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First Street Ale House

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2106 1st St, Livermore, CA 94550
+1 925-371-6588
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 08:30 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:30
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went in as a group of 16ppl, we had to make reservations even for a 5:30PM. Service was quick, beer plenty, and food ok both appetizers and main course. Not the cleanest place around and very busy. Not that expensive.

Thank menet
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While the food at the Ale House is nothing to write home about, the selection of ales on tap is certain to impress. The Ale House provides a rotating selection with a special emphasis on IPAs. The front patio is ideal seating in summer, and the best location for people watching in Livermore. On more lively nights like Friday and... More 

Thank EBayArchaeo17
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as you walk in, the staff is happy to greet you! They have a PHENOMONAL rotating brew selection. Every time I go they always have new seasonal brews and they always have the best burgers. Their busboys are amazing as well. As soon as a table is open, it's cleaned and cleared and ready to go immediately. A++... More 

Thank Andrew D
Danville, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere at this place is lively and fun. But the food is so-so at best. Been here about 4 times. For drinks is fine but food....not so hot.

Thank junebug3751
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch with friend today, each time I go, i walk away thinking I wished I owned the place! Always full, always great service, and the food, well I keep coming back...

Thank David M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worst customer service ever. My friend arranged to have lunch here during her birthday winetasting trip with 24 people. When we got there for lunch they said, “sorry but our employee who said we can take you for lunch was wrong.” They left all 24 of us stranded with no lunch place and no resolution. Don’t go to this place... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After seeing First Street was ranked #1 in Livermore, I was anticipating good, hand-crafted food and what I got was worse than your typical large National chain restaurant type meal. I can see going here for their great beer selection, but they have no concept of how to serve and prepare their food. I ordered Calamari Strips to "start" and... More 

Thank Lloyd W
Pleasanton, California
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170 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top rated restaurant in Livermore. We had to try it. It's a fine pub. We didn't try the beer but the beer menu looked adequate. Beer clearly is a big part of the attraction. The place was full and it seats a large crowd. We didn't wait but I never noticed an empty table. The burgers were very good and... More 

Thank Clint L
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

It's a great place to sit at the bar and watch sports with a big selection of beer. They have a local on tap Chardonnay that I had was buttery yummy. Very busy and lively fun. But come on leave your little kids at home. Didn't seem like a place for little one's.

Thank Nursedonna1
Hillsborough, California
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were in Livermore early for a Saturday day of Soccer tournaments with a group of kids, The Ale House was right downtown and open early. They were fine to accomodate our last minute larger group. They have a nice patio and big tables in the back too. Nice sunny tables in the front right on the street. Easy to... More 

Thank Christopher D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2106 1st St, Livermore, CA 94550
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Livermore
  • Phone Number: +1 925-371-6588

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