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Capital Ale House

) #25 of 1,260 Restaurants in Richmond $$ - $$$ American, Bar, Pub
623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-780-2537
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (101 reviews)
“pretzels” (25 reviews)
“pierogies” (7 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beer selection both on tap and by bottle is great for any enthusiast and the burger was amazing!

Thank davidmlight87
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food beer list. Food was just ok. Service was incredibly slow. Took 1.5hours to get pretzels, even though there were only about 5 tables. I think they spent the extra time overcooking my burger. Even getting waters and menus took a very long time

Thank JPB_36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was going there with a friend. The beer list is awesome. The food delicious. I took a blue cheese burger and is was yummy. Service is good. I will definitely go there again.

Thank blondema36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is primo! Good food at a good price. Casual dining. Depending on which Capitol Ale House location you visit, there is live music for entertainment. If you are into craft beers, this is a great venue to visit, extensive menu of local and regional...More

Thank Joan P
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome, detailed review! We value loyal patrons like yourself and to show our appreciation, please reach out to me personally at linzy@capitalalehouse.com I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers, Linzy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beer selection was awesome. Ate there twice, first night had the schnitzel which was average. Second night was their "burger special night." I ate with a fellow co-worker and both of our burgers were dry, served on the same plate (yes the same plate). We...More

Thank John J A
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Burger night has been a guest favorite for 10 years and due to its popularity and logistics, we do not take guest requested temperatures on burgers, yet serve them mid-well to well done....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great burgers, very good beer selection, friendly service, nice pub atmosphere. I'll come back here next time I'm in Richmond.

Thank CSI-Reviewer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I play cards there once a month with local Virginia ladies. They treat us grateful with a separate room. Food is yummy. Great attention from waiters.

Thank Eve M
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us! We love having you ladies with us and hope to see you soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful experience. Chris was our waiter and a pleasure. He was very personable and seem to enjoy being our waiter. The food was delicious. Our tea and water glasses were kept topped off. We were there for a late lunch and there was no wait....More

Thank hutnut
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. I will be sure to pass this along to the management team and owners sharing how wonderful your experience with Chris was. We appreciate reviewers like yourself, who leave great details for other Trip Advisor users to know what we...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Capitol Ale House has a nice concert room and venue set up for small live performances. The beer selection is as extensive as any I've seen. I'm an IPA guy, and had 10-12 local and national IPAs to choose from. This Thursday evening they hosted...More

Thank KerrvilleKirk
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Hi there KerrvilleKirk! We are thrilled you were able to enjoy our awesome venue and extensive beer list. Thank you so much for leaving us a great review. Make sure to check out our website and sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

have been many times. love the food. have never been very impressed with the service or attitude of the bar tenders. if it was only once or twice since we have been here a couple dozen time,i wouldn't comment. it seems like a general attitude...More

Thank Patrick L
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing with us. I apologize for the tone you receive from our staff. That is certainly not our intentions or standards and your feedback has been shared with the management team to will coach our service members to improve. Thank you for...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there seating for music events?
16 May 2016|
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Response from CapAleHouse | Property representative |
Yes, at our downtown Richmond location, you can have seating at a table with full dinner and drinks service.
Eric J
Are kids allowed in your establishment? Do we need reservations for 10 on Friday July 15? Thanks Eric. (Travelling from Montreal )
8 July 2016|
Response from CapAleHouse | Property representative |
Hey Eric, I apologize for getting back to you a month later! I recently received a notification that we were getting private messages. I had no idea! We would love to have a group of 10 with as many children as you'd like... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-780-2537
  • E-mail