkanayAugust 1, 2014
    Cool place at a nice area. Great burger. Perfect for a beer after a long walk in the central park.
  • Lesley K.
    Lesley KAugust 27, 2014
    The best turkey burger in the neighborhood. And obviously the beer selection is awesome too.
  • Nina B.
    Nina B.May 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great neighborhood bar. Burgers are great and there's always a new beer on tap. Service can be slow so be prepared to linger
  • Tom H.
    Tom HalleranMay 28, 2015
    Nice beer selection. Food is the normal pub grub. Burger was okay, but the onion rings were drenched in oil - sat in my gut like a brick all night. Outside seating is good, but fills up quickly.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 29, 2013
    Amsterdam Ale House is usually a mellow local water hole but turns into a madhouse during big sporting events.
  • Pietro F.
    Pietro FilipponiMay 22, 2013
    Wide beer selection at great prices. Get anything with fries. The fries are amazing.
  • Rachael
    RachaelFebruary 15, 2015
    You can taste stuff if the list gets too daunting. You might get luck and get a tiny tasting mug!
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.April 9, 2014
    SOLID beer selection. Skip the apps and go straight for the entrees. Lamb burger + Czechvar Lager FTW.
  • Incog N.
    Incog NicoSeptember 21, 2013
    It was a lovely day to sit outside and enjoy good food and good company. The spicy grilled chicken is delicious!
  • James M.
    James MoralesSeptember 26, 2012
    Tuna steak burger rare with sweet fries as recommended were muy bueno. Lamb burger was not bad too
  • Doug H.
    Doug HowellSeptember 17, 2013
    Mosaic IPA - Blue Point Brewing Company + Bison Burger + Sweet Potato fries with Cinnamon + Monday Night Football = Awesome Monday Night on the Island.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DignesMarch 30, 2013
    "Someone tell these bros to shower, right? Hahaha!"--These bros. (Ipso facto, come for the ill beats, stay for the dope-ass beers. Bring deodorant?)
  • Mary G.
    Mary GorryJune 15, 2012
    Take advantage of the variety of microbreweries and lesser known beers on tap/bottled!
  • Rob P.
    Rob PrattJanuary 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The wings are surprisingly good - recommend. Craft beer selection is good too.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MorrisJune 6, 2015
    For a place that prides itself on its okay beer selection, they should probably clean their tap lines. Order one beer, taste another because the lines are dirty. UWS needs better craft beer options.
  • Kris F.
    Kris FuksmanDecember 25, 2012
    Great Seasonal craft draft beer selection and the bison burger is on point!
  • Daria B.
    Daria BrashearOctober 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place, but I always get the sweet potato fries and am sad. They're missing something!
  • Ben H.
    Ben HsuMarch 26, 2011
    Great pour selection, but watch out: it gets packed if there's a concert at the Beacon next door
  • Maxy P.
    Maxy PJanuary 10, 2011
    Great choice of local beers and very nice staff. Best place on Amsterdam ave. Try it!
  • Raphael L.
    Ridiculous beer names, friendly waiters, long list of drafts. This place delivers exactly what it promises.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinMay 25, 2015
    Good food and decent place for medium sized groups.
  • Ed J.
    Ed JalinskeMarch 22, 2012
    The pizza here is outstanding! So is the service. Great spot!
  • Anne M.
    Anne MyersJune 21, 2015
    The pulled pork sandwich was pretty tasteless. Amazing onion rings, though!
  • Joe C.
    Joe CaponeOctober 5, 2013
    Lamb Berger is to die for!
  • Kristi E.
    Kristi EvansJuly 4, 2011
    Surprisingly delicious roasted beet and goat cheese salad. Nice staff too!
  • Robin F.
    Robin FullerJune 13, 2011
    In the words of my dining companion, "Lamb burger plus spinach plus Belhaven Scottish Ale equals effing glorious."
  • Chelsea S.
    Chelsea SoMarch 11, 2013
    Do you work nearby? Ask for the discount for those who work in the area!
  • Ashley L.
    Ashley LovettDecember 30, 2011
    Mac-n-cheese bites, C-salad and chicken sandwhich are awesome.
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PetersonMarch 27, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Best bar and bartenders on the Upper West Side!
  • MindySue F.
    MindySue FrySeptember 28, 2014
    Spicy Chicken Sandwich with guac! Delicious!
  • Desiree C.
    Desiree ColonnaSeptember 6
    Meltins beer and pizza. Real mushrooms. Awesome sausage.
  • chris O.
    chris OSeptember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    friendly owner; good selection of beers and plenty of TVs for your sports fixes.
  • Aileen C.
    Aileen CMay 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the nachos. Near perfect cheese to chip ratio.
  • Paola A.
    Paola ArizaDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    favorite bar in town! bartenders are hot.... enough said.
  • Kate C.
    Kate CluteApril 13, 2013
    Rude waitress who rolled her eyes at us 2 times. only positive was the good beer selection. Must be a shortage of glasses because they practically ripped them from our hands before we were finished.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DFebruary 22, 2016
    Burgers here are surprisingly delish. And served on an English muffin 👍
  • Ari F.
    Ari FuchsMay 25, 2012
    Tuna steak burger. Lightly seared. Do it.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GoodwinNovember 29, 2014
    Good service and solid selection of beers
  • Jannae
    JannaeSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Tuna steak burger. Rare. Do it.
  • Soviet B.
    Soviet BearMarch 22, 2015
    Great beer list and good bar food
  • Brandon
    BrandonMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    UWS local bar. Low key and perfect for the 'hood.
  • radiKarl
    radiKarlMay 16, 2016
    The selection of craft beers is awesome!
  • Nigel T.
    Nigel TaylorDecember 31, 2015
    Great steak sandwich and sweet potatoes fries.
  • Jose M.
    Jose MaderaMarch 29, 2014
    Lamb burger and onion rings are amazing!
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MaesMay 15, 2015
    was outrageously refused a table on the grounds that "right now, tables were only for dinner", despite being called an ale house. Left.
  • Andy R.
    Andy RobinsonDecember 4, 2015
    Cant go wrong when you check in here!
  • Richard G.
    Richard GibsonMarch 7, 2014
    Mac & Cheese bites are awesome!
  • Octane
    OctaneDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wasn't quite sure about the cheeseburger served in an English muffin, but, that shit was delicious!
  • Mark P.
    Mark PollardNovember 13, 2011
    The fish and chicken kabob are unexpectedly good
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GradyJanuary 18, 2015
    Used to love this place... Until they served a pizza on a dirty used plate with soiled napkins and a half eaten piece of chicken underneath.
  • Neal W.
    Neal WeeseNovember 10, 2010
    Bison burger w/ sweet potato fries and a good German wheat and you are all set.
  • Michaela S.
    Michaela ShankNovember 27, 2011
    Great fries, surprisingly good beer selection.
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BFebruary 6
    Good burgers, good beer and good vibes :)
  • David A.
    David ArnekeJuly 7, 2010
    Great veggie burger, great selection of beers. Service was very good, too.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MurphyApril 15, 2012
    Can't pour a Guinness, but the food isn't bad. Nice crowd too.
  • Bonnie E.
    Bonnie EisenmanApril 5, 2015
    Pretty good beer selection, okay prices. Good for groups.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.September 26, 2011
    Great selection of draft beers, friendly staff, awesome hot wings.
  • Monica S.
    Monica SimoMay 16, 2010
    great rotating selection of seasonal, local microbrews on tap
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinJanuary 19, 2016
    Decent pub, great for a drink to catch up
  • Mike J.
    Mike JurneyOctober 22, 2010
    Arrogant Bastard on tap and a really delicious burger.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BerkmanNovember 18, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Bison burger is yummy!
  • Alex N.
    Alex NicholsonJuly 29, 2015
    Such a cool atmosphere!
  • Maurice J.
    Maurice JohnsonMarch 13, 2013
    Awesome atmosphere and crowd!!
  • Matt R.
    Matt RichSeptember 1, 2015
    Impressive beer list
  • Robin B.
    Robin BanxxApril 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sweet Potato fries with cinnamon & sugar are awesome
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KratzMay 15, 2011
    Food is good and there is a good beer selection. Service sucks though.
  • Brett D.
    Brett DeaconOctober 21, 2012
    Lamb burger is AMAZING
  • Fritz
    FritzJune 20, 2014
    Yup! Catch all the World Cup matches here, find more at http://matchfinder.io
  • George M.
    George MaierNovember 7, 2016
    Friendly table service
  • Olivier P.
    Olivier P LJuly 22, 2013
    Wide selection of beer!!
  • Craig Z.
    Craig ZimmermanMay 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    chimay on tap
  • Ljubica
    LjubicaNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer, wings, nachos.
  • Christy M.
    Christy MommsenOctober 13, 2013
    If you like beer, go here. That rhymes.
  • Leah Z.
    Leah Zelazny PoswolskyNovember 6, 2011
    fantastic nachos!
  • Leah Z.
    Leah Zelazny PoswolskyNovember 6, 2011
    Fantastic nachos!
  • Debbie M.
    Debbie MoralesNovember 7, 2011
    Great beer wine!
  • Lef C.
    Lef CarrollAugust 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Kitchen's open til 2am
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PolleyJune 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Nachos, it will change your life...
  • ✰ David M.
    Try the local seasonal brews
  • Billy D.
    Billy DayNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    nice cold beers good selection
  • Ian W.
    Ian WhiteDecember 30, 2011
    Spicy chicken is bangin
  • Cara C.
    Cara CMay 22, 2010
    Great selection of beer and the food is ok.
  • Akshay P.
    Akshay PatilApril 22, 2009
    Surprisingly good selection of local seasonal brews. Order up a $6 glass of something 10%+ abv and feel just a bit smug about finding this place.
  • Jenn N.
    Jenn NickellJuly 19, 2010
    Really wonderful bartenders!
  • Tina G.
    Tina G.September 27, 2012
    The veggie burger was close to burnt. Gross. Beer is good though!
  • Alex P.
    Alex PachecoMarch 27, 2014
    I got drunk
  • Bryan K.
    Bryan KaminskiApril 14, 2011
    Crappy service. 11pm and they are still saving the tables for "dinner"... See ya
  • John M.
    John MurchApril 29, 2010
    Don't sit in the back, the service will suck. Last time coming back here.
  • Keith
    KeithMarch 24, 2011
    Don't bother ordering a drink at the bar, worst service. Almost like they don't want to take your money!
  • Eliana L.
    Eliana LeiteJanuary 5
    Chopp bem tirado e sanduíches gigantescos
  • Irina G.
    Irina GroushevaiaNovember 18, 2011
    Лучшие насосы в мире, посоны
  • Sean S.
    Sean SingarayarNovember 5, 2014
    Draft beer, craft beer
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