Alchemy Cafe | Madison, Wisconsin
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Alchemy Cafe
Good based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: 11:30am - Barclose

Mayor: madvike (1) |

Alchemy Cafe

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Beer Available At Alchemy Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Titletown S.S.A. , Three Floyds Alpha Kong 96, Titletown Grand Funk , Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hoppy Lager 94, Potosi Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale 64, Green Flash Soul Style IPA 96
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12 reviews for Alchemy Cafe
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  68%
 Selection  69%
 Food  79%
 Value  79%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  74%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr  (2077) Washington, Washington DC | August 9, 2015
Platform type bar off to one side and a bunch of tables, basic layout, with two small tables on the sidewalk as a token patio. Titletown beers available and one FFF, from a GTMW eve event. Server was friendly. Food was OK. Like most Madison places they do mainly pints, but at least they were offering half pints as well. Cash only, ATM in the middle of the place. Samplers would be nice, and so would 1990s technology.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Atom  (175) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 23, 2015
Have been here a couple times when in town. Food is pretty good, local fare I believe. Some nice taps. Friendly service and nice vibe in the place. I wouldnít go arcoss town to seek it out but with its location you might be there anyway.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm  (115) 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  (41) 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  (1510) 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  (148) 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  (27) 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.

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