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Ale Asylum

2002 Pankratz St, Madison, WI 53704-2509
+1 608-663-3926
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Ranked #64 of 820 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Bar, Sandwiches
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Visit the Tasting Room of Madison's favorite microbrewery and enjoy a pint while dining on seasonal menu items such as specialty pizzas, sandwiches and more!
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Visit the Tasting Room of Madison's favorite microbrewery and enjoy a pint while dining on seasonal menu items such as specialty pizzas, sandwiches and more!
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This is a great place with great beers. My favorites were the Stout and the Belgian IPA (but I liked all of them that I tasted). The only thing I would say about this place is that from the moment we got there, everything was about what we COULDN'T do. No samplers on the outdoor patio. No splitting checks. No... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went with a group of friends on a tour of several Madison breweries and brew pubs. We were looking forward to Ale Asylum. The beer was okay, not bad, but didnt knock our socks off. The decor and atmosphere would have been great if it werent for a sickening amout of fruit flies EVERYWHERE. Not going to lie, it... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The first 3x I went here we were told absolutely no splitting checks (groups of 3-8). They do have an ATM but that's pretty unaccommodating, especially when they're rude 3x. The 4x I visited, I went straight to the bar as our table was nearby. Bartender was good. Waitress instructed me to order from her only. Food is good but... More

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you like beer, this is must stop establishment. I'm an IPA lover, so if you are too you have to try Ballistic. Smooth, hoppy and delicious. The Contorter Porter is like drinking liquid chocolate. I give Ale Asylum two mugs up!

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Brighton, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

As one would expect, the beer is excellent. Unfortunately the food selection is pretty slim. Great place to go for a few beers and a snack, not a great place for dinner.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They have moved, so the picture is not accurate anymore. They moved not to far, by the airport. You cant miss it while heading to the airport, so nice place to stop before and after your flight. Satisfaction Jackson is my favorite beer they have, (IPA) and they have a good selection of Appetizers as well. Great atmosphere, with different... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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80 reviews 80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Another fun evening enjoyed at Ale Asylum, thanks Jillian and James for making our visit special for our guests. Check out the new T-shirts for Unshadowed - great design. Tonight, "Hot Ham and Havarti" was popular and I had my regular - "Cuban with house salad" and delicious porter BBQ sauce on the side. Everything was delicious, our server James... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have always been a fan of Ale Asylum beer, and this brought some much needed new night life to the north side. The atmosphere is a little cold and corporate for my taste, but you know you will always get a great beer. The service is generally good too.

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Saint Paul
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A buddy and I stopped her Saturday morning since I had never been before. It was amazing. I have always been a fan of Hopalicious, however, each beer I tried was amazing. I highly recommend Unshadowed, which is a hefe-weizen, and the best I have ever tasted. You also can't go wrong with Bedlam if you are into IPAs. The... More

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madison WI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Ale Asylum's new brewery pub near the Dane County Airport is a hit. Big bar with 10 Ale Asylum brews or more on tap. A nice selection of bar snacks, salads and sandwitches too. You can eat/drink at the bar (full liquor and wine) or there are cozy tables on the other side. But why drink anything but beer made... More

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