Ale Asylum

2002 Pankratz St
Madison, Wisconsin United States 53704
brewpub (Ale Asylum)  4.65/5.0 82 reviews
Mon-Thu 11a-12a, Fri&Sat 11a-2:30a, Sun 11a-10pm

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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BVery  (632) Plymouth, Minnesota | September 5, 2011| Updated March 23, 2015
I love this place - best brewpub stop on this Wisconsin tour Iím on! Cool chill vibe in here, beer bar + small restaurant. Pizza available, plus flights of their wonderful beer (7 oz size samplers - trying all 9 is a test!). Beers consistently had great body/palate and monster foamy heads. Bought a hoodie sweatshirt here too. New location, updated rating. Wow. Destination brewery. Go here.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman  (95) Texas | August 14, 2011
I am enamored by this place and their beer. It has some sort of "crazy" feel on the inside, pictures of their beer stuff all over the place with various styles of rock íní roll playing in the background, dim lighting. Almost exceptional service, and they do have a good selection of their own beers on tap, several "tap room only beers" too. Well priced. They do offer food, but I did not have any. I wanna go back, badly.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven  (13) Madison, Wisconsin | July 22, 2011
Nice little place on the outskirts of Madison. Really out of the way, in the sort of location youíd think sells linoleum siding or something. Anyway, you walk in almost directly into the bar area: a few standup tables, a booth or two, couple of pool tables. The bar is great: small, intimate, and you can see the brewery operation itself right behind the bartender. Quite solid draught selection: Bedlam, Ballistic, Big Slick, plus the porter, and a few others. Great for the money, plus you can get growlers for between $10-$15. Definitely going back when Iím in Madison again.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
PaulUnwin  (124) Pinellas Park, Florida | July 10, 2011
Nice little brewery, the taster consisted of every beer they had on draught, took a bit of time to get through as it was the last place I visited. They offered food but Iíd eaten. Nice bar and seating area, canít remember off hand the names of the beers, I guess thatís why people take notes. All the beers were pretty solid, it was about 6 weeks ago and thatís why I canít remember the beers. This brewery is not downtown, and the parking is plentiful.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster  (86) Grand Rapids, Michigan | May 5, 2011
Nice place, slow the night I visited, but really nice. The beer I had was good, pizza was great, crowd was older, surprised that not many people were there. Staff was nice, very midwestern. Will come back the next time Iím in Madison.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate  (188) Portland (Sellhood), Oregon | April 26, 2011
Awesome place. I thought that it would be a lot closer to the downtown area, but itís, actually, very close to my hotel room. Great service. Their taps all all of their house beers, that is - no guest taps here, folks. Even though the aforementioned statement might seem discouraging, it shouldnít be; their house beers are great. Their beers are great. The menu isnít big at all, but they do have a few nice selections. I had the black bean burger with their Soup of the Day -- which was excellent. This place has some wonderful things about it, e.g., thereís a pretty nice pool table in the back. Iím in Wisconsin on business, and they made me feel right at home. There werenít any seats at the bar, but thatís cool. The Hopalicious and the Gold Digger were both great beers. Overall, this is an awesome place, and worth a stop if youíre in town .
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
cbfobes  (27) Quad Cities, Illinois | February 2, 2011
My go to place in Madison, great selection of brews and the pizzaís are all pretty solid. I personally liked the pizzas that they had over a year ago when they were hand made, but not a huge deal. Will be a sad day when they out grow this facility and move but happy to see them doing well!
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski  (101) Combined Locks, Wisconsin | December 31, 2010
Taking care of Madisonís ale needs. Have not had the pizzas, but the combos sound great. Solid beer. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Tour is one of the more decent I have been on.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
homebrewlover  (11) | December 8, 2010
This is a great place to stop for a few brews, their beer is awesome!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
JaBier  (100) Capital City, Ohio | November 14, 2010
Stopped in for a sampler after the OSU-Wisconsin game on 10/16/10. Small bar area, but we were able to find two seats. Service was good and the guy knew plenty about the beer. Selection was pretty solid. Pizza smelled good, but I wasnít hungry. A good spot to end the night.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Scubatrip  (36) Annandale, Virginia | August 23, 2010
Located close to the airport, itís a great place to hit if a flight is delayed and you have some time to kill. Pretty small inside, but plenty of tables and some outdoor seating (seasonal). Everyone that came in seemed to be locals/regulars. They do pitchers, which may explain the softball jersey-ed groups. Donít go here for the food, but if you just want some snacks, they have glorified-Dijourno-style pizza and cold sandwiches at lunch time. Friendly staff, good bathrooms.

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