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Carolina Ale House opens Monday on Glenwood Avenue

Posted January 11, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015

Carolina Ale House will open on Glenwood Avenue in downtown Raleigh on Monday at 11 a.m. The restaurant is on the third floor of a new building at the corner of Glenwood and Tucker Street. 

There are festivities planned for the grand opening, including a visit from the Carolina Hurricanes' Storm Squad. The first 99 people through the door on Monday will get a punch card good for free lunch for a year at the downtown Raleigh location. 

Monday also kicks off the venue's fundraising campaign for the YMCA of the Triangle's Y Learning Program. For the first seven days of operation, 10 percent of food sales will go to the nonprofit.

This Ale House will feature 96 draft beer selections, which breaks a company record, general manager John Galanos said. Many of those beers will be local, seasonal and craft. The bar will also serve up 99 bottles beers, handcrafted cocktails and wine. 

The Glenwood location will serve as the brand's new flagship location. The local franchise opened its first Ale House on Creekside Drive in Raleigh a little more than 15 years ago. That location closed last month. 

"The decision to relocate was emotional for us, but it just made good business sense. Glenwood's lively atmosphere is perfect for a restaurant like Carolina Ale House," brand founder Lou Moshakos said in a statement.

In addition to 70 TVs in the restaurant, the Glenwood location also boasts a winterized patio, retractable roof, a fourth-story observation deck and digital menus. 

Carolina Ale House has 24 locations across the southeast. 


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  • Southern Girl Jan 12, 2015

    We went to the on Falls of the Neuse until the food got so bad that we did not go back. Too many places in N. Raleigh. The one in Wake Forest is good. Hopefully, this one will be. I loved the chicken salad! Is the one on Falls still open?

  • heelhawk Jan 12, 2015

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    What an assumptive and asinine comment.

  • arfamr1010 Jan 12, 2015

    this is news? restaurants open everyday in this area. slow news day?

  • LetsBeFair Jan 12, 2015

    If you have a problem, write to them, they listen. I have. There is an Ale House near my home and its become a place with friendly regulars. The salads are large for the Money. Like I said, there were issues, but they take written complaints seriously.

  • loungelizard32 Jan 12, 2015

    Ugh...another nasty ale house. Stop please

  • Jim Dunn Jan 12, 2015
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    The chain has gone downhill over the past few years.

  • theliberadicator Jan 12, 2015

    Great. We need more bar food.

  • Bill Brasky Jan 12, 2015

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    My goodness, I agree with you for once.

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 12, 2015

    Meh. There are places with much better food for the $.

  • Gary Lasereyes Jan 12, 2015

    I'll miss the old location for sure. But I suppose I'll turn up at this location from time to time too.