Huge place. Large two story bar, lots of swag around, kind of a sprawling restaurant area with windows of the brewing areas. About a dozen beers on tap. All well executed and enjoyable. Bar staff was a little passive. Flight was a little pricy at 6 for $15 but it is a crap toon of beer. Did not try the food. Plenty of parking. Overall a worthwhile stop.
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.
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.
JK (363) 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.
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.
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.
(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.