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Saint John Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada (Union street,City Rd onto Smythe St)
+1 506-657-2337
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Halifax Region, Canada
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good list of local beers and ciders as well as craft beers from away. Food menu was also very good as the title would imply.

Thank Jim M
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ale house definitely offers beer lover's a wide variety of brews to choose from. The food alone however is worth the visit. In a rustic but trendy setting you can relax, enjoy great food and if you grab a window booth, enjoy the view of the boardwalk and harbour. In the summer you can also choose to enjoy on... More 

Thank Brent M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been before and again we enjoyed the food. Service was a little slower and less efficient this trip but overall a good experience. My wife enjoyed the Beef pudding dish and I tried the Slipp Farm Burger, very good but maybe I bit off more than I could chew-one big burger for sure.

Thank John S
Thornhill, Canada
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334 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beer for every possible desire, and a menu that is current and eclectic for a beer house. There are a lot of items that can be altered for vegetarians, but not indicated on the menu so ask. Great fries, Bruschetta, Portobello burger and Brussels sprouts. Friend enjoyed the club.

Thank Kulbi
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sat upstairs for drinks and apps with my wife. During our meal we saw no less than 5 mice run across the dining room at various places. Waiter also saw them and tried to pass them off as coming from the mall. Not acceptable. He is not to blame. His service was excellent and was obviously embarrassed by this. If... More 

Thank Adam M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will never be disappointed at this resturant! The ambiance is well suited and the food and brew are out of this world!

Thank JessicaSprCam
Providence, Rhode Island
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting St. John, we ate there twice with different reactions. The thing you should know is they change the menu every 3 days according to the staff. Our first visit was 5 stars all the way. The seafood was hot and delicious; in fact the best we had while in the city. Three nights later the menu had changed... More 

Thank happyjak_13
Pennington, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for an evening meal and caught part of a festival here at the waterfront in St John NB. We ordered the kids fried chicken grilled chicken, cheese burger and buttermilk chicken. We had to wait a while and felt service was poor. Not sure why the case as they had lots of staff standing idle doing nothing. The... More 

Thank KidLove
San Diego, California
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170 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dined at the Ale House in years past. This time the food was not tasty, service impersonal, and the restaurant lacked warmth. Appropriate for accommodating large cruise ships.

Thank Nancy J
Fredericton, Canada
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I stopped in for a late lunch, and we were quite impressed with the selection of naturally sourced pub fare, most of which is locally purchased. Great burger, and I got to have it cooked as I wished, which was medium for me. I would definitely recommend and I plan to repeat when in Saint John!!

Thank Steve K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
    (Union street,City Rd onto Smythe St)
  • Public Transportation: Situated directly on the Saint John waterfront,we are perfectly situated for all types of travel, including the Saint John Transit. There is a taxi stand in front of the Hilton Hotel. We are connected via indoor pedway to Market Square retail,business complex and Harbour station.
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
  • Phone Number: +1 506-657-2337
We are a progressive pub with loads of local craft beers on tap and in the bottle. We have great Chef Jesse Vergen that seeks out the very best of local ingredients to present an ever evolving menu. We are cutting edge, fun and entertaining...seek a reservation online or give us a shout. We sit on the waterfront in Saint John with great entertainment and a big patio for fun all summer long!

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