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Encinitas Ale House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1044 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-5059
+1 760-943-7180
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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781 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 894 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

my partner and I stayed in san diego for 2 nights. the ale house had a great selection. staff very friendly. a great outdoor seating are. loved this place. very casual, laid back atmosphere.

1 Thank enncle
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Nice spot to grab an evening drink or just hang out. Be aware though it is very casual and beer is the primary focus. The bathrooms are outside and down a hallway so very casual again.

Thank chris92009
Shanghai, China
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

If you are looking for a huge selection of beers (on tap plus over 350 bottled varieties), ales and great food then this is the place to go to in SoCal. The kitchen offers daily specials and we tried one of those specials -- a burger which was 1/3 chuck, 1/3 brisket and 1/3 short ribs and it was absolutely... More 

Thank London_UKTravella
El Monte, California
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172 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Heard this was the #1 hamburger in Encinitas and one of the top 30 in San Diego County...and they were right! We got the garlic burger and it was so good! We also got the garlic fries! Also got mac n cheese with bacon...ohhh so good!

Thank Frances G
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stopped in here for a late lunch one day based on some online recommendations and they were all spot on !! The selection of draft beers is phenomenal and the bartender was exceptional at making recommendations based on my taste desires. The burgers...they are huge, and tasty ! I'd say they are one of the best I've ever had.... More 

Thank Rick T
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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114 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Had a very nice meal and tasted lots of beer here recently. I enjoyed a flight of 4 tasters (4oz each) along with another two tasters. The flight is brought out with a "cheat sheet" and you are given the location of each beer. I had fun--except for the dang IPA. I must've been misunderstood--I really do not like IPAs!--but... More 

Thank Lm D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We all had a different beer, from German to local brews. The Ale House is popular and gets busy in the evening. We went a tad early, around 5:30 top beat the evening rush.

Thank CT H
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Love this place. Huge beer selection and usually there a theme beer or brewery offering something unique. Burgers are awesome, the mac n' cheese pizza with siracha is a favorite to share with the table. The place is cosy, and usually busy so it's not quiet, but once you get your spot to hunker down at, it's comfortable. Servers are... More 

Thank buenoabogado
Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

The Encinitas Ale House is a hub for beer lovers in North County. The beer list is extensive, with probably about 20 on tap (ever-rotating) and hundreds more in bottles -- both domestic and international. There's no doubt their menu has something to satisfy every beer drinker. The Encinitas Ale House isn't just a bar that does food as an... More 

Thank NeilSheaffer
Solana Beach, California
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

The Encinitas Ale House was one of the first of its kind in the area back before there was much of a brew-pub scene. 20 or so taps of beers you don't normally see on anywhere else as well as Delirium Tremin!! Beers rotate pretty quickly so there is always something new to try. They have an 80 beers in... More 

Thank WontonTomatos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1044 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-5059
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-7180

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