Wedged in that commerce-dense stretch of Rainier that functions as Columbia City’s de facto downtown, Columbia City Ale House is a ridiculously lovable brew pub with tons of beers (local and otherwise) and good Southern-influenced bar food. To wit: the C.C.A.H.'s celebrated tuna melt. What makes this melt special: roasted green chile, featured prominently enough to earn top billing and imbuing the sandwich with a spicy kick that works miracles in offsetting the inherent iffiness of the whole fish-in-warm-mayonnaise thing. It’s served with your choice of Tim’s chips or astonishingly good potato salad spiked with pickled vegetables.
Columbia City Ale House
4914 Rainier Ave S,
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30 am-11 pm, Fri-Sat 11:30 am-midnight
Bar/Happy Hour, Good for Groups
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Wine & Beer Only
Mon-Fri 3-6 pm ($5-$10 food specials, $5.50 draft, $5 wine by the glass), 9 pm-close ($5.50 draft, $5 wine by the glass).