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Ale Asylum

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2002 Pankratz St, Madison, WI 53704
+1 608-663-3926
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: Visit the Tasting Room and enjoy a pint while dining on seasonal menu items...
Visit the Tasting Room and enjoy a pint while dining on seasonal menu items such as specialty pizzas, sandwiches and more!
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  • 11
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This place is worth mentioning for the beer flights, but what really wows me is the food. It is not typical to find somewhere without a deep fryer in Madison (we love our curds.), but they are exceptional. I love the steak salad, but their sandwiches are good, too. The atmosphere is modern and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Kayla B
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been wanting to get here for awhile as we do not live in the area. Our visit did not disappoint. I liked how one can choose what 6 beers they want in their flight, including the pilot batches (can't get outside of brew house). The flights are $15 for 6 beers but the beers are 8oz each (like... More 

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Thank Caitlin S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This place is worth mentioning for the beer flights, but what really wows me is the food. It is not typical to find somewhere without a deep fryer in Madison (we love our curds.), but they are exceptional. I love the steak salad, but their sandwiches are good, too. The atmosphere is modern and airy, and I would recommend going... More 

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Thank Kayla B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Ale Asylum had 17 beers to choose from for the flight. If we had more time we would have probably ordered two flights because we had a hard time narrowing it down to 6 selections. We mostly tried the IPAs but ordered a brown ale too. We also tried 2 pilot beers. The beers were good but we didn't find... More 

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Thank Michele H
Colgate
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

My husband and I were very disappointed. The beer was extremely young and should not have been served. I'm not sure the waitress understood when I told her that my beer tasted like Miller 54. It did. The food wasn't anything to brag about, rather bland. Overall the Asylum was a let-down.

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Thank mpcraig
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

My family stopped after a Badger football game to taste all the brew options--it took two flights to do it!! No tour options on a Saturday, but the soup and sandwiches and spicey pizza suited our different tastes. I was looking forward to a Cuban after seeing the pics posted on TripAdvisor, but that is no longer on the menu.

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Thank 262DianeV2014
Madison, Wisconsin
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312 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I stopped in here for dinner with my daughter and her family prior to heading to the airport to see the Honor Flight come in. My son-in-law asked the host how long of a wait it would be for a table as the young grandchildren were with us and sitting at the bar with the kids is not always a... More 

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Thank Marie R
Pardeeville, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I'm a big fan of this place. Their beer is my daily preference. Went to visit the brewery/ restaurant recently. Probably had 12 different beers on tap. Some you can not get in retail locations. Had to try 3 new ones & need to return again to grow the list for more tastes. Food was O.K. nothing too exciting. Surprised... More 

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Thank Don J
El Dorado Hills, California
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Had their beer many times around Madison. First time to brew house. Staff was very friendly. Let me try couple samples before going with crowd favorite APA. Had pulled pork sandwich. Very good. Would go back and probably will soon.

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Thank PEHOWARD
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We make a point to visit as many microbreweries while on vacation as we can. This one was huge, beautiful, and new. The place was packed, but the service was great. The beer was average. The food was amazing. Well worth the stop.

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Thank mortalkiss
Plainfield, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My first time visiting during a weekend trip to Madison and was not impressed at all with their beer. The girl bartender was not friendly or informative. We ordered a flight of 6 samples and most of them had a thin mouthfeel. My favorites are belgians and hefeweizens and was excited to try theirs, but they were just mediocre. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2002 Pankratz St, Madison, WI 53704
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-663-3926

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub, American, Pizza, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

Description

Visit the Tasting Room and enjoy a pint while dining on seasonal menu items such as specialty pizzas, sandwiches and more!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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