Alchemy Cafe | Madison, Wisconsin
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Alchemy Cafe
Good based on 10 ratings
Type: Bar

1980 Atwood Ave
Madison, Wisconsin United States 53704 [ print map ]
608 204 7644

Hours: 11:30am - Barclose

Mayor: madvike (2) |

Alchemy Cafe

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Beer Available At Alchemy Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hoppy Lager 96, Potosi Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale , Green Flash Soul Style IPA 96, Dark Horse Boffoís Belgian Cousin , New Glarus Unplugged Imperial IPA 98, Three Floyds Space Station Middle Finger 97, Toppling Goliath Twisted Galaxy 99
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10 reviews for Alchemy Cafe
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  67%
 Selection  71%
 Food  81%
 Value  80%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  74%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm  (108) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 10, 2014
Stopped by here late on Saturday night after GTMW, with nuplastikk. I was hungry and wanted to try another beer. This place satisfied on both fronts. I had a bison burger which was perfectly cooked (donít see that often) and delicious. They also had a new beer for me to rate on tap, Boffoís Belgian Cousin. About $11 for the burger, $5 for the beer, worth every penny. Bar inside was a little loud and crowded so I didnít spend long in there. We sat out on the patio which was nice, but the waiter was rushing us a bit. Overall, I was happy with my stay, definitely a great decision to stop by there. Food and beer was just perfect.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68  (38) Illinois | June 20, 2014
Nice place with 10 beers on tap and a nice menu (although I didnít eat). The server was very friendly and knowledgable. I was looking for other places to have a beer and he wrote down several suggestions for me. I was able to enjoy watching World Cup and chatting it up with other patrons at the bar.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
t0rin0  (1471) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 2, 2013
Visited August 10, 2012 (GTMW eve).

Arrived pretty late after hiking a long way through Madison and bar hopping along the way. Luckily the kitchen was still open. There was a band playing, the place was maybe 3/4 full, and the servers didnít seem to give a crap that we were there. After 15 minutes of waiting I started walking around trying to get the attention of a server but to no avail. Just as I suggested to our group that we leave someone finally showed up with a beer list.

We got a flight of Dark Horse beers, a pint of another beer, and ordered food. The food was decent, the beers were mostly weird but thatís alright, and the band was meh. Probably would not return here.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
MrPickles  (4) Waunakee , Wisconsin | August 17, 2012
Small place with GREAT food and an above average tap list. There is always something good on tap. Small bands that play at night that can overpower the place, but a nice place to stop during the day.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo  (144) Chicago, Illinois | March 23, 2012
Stopped by on a Sunday morning for a bite. The place is very quaint, with an old fashion saloon look. Tap selection was just O.K. nothing like Old Fashions but still a decent selection. Food was pretty good with lots of localy grown and butchered stuff. Service was good and ambience was pretty dead that day. Overall a pretty good quiet place to eat and have a beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes  (26) Quad Cities, Illinois | June 26, 2011
Visited again this past weekend, got there right around lunch time and we had the place to ourselves. Tap selection wasnít great, but they did have two Southern Tier imperial beers on, food was actually pretty darn good, nice stop on the East side if youíre on your way to The Malt House and Dexters.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
homebrewlover  (11) | December 8, 2010
Good selection on tap and the food is great. The name is a little hard to remember.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
robertnesta  (1) | May 6, 2010
Digging this newish spot. As I visit fairly often, itís nice to see a place that isnít stuck on the same couple tap beers. Everytime I come back the beer selection is different. Food is great and itís a nice little spot to kick back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk  (42) Madison, Wisconsin | March 1, 2010| Updated June 1, 2010
A nice neighborhood bar in East Madison. Taps rotate quite regularly. Avery/Russian River Collaboration not Litigation was on tap this week, with about ten other quality draft offerings. The food looks inexpensive and pretty good, but I havenít had any yet. Happy hour is a dollar off drafts from 3-5. Well worth a stop.
MIBRomeo  (142) Wisconsin | August 11, 2009
Visited at GTMW they were hosting I believe a DarkHorse guest tapping. The place was fairly well laid out for casual time, but didnít handle the number of people well, there was no where to stand, and it was difficult to get service. I didnít try the food, and only saw a couple of what they had on tap. I think this would be a great place to visit on a quieter evening.

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