Amsterdam Ale House


According to Stanley who was a regular customer for more than 50 years:

When Sweeney’s first opened on this site in the 1930’s there were cobblestones on the street and the establishment was fitted with a tin ceiling and stained glass windows from Tiffany's. We lost Stanley some years ago, and the cobblestones are gone too. But the tin ceiling, and the Tiffany windows remain, in this classic New York City pub .The Upper West Side has changed from the 1930’s. From hardscrabble working class, to a hotbed of political activism in the 60’s and 70‘s, to the family-oriented neighborhood of today.

Amsterdam Ale House, tries to stay true to the warmth and familial environment of an old school pub, while adding modern touches (like air conditioning and televisions.) We serve a menu of traditional American pub fare as well as  more modern and healthy dishes. We still think that a great pub menu starts with a great burger and that will never change. In addition, we serve the best hummus in the neighborhood, grass-fed organic bison burgers, a large selection of salads and, of course, a kid's menu. The Ale Amsterdam House is proud supporter of the craft beer movement.  See for yourself with our selection of 30 drafts, over 40 bottles & cask conditioned ale. This is complimented by a full bar with a curated wine selection. We specialize in large groups and can make special arrangements for private parties.

And if you sit at the corner of the bar Stanley’s photo still welcomes you.