Ale Asylum

4.65/5.0 78 reviews
brewpub (Ale Asylum)
2002 Pankratz St
Madison, Wisconsin United States 53704

608 663 3926
  aleasylum.com
Mon-Thu 11a-12a, Fri&Sat 11a-2:30a, Sun 11a-10pm

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
skootur  (7) | March 4, 2012
Great place if you love hops. Hop vines outside as you enter should tell you all you need to know. Regular brews are some of my favorites and seasonals are really good as well. Food is a good value and is very good pub fare.
64
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Mindwarp  (6) Madison, Wisconsin | November 13, 2015
Bar area was nice but layout kinda messed up. No cheeseburgers! thatís not right. Plenty of their beer to select from. Not going to be high on my list of place to go again when looking for something to do.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43  (167) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | October 13, 2015
Stopped here about 9:30 on a Thursday night. Pretty empty at the time. Ordered a pizza that was good but just a pizza. 16 beers on tap. Service at the bar was good but the bartender was short with us despite being a mostly empty place. Some excellent beers, some were bad. Overall a really nice place. It was very dark inside.
60
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
JK  (352) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | August 22, 2015
Stopped by for dinner on Friday before the Great Taste. Not especially busy, and they were not pouring anything special or otherwise doing anything for the festival. My pizza was ok, my wifeís pizza was not good (veggie). A very large place, and coming from Minneapolis, I canít help but compare this to surly in both size and atmosphere. Staff was friendly, they had about 10 beers on tap but had room for more.
52
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Danyel  (35) Colorado | August 6, 2015
Large, cool building.. Decent beer, okay food. Had a very rude young lady bartender but the other people there seemed nice, think we just got a dud. Not worth going out of the way for but if you are going by, itís worth a drop in.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2340) Washington, Washington DC | August 6, 2015
Huge place, walking distance to the airport. Flights available, beers were tasty. Food was tasty, healthy and fresh. Server was friendly. Worthwhile stop.
78
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty  (229) Bourbon County, Minnesota | August 3, 2015
Met up with my brother-in-law here for lunch and some brews on BVeryís recommendation. Location was easy to find and close to highway. Service was very good and there was a decent selection of beers. Did the sampler of 6 for $15, the servings were large and waiter said was about 3 pints of beer. Solid place to stop by when in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger  (72) Dallas, Texas | July 6, 2015
Great brewpub to visit while in Madison. Service was good, great selection of draft beer! Did not have food during my visit, but it sure smelled good! Definitely a must stop brewpub.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99  (541) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 25, 2014
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick  (823) Columbus, Ohio | December 11, 2014
(Visited 08/2014): Ale Asylum is located on the northeast part of Madison near the airport on Pankratz. There is a large parking lot in front of the building.

The interior is dark with sort of a heavy metal theme, with red walls and hanging lights. The beers available are denoted by lit signs behind the bar.

As for the beers, there are around 11 available. On our visit the menu included a Blond, Hefe, Nut Brown, Kink Belgian, Porter, Stout, Amber and a couple IPAs. A sampler is available. The beers were above average on the whole.

Service on a relatively slow Friday evening was good. The bartender was personable and knew the beers.

We did not have food on our visit.

Overall this is a worthwhile brewpub to visit in Madison, with nice ambiance and a solid beer list.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor  (349) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 11, 2014
Probably my favorite brewpub in Madison. This is a large place, with a tankard visible outside. The taps available are available as signs above the bar, lit if on, dark if off. No TVs. They had about 10 taps, all were excellent. I really enjoyed Big Slick (a super chocolatey stout) and Bedlam (a Belgian IPA). Calyptic session IPA and Ambergeddon were solid as well. The menu is a few salads, sandwiches, and pizzas. The chicken peanut salad was delicious. Overall, excellent beer, this place is not to be missed.

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