Glenside Ale House Grand Opening Tomorrow

Glenside Ale House, located at 17 Limekiln Pike in Glenside (formerly Alfio’s Italian Restaurant) will have its grand opening on Thursday, September 6, at 5 pm. The Round Guys Brewing Company’s new venture offers Glenside Round Guys beer, and a full-service restaurant and bar.

Glenside Ale House will exclusively serve spirits distilled in Pennsylvania, including gin and vodka from Boardroom Spirits, and local bourbons and wines.  The Ale House will feature Round Guys Brewing Company’s award winning locally crafted beer, along with a newly created Glenside Pail Ale. Round Guys Brewing Company has won local and regional awards for their locally crafted, hop-flavored ales, Saison and Sours.  The Ale House will not be brewing on site, but that may change in the future.

Chef Phil Deaver created a menu of Mexican and barbecue fare, dubbed “Mexicue” cuisine. The Glenside menu features Frankie’s For Fingers, otherwise known as appetizers, which are reasonably priced. Another dining choice is to (B.Y.O.) or build your own  Nachos, Burritos, Flatbread or Bowl for $15.49. Glenside Ale House serves  numerous platters, and all are under $11. They didn’t forget the kids, and offer hot dogs, grilled cheese and chicken tenders at $5.95 for the pickier family members.  Diners can end their meal with one of their Cruel Inventions desserts.

Glenside Ale House has a Mug Club for an annual fee of $50 and the      Mug Club Membership Includes:

  • One FREE pour for of each monthly  beer in a Glenside Ale House Mug  (only offered to members
  • At least one beer per month is guaranteed (sometimes it may be two or three beers)
  • 10% off food
  • 10% off of growler fills (bring your own)
  • 10% off merchandise

On August 29 and August 30, Glenside Ale House opened for friends and family serving food and tasty spirits which the guests seemed to  enjoy. Glenside Local was there on Wednesday along with Cheltenham Township staff and local officials including Bryan Havir, Township Manager, and Commissioner Drew Sharkey (Ward 1).

Cheltenham Township staff and Glenside Ale House crew from Left to Right: Bruce Rangnow, Director of Fiscal Affairs; Patty Gee, Planning & Zoning Department; Bryan Havir, Township Manager; Bill McGeeney, Owner; Scott Rudich, Owner; Brian Derbyshire, Owner; Phil Deaver; Chef; Commissioner Drew Sharkey and Mark Eisold, Township Engineer

“It was a fantastic experience working with Scott Rudich, Brian Derbyshire and their amazing team over the past year to open up the Glenside Ale House, said Commissioner Drew Sharkey. It took a bit a hard work on everyone’s part, but the many months paid off.”

Commissioner Sharkey continued, “I know Brian who also owns the building, and he had trepidation about opening another restaurant at that location, after so many had tried unsuccessfully.  After multiple discussions, he became comfortable with the idea that a brew pub would be a perfect fit.  Great food and beer, two things we love in Glenside.  Anytime we can open a new business in Cheltenham, it is a great day.”

Left to Right Liz Vokes and Destinee (Des) Gines
Bill McGeeney, Bryan Havir, Scott Rudich, Brian Derbyshire, Commissioner Drew Sharkey and Phil Deaver

Glenside Ale House opens to the general pubic tomorrow, Thursday, September 6. To make a reservation call 267-636-5613.

Glenside Ale House will be open seven days a week from 11 am to midnight beginning September 7.

The Glenside Ale House is also participating in the First Annual Cheltenham Restaurant Week; Eat, Drink Cheltenham, running from September 22 through September 29. Get the Details on their Special