About Us

Clark’s Ale House in Syracuse NY, Ale’s Well Since 1992Clark’s Ale House specializes in fresh craft and import beer. These beers are served and poured properly with a beautiful half inch head of foam in a pristine glass washed in a specialized professional glass washer; not dipped in a 3-bay sink of warm water with everyone’s hands in it.

No TV’s, no music, free WiFi.
Come join us in a comfortable, warm, homelike atmosphere– perfect to get work done or study, catch up on emails, or read a book. During the season, outdoor seating will be available.

Awards & Accolades

Before the lunch rush at Clark’s Ale House“It started with an idea on September 4, 1992
’35 drafts…1 sandwich.’
over 1.5 million sandwiches served
Beer…We lost count after the 1st Million!!!
Thank you”
– Ray Clark

“Here’s to a Great Ale House…Cheers!”
– Michael Jackson- The Beer Hunter

CNY Beef Council Award – “Beef… it’s what’s for Dinner” 1994

“Top 100 Beer bars in the US” in American Demographics Magazine – Spring 1995

Rated 16th out of 1,700 beer bars in the US in Beer Traveler’s Guide – Spring ’96 2000

“Clark’s Ale House is the best”, chalkboard note4 out of 4 stars in the 2000 edition of “Beer Lovers Guide to the USA”

2009 Syracuse Post-Standard “Best Local Bar”

All About Beer Magazine 2009 – “125 Best Places in the WORLD to have a Beer”

Draft Magazine 2009 – “Top 200 Beer Bar in the US” & “Top 15 in the Northeast”

Draft Magazine 2010 – “Top 150 Beer Bars in the US”

All About Beer 2010 Traveler’s Guide – “150 Places in the WORLD to have a… Perfect Pint”

Forced to relocate to 100 Washington Street by the Landmark Theater renovation