The Ale House hits mainstream tastes with standards such as Yuengling and Smithwick’s, but we’re glad to see local brews from Dogfish Head and Twin Lakes.
Here’s a novel idea: a legit pub atmosphere (lots of brick, wooden floors and exposed ceilings) and a selection of about two dozen great beers. There’s never anything too wacky among the regulars and seasonals from microbrews like Dogfish Head, Harpoon, Victory, Magic Hat and Boddington’s. Throw in a solid late-night menu. It’s no wonder Washington Street Ale House is packed most nights.
Fine dining is one thing, but it’s just plain creative to elevate chicken and waffles to the masterpiece of a curry Belgian waffle topped with crispy tandoori chicken pieces and a sweet-spicy mango chutney. Washington St. Ale House has it wired. Even burgers get flipped into new realms when topped with Thai chili paste and smoked Gouda.
Best of Delaware History
2010 Best Bar, Upstate, Critics
2009 Best Spin on Comfort Food
2008 Best Restaurant Makeover, Upstate, Critics
2007 Best Draft Beer Selection, Upstate, Critics
2006 Best Draft Beer Selection, Upstate, Critics
2006 Best Bar Food, Upstate, Critics
2005 Best Late Night Eats, Upstate, Readers
2005 Best Crab Dip, Upstate, Editors
2005 Best Beer on Tap, Upstate, Editors
2004 Best Bar Food, Readers
2003 Best Gourmet Hamburgers, Readers
2003 Best Crab Cakes, Readers
2001 Best Late Night Menu, Readers
2001 Best Draft Beer Selection, Readers
2000 Best Late-Night Menu, Readers
2000 Best Beer Selection, Readers
2000 Best Baby Boomers Night Spot, Readers
1999 Best Business Lunch, Readers
1999 Best American Food, Readers