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

Mayor: rosenbergh (2) | Taps: 10 |
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
alagnak  (90) Littleton, Colorado | October 26, 2011
In a what seems to be small-brewery standard industrial park on the East side. Tasting room/dining area is really nice, Ale Asylum labels/stickers/posters cover alomst evey square inch of several walls. Nice "woody/Modern" look. Beers were all excellent, food choices looked very good and pretty expansive, though we just threw darts and drank. Definitely a good stop in madison if you’re out on the East side, and worth a side trip even if youre not.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh  (85) Greenfield, Indiana | August 14, 2007
Kind of an industrial feel. Food include premade pizzas, deli sandwiches, and a couple of salads. Pizzas were good. 8 taps as I remember. Those that I tried, all were tasty. There were a couple hotties working, so the ambiance was great.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster  (81) 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 I’m in Madison.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy  (80) Wisconsin | May 29, 2012
Interesting place in a light industrial area by the airport. Face of the building looks like office space, however inside is a smallish bar area, a fair size restaurant seating area and an outdoor patio facing the main drag - some personality. Getting the tender’s attention was not always easy on a Sat late afternoon, and not always because of the crowd. The food was tasty, if not something you really wanted to watch them prepare. 9 taps with a nice range of styles, and the beer quality is fine. I will be interested to see their new facility in August mostly to see if it causes their offerings to expand.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
coharahawk  (77) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | March 29, 2010
Stopped at this place on a busy Saturday in the early evening. It’s very modern and interestingly designed on the interior. Almost appears like a martini bar on the inside. They had most of their standard offerings on draft, of which most are at least pretty decent. I was kinda hoping for some brewery-only special releases, but oh well. The tour was very fun and probably the most detailed/informative tour I’ve been on, even though the tour group was really large. We had one of their pizzas, wihch are essentially frozen pizzas warmed in their little toaster oven thing. It was surprisingly good and they had several combinations of interesting toppings (goat cheese and walnuts, etc). I would definitely go back and recommend to others.
92
  • 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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey  (53) Mesa, Arizona | October 9, 2006
Visited on July 11, 2006. Location and parking isn’t the best when looking for a parking spot for a disabled person. Beers were great and large selection to try. Bartender was good for pouring samples because I told him I was from out of town and he didn’t need some drunk guy from out of state at his bar all afternoon if I had to drink 10 pints of beer. Good beers, take out in only growlers at the time hopefully they will bottle some of these and the Madison people can trade some good beers to the ratebeer nation.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
XmnwildX12  (51) Farmington, Minnesota | July 8, 2012
Got to enjoy the rather quick and informal tour. Has $2 pints for happy hour and the sampler at $2 a beer (large tasting glasses). Enjoyed the brewers style that is fixated more on the taste of the hop rather than the bitterness. Will definitely stop back when in the area!
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ChiGuy68  (48) Illinois | April 5, 2013| Updated May 6, 2013
Nice bar, two levels, pool table, and lots of seating. They have 10 taps and you can get a flight, but my favorite tap ran dry.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
JAF737300  (45) Chicago, Illinois | July 4, 2007
A great place and a must visit. The service is great and the beers are excellent. They are all available for try and growlker fills as well. The food, although modest hits the spot and is of high quality!
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
jewedekind  (37) Middleton , Wisconsin | July 19, 2006
Nice place in a way outta the way location. Next to a lab in an industrial park. I won’t repeat ElGaucho’s description because it is dead on. Hope the beer geeks can keep ’em busy because the beers I sampled were all very good. I tried a dubbel and tripel - both excellent. The Nut Brown was very nutty and chewy. The amber reminded me of an Anderson Valley Boont Amber. Hope they are planning on starting small and expanding because Wisconsin has needed a place with these kinds of beers. WHY OH WHY ARE THEY CLOSED ON SUNDAY...WTF???

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