- Ale Works -

 The owners of Ale Works, Tim and Robin, noticed and deeply enjoyed the way restaurants and pubs inspired a sense of community, common spirit,and local identity, while traveling throughout Europe.  Whether it be the pubs of Ireland, the beer halls of Germany, or the bistros of Italy; these are the meeting places for families, friends, and communities. It’s in the neighborhood restaurant that business is done, birthdays and anniversaries are celebrated, and important conversations take place. As it’s often said, “food brings people together”.  At Ale Works, we have a desire to bring that sense of community and place home to Bismarck.  The design of Ale Works was inspired directly from the old Wilton Train Station.  The train station is still standing, and we feel it’s a magnificent representation of the region.

- Location -

Ale Works is conveniently located at 1100 Canada Avenue in North Bismarck directly west of the Hay Creek Shopping Center and adjacent to the Tractor Supply Co. There is ample on site free parking.


- Inspiration -

At Ale Works we are inspired by radical hospitality, along with craft beer and food that exceeds expectations.  That said, we stand strong by 3 goals: showcase great food, pour great beer, and foster pride in our community while celebrating our North Dakota german heritage.

- Chef Heath Stocks -

Very few Midwestern chefs have had such a rich and diversified journey as Heath Stocks. Chef Stocks had acquired his solid background and training at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Greystone, California. Early in Chef Stocks’ professional journey, he was a master in California fusion cuisine. His culinary foundation was built from the classic French and Italian styles emphasizing fresh product selection and cooking with the seasons, what is fresh and in season.

Chef Stocks was awarded the Komphf scholarship traveling extensively throughout Europe and worked alongside the best of the best from France, Italy and Germany. Heath has worked at the most advanced culinary centers in Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Taho, NV. Chef offers daily specials in an effort to continuously showcase the al fresco best in fine dining. Creating new dishes daily allows chef the versatility to accompany seasonal changes in food based on availability and seasonality. Tim and Robin, the owners of Ale Works, proudly present you Chef Heath Stocks and his brigade of culinary experts


It is our goal to give unparalleled service in a relaxed atmosphere where family and friends gather.


We are committed to a uniquely Midwestern dining experience while striving to include North Dakota products based on availability.


We are the first to bring together a full service restaurant and tap room!  Bismarck Brewing (Bb), is on site.   Please be sure to check out Bb online for more information and special events!

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The food and beers are better up North