Capital Ale House

Capital Ale House

Beer Garden, American Restaurant, and Pub$$$$
City Center, Richmond
  • Dominic R.
    "$2 burger night on Monday is well worth it."(5 Tips)
    Neil C.
    "Every Tuesday is steal the glass night, I highly recommend it."(3 Tips)
    Laura P.
    "Giant Bavarian pretzel and ask for some cheese sauce on the side"(3 Tips)
    Allison K.
    "Great beer selection and solid pork schnitzel sandwich."(7 Tips)
115 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • beer
  • glass night
  • bavarian pretzel
  • french fries
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  • Travis M.
    The room downstairs is a great place to host happy hour! Pool table, dart boards and a bar.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicDecember 6, 2016
    Great beer selection and solid pork schnitzel sandwich. Fries are meh.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WithunNovember 30, 2016
    Excellent selection of good beers!
  • Doug W.
    Doug WAugust 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    50 taps and a ton of bottles. Food's good, friendly service, and a 5 minute walk from the Hilton.
  • Hannah B.
    Hannah BodenstabJune 7, 2016
    The food is delicious and their house dark beer was absolutely amazing, as we're the mimosas.
  • Capt Awesome
    Capt AwesomeApril 19, 2016
    Why can't they get cooks that know how to cook a burger less than mw?
  • Bryan M.
    Bryan MortensenMarch 16, 2016
    3 dollar burgers on Monday with a drink purchase.
  • Marissa O.
    Marissa OkesFebruary 25, 2016
    Excellent food! Shrimp chowder is delicious. I'm a foodie and was impressed
  • Bobby H.
    Bobby HerronFebruary 1, 2016
    The Burgers are second to none
  • Brittany
    BrittanyJanuary 4, 2016
    Beer selection and icy bar are good. The food is not.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PeckDecember 16, 2015
    If I could make salmon this well at home, I'd have no reason to eat elsewhere. Delicious. Cooked to perfection.
  • Angela D.
    Angela DawnJuly 5, 2015
    So glad there is a place downtown to get GF food & beer but I wish the service was a little nicer.
  • Don B.
    Don BennettJune 20, 2015
    GREAT beer selection, good food.
  • Joseph
    JosephJune 12, 2015
    Black and Blue Burger with Gwar Blood (beer). So good!
  • Shawn S.
    Shawn ShaunJune 7, 2015
    Honey wings are amazing and the brisket sand which bangin! 😋👍
  • Erica J.
    Erica JarrellsMay 18, 2015
    The food was great and there was a large selection of beer. Overall, a great experience except for the service.
  • Karen I W.
    Karen I WoodallMarch 4, 2015
    Everyone had a great time at Dwan's and Lynnette's meet and greet before the big day. Again the staff did a wonderful job and the atmosphere was relaxing.
  • Sarah
    SarahFebruary 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great fries! Two dollar burger night on Mondays. They used to have this out of the world Asian burger which was to die for, but they've done away with it. :(
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler ChamberlainOctober 18, 2014
    Beer is good here.
  • Julia L.
    Julia Lord NickleOctober 18, 2014
    Good fries, good beer, good dart boards.
  • Jatori R.
    Jatori RobinsonOctober 13, 2014
    Bavarian pretzel is my all-time favorite.
  • Monica B.
    Monica BastolaOctober 11, 2014
    Live music
  • Monica B.
    Monica BastolaOctober 11, 2014
    Beer and music
  • Jim W.
    Jim WSeptember 21, 2014
    I'd love to say I could come back and take the manager up on his Octoberfest offer. They aim to please their clients. Great tap and bottle selection and good bar food. Make time for this place.
  • George T.
    George TillmanSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Jazz Society Concert
  • Gregory D.
    Gregory DunlapJune 9, 2014
    Good beer line up
  • Richmond Magazine
    he Monday night special doesn't skimp and burgers are just $2. Stop in anytime after 4 p.m. for beef or black bean options and build your burger w/extra special toppings for just a couple bucks more.
  • Etienne F.
    Etienne FavereyMarch 24, 2014
    Great beer and awesome veggie burgers
    ALEXIS DIAMONTEFebruary 1, 2014
    Burgers and beer.. Don't do it often but if I do, I'm going there! I like!
  • Joey M.
    Joey MechakJanuary 5, 2014
    The beer is good but do not order a was pretty awful.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StrunkDecember 26, 2013
    The beer experts here know what they are talking about. If you're not sure what to try, try a flight and get several options before settling on just one (or two) pint(s).
  • Si
    SiDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Brie sandwich was awesome!
  • Elias S.
    Elias SavadaNovember 11, 2013
    Great burgers and an excellent selection of draft and bottled beers. Convenient to the Marriott, where I was staying.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BaconSeptember 26, 2013
    Go for steal the glass night, live bands and patio seating
  • David S.
    David SaundersSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Just say YES to Oktoberfest!
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DonaldSeptember 15, 2013
    Try the Sweet potato fries - Actually really good wish I had more.
  • Jay W.
    Jay WoodsSeptember 13, 2013
    If you're looking for a quick lunch, head to McDonald's. Spent over an hour here. Way too long for a "quick" lunch.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BibbJuly 14, 2013
    Service is non existent. Skip rhos place. The prices are terrible too.
  • Linda B.
    Linda BJuly 14, 2013
    Worst service EVER and way overpriced.
  • Richard M.
    Richard MillsJuly 8, 2013
    $2 Burger night every Monday!
  • Lakeshia T.
    Lakeshia TinsleyJune 15, 2013
    Sunday's are prime rib night special!!!
  • Darrel P.
    Darrel PetersJune 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is good but the lunch menu prices are to high.
  • Kristy O.
    Kristy O'NealMay 27, 2013
    Sunday nights they have cheap apps at regular sizes but LOW prices!! :)
  • Go Girl Taxicab
    Go Girl TaxicabMay 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice place. Great atmosphere and great food.
  • MrsESK
    MrsESKMay 13, 2013
    Be prepared to eat off of small rectangle plates :-( and they don't have the wiki sticks anymore.
  • Go Girl Taxicab
    Go Girl TaxicabApril 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best beer ever
  • Steve C.
    Steve CardielApril 2, 2013
    Grilled Portabella is AWESOME!!!
  • Kristin T.
    Kristin TwineApril 2, 2013
    Worst. Service. Ever. Margaritas was better!
  • Go Girl Taxicab
    Go Girl TaxicabMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best beer on earth
  • Visit Richmond VA
    Visit Richmond VAMarch 21, 2013
    This 108 year old, 25 foot wide by half-a-city-block-long building has 46 taps, 2 cask conditioned ale hand pumps and a selection of over 200 bottled beers.
  • Robert J.
    Robert JenkinsMarch 15, 2013
    The Smokehouse Burger is the best.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DurbinFebruary 3, 2013
    Almost rivals Bocktown Bar and Grill in PIT. More beer than you know!!
  • Mimi B.
    Mimi B.January 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try if you dare. Hot hot hot
  • David S.
    David SaundersNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come with 2 friends, check in on foursquare and get a free jumbo pretzel. Yum.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa P.October 6, 2012
    Ocktoberfest is way overpriced this year.
  • Laura K.
    Laura KebedeSeptember 8, 2012
    Great atmosphere, beautiful venue and music. Nice to have free parking. But small-portioned appetizers and long wait for food.
  • Scott T.
    Scott ToneySeptember 3, 2012
    Bad service...
  • Anna I.
    Anna IckesJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    $2 burgers every Monday night
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MartinaMay 18, 2012
    The Cuban sandwich is amazing! You can't go wrong!
  • Dexter T.
    Dexter TunseeprasertMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The waiters will totally charge your ass full price for that burger if you order a water. Troll them and order a soda before they bring the check.
  • Derek
    DerekApril 28, 2012
    Drink alot
  • Iris
    IrisApril 9, 2012
    Great Monday night burger special!
  • Tom J.
    Tom JMarch 20, 2012
    Imbibe Magazine recognized Capital Ale House for being one of the Best Places for beer in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue
  • Jessamy A.
    Jessamy AustinMarch 12, 2012
    Sunday night after 9… $2 appetizers!!!!
  • Groom T.
    Groom TaxiMarch 3, 2012
    Food is very good
  • Jahmar S.
    Jahmar SimpsonMarch 1, 2012
    I will not come back the bartender sucks a$$ she made me feel like she don't want us here n she was just so unhappy
  • Dusk D.
    Dusk DargentFebruary 28, 2012
    If the upstairs is crowded, try the bar in the basement. Darts, pool, and usually a much more relaxed atmosphere.
  • ang w.
    ang williamsFebruary 14, 2012
    great hang out spot..and great big $2burgers..monday nights..
  • kristindownie
    kristindownieFebruary 3, 2012
    go for the beer, the food's ok... burger nite is $2 burgers
  • Lucas H.
    Lucas HallJanuary 31, 2012
    Wednesday- Virginia Beer and Wine Day- Featuring Virginia beers and wines from 11:00am to 9:00 pm!
  • John F.
    John FrankJanuary 31, 2012
    It is now apparently $2 burgers on Monday, but well worth it!
  • Mac
    MacJanuary 28, 2012
    Try the Ale!
  • Sherry P.
    Sherry PrindleJanuary 17, 2012
    The Monday burger special also has a vegan black bean offering for $2
  • Jen C.
    Jen ClinehensJanuary 15, 2012
    great date spot!
  • Peter A.
    Peter AyalaJanuary 15, 2012
    Don't come here if you're thirsty. Service is slow and forgetful. Good selection. Clams were eh! More to come.
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TidballJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuesdays are "Steal the glass night." Order their featured beer, and you get to take home the pint glass.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CDecember 15, 2011
    Very good atmosphere, recommend sitting at the bar, Bavarian Pretzel, and anything off the menu. I had Pumpkin Bisque soup bowl, very nice this time of year.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GuadagniDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Black and Bleu is one of the best burgers in Richmond.
  • Sean L.
    Sean LeaheyDecember 5, 2011
    Try the Mexicali wings. Very good
  • Chandler M.
    Chandler MoultonNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Brewer and blues most fridays starting at five...
  • Joy N.
    Joy NNovember 20, 2011
    Don't forget to have your gatherings at Capital Ale - socially concious and participates with some worthy causes.
  • Chad W.
    Chad WilliamsNovember 14, 2011
    Darts and Pool downstairs.
  • Terry D.
    Terry DixOctober 23, 2011
    Lamb burger is AMAZING
  • Vicki B.
    Vicki BringsOctober 17, 2011
    Best fish tacos I've ever had
  • Mike
    MikeOctober 5, 2011
    Amazing! Heavily recommend ring of fire burger, wash down with Crispin Cider
  • Katy H.
    Katy HeathSeptember 16, 2011
    $1 delicious burgers on monday nights plus they have a crazy huge beer selection there's no way you can go there and not find one you like.
  • Aly M.
    Aly MaggardSeptember 8, 2011
  • S R.
    S RSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Not only do they have a great beer selection, but they're brewing locally roasted Blanchard's coffee too!
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PhillipsAugust 22, 2011
    Amazing burgers, more beers than you can imagine, great new favorite place easily.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CroneAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Worst wait times ever for everything, to get a table, food, drinks, check, etc. No order to when the food comes out. Always messing up orders.
  • S R.
    S RMay 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They happen to have the best coffee in VA here, locally roasted Blanchard's Coffee!
  • Phil E.
    Phil EvansMay 23, 2011
    Thank god for golden monkey!!!!
  • Ben P.
    Ben PowersApril 29, 2011
    Outside seating amongst a raging fountain of Niagra Falls strength.
  • Laura P.
    Laura PierceApril 6, 2011
    Order the Giant Bavarian pretzel and ask for some cheese sauce on the side, it's to die for.
  • Dominic R.
    Dominic RivardMarch 29, 2011
    $2 burger night on Monday is well worth it.
  • Ægir S.
    Ægir SævarssonMarch 8, 2011
    Try the black burger - it is delicious
  • Justin B.
    Justin BDecember 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Never a wait downstairs on Monday. Might have to eat standing if you're not assertive.
  • Mark K.
    Mark KrawczykOctober 31, 2010
    The Polska Platter made me feel like I was home.
  • Cameron L.
    Cameron LeeSeptember 21, 2010
    Slow service for large group on dollar burger night, but always a good time
  • trevor r.
    trevor rJuly 14, 2010
    Go downstairs for cricket and mo' beer!
  • Matty W.
    Matty WhitlockJuly 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuscan Chicken Sandwich is on point.
  • Carl K.
    Carl KempfJuly 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like light, fruity beers, ask for a "Dirty Ho".
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ClayJune 8, 2010
    Don't move the table. The staff will yell at you.
  • sean h.
    sean hardyMay 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tip 100% on burger night
  • Parker E.
    Parker EmersonMay 26, 2010
    Monday? Dollar burger. Tuesday? Steal a glass. Any other day? Grilled Cheese Sandwich burger - though it's dry, so order a beer.
  • Northwest B.
    Northwest Beer GuideMay 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    9.99 for NY Steak w/veggies.
  • Northwest B.
    Northwest Beer GuideMay 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Stone / Brewdog Basha almost gone!
  • Neil C.
    Neil CoxApril 12, 2010
    Every Tuesday is steal the glass night, I highly recommend it.
  • Joey S.
    Joey SicholApril 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Impress your friends with a Delirium Tremens from Huyghe Brewery. Pricy but well worth the price. Beers also available for takeout, at a discount.
  • Charley B.
    Charley B.March 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing place to grab a beer and relax. Great selection of beers and drafts as well. Tuesday has steal the cup night! Read more
  • John Cole S.
    John Cole ScottFebruary 27, 2010
    Service is really slow on Saturday.
  • Samuel S.
    Samuel SchultzFebruary 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Go on a Tuesday night for the "Steal a glass" promotion, get the beer of the night and take home the glass
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LaroussiniJanuary 26, 2010
    They show movies in their music hall on Wednesday nights. Read more
  • Dean C.
    Dean ChristesenOctober 15, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go on the second Tuesday at 7pm of every month for some great jazz put on by the Richmond Jazz Society.
  • Kristin T.
    Kristin ThompsonOctober 28, 2009
    Drink Pumpkin Beer during Oktoberfest.
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