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Auburn Alehouse

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$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Gastropub
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289 Washington St, Auburn, CA 95603-5036
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fresno, California
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164 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place rocks! The brew is on tap and the selections are fabulous. Good luck getting a seat at the bar... However there are plenty of tables to be seated at, both indoors and outdoors in the patio. The food was perfectly prepared, tasty. This will be a regular stop for our next trip through this area. There is a... More 

Thank Goosefarm
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner. Extensive craft beer menu Food is ok. Wood have given 5 start but they ran out of several items night we were there for dinner

Thank AnnMarie9583
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool location in old Auburn, in fact the other night I walked by and there was great live music. The weekend lunch I had with family on the terrace made everybody else happy. However, I've had better salads from 7-11.

Thank Collegetourist
Auburn, California
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went there Saturday night for dinner. It was a 40 minute wait for a table so we sat at the bar with no wait whatsoever. We liked the crowd, busy and friendly. The food is so good! Can't remember the name but we had the Baked Hot Bread Roll with cheese, oh my gosh so good!... More 

Thank Eileen_Calif
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Great food, friendly service and awesome atmosphere... suggest the vegie burger and mac'n'cheese mmmmm will be back :)

Thank Heather G
Loomis, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Three of us came for dinner on a Friday night. We called ahead to get on the wait list so there was very little wait time. The server was attentive, but when they brought the food to the table it was the wrong order. So we ordered an appetizer while we waited. Then the waitress brought only 2 out of... More 

Thank Teresa F
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on our way to Reno. So, glad that we did. We thoroughly enjoyed the PU240 imperial ipa. Very good! We ate the meatloaf sliders, and the artichoke beer cheese dip. Both are excellent. We didn't want to have a lot of food due to traveling and this was perfect. The burgers, tri-tip, and rueben... More 

Thank Tracy P
Lisa F, Owner at Auburn Alehouse, responded to this review

Hello Tracy, Thank you for choosing the Alehouse while on your trip and for the wonderful review! I am very pleased you enjoyed your experience and we can't wait to have you back. Cheers! More 

Auburn, California
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We live nearby and try different eateries all the time. The Alehouse has been consistently excellent and we have always enjoyed good, friendly service.

Thank 1947-FORD
Lisa F, Owner at Auburn Alehouse, responded to this review

The staff and I would like to thank you very much for your patronage and the kind words. We wouldn't be where we are without customers like you! More 

Auburn, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This place is very popular with the local crowd, as well as travelers heading up or down the mountain. On the weekend, be prepared to wait for a table. They don't take reservations unless you have a big group. The food is good, the service is okay, and there is a great choice of brews and ciders. It's really noisy... More 

Thank Janet R
Toledo, Washington
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165 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Great vibe and very good food made me wanna try multiple variety's of the many Ales they have. They do have big t.v.s, and a cool bar, but this is not your average sports bar. Seeing the Brewing devices and knowing this is a brew-house inspires careful selection of what sounds best, cause everything sounds good. GREAT service! We were... More 

Thank Steve C
Lisa F, Owner at Auburn Alehouse, responded to this review

Hello Steve, Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant. We are very glad you and your family enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you back soon for some great seasonal beer specials! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $20
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Gastropub
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Washington St, Auburn, CA 95603-5036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: 15308852537
Brian & Lisa Ford opened Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant in 2007 in the iconic Shanghai Restaurant, embracing the building's character and colorful history in the heart of Historic Auburn. While enjoying their full bistro menu, patrons can often see Brian & his brewers making world-class beer in small batches, using only the finest malted barley and American-grown hops. With a collection of prestigious awards hanging on the wall it's easy to see why the SacBee recently said Auburn Alehouse is one of the region's premier craft breweries. Favorites include the Gold Digger IPA (CA State Fair Gold Medal Winner), Gold Country Pilsner (GABF Gold Medal Winner), Hop Donkey (GABF Silver Medal Winner) and PU240 IPA! Lunch and Dinner are served every day, while our Brunch menu is served on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-noon. Don't forget we have a dog friendly patio!

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