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Who isn’t looking for that perfect place to call their home away from home? Well, you’re in luck! Such a place exists at Capital Ale House.

Not only will you be welcomed with open arms, but you’ll be served the finest craft beers and local cuisine while listening to some of the best live music in town! Capital Ale House has a little something for everyone – so pull up a chair, pick your pour and make some memories.

 

 

 

 

It’s no secret that the wide variety of local breweries here in Richmond has quickly made it a major craft beer destination. Slowly, but surely, RVA is becoming widely known for its diverse restaurant scene that offers not only amazing food and robust wine lists but now beer!

 

 

 

 

Bottom line - Richmond has come a long way. In years past, many beer selections at restaurants resembled that of your corner 7-Eleven, a fact which did not go unnoticed by local brewers Matt Simmons & Chris Holder. Thus, the notion of Capital Ale House was born.

 

 

 

 

Due to their passion supporting the local community and an appreciation for a good brew, Capital Ale House has over 50 taps at each of their five locations, with more than 60 percent of them serving a Virginia craft beer, cider or mead. And let’s not forget, you can’t have a great beer without some great food!

 

 

Found on the Capital Ale House menu, these crispy codfish tacos are topped with house-made slaw, roasted corn pico de gallo, and an ancho chipotle sauce, with your choice of a side of roasted corn and bean salad or fries.

 

 

On the Capital Ale House menu, this Mexicali Salad is topped with grilled chicken breast, Mexicali wing sauce, crisp greens, pickled red onions, jalapeños, roasted corn pico de gallo, blue cheese crumbles, buttermilk ranch dressing.

 

 

Inspired by the beer culture celebrated in places such as Germany, Matt and Chris have sought to provide Richmond with its own “oasis” - a welcoming neighborhood place where you are served awesome food and excellent beer. Putting their own spin on it and tapping into Virginia’s local market, the Cap Ale Team loves to share that, “their beef was born and raised right here” or that, “your beer was brewed just across the river.”

 

 

*mouth watering* Giant Bavarian style pretzel.

 

 

Hot and crispy, if you haven't tried these fried pickles with a tangy house-made Ale House sauce, you're missing out. This sauce - it's amazing.

 

 

When you order this, you'll be the envy of the table. Cap Ale's Savory Crab Cakes are pan-seared jumbo lump Chesapeake crab served with golden Yukon potatoes, sauteed garlic spinach, and their house mango puree. 

 

 

The co-owners and best friends didn’t stop there. Their latest venture has been the launch of a restaurant - Fest. This new location delivers a slightly different concept to their main restaurant company - still featuring a bar and indoor seating, Fest offers a large outdoor beer garden and local artisanal sausages.

 

 

Pairing perfectly with the wide selection of beers, start the night off right by ordering this Charcuterie board at Fest. 

 

 

When you visit Fest, you're in for a treat with additional menu items that are killer. Like "The Lost Shepherd," a Merguez sausage with greens, Chevre cheese, and honey.

 

 

"The Akron," is a Fest dog topped with Chicago relish, raw onion, chili, and yellow mustard.

 

 

 

It’s places like Capital Ale House where you’re encouraged to create great memories in the company of good people and that makes us loyal to local.