Next time you're looking for a casual, laid back place to spend the evening, consider heading over to The Ale House Columbia. This popular local pub features more than a dozen different brews on tap, as well as a gastropub-inspired food menu.
Entrees include everything from crab cakes served with roasted brussels sprouts to home-style mac and cheese with your choice of mix-ins (regulars recommend you combine crispy bacon and roasted jalapeno for a spicy take on this familiar classic). The Ale House also hosts special events nearly every night of the week, so be sure to check the restaurant's online calendar before you visit. Specials range from the very low-key Wednesdays (half price bottles of wine and large format bottles of beer), while Fridays and Saturdays feature toe-tapping live music. Regulars say this place can be a good choice for everything from a gathering of friends to a casual date.