Ale Arsenal was designed to be a craft beer venue. From the impressive bottles to-go in the coolers to the 24 select taps, the intention shows. They do a pretty good job of updating their tap list on their website. There are 20 seats at the bar, some small tables and a smattering of TVs.
Consider taking away something to enjoy on the train or later. There is a $1-$2 discount per bottle for purchases consumed off the premises.
Extras: The “Pastrami and Belgian Beer” cafe, The Refuge, is next door.
971 Laurel Street, San Carlos • 650-594-2337
Exit CalTrain. Cross El Camino Real. Head up San Carlos Avenue one block. Turn left onto Laurel Street, and continue until you get to Ale Arsenal.