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We're open Wednesday - Sunday for both indoor and outdoor dining. Reservations are recommended for indoor dining. Outdoor dining will be first come, first serve.

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Our vision was a craft brewery. Our Alternate Ending said otherwise. We are thrilled to bring you a friendly gathering space where you can drink a delicious beer, have an incredible meal, and watch one of your favorite movies.

calling all artists!

We know what the movies mean to us (obviously, we're a brewpub set in an old movie theater!), but what do the movies mean to YOU? We want you to do some deep digging and get inspired by your favorite childhood movie. What movie from your past is special to you? Show us with some inspirational 2D or 3D art. All mediums welcome.

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Food by Talula's

We’re all about fermentation here at AE, so when we were looking for a restaurant partner, it was important that we find some like-minded fermentation freaks. We're thrilled to partner with Asbury Park’s own Talula's, who will offer a casual yet vibrant menu including sourdough SQUARE pizza pies, tacos, quality pub grub, seasonal salads, fun theater snacks and housemade desserts.

Strathmore Movie Theater back in the day, before it became Alternate Ending Beer Co. brewpub

Living Local

We're especially excited about our location in Aberdeen, NJ. Locals will always remember the movie theater on Rt. 34, and we have rebuilt this space into a family-friendly neighborhood destination, while keeping some nostalgia of the theater.

Photo Credit: Diane Bongiovanni Faust

Mixing Old with New

While it may not be a traditional movie theater, Alternate Ending will offer a nice break from your living room (when restrictions are lifted) but with the familiar comforts of home. Except here, you can get beer and food on demand! Our movie room will also be available to rent for private events.

 “I began home brewing in my backyard about six years ago as many do: with a kit. Fast forward 6 years later, I got a job washing kegs at Other Half Brewing Company in Brooklyn. This was a dream come true for me, like playing for the Yankees. Three weeks later, I was asked to be part of the brewing staff and I never looked back. I used to wait in line at 3am for their beer, and now I was helping make it.”

Scott Novick, founder

Alternate Ending Beer Co.

1057 NJ 34
Aberdeen, NJ 07747

Mon: Biergarten 4-9pm (food trucks)

Tues: closed

Wed & Th: 4-10pm

Fri & Sat: 12pm-12am

Sun: 12-8pm

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Craving our craft beer or tasty food? Order cans, growlers and food to go during regular operating hours. We also offer contactless curbside pickup.


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