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Rose Alley Ale House
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Taps: 40 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
94 Front St
phone: (508) 858-5123
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-30-2009)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
My wife and I went to Rose Alley last night to see a mutual friend perform. We rarely go to New Bedford but were impressed. The bar had a newly refinished feel. The red sox were on the tv and there was live music. We ordered some apptizers and wings and they were reasonably priced and delicious. Our waitress did a great job of navigating the crowd and making sure we were taken care of. She had very little knowledge of what was on tap, but was quick to get us whatever we ordered.
The crowd was younger and everyone seemed to be having a great time.
They had at least a dozen tap lines with some excellent specialty brews. They rotate the beer list constantly. The beers were a little more pricey than I am used to, but I didn't mind paying an extra dollar or two with the entertainment provided without a cover charge.
All in all, if we lived closer to the Rose Alley it would be a regular hangout for a quick bite and some excellent draughts.
09-19-2009 14:35:53 |
More by TopherRI
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I spent my childhood driving past this place when it was shotty and run down, and I'm very happy that Cork (wine bar next door) and Rose Alley have spruced up the corner of Route 18 and Union St.
Went in on a Sunday night at 8pm and the rectangular bar was full of patrons. Walked downstairs to the smaller bar, where no one was located. Back upstairs and took a seat at a table. Four high def TVs--three above the bar, one on the back wall. Younger crowd.
About 12 draft lines upstairs--a mixed bag of Offshore IPA and Amber, Allagash White, Sierra Nevada, and then the likes of Moosehead and Bud Light (cringe). The 8 lines downstairs are the real deal--Three Philosophers, Southern Tier Unearthly, GD Yeti Oak Aged, DFH 90 Min, Trois Pistoles. That they offered 16oz. pours on these, which frightened me, and the price on 10oz. pours was steep--a tulip of Arrogant Bastard was $6.75, and other 10oz. drafts were $7+. The Three Philosophers and Trois Pistoles my buddy had both seemed a little flat... might be the same kegs from opening day several weeks ago. The Yeti and upstairs offerings tasted fresher. Tried some wings and they were solid.
Our waitress didn't really know what was going on in terms of beer knowledge, but she was courteous and checked on us often (in a non-annoying way). Both here and at Pour Farm (another beer bar nearby on Purchase St.) it seems like finding knowledgeable help is a difficult endeavor. I actually explained to our waitress what the term double/imperial IPA meant.
Because Rose Alley has food I think it's got something on Pour Farm, but the draft beers are overpriced. Decent value overall. Up until last year, I'd return to NB to visit family and there were no beer bars around, so this is certainly a sign of significant progress.
05-12-2009 04:17:30 |
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Rose Alley Ale House in New Bedford, MA
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